So we point these things at our target, push the button, and it gives us a number. We know that there’s a laser involved somehow, but just how do these things do it anyway? Turns out it’s an old idea.
Is a rifle scope range finder worth it?
In the world of hunting range finders, rifle scope range finders are a relatively small and not inexpensive category. Similar to range finder binoculars, range finder rifle scopes are about combining two necessary pieces of sport optics so that you only need to carry one.
In the world of hunting range finders, rifle scope range finders are a relatively small and not inexpensive …
An archery/bow hunting range finder is all some people need
Obviously, no one is taking 200 yard shots with even the most powerful crossbow, so long range capability isn’t a concern while bow hunting. Now it may be a big concern to the bow hunter who also uses a rifle (or even just plays golf, but that’s another topic). But just focusing on the act of bowhunting, the typical 100 yard range limit of most dedicated bow hunting range finders would be fine.
Also, in many states, hunters are restricted to using shotgun slugs for deer and other game. Ohio is one such example. Even with modern rifle-barrel shotguns and sabot slugs, it’s exceedingly rare to take a shot over 100 yards. If your hunting territory is filled with dense cover and not many fields or other open areas, then you may not have many shots over 100 yards even if you can use a rifle.
Obviously, no one is taking 200 yard shots with even the most powerful crossbow, so long …