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FEATURE | LONG RANGE

Unboxing the SOLO e-target system

First SOLO shot prior to calibration

e-targets before, you will find the display and
info is the same.
After building a target frame I could easily
install at the range, I followed the instructions
on mounting the sensor holders on the four
corners, then measured and recorded the
distances between them as directed. I made
the frame 46 x 48 inches so it would fit in my
mini-van. At the range I C-clamped my frame
to the medal frame work already there and
again, following the directions, installed four
sensors (I'll call them stacks). There are two
sensors in each stack for a total of eight. I then
clipped the black WiFi transmitting antenna
near the bottom of the frame and connected
four Cat5 network cables between the sensors
and one of the two SOLO hemispheres
provided (they are different). This is where the
magic occurs. The last step was to plug in the
supplied rechargeable battery (battery life is
about six hours).
Then it was back to my van to the firing line,
setup my rest, rifle and my 8-inch tablet. Next
step was to screw the 8-inch tall antenna to

the second SOLO hemisphere and plug in its
battery. Turned on my tablet and followed the
simple steps in the Quick-Start guide WiFi to
the SOLO system to set the width and height
distance I had recorded, selected the target
I would be firing at, the number of shots I
wanted to fire and number of sighters/type
(convertible or not). It was time to shoot!
I will admit I chickened out, and fired a few
shots into the backstop to confirm my 1000yard zero before risking putting a shot on the
frame. Well, I took a deep breath and fired one
at the system. I think what I said (screamed)
when the first shot showed up on the screen
was "Eureka"! And everyone on the line
looked at me. The first round was an X at
6 o'clock at 1000 yards. I had not done any
calibration yet of course. So, we then drove
back to the target and using my finger on the
tablet after selecting "Calibration" clicked and
held to drag the target face to move the tablet
hole to match the paper target I was aiming
at. The calibration was off by no more than
1/8-inch. After that first shot-I was sold! *

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