Vortex Optics Ranger Laser Rangefinders

Last updated date: March 29, 2019

Review Melt Score
9.3

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 69 expert reviews, the Vortex Optics Vortex Optics Ranger Laser Rangefinders placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.2
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.6
365 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Incredible range (up to 1,000 yards) and great in wet and low light conditions
- BestReviews
The unit is built with a rubberized coating and sealed o-ring housing which makes it both dustproof and waterproof.
- Outside Pursuits
The Primary Horizontal Component Distance (HCD) mode of the Ranger 1300 offers an angle-or-slope compensation distance at one push. Archers and rifle shooters stay quick on the draw as it illuminates your hold at harsh angles.
- Rangefinder Lab
The red digital lights really stand out against most backgrounds and make it very easy to see in all lighting conditions. You can adjust the lighting display to accommodate sunrise, midday, and late evening. The Vortex Rangefinder 1000 has
- Bullseye Hunting and Shooting
May 2, 2016 | Full review
The LED display has 3 brightness settings and was bright and easy to read on the medium setting under most lighting conditions.
- Pure Elevation
What experts didn't like
Not great for computing wind effects and ballistics
- BestReviews
Keep in mind that if ranging a smaller target, non-reflective, or quartering away your range will be significantly shorter.
- Outside Pursuits
It only displays range increments in 1 yard but not tenths
- Rangefinder Lab
Some have complained that it is a bit slower than some of the other high-end rangefinders-anywhere from one-second to four seconds to get a readout.
- Bullseye Hunting and Shooting
May 2, 2016 | Full review
The Ranger also struggled a little more scanning through light grass and brush to hit a distant target. You would eventually hit your desired target but it would take a couple attempts or using the scan mode to get it done
- Pure Elevation

From The Manufacturer

Ranger Rangefinders give hunters and shooters distance data needed to make accurate shots. Easy to use with a clean display and highly intuitive menu, the Rangers keep things simple, yet provide a high level of performance. Primary HCD (Horizontal Component Distance) mode displays an angle-compensated distance reading. Three reticle brightness settings match ambient light conditions. Scan Mode gives range readings as you pan across the landscape or track a moving animal. Adjustable, utility clip secures the unit to a belt, pocket, pack, or other flat-edged surface. Fully multi-coated lenses deliver optimal light transmission. O-ring sealed for waterproof performance. Ideal for gun hunters, target shooters and bowhunters, Ranger rangefinders put the odds of accurate down-range impacts in your favor.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Sig Sauer Laser Rangefinders
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 4
2. Vortex Optics Ranger Laser Rangefinders
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 5
3. Bushnell Tour V4 JOLT Laser Rangefinder
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 7
4. Precision Pro Golf NX7 Laser Rangefinder
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 8
5. Halo Hunting Rangefinder
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 8
6. TecTecTec VPRO500 Laser Rangefinder
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 8
7. TecTecTec ProWild Hunting Rangefinder
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 9
8. Nikon ACULON Laser Rangefinder
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 4
9. Bushnell Bone Collector Edition Laser Rangefinder
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 6
10. Leupold Digital Laser Rangefinder
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 5

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