New technology has led to new ways of hunting for the sportsman whether on a range or in the act of the hunt. Of those new technologies, the rangefinder has become the item of demand, not only for the success of a hunt but also for concern for the suffering of the animal being bagged. There is nothing better, in the hunter’s mind than the hit and immediate drop on an animal. The current top ten bestselling range finders are:
1.The Bushnell Michael Waddell Bone Collector Edition Laser. Capable of ranging up to 600 yards with an accuracy of +/- 1 yard, this lightweight rangefinder is small enough to fit in a shirt pocket. Its convenient power package runs off a typical 9v battery and activates immediately when triggered.
2.The Vortex Optics Ranger 1000 with Horizontal Component Distance Rangefinder RRF-101 fits easily in the hand for optimal use in the field. This 12-ounce device is a heavyweight among ranging tools with an accuracy of +/- 1 yard up to a 1000-yard distance. Batteries provide a red digital field with more than enough power to last for a full day’s hunt.
3.The Nikon 8397 ACULON Rangefinder is a sleek, no frills ranging tool that provides accurate ranging for up to 550 yards. Easy to handle and extremely accurate with power to spare. When someone says, “Oh, you have the Nikon,” this is the one to which they are referring.
4.The Halo XRT6 Laser Rangefinder may look quirky, but its functionality exceeds many of the rangefinders on the market. Powered by CR2 batteries, which last twice as long as regular batteries, this unit is capable of continuous scanning and ranging. Its accuracy is +/- 1 yard for up to a 600-yard distance.
5.The Sig Sauer Kilo 2000 Yard Graphite Rangefinder is an imported, palm-sized, powerhouse unit that ranges beyond 2000 yards with adjustments made four times per second while scanning. Its accuracy of 1/10th of a yard is phenomenal. It also sports an ambient light meter that triggers adjustments for display purposes. With the newest technology, this rangefinder has greater speed and accuracy than any other on the market.
6.The Halo XRT 650 Yard Laser is an elementary range finding device without the extras found in other models. It is, however, highly accurate and, without the extras sucking power, is longer lasting in the field.
7.The Bushnell Team Primos The Truth ARC Laser is one of the few rangefinders built for the bow hunter. With a range of up to 850 yards, this device includes an Angle Range Compensation Bow Mode that provides angle displacement and horizontal distance measurements giving the bow hunter a better chance at a kill shot.
8.The Nikon 16228 ARROW ID 5000 Rangefinder finds the range and the angle of the shot for either the closest target or the furthest target in the field. With an accuracy of +/- one yard for up to 600 yards, this device is perfect for the newer hunters who have not the experience needed to accurately judge the angle of distant shots.
9.The Leupold RX-1200i TBR/W with DNA Rangefinder is accurate up to 1000 yards. This device sports a new True Ballistic Range technology that matches the chosen ballistics of the rifle chosen for use, thus providing a more accurate shot.
10.The TecTecTec ProWild Hunting Laser Rangefinder measures both the distance and the speed of the object. It has an accuracy of +/- one yard over a distance of 540 yards. Its continuous measurement mode provides fast and accurate range displays.
With the world changes over the last century, hunting has become more of a sport than for subsistence. With better firearms came the need for more advanced technology to hunt down and bag the chosen animal. These ten laser rangefinders have become the bestselling range tools due to their proven ability provide the accurate and humane shot.