Critical Review: Bushnell Legend 1200 ARC

Bushnell Legend 1200 ARCThe Bushnell Legend 1200 ARC is a lightweight, compact rangefinder with a vast array of listed functions. It features 6x magnification, a Bow Mode touted to provide true horizontal distance from 5-99 yards, bullseye, brush, and scan modes for viewing, and with Rainguard HD an effective range of 5-1200 yards. All of this comes in a simply designed shell that is meant to be ergonomic, easy to access and use. This review will take an in-depth look at how the 1200 ARC’s features perform and contribute to its overall value.

Size and Weight

For any hunting tool, accessibility is one of the most important aspects, and rangefinders especially need to be able to be used spontaneously. In this, the 1200 ARC does very well. It is fairly lightweight but still enough to give purchase and subtle nuances in its shape makes it very easy to hold steady. It can fit in shirt or pants pockets, adds virtually no burden to a backpack, or can be hung from a belt without becoming a distraction.

Power and Magnification

Rangefinders are best judged by their maximum range but are never expected to actually achieve it. Different conditions always produce different results, so in clear conditions one might be able to work with a reflective object over its maximum range, but less responsive surfaces, such as the skin of a deer, only over a third of its range. The higher the maximum, the more likely a rangefinder is to respond to an object within a fraction of its total range. The ARC’s 1200 yard range is a pretty fantastic maximum, as few people are likely to try to target a deer from more than 400 yards away. For reflective surfaces like practice targets, the maximum comes into play.

The 1200 ARC’s 6X magnification is more than enough to satisfy most people. Rangefinders are less about spotting and more solely for the purpose of determining distance, so most people will only zoom in a few levels for subtle adjustments. The rangefinder’s picture quality diminishes as expected when zoomed in, but not drastically so.

Picture Quality

The 1200 ARC’s glass is of an acceptable quality, with a few spots around the edges that sometimes appear during the manufacturing process. The rangefinder’s picture quality isn’t great or poor but noticeably better than other models in a similar price range. As a tool for determining range, picture quality isn’t the most important feature of the 1200 ARC, but hunters will appreciate the extra clarity.

Viewing Modes

The 1200 ARC has three different viewing modes: scan, brush, and bullseye. Scan is the most frequently used setting on any rangefinder, as it allows users to see changes in depth continuously as they survey an area from afar. The 1200 ARC’s brush mode does the same while ignoring trees and bushes while bullseye automatically fixes on the nearest object within the scope. Some people may find more utility for the extra modes than others, but the ARC’s scanning, the only thing that universally matters, is impeccable.

Final Impression

The Bushnell Legend 1200 ARC is very highly regarded among hunters as a versatile tool that performs well day and night, in virtually any environment. It has an effective range, good picture quality, and several other extra features to satisfy situational necessities that most people wouldn’t expect to require. Despite being loaded with a variety of additional tools, the rangefinder’s fundamentals are solid and finely tuned. Ultimately, it has value that exceeds its own competitive price tag. Everything the 1200 ARC does is with incredible accuracy.

Bushnell Tactical Elite ARC 7x26mm Laser Rangefinder Review

The Bushnell Tactical Elite 1-Mile ARC 7x26mm Laser Rangefinder is 20 years in the making. The very first laser rangefinder came from Bushnell in 1995 and the company has continued to serve as a leading innovator of rangefinder technology. This latest model Bushnell rangefinder is the first laser rangefinder in the Bushnell line. It first debuted at the 2014 National Rifle Association (NRA) trade show and has been turning heads ever since.

The Bushnell Tactical Elite 1-Mile ARC is designed specifically for the outdoor user who needs gear that can stand up to ever-changing conditions without complaint. Read on to find out why customers regularly rate this Bushnell at 4.5 stars (out of 5 stars) and higher.

Rangefinder Features

First things first – the Bushnell Tactical Elite actually does sight up to 1 mile (1,760 yards) with great accuracy. Customers report that practice can be required to increase accurate sightings, since part of accuracy involves choice of target, ambient reflection and more. But for many, this feature alone is worth sacrificing the other long list of bells and whistles this rangefinder also offers.

Those other bells and whistles include the following:

  • RainGuard HD water repellent coating on the lens.
  • Full waterproofing (including full immersion) and fog proofing for all multi-optics.
  • Bushnell’s 100% money-back guarantee policy.
  • E.S.P. (extreme speed precision) turbo processor (second generation) built in.
  • 7X magnification and vivid display technology (VDT), which is critical to enhance viewing even in overly bright or low light conditions.
  • Accurate up to 1/2 yard and display precision up to 1/10 yard.
  • Number of selective targeting system options, including auto-SCAN, brush, and bulls-eye modes.
  • Eyepiece that is rubber armored twist up.
  • Tripod mount built right in.
  • Variety of sight-in options (start at 100 yards) when in RIFLE mode.
  • Diopter adjustment to adjust for differences between the user’s two eyes (somewhat like a pair of binoculars do).
  • Posi-Thread™ battery door which reduces the tendency for the door to open while in use.
  • Comes with its own carrying case.

Using the Bushnell Tactical Elite 1-Mile ARC

This latest iteration in a long line of Bushnell rangefinders is the most compact and easiest to use yet. Even beginners find it simple to power up and practice with right out of the box. Users report it performs equally well in clear and cloudy conditions and in flat and hilly terrain. While the Bushnell Tactical Elite is designed for long-range sighting and target conditions, it can improve clarity and contrast even in shorter range conditions.

The multi-optics system ensures minimal light is lost between image capture and transmission, which reduces eye strain. The unit itself works seamlessly with tripod magnetic attachment systems and ballistic calculators.

Other Uses for the Bushnell Tactical Elite 1-Mile ARC

In addition to its popularity with long-range shooters and hunters, the Bushnell Tactical Elite 1-Mile ARC has found an enthusiastic fan base among golfers. Golfers are using the rangefinder during golf practice to improve mid-game swing calculations.

In Conclusion

For the price, the Bushnell Tactical Elite 1-Mile ARC offers tremendous value and is a welcome new addition to the range of professional grade rangefinders available today.

Golf Rangefinder Review: Bushnell Tour V3 Jolt

The Bushnell Tour V3 Jolt Standard Edition Golf Laser Rangefinder is the perfect piece of equipment for beginner and professional golfers alike. This rangefinder features a laser with a rangefinder to measure from 5 yards up to 1,000 yards +/- 1 yard and allows golfers to measure the accurate yardage for each and every shot. It is best know for being user-friendly because it can be held with one hand and includes an easy-to-handle, no-slip grip that improves the accuracy of the laser rangefinder. This rangefinder has a 5x magnification that enables golfers to receive a high-quality image for far-away and close-up shots. With a 3-volt battery, this rangefinder will be ready to use right out of the box and will provide dependability on the golf course for months after the first use. With state-of-the-art technology, the Bushnell Tour V3 Jolt offers many quality features for a great price.

Bushnell Tour V3The Tour V3 comes equipped with Pin Seeker and Jolt technologies. The Pin Seeker technology allows users to scan the fairway and surrounding areas to identify any barriers, bunkers, or slopes. This technology provides users with updated information about the landscape on the rangefinder’s screen to identify the perfect shot. In addition to the Pin Seeker technology, the V3 also features Jolt technology that provides a scanning mode, which will provide a jolted vibration that notifies the user when a target has been found. The Jolt technology makes it simple and easy for the golfer to find that desired target and get lined up to hit. It is the best solution to finding the perfect range for the perfect shot, every time.

Many customers who have tried the Tour V3 Jolt Rangefinder have commented on how easy it is to use right out of the box. This rangefinder does not include any calibration or set-up that will make it difficult to begin using. You can take it right from the box to the golf course. Other customers comment on the helpfulness of the Jolt technology because it provides them with a vibration when they have found the desired target. These customers also explain that this technology gives them confidence in their yardage and, ultimately, in their shot. This rangefinder replaces the “guessing” of your golf game with confidence in each and every shot. Other reviews compare it to other rangefinders and GPS systems in a comparable price range, and customers seem to choose the Bushnell because of features it has that other systems do not. The Bushnell Tour V3 Jolt has the LCD display screen that customers prefer over other GPS systems. Customers replace their GPS systems with a Bushnell Tour V3 Jolt because it gives them more confidence in the range of their shot and provides them with a clear vision so they do not second-guess their shots.

The reviews that can be read about the this rangefinder emphasize that it can improve every golfer’s game and lower their handicap. It provides support on the golf course to give accurate yardage and confidence for every shot. Some golfers want that little bit of extra help when they are playing for enjoyment and others want that extra support during tournament play. This laser rangefinder has something to meet the needs of everyone. Every golfer should have a Bushnell Tour V3 Jolt in their golf bag.

Critical Review: Leupold GX3i

Amongst all the golf rangefinders on the market, the Leupold GX3i is a standout. With its bright red LED display, quick register of distance, and accuracy to within 6 inches, the GX3i deserves to be in your bag over the competition.

Easy Setup:

Once you have inserted the battery, you will be ready to go in just minutes. Just choose whether you would like it to display range in yards or meters and select the aiming reticule best for you.

Performance:

The Leupold GX3i’s accuracy, speed, and ease to read are what sets this product apart. It is accurate to within six inches and displays distances to within the tenth of a yard. While this might seem excessive, stop and think. Why wouldn’t you want the most pinpoint accurate reading possible. Furthermore, the GX3i’s advanced technology will separate returned background readings from target readings so that you are getting the right reading to the right target. Using scan mode allows you to just press and hold down the power button to gather readings simply and quickly. This unit will find the flag and give accurate readings within 1 foot up to a range of 400 yards. Knowing the exact distance will give you the information needed to make better decisions and more accurate shots out on the course.

A big difference between the GX3i and many other rangefinders out there is how fast it is. The readings come almost instantaneously which all but eliminates the stress of having to hold the unit steady while registering distance. There is no need to worry about shaky hands or wind when using the GX3i. Indeed, the GX3i’s advanced technology will not only give you incredible accuracy, but will do it in the blink of an eye.

It not only offers accuracy and speed but has the added benefit of a bright red, easily viewable LED display. Comparing this display’s easy to see cross hair and yardage to a finder that lacks this feature is night and day. You and your eyes will be happy for this feature as you easily make out your target and the range readout information quickly.

Design:

The GX3i is compact, sturdy, and easy to hold. The milled aluminum construction also make it solid and light. In fact, the whole unit weighs only 6.8 ounces and can stand up to just about any weather condition you’ll run into on the course. It is also just plain attractive and sleek making, sure to make it a crowd favorite. Some, however, do complain that the unit is too small for those who have rather over-sized hands. So while it’s compact size and weight are ideal for most, there are some who would like a larger sized rangefinder.

Value:

While you can find a less expensive rangefinder, you won’t find a better value. It’s speed, accuracy, design, and durability assure that it will be a welcome and game changing addition to your bag for a good long while. It is also tournament legal making it useful at any level of play. While money of course is an object for most, know that going with a less expensive alternative may result in sacrificing accuracy, speed, ease of use, and durability.

Final Thoughts:

To review quickly, you will not be disappointed in the the Leupold GX3i Rangefinder. It uses state-of-the-art technology to give accurate distance calculations to within 6 inches almost instantaneously. It’s bright red LED display is easy to read and easy on the eyes. Finally, its design is both durable and attractive. No doubt, a quick peruse of reviews of this product will corroborate the high praise from this review. The Leupold GX3i Rangefinder is among the best out out there.

Rangefinder Review: Redfield Raider 600A

The Redfield Raider Rangefinder 600A claims that it provides accurate ranging for up to 600 yards, allowing for precision that will help hunters to land whatever game they choose to hunt. With a scan mode for constant ranging and one button operation for quick response, the Redfield Raider Rangefinder 600A could be the tool that every hunter needs, if it lives up to its claims.

The Raider 600A adds angle compensation to its counterpart, the Raider Rangefinder 600. The rangefinder is more advanced than its predecessor, the 500, since it now includes the viewing angle as part of the rangefinder’s calculations.

After using the Redfield Raider for several months, I found the performance to be good, comparing to other high end models. The size could be a little larger, but this was really the only complaint I had. Overall, this is a simple and great rangefinder for hunters who have not used this kind of equipment before. It provides basic functionality that is easy to use and accurate.

The rangefinder was incredibly useful for zeroing firearms. I took this to the shooting range and set my guns with complete accuracy. This sure beats measuring inexact range marks on the wall. It made my life easier in this regard. This feature alone is worth a lot to me.

Additionally, the rangefinder’s dynamic ranging feature is very useful. During a recent hunting trip, I was able to track a target with the distance changing as the target moved by just pushing and holding one button. It was easy to use this feature, even when the target was moving very quickly. The distance appeared to be measured accurately and updated quickly as the target changed distances. I know I will continue to use this feature in the future.

As a targeting scope, it also performed very well. The magnification allowed me to easily identify the shot placement on the target. This took a lot of the guesswork that I was using previously away, and I feel like I’m able to shoot more confidently, without second guessing myself before taking the shot.

Comparing the rangefinder’s performance to other units, the Raider 600A can hold its own with much more expensive units. I took this rangefinder on a hunting excursion with my friends, who all own much higher end rangefinders of their own. We compared numbers among rangefinders, and the Raider 600A got the same readings as all of my friends’ rangefinders.

Among the possible improvement areas for the Raider 600A is its size. The rangefinder looked and felt to be a bit small, and is just five ounces in weight. I would have liked to use something that was a little more substantial, although the compact size does make it easy to carry. However, I thought that something a little larger would actually be easier to handle, although this is probably a matter of personal preference.

In researching this rangefinder before purchasing it, I noted that some users have reported that the Raider Rangefinder was not reliable and stopped performing not long after purchasing it. I have not experienced this yet, but the most users who report issues with the rangefinder reported that Redfield stood behind their product and made it right. Redfield has a good reputation for customer service, and I feel confident that I would be able to resolve any issues in the future.

Overall, I was quite impressed with the performance and accuracy of this rangefinder. Although the rangefinder could be slightly larger and heavier, the rangefinder seemed to be durable and was easy to carry. I would recommend this product to those who haven’t used a rangefinder before.

Optic Review: Rangemaster CRF 1600-B by Leica

Rangemaster CRF 1600The Rangemaster CRF 1600-B from Leica makes some big promises as a range finder right out of the gate. It lives up to virtually all of them with only a few minor caveats. Despite a few cons that any honest review would mention, this range finder along with its advanced features is worth the extra money when compared to other equipment in its class.

The CRF 1600 comes with a considerable number of advanced features. The vast majority of people thrive on this kind of sophistication. Although, operating the unit is an experience that is slightly more complex than the competition as a result. However, Rangemaster took this concern into consideration, providing a one-touch operation mode for simple range measurements. The secondary button on the unit provides you with access to the more-advanced features. The actual range for the equipment is listed at 1,600 yards. At the outside edge of this number, the finder is only performing in top tiers when a reflective object is in the picture. Still, where gauging the distance of deer and trees are concerned, the abilities of this equipment are certainly impressive.

The accuracy of the CRF 1600 is par for the course. Up to 500 yards, you can count on being within your target reading by one yard on the outside. When reading distances closer to 1,000 yards, you may experience inaccuracy by as little as two yards. Above 1,000 yards, most experts have found that the accuracy hovers within plus to minus 0.5 percent. The number of benefits one can gain using this rangefinder are nothing to underestimate. On top of the outstanding range, the complete unit is extremely durable and well-suited for almost any environment. It goes on to provide atmospheric temperature and pressure readings as well.

The advanced features continue to expand, offering users angles of inclination in relation to targets and potential ballistic curvatures once you have entered information concerning the particulars of ammunition. Another major selling point for this equipment is the optical clarity and its ability to gather light. It can collect visual information in a impressive array of environmental conditions in addition to presenting a stunning LED readout. The optics for the piece excel thanks to the inclusion of Aqua-Dura coating and P40 phase-correction coating. The result is a clear and crisp image in any setting as long as the temperature is between 14 and 131-degrees Fahrenheit.

The durability of the rangefinder is made possible by plastic that features carbon-fiber reinforcement. This coating is complimented by an interior chassis composed of cast aluminum. Maintaining the comfort of the piece is a soft lacquer finish on the exterior. Unlike many units developed over the past decade, there is no worry of fogging due to the fact that the most critical components are nitrogen-charged. The unit is also totally water tight for depths of up to one yard for a duration of under half an hour. Raw performance also adds to the list of strengths for this field companion. It auto-focuses in seconds, and the linear field of view is generous enough to allow you to locate and close in on targets rapidly.

The versatility of the CRF 1600 is worth mentioning as well. The viewfinder features a rubber cupping that is retractable, compensating for use with corrective lens or the naked eye. Users also have the option of utilizing diopter compensation control in order to adjust the image sharpness for their individual eyesight. The piece is powered by a single 3V, CR2 battery. While this hardware is powerful, replacements can be hard to come by in most markets. All points considered, this rangefinder puts itself at the top of the pack when looking at the field as a whole.

Simmons LRF 600 Tilt Intelligence Laser Rangefinder Review

For new users or users on a budget, the Simmons LRF 600 Tilt Intelligence Laser Rangefinder represents an economical introduction to rangefinders. With a vertical design, the rangefinder is sleek and ergonomic. Good size and grip make the rangefinder both easy to use as well as comfortable to hold.

Features

Simmons LRF 600 TiltWith single-button technology, this rangefinder is easy to use. Its features are simple but effective. The rangefinder operates on a single 9V battery that holds up well over many uses. Priced just over $100, the rangefinder sports a rugged plastic exterior that holds up well outdoors. At just 7.7 ounces, it is a lightweight rangefinder that offers 4x magnification and an overall good field of vision.

Pros

Simmons provides an affordable option with this rangefinder. It operates exceptionally in sunlight and with its sturdy casing is very durable. The Simmons LRF 600 Rangefinder is accurate within a yard at 300 yards, though the accuracy of its readings tends to drop at longer distances. Its vertical design and compact dimensions (4x2x3 inches) make the rangefinder portable and easy to store. With single-button operation, Simmons plays to users who are either new to rangefinders or who value simplicity over extra features. Either way, the single-button feature is easy to use.

Cons

Past 300 yards, accuracy suffers on this rangefinder. Though Simmons advertises a range of 600 yards, the realistic range on the finder lies somewhere between 200 and 400 yards. Past 300 yards, accuracy is compromised. Unlike more advanced rangefinders, this device does not include an inclinometer. This absence requires the user to calculate angles and elevations on the fly. Depending on the experience of the user, this can pose a challenge that will further complicate the accuracy of the rangefinder’s readings. For an experienced user, the challenge of assessing elevation may be an intriguing challenge, rather than a frustration.

The rangefinder performs well sunlight, but dim lighting makes the LCD screen difficult to read. Because Simmons eschewed filling the rangefinder with Nitrogen, the device tends to fog. The tendency for the viewfinder to fog up is a detriment in poor weather conditions. Finally, while the single-button operation of the device is simple, the response time of range readings is sub-optimal.

Best Feature

The affordability of the Simmons LRF 600 is easily the most attractive feature of the device. With the low price point, extra features that you would find in some other rangefinders are sacrificed. Still, cost remains paramount, and Simmons delivers good value for the price of this rangefinder.

Worst Feature

With diminished accuracy after 400 yards and a visual sweet spot nestled somewhere between 200-400 yards, the advertised 600 yard spec is ambitious and, for most users, probably unattainable. Also, the difficulty of reading the LCD screen in any but the most ideal conditions is a definite drawback, as outdoor conditions vary widely within any given time period.

Most Unexpected Feature

The battery life that results from a single 9V, in an era of rechargeable devices, is remarkable. Although many comparable devices die after 1,000 or 1,500 uses, the battery life for the Simmons LRF 600 proves strong even after 2000 uses. The economical price of this rangefinder is reinforced by the knowledge that replacing batteries over the life of the device will not be a costly endeavor.

In Summary

There are rangefinders with more bells and whistles. There are rangefinders with better accuracy. However, Simmons presents a rangefinder that appeals to new users with its price and simplicity. The Simmons LRF 600 Tilt Intelligence Laser Rangefinder also appeals to experienced users who are looking for a rangefinder that is both affordable and durable.

Critical Review: SA Sports 7.26 Dragon Eyez 1500 Yard Rangefinder

As a class of handheld gadgets, the “rangefinder” has revolutionized professionals in a variety of industries. The newly released SA Sports 7.26 Dragon Eyez 1500 Yard Rangefinder is racking up 4.5 to 5 star ratings from happy customers across a wide range of professions. Read on to learn more about this unique and affordable rangefinder.

SA Sports 7.26 Dragon Eyez Features

This Dragon Eyez rangefinder offers a diverse range of options for its amazingly low price (less than $200).

Here is a list of the top features:

  • Laser sighting range up to 1,500 feet.
  • Water resistant.
  • Cutting edge LCD display.
  • Reflective surface.
  • 25 MM lens with fine cloth (helps with preservation long term).
  • Lanyard and carrying case included.
  • Magnification up to 7X.
  • Range of standard uninterrupted view (FOV) at 105 yards up to 1,000 yards
  • Needs only two AAA batteries to operate.
  • Very compact and light to carry at just 6.6 oz. with dimensions of 5″ X 2″ X 7″.
  • Works well in adverse weather conditions like rain or fog (use “rain mode”).
  • Can measure in American (yards) or European (meters) measurements.

Uses

The Dragon Eyez is finding a home amongst hobbyists and professionals in a variety of applications.

Here are some top industries that are now using this rangefinder:

  • Hunting, including rifle, pistol and bow
  • Fishing
  • 3-D Modeling
  • Archery
  • Military applications
  • Photography
  • Forestry
  • Construction

Accessories

Because the Dragon Eyez has found such a warm welcome for diverse applications, you can now take advantage of a number of accessories to enhance its use for your needs. Accessories you may consider include a tripod and mount, under-arm holder, camouflage skins, accessories case (for extra batteries, et al) and GPS system.

Using Your New  Rangefinder

If you have never used a rangefinder before, you will be happy to discover the Your New SA Sports 7.26 Dragon Eyez 1500 Yard Rangefinder is designed to work seamlessly right out of the box. Just add the batteries, power up and you are ready to go!

If you are brand new to rangefinders, it can help to practice with stationary objects in your area, such as houses or large vehicles, just to be sure you don’t waste precious field time learning your way around the device. You can practice sighting and recording your results in a variety of weather, including windy, foggy, rainy or snowy weather (remember, your new rangefinder has the “rain mode” to equalize weather conditions, so this will help a lot).

This compact, sleek rangefinder weighs in at right around one pound, so it certainly won’t add any extra burden to your field gear. You can carry it on the lanyard that is provided or in its carrying case, or consider purchasing an accessory like an under-arm shoulder loop holster for easier carrying.

Caring for Your SA Sports 7.26 Dragon Eyez

Your new rangefinder comes with a lens cleaning cloth that you can use to clean the lens during und after use. You can use a microfiber cloth to wipe down the rangefinder unit as well. You should also check battery strength before each new trip. Other than these tips, you won’t need much maintenance!

In short, the SA Sports Dragon Eyez is a great rangefinder that you can rely on in the field!

Nikon Forestry Pro Rangefinder Review

It is that time of year again when hunting and outdoorsmen start outfitting for the season. What better way to boost your chances of a successful hunt than with a range finder. I have used a variety of rangefinders in my day and the Nikon Forestry Pro Rangefinder is one of the best I have seen. I say this for many reasons which will be outlined in this review.

First, let’s get the technical stuff out of the way. The Forestry Pro Rangefinder:

  1. Nikon Forestry ProHas a measurement range of 999 feet.
  2. Is accurate to within a few inches at the maximum range (999 Ft).
  3. Magnification up to 6X
  4. Actual field of view is 6.0 degrees
  5. Exit pupil is 3.2 mm
  6. Eye relief 18.2 mm
  7. Actual size 130mm X 69mm x 45mm
  8. Weight 210 Grams
  9. Powered by one CR2 lithium battery (DC3V)
  10. Automatic power off if untouched for 30 seconds
  11. Class 1M laser classification

In addition, the Forestry Pro has these features.

  • Measures not only actual distance but also horizontal distance, height difference between two objects. Three-point measurement is also available.
  • Has internal and external LCD displays. All information is shown at the same time on both displays.
  • Target Priority Switch System differentiates distance between two objects. These are labeled First target priority and distant target priority. Very useful in heavily wooded areas.
  • Multilayer coating on lenses provides bright, clear images up to the maximum magnification (6X).
  • Large eye relief design lets those who wear glasses easily use the rangefinder.
  • Completely adjustable dioptre.
  • Takes a continual measurement up to a full 20 seconds.
  • Unit is waterproof up to 3 feet for 10 minutes. Unit is not made for underwater use. Water resistant battery chamber.
  • Works uniformly between -10 degrees Celsius to 50 degrees Celsius.

So how easy is this rangefinder to use? This is the real genius of the Forestry Pro model. It is simple to use and read. You will not need to pull out the manual every time you put this unit to use. Just turn it on, point it at your target and see how far it is. Now you can adjust your scope or sights for the shot.

Also due to the small overall size of the Nikon Forestry Pro rangefinder, it can be taken anywhere and not be cumbersome. Put it in a vest pocket or a backpack and you’re off. It even comes with a convenient carrying case. On that note, some folks have used this in rock climbing applications to gauge distances, angles and trajectories. Others while cruising timber in logging areas. This rangefinder is truly a multiple use item.

I am personally very happy with this product’s performance. The distances are extremely accurate and the angles and height calculations are dead on. You will like the monocular eyepiece too. It is comfortable and should you need to, it allows you to momentarily look away with your other eye. It has a massive amount of eye relief as well.

I use rangefinders to adjust my scope’s windage ad elevation for a shot. The distance to the target is tantamount to that adjustment. I have been right on target 9 out of 10 times while using the Nikon Forestry Pro rangefinder.

Others have stated that they have used more expensive units with fewer features. The Forestry Pro has all the features you will ever need at an average price of about $375, so this doesn’t break the bank either. With the first animal taken on a hunt, you will have more than paid for the Nikon Forestry Pro.

Wildgame Innovations Halo XRT Laser Rangefinder Review

In the modern world, there is no reason to limit yourself to 20/20 vision. Remember that there is a reason why human beings are on the top of the food chain, and it isn’t because we are naturally faster, stronger, or more in tune with nature than other animals. We’re at the top because we’re clever, patient, and we can use tools. We’ve come a long way since the pinnacle of human tools was the sharpened stick, but the basic principle is the same. Our tools are our great advantage. Today’s apex predators use camouflage, animal scent, animal calls, and advanced weaponry to find, track, and hunt our prey.

Among the most important tools available to us are those that enhance our natural senses. Whether you’re out gun hunting, bow hunting, golfing, or just looking to frame that perfect wildlife photo for your significant other, you can’t afford to leave home without the Wildgame Innovations Halo XRT Laser Rangefinder. With its unbeatable price and amazing variety of features, the Halo XRT Laser Rangefinder is an invaluable tool for any knowledgeable woodsman.

Wildgame Innovations Halo XRT Laser RangefinderThe Halo XRT is user friendly, fast, and powerful. Best of all though, it is battle-tested. It was able to quickly and accurately gauge distances to a number of targets I met while bow hunting over the recent holiday weekend. The design is intuitive and simple. Without reading the manual, I quickly got a bead on a buck, and the accuracy of the measurement, available in yards or meters, allowed for nice, clean shot.

I found that the advertised range of 500 yards was a conservative estimate. It is perfectly accurate up to 500 yards, certainly, but it also appears very accurate most of the time even closer to 1000 yards out. The 6x zoom and scan mode made active tracking of a moving target very simple, and counting buck points was no problem. While the monitor can be difficult to read clearly in the dark, this should not be a problem for most hunters, golfers, or photographers.

While more powerful laser rangefinders are available, you would be hard pressed to find all of these features in such a portable package, let alone for such a reasonable price. Available at a cost considerably below the competition, the Halo XRT offers an incredible bang for its buck. In addition to the simple design and fast, accurate readings already described, it offers all of these features in a highly sturdy, portable form. The reliable rangefinder can last the entire hunting season on a single battery, in my experience. It is also weather resistant, light weight, and compact. It fits easily into the palm of your hand, a pocket, or a pouch. These are critical features for the modern hunter, whether that hunter is after bucks, ducks, or just a beautiful photograph.

The Halo XRT also makes an excellent golf buddy for those looking for less extreme experiences with the great outdoors. A relaxing day on the fairway could be hugely enhanced by the usage of the Halo XRT Laser Rangefinder. Fitting neatly into a golf bag, a pocket, or a helpful caddy’s hand, the Halo XRT has also proven itself again and again finding yardage to the green, or the flag and hole itself. Aim at the flag stick instead of the “soft target” of the flag itself, as soft targets are a notorious problem for all rangefinders. That said, the Halo XRT will complement your golf game perfectly, making club selection a real breeze.

Overall, the Wildgame Innovations Halo XRT Laser Rangefinder’s reliability, portability, and price make it an amazing purchase for hunters, photographers, and golfers. Don’t leave home without one.