Bushnell rangefinders for all lighting performance levels.
It doesn’t matter what your skill level is. Understanding the different levels of light performance available in rangefinders is crucial. Lighting plays an important role in properly tracking your target and lining up the perfect shot.
Your needs will change depending on location and the type of game you are targeting. So if you’re a serious hunter or shooting enthusiast, “any lighting” simply won’t do when searching for the best rangefinder for your needs.
When discussing lighting, we aren’t talking about whether the sun is up or not. Sure, that can and often does play a part in your overall lighting situation; however, it’s important to know the difference between “regular” lighting performance and low-light performance when it comes to your rangefinder.
It’s important to remember that low light performance rangefinders are not built for nighttime hunting, as they do not emit any extra light to help you see better. However, they are ideal for hunting both at dawn and dusk when there is still some natural lighting available.
Standard rangefinders work with the natural lighting around you to help you spot your target. The amount of lighting that is brought in will depend on your objective lens and your optical systems.
Low-light rangefinders are built to allow the most light into your device, ensuring the best image and color possible, even in low-light situations. That’s why many low-light rangefinders include larger objective lenses and are paired with various optical systems to help bring more light to your eye for a brighter, clearer image – such as an all-glass optical system.
The greatest benefit of a low-light rangefinder is the ability to spot your target quicker and easier in both daylight and even low-light conditions. Low-light rangefinders are built to help you during scenarios where lighting is limited, including:
- Hunting at dusk
- Hunting at dawn
- Hunting in foggy conditions
- Hunting in cloudy conditions
- Hunting in adverse/inclement weather conditions