[Top 7] Best Range Finders [June 2020]

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So, you’re out in the wild hunting and you just spotted a deer. 

You stalk your way to it. It’s huge and is completely unaware of your presence. 

Whoa, you feel so happy. You take aim, but before you pull the trigger, something creeps into your thoughts.

Doubts! Doubts!! And more doubts!!!

You begin to ask yourself different questions. How far away is this deer? Is it 300 yards? 1500? Or 400?

How low or high should I hit my shot?

In the middle of this mind occupying discussion, this huge deer majestically disappears out of your sight untouched.

I know, yes, I do. It can be very frustrating.

Or maybe you’re even a golfer who’s looking for the best rangefinders in town so that you can improve your skills, win a lot more and possibly buy that mansion you’ve always wanted.

For these two group of persons and any other individual who wants to purchase a range finder, this review is for you.

We analyzed dozens of ranger rovers and carried out intensive research. 

We looked at different important points you might consider such as the features of each, durability, price, size, simplicity and also some minor addons.

Range estimation can be difficult in the wild or golf course. 

If you want to take wonderful shots, you must be confident you will hit your target. 

Knowing the ballistics of your tennis ball or bullet will help. But that’s only part of the job. 

You also must know the range to your target. 

With that said, here’s our pick of 7 best range finders.

1.TecTecTec VPR500 Golf RF (best range finders)

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Here’s our first RF in our list. TecTecTec is a stronghold name in the manufacture of quality optical products. They have produced lots of award-winning devices and made even greater strides in the development of the VPRO500 RF. 

Let’s see what makes this device a standout option for you

  1. Pin-Seeker: This revolutionary RF makes use of a pin-seeker technology. This allows this device to perform superfast measurement with 1-year accuracy. Coupled with its pin0sensor tech, it accurately measures overlapping subjects, perfect for measuring golf flags, hazards and wooded areas
  2. Powerful Lens: The tectectec is embellished with premium, ultra-clear, multi-layered optics for easy read. It also has through the lens display with distance and battery meter and continuous measure mode for fast, convenient measurements
  3. Distance: This device is a premium Range finder that measures up to distance of 540 yards with continuous scan mode, advanced pin-sensor technology and a highly durable water-resistant body.
  4. Portability: Another beautiful thing about this device is the fact that it is very portable. It measures just 104 * 71 * 41 mm and has a lightweight of only 185g. This gives you the freedom to take your device with you wherever you so wish without bothering any extra weight. This makes it perfect for carrying while hunting or golfing.
  5. Durability: This is really a trademark of tectec and the case of the VPRO500 RF is no different. The device is very durable and water resistant. It simply means that your device is guaranteed to be safe even if water or fluid is spilt on it.

What to expect in package?

  • Premium carry pouch
  • CR2 battery
  • Wrist strap
  • Microfibre cleaning cloth
  • Quick start guides for easy setup

Specification of tectec

Weight185g
Dimension104 * 72 * 41
Max Range540 yards
Water resistantYes
Accuracy at 300 yards+/- 1 yard

What do customers stand to gain?

First is a 30-day money back guarantee. This is to simply show you the faith that its manufacturers have put in this their breakthrough tech. 

Second, is the fact that on purchase you have a two-year warranty. 

More amazing is the fact that your rangefinder will get to your location with free shipping and delivery

2. Bushnell PRO X2

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Another award shattering range finder manufacturing company, Bushnell is a leading laser rangefinder company in the world of R.Fs. 

All the leading innovations in RFs have all been included in the Bushnell PRO X2. Taking a read down, you will see reasons why this rangefinder has been among the world’s best range finders.

Features

  1. Display: The PRO X2 employs an exclusive dual display technology. What do I mean? With the simple press of its mode button, the dual technology allows you to easily toggle between a bright red vivid display or sharp black display all based on your current lightning conditions or personal preferences.
  2. PinSeeker with JOLT Technology: This is another amazing thing about this masterpiece. These technologies provide you with short vibrating pulses to give a tactile confirmation that the laser has locked onto whatever you’re targeting. The JOLT technology was embedded to ensure that this gives you a result with a 100% efficiency. Feel the exact distance, feel the JOLT
  3. Slope-Switch Technology: Yup, you got that right. Let me explain. This feature allows you to easily toggle in and out of our slope function. With this feature you can easily utilize Slope to get compensated distances around your environment {course for golfers, forest for hunters} when you want it and have a USGA-conforming device that is legal for tournament play when you need it.
  4. Waterproof: There you go again. With the bushnell PRO X2 you sure have no worries when water or fluid spills on your RF as it is IPX7 fully waterproof.
  5. Bushnell Golf App: This app is compatible with android and iOS devices. Allows you have access to the data from your device after the days or during the days work.

Other Additional features 

  • 3D Flyovers with distances: This allows you get hole flyovers with front/centre/back and hazard distances
  • Hole layout with distances: Get hole-to-hole layouts with distances
  • Ranges 5 1, 300 YARDS: 450 yards to flags

Specifications

Range covered450 yards
Magnification6x
Package weight1.3 pounds
Fast focus systemYes
Item dimensions L*W*H0.4 x 3.1 x 5.6 inches
MaterialPlastic
ColourGray

What do you gain from purchase?

  • 30-day money back guarantee: This allows you return the device within 30 days of purchase if you happen not to be satisfied with what you purchased.
  • There’s also a two-year limited warranty that covers your device

Summary of what I liked

  • Slope switch
  • Quick and accurate yardage and slope
  • Dual display
  • Clear optics
  • Solid metal housing
  • Extremely
  • Fully Waterproof
  • 6X magnification and up to 450-yard distance to a flag.
  • Jolt technology

What I didn’t like

  • Expensive
  • Heavy on battery life

3.Bushnell Tour V4 JOLT Golf laser Rf

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Here’s another masterpiece that Bushnell brings to you. This Tour V4 brings you into the realm of the next evolution pin seeker with jolt technology. It is a mind-blowing combo of size, speed, accuracy and JOLT. This laser RF packs an unbelievable feature set into a smaller, more ergonomically sound form factor. Let’s take a detailed look into what this piece offers

Features: 

  • Pin Seeker with JOLT Technology: Pin Seeker with JOLT provides the golfer with short vibrating bursts to give reinforce the laser has locked onto the flag. JOLT Technology eliminates all doubt. Use what the Pros use, feel the exact distance. Feel the JOLT.
  • Bushnell Golf App: A purchase of this device will give you FREE access to the Bushnell Golf App. This App is compatible with iOS and android. 
  • 3D Flyovers with distances: For golfers, this feature allows you get hole flyovers with front/centre/back and hazard distances.
  • Hole layout with distances: Get hole by hole layout with distances when using the Bushnell Tour V4.
  • The V4 is also equipped with a fast focus system that allows speedy focus when using your device.
  • Water Friendly: Not only is the V4 waterproof, it is equally water resistant. So, it makes for perfect use even under the rain. 
  • Finally, because the V4 Jolt does a great job of locking onto targets and giving accurate readouts. If you’re observant you’d find it most often in the hands of PGA Tour Pros during practice rounds

4. TecTecTec ULT-X

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The ULX impressively measures with pinpoint precision distances up to 1,000 yards. Unlike the blurring and poor image that you should expect at such distances, the ULX produces images that remains crisp and clear. This is due to its multi-layered coatings and 6X magnification. But is this all it offers? If I were you, Id read on

Features

  • Accuracy: As accurate as it gets, the ULX uses the latest optical technology to give you the most accurate and reliable measurements with an unprecedented accuracy of +/-0.3 yards at distances up to 300 yards, +/-0.5 yards at distances of up to 600 yards and +/-1 yard at distances up to 1,000 yards.
  • Simple User interface: Bushnell has always been known to believe that simple is best approach is best. With this device all you need do is simply pull the attached faceplate into place to turn off the slope feature: The yellow = Slope, Black = Non-slope. Once target gets locked, it sends a vibration. When you need a quick overview of distances, its scan mode gives you instant measurements one after the other. 
  • As far as you need: Struggling to lock on to flags over 150 yards away? With its Target Lock Technology, your ULT-X laser rangefinder will instantly catch flags at up to 450 yards and hazards at up to 1000 yards with high quality 6x magnification providing bright, clear images.
  • Durability: The ULX is a not just a feature filled piece but is equally very durable. It is rainproof and moisture resistant making it really reliable in the extremes of temperatures like rain and winter season.

What to expect on unboxing?

The ULT-X rangefinder comes with 

  • a premium carrying pouch, CR2 battery, 
  • strap
  • microfiber cleaning cloth
  • quick start guide, 

What do you stand to gain?

The company provides a two-year (24 month) warranty (Online Registration Required) and lifetime customer support for you. This is what I call a full package.

5.Vortex Optics Ranger laser RF

Vortex Optics Ranger laser RF

A universal truth known by all is the fact that Ranger RFs give hunters and shooters precise data needed to make accurate shots and kills. On our no 5 list is another powerful range finder, one that keeps things simple.

Let’s see reasons the Vortex Optics made our list

  • Range Distance: Not only is this device easy to use, it can see clearly as far as 1800 yards. It features of a clean, illuminated display and highly intuitive menu.
  • Horizontal Component Distance:  Also known as the HCD range display, it is intended to be the primary mode of this device. The yardage number displayed is the critical horizontal component distance is corrected for shot angle and needs no extra user input. The HCD range mode allows you to use the vortex in the following situations
  • Rifle shooting on level ground at any range
  • Rifle shooting out to ranges of 400 yards with moderate slopes (15 to 30 degrees) or out to ranges of 800 yards with mild slopes (less than 15 degrees)
  • If you’re an archery shooter, then this will do magic for you.
  • Scan Feature: This feature can be used to range moving targets or help range smaller targets on uniform backgrounds either in the HCD or LOS modes. Once powered up, press and hold the measure button and scan laser back and forth, watching for changes in the yardage number as crosshairs move across the target object. Once you get a blinking “S” display it indicates scan ranging is activated.

This scan feature also gives continuous range readings as you pan across a landscape or track a moving target. Three brightness settings allow the display to stay visible in various light conditions

  • Lens: Vortex 1800 is built with fully multi-coated lenses which deliver optimal light transmission for you.
  • Durability: This RF is built with a textured rubber armor that provides a secure, non-slip grip to your device. In addition to this, it is also water and fog proof. This ensures that its performance remains top-notch even in the most extreme of weather.

Specifications

Magnification6x
Objective Lens22 mm
Eye relief17 mm
Operating Temp14-131 F
Range reflective9 – 1800 yards
Range Deer9 – 900 yards
Accuracy+/-3 yards @ 1000 yards
Max angle reading+/-60 degrees (INC 50)
Linear field of view315 feet/ 1000 yards
Angular field of view6 degrees

6.Callaway 300 PRO

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Here’s another Pro Golf Laser Rangefinder that offers you pin-seeking precision in a sleek, sophisticated design. The Callaway has an exclusive Pin Acquisition Technology (P.A.T.) that lets you lock onto the pin from up to 300 yards away, ensuring accuracy even when trees and other objects are in the background.

It’s highest quality 6x magnification allows for easy pin targeting and landscape scanning to acquire multiple targets. Range of 5-1000 yards (5-300 yards to the flag).

The Callaway offers you an easy to read LCD display which shows yards/meters to the target, Zero-In Aiming technology, P.A.T. (Pin Acquisition Technology) indicator, and slope information

The Callaway does not sacrifice quality on the alter of giving you a sleek design. It was built to also have a premium quality that meets your needs no matter the weather conditions. It is waterproof, water resistant and fog resistant

The Callaway 300 Pro Laser will measure the include or decline and display along with the distance to pin.

For even more accuracy, the slope adjusted distance is automatically calculates and displayed.

The slope function can be turned off with the click of a button, which makes the Callaway 300 Pro legal for tournament play.

It also has some exclusive birdie feature that delivers audible ‘chirp’ to confirm distance acquisition to flagstick.

With its slope measurement technology, it measures angle of incline or decline then automatically calculates the slope adjusted distance. This technology also gives it its added accuracy 

The slope function can be equally be turned off with the click of a button, which makes the Callaway 300 Pro legal for tournament play.

With the Callaway PRO 300 there’s no doubt whatsoever. Feel confident in your yardage and take dead aim with the superior accuracy of the 300 Pro Golf Laser Rangefinder to measure 5-1000 yards. Scan the landscape to acquire distances to multiple targets, like greenside bunkers and water hazards.

7.G7 BR2500 Range Finder

The last on our list but certainly not the least is the G7 BR2500. It is an exceptional range finder that has an effective ranging distance of about 2,500 yards. It is heavily equipped with capabilities previously available only in the military.

The BR2500 is a complete ballistic solver for drop and wind with outputs available in MOA, MRAD and BDC or Shoot-To compensation.

This rangefinder has the capacity to measure range, pressure and temperature, and incline to calculate a drop and wind solution based on your programmed Ballistic Coefficient (G1 or G7), Muzzle Velocity, Sight Height and Zero Range.

It affords you the freedom to use the MOA or MRAD outputs with any scope’s adjustment to dial in the angular solution. 

 In BDC mode, compatible with ballistic reticles and BDC turrets which are calibrated to a fixed temperature and altitude, the BR2 will calculate a corrected solution automatically adjusted for varying conditions – just dial your BDC turret to the displayed Shoot-To-Range. You will never need to swap out your turret again.

In its entirety, the BR2500 is the only ballistic rangefinder on the market capable of providing “Shoot To” outputs compatible with custom BDC and yardage turrets.

More so, this rangefinder carries an in-built ballistic solver for precise real-time drop and wind calculations of up to 1400 yards.

Talk of accuracy, the BR2500 is accurate to the nearest 0.1 MOA! Using a device that only provides a preconfigured-table lookup solution in 1.0 MOA increments, without wind correction, is not an option for shooting at 1000 yards and beyond.

Built to survive various harsh weather conditions, the BR2500 provides a selectable targeting mode which gives you the leverage to detect and display the distance for nearest, farthest or strongest targets out to the maximum of 2500 yards. 

Just like the B2-airline bomber, the BR2500 which is waterproof (houses the GORE-TEX membrane) is the stealth device of the Rangefinders

More Features include

  • Tighter beam divergence for more precise ranging
  • More powerful laser, extends effective range to 2,500 yards and beyond while still maintaining Class 1 Eye-Safe designation
  • Improved ranging and targeting algorithms, perfected for handheld and field use, and tuned for animals at long range, rather than large, reflective steel plates
  • On-board ballistic solver
  • Real-time compensation for wind, angle, temperature and altitude (pressure)
  • 5 Custom programmable profiles unique to your cartridge and firearm
  • In-the-field programmability; No app or other device needed
  • Rugged weatherproof housing with GORE-TEX® membrane
  • Includes: Rangefinder, Soft case, lanyard and owner’s manual

Specifications:

Effective Range2,500+ yards
Maximum Ballistic Calculation Range: 1400 yards
Temperature Sensor Range: 0 to 122°F ± 2° F
Battery: CR123 (included)
Field of View: 330ft @ 1000yds
Weight: 14.4oz
Dimensions (LxWxH): 5.2 x 4.5 x 2.1in
Environmental Protection: IP55
Operating Temperature: 0 to 122° F
Battery Life (continuous use)8 hours
Laser TypeClass 1, 905nm (eye-safe)
Beam Divergence75 x 1.5 MRAD
Ballistic Output Units: MOA, MRAD, BDC
Measurement/Ballistic Solution Time: ≤ 4sec
Tru Pulse Targeting Modes: Basic, Near, Far, Scan
Storage Temperature: -20 to 158° F
Eye Relief: 20mm
Optical (monocular): 7 x 26mm
Pressure Sensor Range: 4 to 36 inHg ± 0.5 inHg
Tilt Sensor Range: ± 90°, ± 1° within ± 60°

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