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Sure, you might have great aim, but can you do better? Maybe you have bad aim and need an accessory to remedy the problem. Whatever the issue is, your answer is a rangefinder.
Rangefinders come in various forms, but those that have laser technology mean you are on the brink of the latest tech out there. Fast, rugged and accurate, a rangefinder will definitely improve your accuracy. While we could talk about rangefinders forever, we are going to give you the top 5 reasons to own one.
No Guessing Affordability
The best hunting rangefinder means no guessing! The main idea of a rangefinder is to give you the information on distance from you to the target, or game. When you use the laser, you find that a beam comes onto the target and you can measure the distance from there with the internal clock.
Using a rangefinder means that not only will you have a more accurate shot, you will also make a cleaner shot which is more humane to the animal.
Rangefinders are not only high tech, they are affordable, too. You can find some that are expensive, but for the most part, they aren’t going to bankrupt you. There are many that you can find for the $100 range, but if you want to go big and get even better performance, you can find the highest technology rangefinders range in price from $500 to $800 roughly.
Before you go hunting, you should scope out hot spots that you can remember to locate later by using landmarks nearby or leaving a decoy of some type. If you plan to use a blind, you should range the distance from you and the decoy or landmark so you will have the information you need later to make the kill.
If you hunt on foot, you will still need to range your distance. By doing all of this before you actually hunt, you will know what adjustments to make, and it will save time and stress if you happen to be in the dark outdoors. It will definitely offer better aim as well as accuracy.
You will find that a rangefinder is easy to carry around and convenient to use. Many rangefinders are now small and compact than they were in the past and weigh less than a pound! It can be kept in your pocket or hunting bag easily and used when you need it.
You can even find rangefinder binoculars that work just as well. Now that we are in more modern times, you can find many rangefinders hook easily to lanyard and can be worn around your neck, or even attached to your belt if you don’t want to slide them in your pocket.
Do you need to get closer to your target without moving and making any noise? A rangefinder offers the luxury of staying still and quiet while being able to hone in on the target or game. Every hunter knows that one false move and the game is gone, with the possibility of nothing to come again for hours.
If you are using a rifle hunting rangefinder, you can expect a maximum range of 600 to 1,300 yards, making them great for long shots. If you like bow hunting, like many do, a rangefinder for that will give you a max range of about 800 yards. Honestly, you will wonder how you ever hunted without a rangefinder.
Honestly, there are some rangefinders that are so high quality and give such a great performance, they eliminate the need for binoculars. In fact, many people have replaced it completely because you are getting magnification and distance all in one, plus several other features that benefit your shot.
If you are going for a higher end rangefinder, you will see that they generally have a wider field of view, which gives you more sight to see a deer walk into the view. The best part is you can use one product to do the job of two products, which eliminates taking along extra gear.
While most of the time, hunters are stalking pray in a field or wooded area, you can hunt in areas where there are mountains, canyons and various types of terrain. A rangefinder can work in any type of terrain, steep or not. As hunters, you know that if you are on an inclined area or declined, the further away your target seems.
It can use angle compensation on an incline or decline, and you can still make the shot. It will use internal calculations to make the shot accurate at the correct angle and correction values. This ensures that the drag as well as gravity does not destroy the path of the bullet, or arrow.
Rangefinders are there to give you a horizontal distance that is true to the target, eliminating the possibility of aiming too low or high, causing you to miss your shot. Get the kill by simply adjusting the scopes or sights to match up to the reading that the rangefinder provides.
The last thing you want to do is shoot something other than your intended target. Rangefinders now have new technology that can tell you if you will hit your target or something else, such as a tree or other animal, or even a human. Don’t hit a tree limb when you could have hit a deer!
If you bow hunt, you can find rangefinders that have features that will give you the shot clearance. They can pick out the area from the center of your horizontal distance to the point that the arrow will fly the highest. This will show you anything that is in the way of hitting your target.
Hopefully this article was informative to you and you now see some of the things that a rangefinder can do for you. Go get one today and don’t miss out!
Rebecca lives in the USA, but loves hiking all over the world. Her favourite is Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal. It usually takes 16 days, but she likes to slow down, enjoy mountains, company of other adventurers and take more pictures, so it took her 28 days last time. Another of her passion is the ocean, so all short and long hikes along the ocean shore bring a lot of joy. She also writes for HikingMastery.com.