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Rangefinders 500 – 1000 Yards
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With so many types of optics available to hunters, competitive shooters and other outdoor enthusiasts, it can be a bit overwhelming deciding what device will work best for you.
Depending on the application, you may need to have several devices on hand, including rangefinders, scopes and either binoculars or monoculars.
A rangefinder is a device that is used to help estimate the distance of a target. Sometimes for beginners, they are confused with spotting scopes; however, they are two totally different devices. Rangefinders are a smaller, handheld device that allows you to line up your shot and receive clear information about the distance to that target so you can update your ballistic information correctly. Spotting scopes are often much larger and are usually mounted on a tripod.
Both are used to help acquire a target, though a rangefinder is often considered easier to use when on the move due to its compact size.
When trying to decide what type of rangefinder you want, you’ll want to consider the application in which you’ll be using it. Rangefinders have a variety of distances they can measure, usually split into short-range and long-range. Anything above 500 yards is often classified as long-range.
Outdoor activities that could benefit from a 1000-yard long-range rangefinder include:
- Long-range competitive shooting
- Big game hunting
- Rifle hunting
- Disc Golf
When choosing the best rangefinder for your long-range activity, you’ll want to consider several factors, including:
- Intended application
- Conditions in which it will be used
- Ideal distance range
- Features, etc.
While many basic long-range rangefinders on the market could easily suit your needs, the serious hunter or competitive shooter may need a rangefinder that offers a little more in the way of features, such as:
- Vivid display reticle
- Angle range compensation (ARC) technology
- A variety of targeting modes
A great example of a top-notch, budget-friendly long-range rangefinder is the Bushnell Prime 1300 Laser Rangefinder. Not only does it come with the features mentioned above, but it also has a wide-range viewing capability and is nearly 2x brighter than industry standards.