Branka Perić. Rangefinder. May 21st , 2018.
Though a particular rangefinder may say it is rated to a certain distance does not mean that is what you will get out of a rangefinder. The maximum distance rangefinders will work will be dependent on the intended object’s reflectivity and the current conditions. The maximum rated distance is what most manufactures put on the box and is figured in ideal conditions on a reflective object. On deer sized animals, you will be lucky to get 75% of the maximum range and less than ideal conditions will drop the effective range even more. This discrepancy is less with the more expensive models and greater with the less expensive models.
Optics Most rangefinders will offer magnification of some sort in the form of a monocular (some are available in a binocular). The magnification typically ranges between 5 and 8 power. The quality of the optics will vary with the quality of the rangefinder, and again the more expensive models offer far superior optics clarity and magnification than do the cheap models.
Rangefinder Applications As mentioned, there are many uses for laser rangefinders. Hunters can use electronic rangefinders to calculate shot distance to deer, elk or other game. Golfers use rangefinders to determine the distance to the golf ball, which can help them select a club. Hikers and mountain climbers use laser rangefinders to map the best route.
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