Finding a proper range finder makes all the difference. Sometimes you may have a target that is far and you still want to capture it and with the right range finder that is possible. A good range finder is however relative and it depends on the needs of the user and hence some of the factors that you may consider in choosing one include: cost, features, size/weight, and waterproof ability, size of lens, the range, warranty, field of view, and battery life among many other factors. Different devices have been made differently and thus it is important to know what to look for and what feature is more important to you than others as it is highly unlikely that a good range finder may have all the features you are looking for. Some of the best long range rangefinder in the market today include:
Nikon Riflehunter 1000 rangefinder
This is a great range finder that will give you value for money. Some of its great features include:
Magnification of 6x power
Can determine the brightness of the target and adjust accordingly for proper contrast. It also allows multiple targeting meaning you can have several targets
It has one simple button operation that features a compensation of +/- 89-degree angle.
It has a water-proof ability of up to one meter deep and not more than ten minutes. It has a great battery that is a CR2. It can perform perfectly for roughly 5500 activations.
Leopold –RX-1000i TBR
The Leopold – RX-1000i TBR is a great range finder that uses a powerful 6x power monocular Leopold. It has been made for convenience as you can easily cycle through the options with just one hand. It has a true ballistic range (TBR) is great for many situations including both bow and rifle hunting. With the unit, you can do up to 1000 yards thus perfect for long distances. Its four settings that increase convenience include:
BAS – May also be referred as the horizontal range, as it directly relates to bullet ballistics that will be used.
Mill radians of elevation angle- used to adjust rifle scope.
The CM or number of inches- holds over.
Minute angle of adjustment – alter the settings of the scope.
Zeiss victory PRF
The Zeiss Victory PRF is one of the high-end range finders. It has a great magnification power of 8x magnification that can comfortably range targets up to 1300 yards. The high magnification power means it can range even tiny details on a range of up to 400 yards.
It is however larger in size as compared to other units which may be an advantage or disadvantage depending on the user.
It is simple to operate as it has two buttons for operation, one for ranging and the other for a ballistic drop.
Its lens is coated for protection from rain, snow, fog or dust.
There are many other great range finders in the market and there are still many more that are being manufactured. An extensive research will go a long way in helping you find the best range finder that will best suit your needs.