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  1. Hello,
    I’m looking for a set of range finding binos to use when my wife and I are hunting prairie dogs. Everyone wants to know how far products will range on larger targets but I’ve need to know how well the Kilo 3000 will do on PD’s out to 650 yards. Did you have a chance to try them on PD’s while you had a set? We hunted northeast of Idalou, TX a year ago and got hooked!! We found the hardest thing was ranging the little critters. We have a Kestrel 5700 Elite and would love to pair the 3000 with it while the 5700 is on a wind vane. I was told that we would get full dope back to the binos with the Kestrel paired.
    Sure hope you can help.

    Best Regards,
    Melvin Misegadis

    • Melvin. I didn’t try them on any prairie dogs, unfortunately. Small targets like that will be awfully hard to range without going to a really, really tiny beam divergence (like the military grade rangefinders that are in the $8000+ range). But even if you did that, ensuring you are ranging your intended target gets a little trickier. If you shoot in the same area, I’d suggest adding 2×4’s every 25 yards or so that you could use for reference distances. It would be easier to range those and then infer how many yards short of those markers they are. If you can’t do that, then you might have to try some of these out … but I’m afraid I can’t give you any advice on which would be better. I would suggest looking at the specs and trying to find the one with the smallest beam divergence if you are going to be using them on really small targets.

      Sorry I couldn’t be more help,

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