I Tested And Ranked The Best Hunting Rangefinders In 2023
Hunters know just how important it is to have a laser rangefinder that you can rely on. These affordable options are the real deal, and will ensure an accurate shot every time.
FYI, Prices and ratings are accurate as of time of writing.
1. Gogogo Sport Vpro 1200Y Wildlife Hunting Rangefinder
Top-rated: 5,849 ratings | 136 answered questions
Highlight: Easy to use.
Helpful review: "My Bushnell died after 3 years, the jolt feature jiggled itself to death. Not wanting to spend that much money again, I opted for this GoGoGo unit. Works fine. Slightly cheaper build quality, and uses batteries instead of USB charging like some others, but gets the job done at 1/4th the price. Totally accurate. Same operation as Bushnell. Good optics. So I definitely highly recommend this little rangefinder. This is one purchase you won't regret. I really does the job for little money." — Bob Miksch
Trending review: "Better than expected! Really happy with this. Bought it for hunting and target practice before hand. Couldn’t be happier, light and easy to use. So far I’m still on the first battery, and I’ve been using it everywhere for a couple weeks now. It’s not indestructible, but if you’re easy on things then this is right up your alley." — Troy Lee
Reassuring Review: "I bought this to get ready for some western hunting and it works great. Clear viewfinder and fast distance readings, plus the auto-off feature is great. So I don't have to worry about turning it on and off all the time, or about the battery draining while I'm not using it. There is a switch on the side that I couldn't figure out what it does, and it's not mentioned in the instructions book. It's actually for slope compensation. It would be nice if they added that information to the instructions book. For now, I've just written it in by hand." — Georgiana Fitzgerald
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2. AOFAR HX-700N Hunting Rangefinder
Top-rated: 8,2819 ratings | 83 answered questions
Highlight: You can easily identify targets with continuous scan.
Helpful review: "It’s nothing fancy but… I use this for hunting going on 3 years now. I have literally lost this thing in the woods for 3 days raining all night. But I did I found it! It has never missed a beat, ice cold snow or sunshine, always accurate and dependable. Don’t get caught up in the big name brands. If you are looking for a good yard range finder with angle intelligence for sight pins while hunting, look no further! Basic but perfect!" — Tiffany Baert
Trending review: "I have been searching for a new range finder for my hunting and golf. A friend told me about AOFAR range finder which he is using. Glad I tried it. The instructions included all the details you need to know how to use it. And it is pretty simple to figure out how to use it by myself. With 6x magnification, it is very easy to lock the target and read the distance." — Irise Delvino
Reassuring review: "This range finder arrived in time for me to catch up with my hunting. Outdoor life is my favorite thing. Used this to know the distances in heavy rains. It shows accurate yards just as in sunny days! Don't worry about whether it's waterproof. Trust me, it's manifestation has shocked me in outdoor rainy hunting! Better price and quality than name brand." — Terry Gripe
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3. TIDEWE Leaf Camo 1000Y with Rechargeable Battery
Top-rated: 3,582 ratings | 61 answered questions
Highlight: Capable of enduring the harshest hunting conditions.
Helpful review: "I like high-quality brand-name products. I like Leupold scopes and Nikon binoculars. I figure buy cheap get cheap! This is not the case with this product. I had no problem spending $200 more for a rangefinder if I got more for my money. This rangefinder does everything right with all the features you want. Compact size, lightweight, ease of use. and a great case. It uses a magnet for closure instead of velcro for quiet opening. I generally do not take the time to write reviews. With this product, I felt compelled and happy to do it! I did buy the "WOSPORTS Hunting Range Finder" and sent it back and bought this TIDEWE. I could not be any happier!" — Harry McKenney
Trending review: "For the money I don’t think you will find a better range finder. I love how compact it is. It is rechargeable which is great. The case has a magnet instead of noisy Velcro which is a plus. It gives a reading instantly instead of a 1-2 second delay like other brands I have used. I would definitely recommend this range finder" — Terry Fox
Reassuring Review: "This range finder is super easy to use. Love taking it out deer hunting to make sure I can make the shot and not wound it. Have loved this range finder so much that I bought one for my husband, son, and brother! They all seem to love it too! Can't go wrong with it if you love to hunt!" — Corry Town
Get it from Amazon now: $118.74 & FREE Returns
4. Vortex Optics Ranger 1800 Laser Rangefinder
Top-rated: 2,435 ratings | 150 answered questions
Highlight: Easy to use; features a clean, illuminated display and highly intuitive menu.
Helpful review: "Very pleased with this rangefinder so far. Clear glass, easy to adjust diopter, quick results, compact, and lightweight. Highly recommend!
I waited to review this as I put it through the ringer this season. I'm VERY happy with this purchase. Super simple, one hand operation allows you you to quickly and accurately range your targets. Bright red readout works great in the low light environment, allowing you to range multiple objects before the sun comes up so you can be ready! Had some heavy fog on one of my hunts this year and I was impressed with the accuracy of the unit given that fog can be really difficult on rangefinders. Both of the hunters I was with couldn't get accurate readings using a different brand, and one of them actually borrowed my Ranger for a day and a half so he could hunt with confidence!
I like the case that it comes with, I use the belt loop to secure the case to my bino harness. The Ranger easily slips in and out of the case (I removed the metal clip and attached a retractable tether instead) and I always know where it is.
My only complaint would be the startup. I know the 1500 is supposed to be a '2-click' upgrade from the '3-click' 1000, but I still have to hit the range button rapidly 3 times to get my first reading. OR click once, wait, click twice and sometimes it will range. This is minor as most of the time I'll just keep clicking anyways until I get a reading, but just my $.02.
Another upgrade could be a lockout feature; one that would allow the user to shut the unit off, say 5 quick clicks, when not in-use. Then 5 quick clicks unlocks it for use, saving the battery. I did have a dead battery that I attribute to having a button pressed when my gear was stashed. I have the lockout feature on my headlamps and I use it all the time, so this could be a minor improvement!
Overall I highly recommend purchasing this Ranger if you are on the fence. Good luck and shoot true!" — Fraiser Tolev
Get it from Amazon now: $499.00 & FREE Returns
5. Halo XLR1600 Range Finder
Top-rated: 255 ratings | 19 answered questions
Highlight: Precise readings at realistic hunting ranges.
Helpful review: "Compact size, accurate readings at realistic hunting ranges, comes with a battery. Easy to use. Fast “On”. Bow and .22 Long Rifle shooter’s delight for zero, ranging and hunting. Beats estimating ranges by steps. Some users mentioned having problems using this device wearing glasses. I was able to use it wearing glasses, although I did have to press them close to my face. I tried it out at dusk to simulate ranging near the end of legal hunting hours. No problems. Yes, the aiming box was sometimes hard to see, but not enough to downgrade my rating. One reviewer suggested tilting the device towards a brighter background to read results and this worked great for low light conditions. I was able to range livestock and tree trunks well past 100 yds easily. 450 yds was no problem with a large enough object to reflect the laser light back to the unit. Suggest ranging known landmarks in advance if low light/range is an issue. My first laser rangefinder purchase after much research. Would highly recommend this item/brand and will consider it as a future gift purchase!" — Kirk Courtenay
Trending review: "Worked perfect for archery & even with eyeglasses! First, if you are a long time eyeglass wearer, you will easily find the right eye relief. I read somewhere it won’t calculate the distance, but it did within a yard. I was hunting a new area and had very little time to pre-scout the area. I wanted to range up to 70 yards to 100 yards. I shopped around, looked at some of the other more expensive manufacturers and models. But I wasn’t feeling putting down that kind of money. I saw the camo model go on sale in some of the sporting goods stores but for about 30% more than this one. They appeared to have all the same features, except color. I figured I take the risk through Amazon on this model and it was not a budget buster. And even though it’s not camo, really does that matter? I took it with me the last couple of weeks of archery season here in Florida. It worked well in both low light and in the bright Florida mid-day sunshine. I had some pre-measured range distances from the ground and this calculated the distance and angle from the stand. I had a young turkey and small bobcat that I used this to try measurements of moving targets (not running) and this worked fine. My opinion this is worth the money and worked as well or better than the more expensive models out there." — John Christopher
Get it from Amazon now: $249.99
6. Bozily 6X 1200Y Rechargeable Rangefinder
Top-rated: 1,010 ratings | 38 answered questions
Highlight: 12 month warranty for any product defect or customer dissatisfaction.
Helpful review: "Purchased this for hunting and construction estimate. The distance is accurate within 1 yard and this toy performs even better than the seller claimed. This meets my application, as I only need rough estimate of the distance which doesn't require extreme accuracy. I haven't tested on the Golf feature, which I will update in the future when I use it. Advice to buyer, must clean the lens, otherwise the measurement will be off." — Eric Young
Trending review: "This little rangefinder was a great purchase. It comes in a nice sturdy case that hangs in my golf bag. It is extremely accurate. It seems very durable. I could run it over with a golf cart and it would keep on ticking. I like how it provides the slope distance. I use it all the time for golfing and hunting. It’s great for marking distances around a deer stand!" — Jared Berry
Reassuring Review: "Used for golf and bow hunting. Worked very well. One small issue was quickly addressed and resolved by customer service. I highly recommend this rangefinder." — Chad Doolin
Get it from Amazon now: $79.99 & FREE Returns
7. BIJIA 6X 650/1200Y Laser Rangefinder
Top-rated: 2,037 ratings | 42 answered questions
Highlight: Provides fast and accurate measurement with +/- 1 yard and +/- 45°accuracy.
Helpful review: "Out of the box they feel a bit light and hollow, but they are not overly large as some of the less expensive units I have tried. They came camo, but came with a very bright silver carry case. Readings are to the tenth of a yard, and agree with my old Bushnell rangefinder. I expected to use this rangefinder to get accurate slope readings for archery. In archery, shooting uphill or downhill both result in using a shorter distance for aiming (gravity is acting on the arrow for a shorter distance). This rangefinder may be great for golf, but the slope distance is only for golf. Uphill shots will add distance while downhill shots subtract distance.
As an example, it showed a spot 47 yards away, and 11 degrees downhill. As an archer the actual calculation I should set my sight on is 46.1 yards. This rangefinder says I should use 37.2 yards. This is enough to completely miss a 3D target. The weird thing is this H1000 I have is camo, as though it is for hunting. It works great as a standard distance measurement device, and the optics are on par with my old Bushnell. Just know what you are getting. On a side note, the Bijia company representative has been very helpful with my questions. Customer service takes this from 4 to 5 stars." — Theo Campbell
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8. AILEMON Laser 6X Rangefinder
Top-rated: 1,138 ratings | 21 answered questions
Highlight: Measuring range from 5 to 1200 yards (depending on weather condition), with +/- 1m high accuracy and 6x magnification.
Reassuring Review: "This thing is pretty badarse. It gives a very clear picture, has a focus adjustment, and works in meters or yards. I bought it simply to use for bowhunting as it does angles. My Bushnell does not. I took it on a scouting trip into the high sierras over the weekend and compared yardages with my Bushnell. It was within .5-1 yard. The angle compensation feature is money. I set mine to mode 2 in yardage. This is essentially the mode that gives two reading, one linear and one with angle compensation. Once set you never have to alter anything. When you turn it back on to get a range, it's setup in mode 2. It also has a feature that vibrates slightly once the range is determined. At first I was meh on that but I actually like it a lot. Lastly, the charge holds well. I have a USB compatible solar unit that will charge it, so screw batteries. The furthest range I got was 897 yards. Essentially this range finder will do you well in bow or rifle hunting in my opinion and is at a very hard price to beat. The only other range finder I'd recommend over this is the Vortex due to their lifetime warranty." — Blake Tristan
Helpful review: "I've been looking for a rangefinder for crossbow hunting that does angle compensation, because I'm in treestands a lot. Took a shot at a buck last year and shot high because I misjudged the distance. This isn't going to happen to me again this season! Didn't even realize it's USB rechargeable too. Definitely a bargain for the price." — Adam Harrison
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9. Bushnell Bone Collector 4X21 Rangefinder
Top-rated: 2,215 ratings | 101 answered questions
Highlight: Quality HD clarity.
Helpful review: "This is a great item! Got it to give as a Christmas present for my 16 year-old son. He and my husband both love it. It seems very accurate and functions very well. On an interesting note, the battery listed here in the item description is not the battery it needed. I bought a CR 2 battery as the item description stated. To my surprise, it needed a 9 volt battery. Luckily, we had one on hand. Although the clock by my bed is temporarily out of commission, at least we were able to fiddle with the Christmas gift on Christmas morning. We were able to measure the distance from the window to the door in the living room as 12 yards. That was correct! Measured it myself. My son measured the distance from the porch to the cedar tree by our barn as 236 yards. My husband says that sounds about right. My two mighty hunters are out even now measuring stuff and making plans for how they will use the range finder in their future hunting adventures. I myself am adding a 9 volt battery to my shopping list so I can reload the alarm clock by my bed. Thanks for a great product and fast, efficient delivery!" — Jill Sunderland
Trending review: "Great little range finder and a real bargain. But, before you buy be sure you understand what it's intended for. I see where some reviewers complain that it didn't work at 350 yards on a Antelope or a bull elk 850 yards away. This is a 200 yard max range finder for deer and larger game animals. You can certainly range on other objects (trees, large rocks, buildings, signs, etc.) to get a good idea how far out your target is, but you're still looking at 600 yards max. I hunt Whitetail with archery and a 30-30 in Northeastern Oklahoma where most deer are taken between 50 and 150 yards. I believe that's the sweet spot for this product. If you need more, if you expect more, plan to pay more." — Ken Andrews
Reassuring Review: "I have had this rangefinder for 5 years now. Still running it on the same 9v battery (way better than cr2). This is a basic RF that is really good for someone who hunts using archery or guns out to around 200 yard in a relatively flat terrain. It has been far superior to other rangefinders I have used at this price point." — Aharon Delgado
Get it from Amazon now: $179.99 & FREE Returns
10. WOSPORTS 800Y Bow Hunting Rangefinder
Top-rated: 2,087 ratings | 51 answered questions
Highlight: Lifetime customer support.
Helpful review: "This basic rangefinder is super solid and more than worth the price. No bells and whistles (e.g. distance adjusted for angle, etc.), just reliable, simple, accurate distance measurement. It feels a little big in the hand (vs. other more expensive and ergonomic models). However, it is light and the finish on the device gives a little friction so it does not slip. A more expensive competitor is a nice rangefinder but is slippery and light, so doomed to fly out of your hand at some point. The visibility of the readings is superior to that of some other RF's that cost twice as much. It is early days still, but the accuracy of the measurements seems quite reliable and repeatable. I was seriously tempted by far more expensive models--I love high quality tools and devices. There is no doubt that the super high-end RF's (e.g. Vortex, Leupold, etc) are amazing. However the key question is this: How (and how frequently) are you going to use this? In my case, I will use it every month or two to range targets and perhaps a time or two hunting every season. I'm just an average shot so I will be able to see at a glance whether I should take the shot or not without having to rely on an RF. So it is really just a tool to satisfy my curiosity and better train my eye to more consistently calculate distances. For such uses, this Range Finder is absolutely rock-solid. I just returned another RF that cost more than twice as much after a head-to-head test because I fully preferred this more economical model. And I was fully prepared to keep the more expensive model. This is a great little unit and quite a deal at the price." — Clay Gardner
Trending review: "I have ranged it out to 900 yards. We checked it against my hunting buddy's 1200 dollar range finder (that uses a tripod) and it range perfectly to 900 yards (metal targets). For game animals (wild hogs mainly) was good to 800 yards with good morning and evening light. When the light was low, it only read out to about 50 to 150yards. All in all, I'm impressed and have had zero issues. Have used it in a light rain, light snow, and light fog. Will see how long it last." — Tasia Rains
Get it from Amazon now: $99.99 & FREE Returns