By Dave Bahde
Sig Sauer’s latest Rangefinder is proving to be a game changer, especially in the precision rifle competition world. Spend time at local or national matches, and they are amongst the most popular for competitors at any level. With Applied Ballistics software, on–board atmospheric sensors, 7-power, it is about perfect for most uses. Small enough to fit in a pocket, it is always with you. Rugged and capable, with the ability to update ballistics programs with the latest conditions, it takes much of the guesswork out of getting hits on target. Move to the field, and you get precise and accurate ballistics at any practical hunting range.
Using it at my last PRS league match, the ballistics were spot-on, with the ability to range on targets out to 1,000 yards. During a recent test shooting to a mile, the Kilo 2400 ABS registered accurately and consistently, even in less than ideal conditions, not only at a mile (1,760 yards) but as far as 2,100 yards. Most recently it was used during a Leupold Optics Academy/Magpul CORE Precision Rifle course in Madras, Oregon. Leupold’s range has well over a hundred steel targets from 100 to 1,760 yards, positioned at various angles. During four days of training, the Kilo registered on the mile target at sunrise, afternoon and into the evening. Ranging targets during drills, the Applied Ballistics software provided elevation, resulting in consistent first-round hits out to 1,100 yards. Matching range readings with a military-grade range finder costing over $24,000, it was within 5 meters out to a mile and consistent throughout four days of training.
Sig’s Kilo 2400 ABS is simple to use with built in Bluetooth and a free program for your smart phone. Enter data on the phone, sync to your Kilo, and you have four different profiles at your fingertips. The screen is bright and easy to read, with several aiming reticles provided. It comes with a carrying case, tripod adapter, lanyard, three extra batteries (123), Sig Sauer Tactical pen and a wind meter attachment. It’s all contained in a Molle case for transport. Retail price is $1799, with a street price closer to $1500. If you’re looking for a compact, do-it-all rangefinder with the most tested and proven ballistic calculator available, look no further than the Kilo 2400 ABS. Contact Sig Sauer, Dept. OT; Tel.: (603) 610-3000 Web: www.sigsauer.com