The team at Sig Sauer gave us the opportunity to test out the Sig Sauer KILO2400ABS rangefinder. We had it shipped to us in early August and over the last three months we have taken it on archery hunts, rifle hunts and a muzzleloader hunt. It has been used in the heat of September canyons chasing Mule Deer and in the freezing North of Manitoba. Nothing phases this rangefinder. I drive a Toyota Tacoma on most days and my life is built around gear that is what I like to call “working man’s gear.” The KILO2400ABS is pretty much the Ferrari of rangefinders. For most all of my needs the Kilo 2400 ABS is well above and beyond anything I need. But for the long-range shooter, this is the tool you wish you had.
Unboxing the Sig Sauer KILO2400ABS Rangefinder
Opening up the packaging from Sig Sauer, you can see it is a complete package. It has everything you need minus a smart phone, iPad and the Ballistics App. You get a full-size nylon molle pouch, the KILO2400ABS, three batteries, the tripod mount, the Weatherflow meter and a Sig Sauer tactical pen. The Ballistic Solver App is a part of this system and must be installed on your smart phone or iPad. Everything in the entire package is best in class and built to help you become a better shot on long-range rifles. We recommend the iPhone X along with the app. You will also want a spare battery. The last thing you want is your phone dying while you are figuring out the trajectory on a 700-yard shot on targets in 15 mph winds.
The Nitty Gritty Details of the KILO2400ABS
The nitty gritty of the KILO2400ABS is that it ranges up to two miles with DSPTM technology. The ballistics app is free and it works. The 7×25 mm monocular is clear. The entire unit is the same size as all of the rest of the rangefinders from Sig Sauer. The HyperScanTM provides four range updates per second in scan mode and RangeLockTM reports the last range result when ranging distant targets displayed to the nearest 1/10th of a yard. I placed the laser on walking deer and it basically updates in real time. This real-time reporting is the same with the entire line up of Sig Sauer Rangefinders and is one of its coolest features.
The KILO2400ABS covers aerodynamic jump, spin drift and Coriolis effect. In addition, this unit assesses temperature, pressure and humidity. Additional features include digital compass, magnetometer, inclinometer for long distance shooting, line-of-site or angle-modified range and full ballistic holdover. The KILO2400ABS provides windage results in MIL or MOA depending on your selection. I could go on about several other features but the gist of this baby is that it is like holding a mini super computer in your hands. The goal is to give you the exact reading you need to make a perfect shot.
The KILO2400ABS Wrap Up
Now here is the reality. If you plan on shooting at targets under 500 yards for the majority of your lifetime, this is not the rangefinder for you. You would be perfectly happy with the KILO2200 or KILO1250 at less than a third of the price of the KILO2400ABS. If, however, you will shoot regularly out to distances greater than 500 yards all of the way out to one mile, this is the only rangefinder on the market that will provide you with the tools necessary to do that on a consistent regular basis.
The caveat of all of that knowledge and having all of those tools at your fingertips is that you will spend a serious amount of time learning how to use the KILO2400ABS system. While it is intuitive and well built, it requires knowledge, time and practice in order to become proficient in its use. That, my friends, is the real truth. If you have the time, the desire and the patience to become an educated shooter out to very long distances, then this is the only system you ought to own. It is not cheap but if you learn how to properly use it, this range finder can save you money in spent ammo. If you take the time to learn the system from the top to the bottom and you practice while using it, you will become a much better shooter.
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