Buyer's Guide

10 Rangefinders for Hunting & Shooting


Details: Features trademark BDX technology, which provides a BDX riflescope with an automatic illuminated holdover dot through Bluetooth pairing. Available BDX app for iOS or Android allows users to set up ballistic profiles and sync custom profiles for exacting ballistic solutions. Advanced OLED display provides a small, precise targeting circle along with milling features and ballistic data to include holdover angle. Trademark SpectraCoat anti-reflective lens coatings offer superior light transmission and optical clarity.

Objective lens diameter: 25mm
Field of view: 6.78 degrees
Magnification: 7x
Reflective range: Up to 3,400 yards
MSRP: $880

Vortex Ranger 1800

Details: Built-in angle compensation for hunters seeking exact horizontal distance to target and for precision shooters needing to calculate ballistics with precise data. Adjustable utility clip allows the unit to be attached to a belt, pocket, or other flat-edged surface. Easily adapted to any ¼-20 tripod. Lifetime warranty.

Objective lens diameter: 22mm
Field of view: 6 degrees
Magnification: 6x
Reflective range: 10-1,800 yards
MSRP: $500

Nikon Laser 30

Details: Red OLED internal display enables easy viewing and automatic brightness adjustment function fine-tunes itself according to ambient light. Selectable measurement display modes include horizontal distance and angle, actual distance and angle, horizontal distance and height, and actual distance and height. Long eye relief for easy viewing. Waterproof up to 1 meter for 10 minutes and fogproof, rain-proof battery chamber.

Objective lens diameter: 18mm
Field of view: 7.5 degrees
Magnification: 6x
Reflective range: 8-1,600 yards
MSRP: $350

Leupold RX-1400i

Details: Proprietary ranging engine for quick accuracy. Exceptionally bright red display for easy identification in varying conditions. Ballistically calculated ranges compensate for even extreme up- or downhill shots. Rugged, lightweight polymer housing.

Objective lens diameter: 21mm
Field of view: 7 degrees
Magnification: 5x
Range: 6-1,400 yards
MSRP: $200

Bushnell Prime 1300

Details: EXO Barrier lens coatings repel water, oil, fog, debris and dust for true weatherproof capability. Angle Range Compensation (ARC) system calculates exact target distances while compensating for up- or downhill angles. Selectable reticles, scan mode, and Bushnell’s Brush and Bullseye modes (targeting the first object you see or targeting objects beyond brush or trees) allow the unit to adapt to individual hunting styles.

Objective lens diameter: 24mm
Field of view: Not listed
Magnification: 6x
Reflective range: Up to 1,300 yards
MSRP: $180

TecTecTec ProWild 2

Details: Multi-layered optics and clear, coated lens designed to provide +/- 0.3-yard accuracy. Durable water-resistant body weighing just 7.51 ounces. Includes carry pouch, CR2 battery, wrist strap, microfiber cleaning cloth and quick-start guide for easy setup. Two-year warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee.

Objective lens diameter: Not listed
Field of view: Not listed
Magnification: 6x
Reflective range: 5-1,000 yards
MSRP: $170

Simmons Volt 600

Details: In-view LCD display provides exact distance to target from 10 to 600 yards with simple single-button operation. Compact, vertical design and weather-resistant housing. Carrying case included. Powered by common 9v battery (not included).

Objective lens diameter: 20mm
Field of view: Not listed
Magnification: 4x
Reflective range: Up to 600 yards
MSRP: $100

Halo XR700

Details: Trademarked Angle Intelligence calculates true horizontal distance to target at any elevation. Features scan mode to lock in multiple targets at varying distances and Auto Acquisition feature to obtain exact yardages almost immediately. Water/weather resistant housing. Includes one-year manufacturer warranty.

Objective lens diameter: Not listed
Field of view: Not listed
Magnification: 6x
Reflective range: 700 yards
MSRP: $130

Aofar HX-1200T

Details: Employs angle intelligence technology showing angle and horizontal distance when displaying straight-line ranging. Supports both bow and range modes. Dust/fog/water resistant. Includes carry pouch, CR2 battery, lanyard w/carabiner and lens cleaning cloth.

Objective lens diameter: Not listed
Field of view: Not listed
Magnification: 6x
Reflective range: 5-1,200 yards
MSRP: $135

Wosports H-100

Details: Features continuous scan mode and advanced speed technology for continuous measurement for fast and convenient targeting. Ultra-clear, multi-layered optical lens with easy-read display and integrated battery meter. Water and dust resistant shell.

Objective lens diameter: Not listed
Field of view: Not listed
Magnification: 6x
Reflective range: 5-1,200 yards
MSRP: $115

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