Judith Trout Powell, 68, passed away February 8, 2013.
Perhaps one of the best tools that have been added to the sportsman’s gear box has been the laser rangefinder. It has lessened the learning curve tremendously. What was once the primary focus of information in order to make a good shot, is now almost taken completely out of the process. To know the distance to our target one must simply point this small gadget at the mark and push a button. Within a second a yardage distance is given that is accurate to within a few feet. Now, gun and bow hunters alike can take aim with confidence knowing this variable is managed for them. It has changed the game. And not only has this technology infiltrated the hunting industry but golfers are stuffing their bags with this little gadget as well. But an even greater use has come from our military. Our marksmen are now able to have a quick and accurate way to measure the distance to a threatening target.