- January 2, 2018
- Heath Wood
I recently received another new range finder from Sig Sauer. This time it was the KILO2200MR. A few months ago I spotlighted the KILO850 Rangefinder from Sig Sauer. In that particular review, I stressed the importance of carrying a quality rangefinder when predator hunting. For the last couple of years, I have made it a habit to always range several landmarks after getting setup.
Before starting a calling sequence I will range the distance to the edge of a woodline, the distance to a certain tree, and perhaps even how far of a distance that a fence row is from me. By ranging several different landmarks, I am able to determine how far out a predator is when coming to a call. Knowing those distances will help a hunter know where to aim on the predator to make a successful shot. Another reason to range distances before calling is when both a shotgun and a rifle are going to be used in combination with one another. Most shotguns are only effective within a 50 to 60 yard range, this is why I tend to see where the 50 yard range marker is located in several directions along with ranging out 100, 200, and even 300 yards. This is great knowledge to have so that when a predator is responding to a call, I know exactly when they are within shotgun range.
The KILO2200MR is the latest generation 7 x 25 mm laser rangefinding monocular with more range performance, tighter laser beam collimation and an upgraded milling reticle with smaller aiming circle for more precise ranging performance at extreme distances. All KILO’s feature the Lightwave DSP ranging engine with HyperScan with 4x per second range updates in scan mode.
- Ranges up to 2 miles with the Revolutionary LightWave DSPTM Technology for the fastest and longest distance rangefinder engine.
- Revolutionary LightWave DSPTM Technology for the fastest and longest distance rangefinder engine.
- HyperScanTM Technology provides 4 range updates per second in scan mode while RangeLockTM reports the last range result when ranging distant targets. Results displayed to the nearest 1/10 yard.
- Advanced OLED display provides a smaller, more accurate center aiming circle along with milling features.
- Line of Sight or Angle Modified range displayed with angle of incline/decline.
- LumaticTM Display automatically calibrates display brightness to changing ambient light conditions.
- Compact, magnesium housing with binocular style eyecup and diopter adjustment.
- Sleek design for one handed operation and lanyard attachment point.
- Covered by SIG SAUER’s INFINITE GuaranteeTM and Electronics Limited Warranty.
- New milling reticle with 2.4 MRAD inner diameter and 3 MRAD outer diameter center aiming circle
- SpectraCoat anti-reflection coatings for superior light transmission and optical clarity
Although the KILO850 was a great rangefinder to use while predator hunting, the NEW KILO2200MR is a more advanced rangefinder that has a few more features that make this model a sure thing predator hunters will want to keep in their bag. The OLED display reticle was a lot easier to see through the lense, and seemed to be very accurate. When hunting coyotes with a shotgun the HyperScan technology works great when they are approaching quickly, as this technology gives an update every four seconds thus allowing the hunter to know precisely when the coyote hits the 50 yard mark as it is coming to the call. With the sleek design, it also allows a secure fit in hand so that it can keep ranging while the other hand is still on a shotgun. I have used the KILO2200MR over the past couple of months and have been very pleased with it’s performance. Even when using it while coyote hunting in 10 degree bone chilling temperatures, I was able to get fast and accurate measurements flawlessly
The Sig Sauer KILO200MR retails for $509.99. For more information visit www.sigsauer.com