Hunting Range Finders

This is the largest category of hunting range finders, useful for rifle hunting, shotgun slug hunting, in many cases just as useful for bow hunting as dedicated archery models, etc. These rangefinders come with a variety of features and capabilities, with a model out there for any hunter at any price point.

Features to look for in a hunting rangefinder

While many aspects are important, there are a few critical ones that no one can do without. A hunting range finder has to stand up to common field conditions like rain and cold, it has to give you an accurate range to your target, and it has to be easy to use when that fleeting buck is in your sights.

In addition to these key functions, there are a few others to consider as well, such as:

  • Magnification – you need enough power to see what you’re trying to get a range on
  • Max Range – pick a rangefinder that has enough range to match your hunting conditions
  • Weight – you have to carry this thing around, and no one needs a brick in their pocket
  • Angle Mode – if you bow hunt or have steep inclines in your territory, consider a model that will ‘do the math’ for you on your shot angle
  • Price – always an important consideration

These are the rifle hunting and general purpose hunting range finders that we have reviewed to date:

NameMagnificationMax RangeWeightAngle ModeApprox PriceOverall RatingInfo
Nikon RifleHunter 550 Laser Rangefinder Review: Best All-Around Choice?6X550 yds6.3 oz$280

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Bushnell Legend 1200 ARC Rangefinder: Full-Featured Package6x1200 yds7.4 oz$325

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Nikon ProStaff 550 Laser Rangefinder Review: Solid, Affordable Quality6X550 yds6.3 oz$200

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Bushnell Yardage Pro Sport 450: Decent Entry-Level Rangefinder4x450 yds7.4 oz$150

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Hunting Range Findersunrated2011-04-25 10:44:49Hunting Range Finders
This is the largest category of hunting range finders, useful for rifle hunting, shotgun slug hunting, in many cases just as us…
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