Optics Review

G7 BR2 Rangefinder

Natural, binocular style ergonomics, well placed controls and phenomenal rangefinding and ballistics capabilities. The G7 BR2 Rangefinder not only ranges and calculates your ballistic shooting solution, it makes the task natural and comfortable.

G7 BR2 Rangefinder

Technical Data:

Measurement Range 10 to 2500 yds ± 1 yd
Functional Range 2000 yds ± 1 yd
Maximum Ballistic Calculation Range 1400 yds ± 1 yd
Tilt Sensor Range ± 90° ± 1° within ± 60°
Temperature Sensor Range 0 to 122° F ± 2° F
Pressure Sensor Range 4 to 36 inHg ± 0.5 inHg


Optical (monocular): 7X26mm
Eye Relief: 20mm
Field of View: 330ft @1000yds
Weight: 14.4 oz
Dimensions (LxWxH): 5.2×4.5×2.1 in.
Environmental Protection: IP55
Operating Temperature: 0 to122° F
Storage Temperature: -20 to 158° F
Battery: CR123
Battery Life (continuous use): 8 hours
Laser Type: Class 1, 905nm
Beam Divergence: 1.5 x 3 mrad
Ballistic Output Units: Inches, MOA, MRAD, BDC
Measurement/Ballistic Solution Time: ≤4 sec
TruPulse Targeting Modes: Basic, Near, Far, Scan

Mechanics and Design:
The G7 BR2 Rangefinder is a unique unit that is a rangefinder and a ballistic computer. G7 released its first ballistic rangefinder in early 2012 and has an improved model for 2015. The G7 BR2 is constructed of a weatherproof, durable, lightweight glass-filled polycarbonate with an anti-slip rubber armor. The G7 Rangefinder also has a tripod mounting stud with ¼-20 threads for a QD plate located on the bottom of the unit.

The G7 offers a 7x magnification. The glass is clear but often seems to have a blue tint. The diopter adjustment is quick and natural. Display is crisp, clear, and easy to see.

The rangefinder is an area where the G7 shines. The original G7 Rangefinder boasted a maximum measurement range of 2000 yards and a functional range of 1500 yards. The new G7 BR2’s laser incorporates a narrower beam allowing for more accurate ranging, especially targets close to the ground and produces a maximum measurement range of 2500 yards on reflective targets and a functional range of 2000 yards on textured targets. The G7 has specific targeting modes: Nearest Target, Farthest Target, Strongest Target, and Continuous (scan) Ranging to enhance target detection through ill light conditions, rain, snow, and fog.

Ballistic Computer:
The original G7 rangefinder calculated only in MOA. The new G7 BR2 Rangefinder also calculates in milliradian. The G7 actually ranges and calculates your ballistic solution for you. The G7 BR2 is equipped with sensors for incline angle, barometric pressure, and temperature. You plug in the information for your external ballistics using a G1 or G7 ballistic coefficient, height over bore, and zero distance for using MRAD or MOA modes. When using a velocity reticle or a custom turret you would select the BDC mode and additionally input the altitude and temperature that the reticle or turret was designed for. The G7 also calculates your wind hold by inputing wind speed in five MPH increments.

Packaging and Accessories:
The G7 BR2 Rangefinder comes in a white cardboard box. It is packaged in a padded 1000 denier MOLLE case with a retractable detachable lanyard that can be used with the case or attached elsewhere and a spare battery.

Peerless range finding and ballistic information, natural ergonomics, works for milliradian or MOA.

I feel the glass could be better quality.

The G7 BR2 is incomparable to other rangefinders because it incorporates features not offered in other rangefinders. The G7 has superior rangefinding capabilities combined with an excellent ballistic calculator. The G7 BR2 is a unique piece of equipment that can enable the shooter to make a more accurate and ethical shot to win the match or bring home the game.

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