5 Things to Consider When Buying a Laser Rangefinder

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Laser Rangefinder

There are five very important factors that you should consider when you are planning to buy a laser rangefinder. The five most important things to watch out for include range, magnification, accuracy, weight, and weather resistance. Below I will explain more about what you should look for and why.


You need to know how far your laser rangefinder is going to be accurate, many models can measure distances of up to 1500 yards, that’s nearly a mile. Longer ranges are recommended for rifle hunters while shorter or longer range gauges will work well for bowhunters and archers.


Magnification is the manner of enlarging the look of an object. Magnification is measured on the distance meter by multiplying, for example, x5 magnification means that it can enlarge an item up to five times the actual size of the object. This ensures you reach that trophy target by knowing exactly what you are aiming for. For a shorter distance meter, a lower magnification works well whereas with a long-distance meter a higher magnification is best.


Accuracy is a measure that means closeness to the truth. Scouts may have an accuracy of +/- 1 yard, this means the measurement you receive could be 1 yard over or 1 yard below the actual distance. Most distance gauges will give you accurate results under almost all weather conditions. Higher accuracy will improve your results with your rangefinder.


While the weight of the scout won’t change the effectiveness of your scout, it is important because you don’t have to buy a lookout that’s too heavy for you to carry during hunting days. Make sure it’s a load that you can easily hold on to your eyes for a reasonable time.


What I mean by weather resistance make sure your rangefinder is waterproof and fog-resistant. You don’t want to take the risk of having your stalker damaged by the rain. Since a lot of hunting is done in very warm or very cold conditions, checking for toads is important, the heat of your skin can cloud your lenses in cold weather, or moisture in the air. warm conditions. Don’t risk seeing your target but not being able to get your reach. Again weather resistance won’t increase the effectiveness of your scout but will cause you much less stress and come in handy at times.

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