One of the wisest investments that a hunter can make while hunting is to invest in rangefinders. In fact, there are many quality rangefinding devices that are used by golf players and many other purposes. These devices though come with different features than the ones meant for hunting. The rangefinders that are used by the archery hunting enthusiasts also vary a lot. Therefore, it can be said that hunting is not a homogenous entity. For making your work simple and help you make the right choice while buying the right product, this article will list and explore 10 rangefinders that we think are some of the best optical devices available in the market today.
Laser Technology has come up with their new and improved Trupulse 360R Laser Rangefinder Black as an improvement over its already popular 360 B model. The manufacturer has made it more user friendly and usable by incorporating waterproof, rugged, and horizontal design features. Most important features that users will get benefitted from include incorporation of LTI TruVector 360° Compass Technology, ability to collect data through Bluetooth wireless capabilities, integration with GPS for capturing GIS data efficiently, and utilization of Azimuth (AZ) + Inclination (INC in per cent) + Slope Distance (SD in degrees) for providing full measurement capability. Laser Tech has designed and developed this rangefinding device in such a way that calculates 3D missing line calculations between two remotely located points.
LTI TruVector 360° Compass Technology in Laser Technology Trupulse 360R Laser Rangefinder Black helps users get repeatable as well as accurate Azimuth result no matter what the pitch or tilt with which they are aiming the laser. This technology helps the device to recognize conditions that affect compass accuracy’s reliability and therefore prompts the user to recalibrate. It adopts a simple field routine that gets completed within a minute.
With this device in hand, you can be able to calculate 2D Missing Line, height, vertical distance, and horizontal distance. This rangefinder has the ability to distinguish targets from its surroundings. That’s why Laser Technology has provided 4 modes such as filter, continuous, farthest, and closest. Due to the presence of high quality optics, the users are able to get enhanced field of view here. In fact, for more stability and accuracy, it can be mounted on tripods.
One of the best rangefinders available in the market today is the one belonging to Laser Technology Trupulse. The TruPulse 200 Laser Rangefinder gives its user correct measurement of height as well as measurement. This range-finding device, having a TruTargeting feature, has a standard serial port, 7x power optics, in-scope data display, and 2 AA batteries. The display comes with LCD technology and has an integrated tilt sensor that allows horizontal as well as vertical distance measurement. With in-built 3-shot routine in place, a shooter can calculate height of any object instantly.
Some of its most important features that makes it an essential part of a shooter’s luggage are the ability to measure up to 1,000m or 3,280 feet range (in typical cases), high level of accuracy, resistance from dust and water, significantly light weight, high accuracy level, inclination, wide temperature range, Bluetooth or Serial RS232 Data Communication, small size, capability of showing measurements in terms of degrees, meters, yards, and feet, 7x magnification, and the ability to mount the device on tripods or monopods.
It is important to note that the maximum measurement range distance to reflective target Inclination is 2000m or 6560 feet. This rangefinder is small in size with a dimension of 12cm x 5cm x 9cm or 5 inch x 2 inch x 3.5 inch and weighs just 220g or 8 ounces. While its field of view is 330 ft @ 1000yds, operating temperature of the device is -20°C to +60°C or -4°F to +140°F. It comes with FDA Class 1 (CFR 21) feature.
This is one of the finest creations from the house of Leica that is perfect for accurate range finding for both rifle hunters as well as archers. The manufacturer has put in phase-corrected prisms as well as single-button interface, keeping the user-friendly aspect in mind. With this optical device in hand, you can range targets up to a maximum of 1,000 yards. Horizontal distance can also be measured by this device as it has been incorporated with built-in inclinometer. Even on uneven terrains this product works fine and gives accurate result because of the presence of integrated ballistics program as well as Equivalent Horizontal Range mode. You will also find a square aiming reticle in this rangefinder with illuminated LED that adjusts brightness in accordance with the ambient light conditions.
Important specifications of Leica Rangemaster CRF 1000-R 8×24 Laser Rangefinder are presence of Eye-safe Class 1 laser, Scan mode, aiming reticle, display of measurement in both meters and yards, 7x magnification, 6.6° angle of view, 24mm objective lens diameter, roof prism type, 347 feet or 106m at 1000 yards field of view, 15mm eye relief, 0.5 x 2.5 mrad beam divergence, up to 2,000 measurements runtime, and many more.
This device has the item number Yellow 7005030 and is the yellow colored version of Laser Technology Trupulse 200B Laser Rangefinder. This optical device comes with Bluetooth and serial Port as standard features. For longer period of operation, Laser Technology has incorporated 2 AA batteries. It comes with 7x power optics and also offers in-scope data display. You will also find 2D missing line routine measurement in this optical device. This is a small sized device that has 5 inch x 2 inch x 3.5 inch dimension and weighs just 8 ounces.
If you want to get values of inclination as well as distance between two remote targets, you simple have to take two shots with Laser Technology Trupulse 200B Laser Rangefinder to the remote targets for calculation. This device is built in such a manner that even in most challenging conditions you can calculate clearance value as well as height of any target. Multiple built-in target modes are also there in this device including filter/reflector, farthest, continuous, and closest. With strong built and high quality of the device internals, a shooter will always remain confident of getting the right target measurement.
It is a compact rangefinder and a user will find no problem in carrying this device during hunting. You will only need a small punch to carry it. Zeiss has included a 26mm lens that helps the shooters get bright image. The 8x magnification helps in ranging long range targets. Though the device is light weight, the users can use them in all kinds of situations because of the solid build. User reviews point out that this is the perfect device for shooters who love long range shooting and like to hunt in unknown territories. This has become possible due to the incorporation of integrated BIS (Ballistic Information System) and lightning-fast laser rangefinding technology.
This monocular device will come handy for users who want a high quality range finding device along with benefits of binoculars. This compact optical device weighs just 310g and is able to range targets up to 1200 metres. Even in poor light conditions, you will be able to measure distance of moving targets with high level of precision and repeat accuracy. You can get point of impact’s corrected value by activating BIS. LotuTec Innovative lens coating, robust design, and convenient ‘Set’ button are some of the other important features of Zeiss Victory PRF 8×26 T Pocket Laser RangeFinder 524561.
Important specs of this device are 3.25mm exit pupil diameter, 110m field of view at 1000m, 14.4 twilight factor, +3.5 | -3.5 dpt diopter adjustment range, 17.5mm eye relief, Roof PrismSystem, 100 mbar water resistance, 10m to 1200m measuring range, Class 1M Laser, 600m measuring accuracy, 1.5 seconds measuring time, 4.0 x 2.0 mrad beam divergence, and 1 x 3 V Type CR 2 battery. In the 20°C-25°C temperature range of use, you can take more than 2000 target measurements.
TruPulse 200X comes with distance and height measurement capabilities with serial port as standard feature. The users will find in-scope data display that has 7x magnification range and 1 CR123A battery. Three main features of this device include accurate measurement of highest distance as well as inclination, presence of in-scope LED display that helps in adjusting to all kinds of light conditions, sturdy body, and waterproof housing.
With the help of this device, you will be able to measure inclination and slope distance in per cent or degrees. In fact, 2D Missing Line, height, vertical distance, and horizontal distance can also be measured with the help of this device. One of the most important features we like most is the capability of this device in being able to distinguish the desired target from the obstructions in the surrounding places. In fact, there are multiple modes in this device for you so that you can distinguish the target from other obstructions and these modes are filter, continuous, farthest, and closest. The high quality optics in this rangefinder is capable of enhancing field of view. You can also mount this device on tripods.
Swarovski combines two important outdoor tools – binocular as well as rangefinder – in this single device. This device not only has a proven track record in providing users with accurate range measurement but also high quality image production for observation purpose. Swarovski Optik has incorporated broad-band as well as anti-reflection SWARO-BRIGHT multicoating on the lens, thereby enhancing color fidelity and also increasing image brightness across the entire visible spectrum of the binocular.
The manufacturer has ensured that the rangefinder in Swarovski EL Range Binocular FieldPro Package 10×42 70020 is capable of ranging targets from 33 yards to 1,500 yards, which is quite good when compared to other ranging devices available in the market. While the device can range targets in less than a second, the accuracy level is ± 1 yard. Stationary as well as moving targets can be ranged with the help of this device through single-measurement mode and scan mode respectively. No matter whether you are comfortable with yards or meters measurement, you will find both here.
You will find SWARO-AIM ballistic algorithm as well as built-in inclinometer in this Swarovski 10×42 EL Range Binocular/Laser Rangefinder that measures relative angle of the user from the target and on the basis of this calculates the adjusted distance for shooters for accurately compensating for trajectory angle. The best part is that you can access all its features by pressing one button.
This is another masterpiece from Leica that comes with 7×24 optic, capable for ranging distance up to 820 yards. It is one of the most reliable rangefinding devices, apt for golfers. You will find First Target Logic feature in this device that displays the closer target instead of the farther one. This feature is especially helpful for golfers because it will help in distancing golf flag instead of the bushes. It takes just 0.5 seconds to get started. So, you can save the battery by keeping it off when not in use.
Leica PinMaster II Golf Rangefinder 40533 comes with 15mm eye relief, which helps glass or sunglass wearers to use the device with their eye gears on. Improved contrast of the optics is ensured through the inclusion of P40 phase coating. AquaDura coating helps in repelling both dust and water.
This is surely one of the best binocular-rangefinder combo available in the market. It is capable of measuring target distances of around 2,000 yards precisely. The integrated ballistic computer in this device makes it the preferred choice of the hunters as well as other kinds of shooters, especially the long range ones. Leica has included Advanced Ballistic Compensation (ABC) technology in this device so that the users can get wide array of readings including zeroing distance, air pressure and temperature reading, user-defined ballistics curve (for getting ballistic compensation values), and many more. Application of AquaDura and High Durable (HDC) lens coatings make this rangefinder binocular more useful because of the crystal clear and dirt-free optical experience.
Accuracy levels at Leica Geovid 8×42 HD-B Yards Binocular 40047 are ±1 yards at 550 yards or less, ±2 yards at 550 to 1100 yards, and ±10 yards at more than 1100 yards ranging distance. You can range objects from 10 yards to 2,000 yards. Other important features of this rangefinder are 2.7×1.0 MRAD beam divergence, Class 1 eye-safe infrared laser, and availability of Scan mode for measuring range of moving targets. This Leica product is waterproof and fogproof.
This device from Laser Technology is capable of measuring distance as well as height precisely. The users will get 4x power optics in this rangefinder. Trupulse 200L runs on CR123A battery and provides in-scope data display feature. The best thing we have seen in this range finding device is that its performance is better than any recreational rangefinder and at the same time costs much less. Without having any reflection, this rangefinder is capable of ranging long distances. You can navigate through the menus easily as because it comes with graphical icons. While the inclination is measured in per cent, slope distance is measured in degrees. With the help of Laser Technology Trupulse 200L Laser Rangefinder Red, you can calculate 2D Missing Line, height, vertical distance, and horizontal distance. Laser Tech has incorporated this device with four kinds of modes and they are Filter, Continuous, Farthest, and Closest. These modes help in distinguishing the desired target from any obstruction surrounding the target. You can also mount this product so that you can get better result.
These are the top 10 rangefinders that will make difference in your shooting and hunting experience this fall.