Rangefinders have many uses for outdoor activities. They can be used to determine the distance to a target for
hunting or precision shooting sports. Golfers often use rangefinders to take some of the guesswork out of driving
a ball down the fairway. Wildlife researchers, birders, and even forest managers or loggers may use them in the
course of their work, too. Optics4Birding offers our customers one of the largest selections of rangefinders
found on the Web. The laser rangefinders we carry come from some of the most highly-respected manufacturers in
the optics industry.
Optics4Birding Rangefinder Brands
In addition to providing our many customers with outstanding service, selection, and price, we provide them
with rangefinder choices to suit any budget, from the weekend outdoorsperson to the seasoned professional.
Our staff at the company use these rangefinders in their own outdoor adventures, giving them the insight to
help our customers select the right rangefinder for their needs. We proudly offer rangefinders from brands like:
Which Rangefinder Should I Buy?
Believe it or not, the staff at Optics4Birding gets this question a lot from our customers. We can help you
select the best rangefinder for your outdoor needs, and are happy to offer you some basic information on the types
and models of rangefinders to help you decide.
Laser Range Finders fall into three main types: golf, hunting/nature ranging, and forestry. Golf range finders
are designed to locate the thin, vertical flag stick and separate it from the background. A good example of a golf
range finder is the
Leica Pinmaster II metric/yard rangefinder.
Another is the stylish and portable
Nikon CoolShot 20 Golf Rangefinder.
Range finders for hunting, shooting, and general measurements look at larger objects that are easier to isolate from
the background. A great shooting sports rangefinder is the
CRF Rangemaster 1000-R Laser Rangefinder, while a more budget-friendly model might be the
Nikon Aculon Rangefinder.
While most rangefinders are monoculars, hunting rangefinders are also available as binoculars. A top of the line choice
in binocular rangefinding is the
Zeiss Victory RF 10x45 T* Binocular R
angefinder. Some golf and hunting range finders have the capability to account for a difference in elevation
between the start and end of a trajectory (ballistic ranging). Forestry range finders are used to determine both
the distance to a tree and how tall the tree is or how far a nest is from the ground. The
Nikon Forestry Pro Laser Rangefinder
serves as a perfect example of a pro-quality tool used around the world in the forestry industry. As with any tool,
select the rangefinder that fits your intended use.
All laser range finders work by sending a narrow laser beam toward an object and measuring how long it takes that
beam to be reflected back to the rangefinding device. This is called the “time of flight” principle. Consumer-grade
rangefinders are generally accurate from a few millimeters to a couple of feet, with more accuracy in those that use
short laser pulses and fast detector circuitry. Most rangefinders feature a digital readout to help you quickly determine
how far you are to your target.
Rangefinders come with different optical coatings, weatherproofing, and rubberized bodies. Some offer good magnification,
allowing them to be used as both a spotting optic and a rangefinder. It is important to understand how you will use the
optic and what sort of weather or field conditions you expect while using the rangefinder to help determine which one is
right for your needs.
Do You Carry Rangefinder Accessories?
To help you get the most out of your laser rangefinder, Optics4Birding carries a selection of useful accessories.
Mounting brackets to
help stabilize a rangefinder on a tripod are available through our online storefront, and
tethers that clip the rangefinder to your vest or jacket can
help protect your expensive optic device from loss or damage, keeping it handy while you’re enjoying the outdoors.
The Optics4Birding Quality Difference
The selection, the pricing, and the variety of rangefinders that Optics4Birding carries makes us an industry leader in
retail optics sales. We are serious about outdoor activities like birding, wildlife observation, and sporting events,
and we are committed to providing our customers with the best equipment at the most competitive prices. Our company has
earned its reputation for quality, and that quality is backed by some of the most outstanding customer service in the
optics industry. Optics4Birding stands behind every product we sell with our signature no-hassle
return policy and our easy-to-use online shopping storefront.
In addition to our selection and service, Optics4Birding proudly offers our customers our exclusive Price Guarantee.
We will meet or beat any advertised price from an authorized dealer on the same item. Best of all, most orders ship free!