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Looking for a few hand held prisms that i can attach a gammon reel to... Does anyone use these anymore?

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JaRo
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This is where I got mine many years ago.

https://www.loink.com/product/798/19

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@jaro

$600 !!! Holy smokin moley, batman!

In the old days, before reflectorless, we would glue a bicycle reflector to our gammon reel. Worked well for distance up about 100'. 

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Posted by: @norman-oklahoma

we would glue a bicycle reflector to our gammon reel. Worked well for distance up about 100'. 

Try various kinds of reflector.  I've found American bicycle reflectors don't work well.  A guy told me he used to use French ones with good success.  I like Hillman brand "driveway" reflectors best.  They cost a couple bucks at the home improvement store, and can get 100 yards with a 3" one.

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@bill93

I was in Canada at the time I was doing this, sooo, maybe there is a difference. The clear colored ones worked best, as I recall. And they actually had double sided sticky tape backs, no actual glue was usually involved.  There are also those sheets of reflective material that are sold specifically as permanent targets.  

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I put a 40mm prismatic tape target on the backside of my gammon reel

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Is the reflector on the Gammon reel what you shot for all of your measurements? Our field guys use the dista line that was linked above, and the boss offered to buy me one as well but I thought the price was a little steep. For the rare times that I actually use a gammon reel I use a seco peanut prism.

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It is another tool for when a shot to a target needs to be as accurate as your bob swing eclipse allows.

Really great for shots into darkness as the prismatic tape is very visible and colors are many.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=40mm+prismatic+survey+targets&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_osacat=0&_odkw=40mm+prismatic+targets

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Go reflectorless, get DOT tape. Never look back.

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