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Best Range Finders 2017

Best Laser rangefinders 2017

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SIG ELECTRO-OPTICS KIL02000 MICRO SIGHT

The new KIL02000 isthe most powerful rangefinder in the roundup.

Its freaky fast, with a quarter-second response while ranging single targets or continuously ranging targets in scanning mode.

It also delivers the widest range of distance measurements out of any other rangefinder: precisely range animals from lessthan one yard out to 1,200 yards with angle compensation included.

Until now, a rangefinder of this caliber wasn't available to the civilian market.

$500; sigoptics.com


SIMMONS VOLT MICRO SIGHT

The Volt is another contender in the budget-priced rangefinder category, and it'sripe with features that deserve a nod.

It measures line-of-sight distances from 10 to 600 yards with the touch of a single button.

As a $40 upgrade, the Tilt model provides angle compensation. The body isshaped with grip and stability in mind. Its powered by a 9-volt battery.

$190-$230; simmonsoptics.com


HALO XL450 MICRO SIGHT

If you hardly ever hunt beyond your Back 40, or if you're on a tight budget, the Halo XL450 rangefinder might be right up your alley.

It'll do everything you need for effectively hunting backyard bucks at less than 100 bucks.

It can accurately range reflective targets out to 450 yards, and Angle Intelligence technology leaves you with no excuses if you shoot over or under Mr. Big with your bow.

The XL450 has a fixed 6X magnification, so you can also use it as a monocular.

It's water-resistant and built to handle minor bruises, but you might want to consider borrowing a buddy's higher-end rangefinder if you ever cash-in that Western elk hunting fund and roll out to the Rockies.

$100; halooptics.com


LEICA GEOVID R MICRO SIGHT

Great glass always comes at a price...especially when that glass has electronic guts.

Surprisingly, Leica has managed to introduce the new Geovid R series of rangefinding binoculars in a price range that's within reach of any serious hunter — even if your job title doesn't begin with "VP" With an 8X42 that starts at $1,750 and three other models, topping out with the 15X56 at $2,500, the Geovid R line stands in a value class of its own.

You'll get Leicas high-end optical quality in these binos, along with a built-in rangefinder that will measure the line-of-sight distance to objects out to 1,200 yards and angle-compensated ranges out to 600 yards.

$1,750-$2,500; us.leica~camera.com


BUSHNELL TROPHY XTREME MICRO SIGHT

This rangefinder has a lot to offer in a durable, lightweight package that isn't overpriced. The brain of Bushnells Trophy Xtreme is wired to measure reflective objects out to 850 yards and deer to 200 yards.

Angle Range Compensation (ARC) mode and a minimum ranging capability ofseven yards gives bowhuntersthe confidence they need to sling accurate arrows.

Bushnells new Full Spectrum Targeting is designed for rapid ranging of non-reflective targets, so you won't- be frustrated when trying to get a bead on big boys during crunch time.

$230; bushnell.com


LEUPOLD RX-1200ITBR/W MICRO SIGHT

Even with stellar shooting skills, hunters taking long-range shots on live targets need stellar gear to match.

The RX-1200i TBR/W will accurately range a beast out to 800 yards and a reflective target out to 1,215 yards.

Leupold's True Ballistic Range (TBR) technology calculates the incline to your target and calibrates true range based on your chosen cartridges ballistics.

But this unit really shines because it gives shooters an automatic wind-hold value for a 10-mph crosswind.

Even the slightest wind drift at distances beyond 100 yards can mean the difference between a gut shot or precise placement in an animal s boiler room.

$520; leupold.com


NIKON ARROW ID 3000 MICRO SIGHT

Lightweight, compact, and ultra-accurate from 6 to 550 yards with a generous field of view. That's what you get with the new Arrow ID 3000 rangefinder.

Designed with bowhunters in mind, it uses Nikon's tested and trusted -ID (Incline/ Decline) technology for reliable angle compensation.

Taking its gadgetry to the next level, this unit also allows you to choose from two modes that determine target priority.

Especially helpful isthe Distant Target Priority mode, which allows you to range targets behind tall grass or brush.

$200; nikonsportoptics.com