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Best Hunting Rangefinder Reviews for Compound Bows

When looking to buy a hunting rangefinder, what’s important is what the rangefinder will do for you, not just what you will do with ...

When looking to buy a hunting rangefinder, what’s important is what the rangefinder will do for you, not just what you will do with your rangefinder. There is a plethora of options in store when it comes to the right rangefinder, but you never want to go over or under the expectations that you need to fill when you plan on using it. 

For example, if you’re just needing something basic and closer ranged, you don’t want to use something that has 10-X zoom at 600 yards when you’re trying to actually scope out an area. But you don’t want it to have too little zoom either. Not to mention, you want a hunting rangefinder that allows you to see a certain distance in front of you minimally too for when you need to see somewhat close. Rangefinders come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and the most important part – prices.  So, keep reading to find out more and be sure to also check out the rangefinder reviews at

Max Range
When it comes to finding the right fit for you, you want to consider the max range based on what you will be hunting with. If you have a shotgun or rifle that can only be accurate at 600 yards, you want to use a rangefinder that will be accurate for the distance of what you “aim” to be hunting for. Why? Because you don’t want to be too far from your target to shoot it. And you want to ensure that you can easily calculate your distance for better aimed and lined up shots at your target.

What’s with Minimum Distance?
Many hunting rangefinders have minimum distance from 1 to 10 yards. If you plan on not being that close to what you’re wanting to shoot, then you don’t need something that is going to give you a minimum range of 1 yard. Aim for something at 10 yards (for example if you’re in the air in a blind) so you can see clearly and measure what you’re aiming for. 

Some hunting rangefinders come with a variety of features such as ARC. This stands for angle range compensation, a common term in hunting. ARC is a way of measuring the angle versus the actual distance of your shooting target. If you’re at a 45-degree angle to your target and you’re 50 feet in the air, then you’re not shooting necessarily at the 300 feet you would be if you were on the ground. As a matter of fact, the distance would be a little more. Using hunting rangefinders with this ARC technology is a great addition for your tree stand or even optimal to use when you’re in an elevated blind (blind not on the ground).

Bow Rifle or Both
Lastly, another option to consider is that some hunting rangefinders are optimized for bow hunting, while others give maximum performance and are suited for rifle hunting. When it comes to selecting which hunting rangefinder you want to use, make sure that it is suited for what you are wanting to use for hunting. That being said, have no fear – many rangefinders actually are optimized for both bow and rifle hunting. Just be sure to specify which one has multiple settings, and be careful what you choose before you buy it. And always be considerate of price.