Laser Range Finders
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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. Range finders for hunting, shooting, and general measurements look
at larger things that are easier to isolate. While most rangefinders are monoculars, hunting rangefinders are also available as binoculars.
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. As with any tool, select the rangefinder that fits your intended use.
Our favorites range from the inexpensive reticle Leupold GX Digital Golf Rangefinders to the top-of-the-line
Leica Geovid HD binoculars
with integrated laser rangefinder. In the middle price range is the Bushnell line of Yardage Pro rangefinders. In the
Nikon lineup are models that give an LCD readout.
All Zeiss range finders
have ballistic ranging. We are sure to have one that will work for you.