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The Best Rangefinders for Hunting in 2022

July 13, 2022

Matthew Carroll

Matthew Carroll

No wordy intro needed—you are here because you want a rangefinder that can go the distance—or that will at least help you figure out that distance. Below are three great rangefinders that will elevate your long-distance game.  

Budget Bet – Prostaff 1000i Rangefinder  

If all the talk about optics and hardware and bells and whistles is just a bunch of mumbo-jumbo to you and you just want a rangefinder that does its job—reliably—then the PROSTAFF 1000 and 1000i is where your journey ends. Reliable, straightforward and most importantly, affordable, the Prostaff 1000 Rangefinder has everything the average hunter needs. This rangefinder features a 6x optical system that allows for fast target acquisition for everything within 600 yards. Additionally, the Prostaff 1000i utilizes Incline/Decline Technology for accurate distance perception from various angles. This rangefinder is small enough to fit in your pocket and designed to resist harsh climates and rain so that the only thing you must worry about is finding a good spot and ranging the distance to your target. ($197, Amazon)  

Top-Shelf Performance Rangefinders – Sig Sauer Digital Balistic Kilo 2400 ABS  

The Sig Sauer Digital Ballistic Laser Rangefinder Kilo2400ABS is the rangefinder that does it all. With the capability of reaching a target two miles away, this rangefinder does not cut any corners. The Sig Sauer Kilo 2400 excels in all the ways a traditional rangefinder does but utilizes innovative technologies to go above and beyond other rangefinders. Sig Sauer’s Ballistic Laser Rangefinder utilizes a simple-to-use phone application to provide the user with essential information about their environment. It is capable of calculating Aerodynamic Jump, Spin Drift and Coriolis Effect, as well as temperature, humidity and pressure changes with information on how to adjust for muzzle velocity shift. To top it all off, the Kilo2400 uses HyperScan technology to provide four range updates per second while the RangeLock technology reports the most recent range result when ranging targets—all while displaying the distance to the nearest tenth of a yard. ($1,300, Amazon) 

All-Around Option – Vortex Optics Ranger Laser Rangefinder  

So, you want to invest in a quality rangefinder, capable of elevating your long-distance game, but also don’t want to drop $2,000? Then allow us to introduce you to the Vortex Optics Ranger Laser Rangefinder. Capable of reaching 1,800 yards, the Vortex Rangefinder is for the serious hunter who doesn’t want to be limited by their gear. The Vortex Rangefinder also excels in high-angle, long-distance shots thanks to its HCD mode display. It also comes equipped with a scan feature, providing the user with a constant feed of ranges as the user pans the terrain, which pairs well with the device’s Line of Sight feature. The Vortex Rangefinder is also incredibly versatile, with three brightness settings along with water and fog-proof performance capabilities. As an added bonus, it comes with a neck lanyard and a removable utility clip for the user’s carry preference. All of this plus a lifetime warranty makes this a great all-around option. ($349, Amazon)  

Find more hunting rangefinders on iSportsmanUSA.
Image courtesy of Bill Winke. 

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