September 10, 2021
By Game & Fish Staff
Hunting field and food-plot edges means you may have to shoot farther than point-blank distances. To do so accurately, you'll need a laser rangefinder.
Here are three excellent choices, each of which has its own angle-compensation system that tells you the exact distance to hold for regardless of shot angle.
Bushnell Prime 1700
Featuring an all-glass optical system and an improved LCD display, this new unit offers a viewing experience up to two times brighter than previous models through 6X magnification. A scan mode updates target distances while panning. EXO Barrier technology coats exterior lens surfaces, repelling water, oil, fog, dust and debris.
$209.99 | bushnell.com
Leupold RX-1600I TBR/W
An easy-to-read red OLED display and rubber armor-coated aluminum body are key features of this rugged rangefinder. It has 6X magnification and can generate a hold point for a 10-mph wind at a 90-degree angle out to 800 yards. A line-of-sight mode can be used when hunting from a ground blind.
$399.99 | leupold.com
Vortex Ranger 1800
The Vortex ranges reflective items out to an amazing 1,800 yards, and deer-sized targets to 900 yards and as close as 10 yards. An inclinometer eliminates shot-angle guesswork for elevated bowhunters. A handy utility clip can be mounted to either side of the unit or removed altogether.
$499.99 | vortexoptics.com