Having a good rangefinder is essential when you are hunting game at long distances. When shopping for a hunting rangefinder, you want one that has a clear picture of the target as well as immense accuracy. In order to get a decent rangefinder, expect to spend anywhere between $100-$200. The following is a list of what I have found to be some of the best hunting rangefinders.
- Nikon 8397 Aculon Laser Rangefinder
Nikon’s Aculon Laser Rangefinder is one of the best hunting rangefinders and is relatively inexpensive when compared with most other rangefinders on this list. It features a simple push-button design and display that are all meant to be user friendly. It also features a Distant Target Priority Mode that helps when your hunting target is obscured by trees or other objects within the view. This Nikon rangefinder has a 6x magnification and 20mm objective lens which is meant to give you the clearest view possible. Furthermore, this rangefinder is ultra compact and can travel with you on any hunting expedition. This rangefinder comes with batteries and will tell you distances in 1-yard increments. For its price point, the Nikon 8397 Aculon Laser Rangefinder is a hard one to beat.
- Wildgame Innovations Halo X Ray X6X 600 Laser Rangefinder
Wildgame Innovations Halo X Ray Laser Rangefinder is an inexpensive option that still gives you a quick reading in any hunting scenario. This rangefinder features a scan mode that allows for constant ranging and also gives you 600 yards to your reflective target. Similar to the Nikon Aculon, you also get 6x magnification and distances of precision of plus/minus 1 yard. The scanner works well and with remarkable accuracy. For the price, you won’t find a better rangefinder out there than Wildgame Innovations Halo X Ray X6X 600 Laser Rangefinder.
- Leupold 124064 RX-650 Micro Laser Rangefinder
Leupold’s Micro Laser Rangefinder is a wonderful rangefinder for the price and will hold up for any hunting adventure you have planned. This rangefinder claims to be made using the highest quality ingredients. Its hard plastic and rubber exterior is pleasant to hold onto and provides enough traction so you don’t have to worry about accidentally dropping it. The only downside with this rangefinder is the dark display which can make for more difficult viewing during the less bright times of day. That aside, this rangefinder is one of the best that you will find under $200.
- Vortex Optics Ranger 1000 Rangefinder
Vortex Optics Ranger 1000 Rangefinder is a great rangefinder that won’t give you any problems. This rangefinder features multi-coated lenses that are anti-reflective and are meant to provide you with a brighter view. The rubber-armored coating is made to handle in tougher situations as well as providing you with a secure, non-slip grip, and the design itself is relatively compact and lightweight. Unlike Leupold’s Micro Laser Rangefinder, this rangefinder has a red display, making it easier to view during dusk. This rangefinder is steeper in price than all the rest, but it is a sure case of getting what you pay for.
- Bushnell 202442 The Truth ARC Laser Rangefinder
Bushnell’s The Truth ARC Laser Rangefinder is a useful rangefinder for any hunter. This rangefinder features what they call ClearShot, which uses their ARC (Angle Range Compensation) technology to determine compensated distances. This distance is based on the supposed angle of your shot, allowing you to choose the optimal pin for your distance. Additionally, it only features one button making it an easy-to-use rangefinder for any hunter of any level. Even though this rangefinder only features 4x magnification, it has a clear view and is extremely easy to use. For the price point, you are getting a good deal with this rangefinder.