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I know how a laser rangefinder works, but this new one from Leica makes some pretty extraordinary claims, specifically Leica claims

Quote In addition to the standard ballistic trajectory, its Leica microcomputer also integrates the angle of elevation/declination, the temperature and the barometric pressure in its calculations. This brings an invaluable benefit for hunters, as it displays the point of aim in less than 0.3 seconds without any need to study ballistic tables and without laborious measuring procedures. Hunters can react rapidly and accurately and get their shots right on target in even the most difficult situations.

Maybe I'm missing something here, but this is simply a rangefinder, not a rifle scope, I understand that it can calculate ballistic trajectory (I assume you tell it FPS, BC, etc.) and then it can adjust for elevation/declination based on how you are holding it and so forth, but what I don't understand is how can it display the "point of aim"?  Does anyone know how it does this or maybe looked through one at the SHOT show or something?  I'd be curious to learn more as I am in the market for a good rangefinder, thank you.
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I think it is a case of symantics.
 
Point of Aim can mean different things to different folks.
 
In this case Leica is probably assuming that the shooter does not dial in the deviation, but rather aims off. So point of aim will be 5 inches high and 3 inches left.
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Thanks 8shots, if that is the case with this rangefinder then it would be best to have ballistic turrets that are set for MOA so you can dial that in with windage and elevation adjustments.  The issue with that is that it doesn't seem like a "quick" solution, but I suppose is better than nothing.  I really want to see this product in action.  Unfortunately, Leica doesn't have any information on this other than their press release, they don't even have a link for it on their website, I was hoping to find some screenshots and more detailed info, oh well, I suppose I'll have to wait until it is released.
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