Leupold RX-1000i TBR Compact Digital Laser Rangefinder with DNA

The new Leupold RX1000i Compact Range Finder is designed to provide uncompromised ranging accuracy with a whole host of features that deliver the best performance possible. The Leupold TBR Compact Range Finder featuresa high performance DNA (digitally eNhanced Accuracy) engine, which gives archers True Ballistic Range (TBR) readings of up to 125 yards to the nearest 1/10th yard. This range finder has multicoated optics, weatherproofing, selectable reticles, and fold-down rubber eyecups for eyeglasses wearers. This Leupold range finder also is a cool compact design with an intuitive quick set menu for fast and easy adjustments while in the field. This range finder is optimized for archery. You can select different reticles and choose measurements in yards or meters with this laser range finder. The built-in inclinometer, paired with rangefinder, and an advanced computerized ballistics program for the ultimate Leupold range finder. What more can you ask for? Maximize your hunting efficiency with this Leupold Compact Digital Laser Rangefinder using the accurate ranging and vivid OLED display for a crystal clear view.

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Rangefinder Reviews – For the Outdoorsman

Why Range Finders are Perfect for the Back Country
by: Chuck Fitzgerald

Outdoor enthusiasts love to guess about all sorts of things. We guess how many stars are in the Milky Way, we guess how fast a deer runs or we might even guess about how long it will be until that big, dark cloud dumps rain us. But there are times when guessing in the back country just doesn’t get the job done. Specialty gear is available to help us determine how far we’ve hiked – and in what direction – and other tools are available to help take the guesswork out of purifying water. But there is a another useful tool overlooked by many avid back country visitors – the rangefinder.

Rangefinders are used in a number of commercial applications – surveying, mapping, mining, etc. – however for our purposes we will be discussing the portable laser rangefinder used by outdoor sportsmen and sportswomen.

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Laser rangefinders calculate the distance to an object by bouncing a laser beam off of the object and measuring the lapsed time until the beam returns. Since the calculation is based upon the return of the beam, it stands to reason that a more reflective object can be measured at a greater distance than a less reflective object. Readily available models are accurate to within one yard and have the ability to measure distances to reflective targets up to 1500 yards away – that’s nearly a mile – and they’re accurate under nearly any condition.

The past few years have seen a number of technology advances across all rangefinder price ranges. Many models are lightweight, are easily operated with one hand, can measure through rain or snow, can see through nearby clutter, function well in low light, contain integrated optical magnification and are 100% waterproof. Additionally there have been vast improvements lately to lens coatings, battery life and information display.

If distances are important to your activity, you need a rangefinder. BackCountry features – rocks, trees, lakes, mountains, ravines, cliffs – have a tendency to distort one’s depth perception. It is easy to misjudge even short distances. The most widely used application of rangefinders is in measuring shot distances by hunters. Whether you are hunting waterfowl or elk, distance to your game is the most critical factor in placing an effective shot. Bow hunters would never hunt without their rangefinder, the difference between 45 yards and 50 yards for a bow hunter is the difference between success and failure. Rangefinders are also used by golfers for determining club selection, by hikers to determine the best route to travel and by campers, boaters and wildlife observers for a wide variety of distance measuring purposes.

The next time you plan to spend time in our wondrous backcountry consider taking a rangefinder along with you. If you’ve never looked through a rangefinder, you don’t know what you’re missing. With a quality rangefinder, guessing distances just became old news. Use this information and you’ll Get It Right The First Time. Get Outdoors!

About The Author

Chuck Fitzgerald is Owner and President of Arizona based BackCountry Toys, an online store providing backcountry specialty gear and educational information for outdoor enthusiasts. Visit www.BackCountryToys.com to receive the free newsletter “FreshAir’ or call (800) 316-9055.
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Difference Between Golf and Hunting Laser Rangefinder

Laser Rangefinders For Outdoor Sports

Laser rangefinders at one time were bulky, expensive, and used primarily by the military. With advancements in technology, rangefinders have become so compact that most models will fit in your pocket, and prices are as low as a couple of hundred dollars. They’ve also become popular for hunting, golfing, hiking, and other sports where knowing precise distances aids in performance.

There are scores of rangefinders available for specific purposes, each with their own specialized features. All, however, operate on the same basic principle: the rangefinder projects a laser beam out to an object; the beam reflects off the object back to the rangefinder; and the rangefinder calculates the time between the transmission and the reception of the beam to establish the distance.

The distance a rangefinder can accurately measure depends upon the rangefinder itself, but also depends upon the reflectivity of the object being measured. For example, a shiny metal sign will reflect more light than will the bark on a tree or the fur on a deer. Thus a shiny object such as a metal sign can be ranged out to well over 1,000 yards, while a deer can be ranged out to 300 to 400 yards. The angle of the object being ranged affects the measurable distance as well. If the object is perpendicular to the laser beam it will reflect more of the beam back to the rangefinder, while an object that’s at an angle will reflect less of the beam back to the rangefinder.

When the object being ranged doesn’t reflect enough light for an accurate reading, an alternative is to range a more reflective nearby object as reference. Deer hunters will often scout an area the day before they intend to hunt, and range objects for reference in areas where they expect deer to appear.

Most rangefinders have features that go beyond measuring simple distances. Models made for hunting and golf will often include inclinometers that measure the slope of the terrain to the measured object, and use trigonometry to calculate the precise distance to the object.

Many hunting rangefinders feature a ballistics mode that calculates the bullet drop at a specific distance, based upon ballistics information for a particular caliber, bullet weight and velocity. Some of these models will display the amount of hold-over required for the target at the measured range.

Certain models of golf rangefinders have a feature that lets the user focus on the flag on the green while ignoring objects around the flag.

Many rangefinders also include features that allow the user to range an object through rain or brush.

Nearly all rangefinders have a certain amount of magnification for viewing, much like binoculars. After all, you need to be able to see an object before you can range it. The amount of magnification you require depends upon your particular needs. A varmint hunter who routinely shoots out to 1000 yards would find high magnification useful, while a golfer would find that a lower magnification allows him to view more of the course.

Another consideration that’s important when selecting a rangefinder is the unit’s construction. If your sport doesn’t entail harsh weather or rough terrain, a model that’s weather-resistant is probably fine for you. However, if you anticipate the unit being subjected to rain, snow, as well as bumps and falls, you’ll want to consider weatherproof housings, rubber armoring, waterproof optics and other features to protect the unit’s electronics.

When affordable rangefinders first hit the market, their use was regarded by some as cheating. Today, though, responsible hunters recognize their value in getting a clean, humane shot. And most rangefinders are now legal for use in PGA tournament play.

The times have changed, and for the better.

By: Richard A. Baker

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Richard A. Baker is the publisher of GunShopFinder.com. More information by Richard A. Baker can be found at Hunting Rangefinders and Golf Rangefinders.

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