What Is A Rangefinder?
A rangefinder is a device that measures the distance between you and your target. This process is called “ranging,” and it can make it easier for you to hit your target.
Some rangefinders can calculate the angle between you and your target as well as the projectile/bullet drop. Other high-tech rangefinders can also detect the size, reflectivity, and speed of a moving target to help you improve your accuracy.
Before you start practicing your long range shooting, you want to be sure that you have a solid foundation with excellent short range skills, but once you nail your close or regular range shooting, here are the top rangefinders to help you improve your long range shooting skills.
1. Bushnell 202208 Bone Collector Edition 4x Laser Rangefinder, Realtree Xtra Camo, 20mm
This weather-resistant vertical-designed laser rangefinder is affordable and easy to use. Distance is displayed in both meters and yards, which you can toggle by holding the power button. However, the LCD display is not lit, so it may be hard to see the numbers in low light situations.
Can range from 10 to 600 yards; Accuracy is +/- 1 yard
Magnification x Objective: 4x 21mm
Display: In-view LCD display with black crosshair and black numbers
Accessories: Case included
Battery Required: 9V (not included)
2. TecTecTec ProWild Hunting Rangefinder – Laser Range Finder for Hunting with Speed, Scan and Normal measurements
Compact, lightweight, and weatherproof – this premium handheld laser rangefinder also offers a continuous scan mode with advanced speed technology so that you get distance measurements FAST. It measures in yards and meters, which is toggled via a mode button.
Can range up to 540 yards; Accuracy is +/- 1 yard
Display: Black numbers
Accessories: Pouch / carrying case, wrist strap / lanyard, microfiber cleaning cloth
Battery Required: CR2 (included)
3. Vortex Optics Ranger Laser Rangefinders
If you are looking for a rangefinder that can range a much longer distance, check out the Vortex Optics Ranger. Available in 3 different distance options (1300 yards, 1500 yards, and 1800 yards), the waterproof Vortex Optics Ranger is an impressive rangefinder with a variety of advanced features. It includes a tripod mount socket (something that the other handheld rangefinders do not offer), a red illuminated display that can be adjusted for brightness, auto shut off feature to save battery life, measures in yards and meters, compensates for angles, gives continuous range readings as you pan across a landscape, and so much more. If you want a top of the line laser rangefinder, this is it!
Can range from 9 to 1800 yards; Accuracy is +/- 3 yds @ 1000 yds
Magnification x Objective: 6x 22mm
Display: Adjustable red display
Max Angle Reading: +/- 60 degrees
Accessories: Basic case, neck lanyard, removable utility clip
Battery Required: CR2 (included)
Pricing varies based on the distance option selected.
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