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I was looking over Chuck Hawk's site, and came across something interesting:

http://www.chuckhawks.com/rangefinding_wild.htm

Using your thumb and a little bit of math to do rough rangefinding estimates, seems interesting, although I think I'm missing something about implementing it properly (your thumb's orientation perhaps?), I dunno. I wonder if this technique actually works.

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Its just math, so yes, in theory it works. But you will only be accurate at short range because you do not have the aide of optics. At 500 yards, using the example of his thumb nail, the 6 foot tall guy would only measure .16 thumbnails. If he is 600 yards, it would measure .133 of the width. Tell the difference between .16 and .133 will be difficult.

But for shorter distances, like hunting, its probably handy. Though you can do similar, and more accurate things with a duplex reticule (don't even need mildots)

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This is why god gave man the instrument known as judgement... or... the lazer rangefinder.

BC :)
 

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Thanks for the input guys. I agree totally about the laser range finder, but I figure the more ways I know how to do something, the better.
 
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