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  • Ray Campbell

The Best Hunting Rangefinder Is Actually Affordable In 2023

Hunters know just how important it is to have a laser rangefinder that you can rely on. These 10 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. AOFAR Hunting Range Finder HX-700N

Top-rated: 7,399 ratings | 76 answered questions


AOFAR Hunting Range Finder HX-700N

Highlight: You can easily identify targets with continuous scan.

Helpful review: "This range finder works very well, it is accurate. I measured out several different yard makers then used the range finder to check the distance of them. It was dead on. I only went to 100 yards in 20 yard increments. It has all the features that the expensive ones have, clear viewing and two buttons that controls all the features. If you feel like, you can even measure the speed of vehicles in your neighborhood for fun. I’m a retired police officer and the Lasers we use to measure speed are very expensive, so this little device kinda blew my mind. It’s small a lightweight (palm of your hand). I highly recommend this item." — Keith A. Smith
Trending review: "I really like this rangefinder. It works and the results are consistent. If I got a big name one for way more money and it got lost or wrecked that would really suck. This baby has a pretty beefy feel to it. The buttons are not flimsy. I thought the camo was a little cheesy, like the range finder was going to give you away, but that's okay. It does what it's supposed to. Recommended ." — CapeCod
Reassuring Review: "Ok, so after reading the reviews on this Aofar HX-700N laser rangefinder I figured I'd give it a shot. I have a hunting trip coming up, and wanted to give myself a bit of an edge, but didn't have the budget to spend $200 or more on a "brand name" range finder. I also didn't want to throw away $100 on a "budget" rangefinder that wasn't any good, so I shopped around. As I said, I read the reviews, and they seemed mostly positive. Upon receiving it I noticed the construction was lightweight but robust feeling. It comes with a lanyard that hooks directly to the rangefinder which can be worn around your neck for ease of use, a carry pouch with belt loop, a carabiner, and a battery. My only concern was how accurate it would be. I'm a little OCD so after receiving it I decided to put it to the test. I have a 100ft surveyors tape from lowe's, and ran it all the way out to 100ft. I hooked the start of the tape to the front bumper of my truck then stood at the 100ft mark. I aimed the rangefinder directly at the ground in front of my truck, the headlight, bumper, grille, and other parts of the front of my truck and it showed 33yds fairly consistently. 100 feet is 33.33yds, but the rangefinder only shows whole numbers, no fractions or decimals. I also tested it indoors from one wall to another wall and it accurately read 9yds, which I likewise checked against a tape measure. After those tests and a few more I can confidently say it is accurate to within 1yard. I attribute this to the fact that it only shows whole numbers, and seems to round to the nearest yard. So it may be off by +/- 1.5ft, but that's pretty damn good for an $80 rangefinder. My only real gripe would be that the crosshairs and range reading don't light up, so you can't use it in the dark. Other than that I'm quite pleased with it, and look forward to seeing how accurate it is at longer ranges (100yds plus) on my hunting trip, but I expect it will be just as accurate. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quality, affordable rangefinder." — Josh

Get it from Amazon now: $89.99 & FREE Returns

 

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2. Gogogo Sport Vpro Laser Rangefinder For Hunting And Golf

Top-rated: 5,068 ratings | 116 answered questions


Gogogo Sport Vpro Laser Rangefinder For Hunting And Golf

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. Accurate where I have comparison data. Pinseeker technology. Same operation as Bushnell. Good optics. Having a laser rangefinder really improves my golf game, helps me select the right club whether its to reach the pin or avoid a hazard. And I say that as a high handicapper senior golfer, not a young pup Rickie Fowler flat-brimmed Puma cap wearer wantabee. At this price why would you not have it in your bag?" — Bob Miksch
Trending review: "This is a great RF for the money, the 6X eyepiece is great, focus adjustable, the view of the target is bright and clear and sharp. It is light and easy to carry. I use the RF for archery target and 3D and have a 30 yd course taped out using landscaping measure and this RF was dead bang on at 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 yds. I imagine that accuracy will hold out to greater ranges. It has a slope compensator and angle indicator which is essential for long uphill and down hill shots. The cost of this unit is 1/6 of other units that don't do any more. My only concern is that it does not say water resistant which might be of concern in the rain but that is to be determined. I am very happy with this range finder, it was a good purchase for the money and does exactly what I need it to do and accurately." — Nyfiken
Reassuring Review: "Purchased this item for my husband as a gift. He was very happy with the product. However, after a few months the lenses came out of focus. We contacted the manufacturer, and they were extremely helpful and sent out a replacement. I would highly recommend this company and the product." — Georgiana Fitzgerald

Get it from Amazon now: $129.89 & FREE Returns

 

3. TIDEWE Hunting Rangefinder With Rechargeable Battery

Top-rated: 3,582 ratings | 61 answered questions


TIDEWE Hunting Rangefinder With Rechargeable Battery

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 range finder 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 one. 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" — Trout
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!" — C. Town

Get it from Amazon now: $118.74 & FREE Returns

 

4. Vortex Optics Ranger 1800

Top-rated: 2,351 ratings | 150 answered questions


Vortex Optics Ranger 1800

Highlight: Capable of ranging up to 1,800 yards.

Helpful review: "Purchased this after the reticle in my Leupold RX-1000i suddenly deteriorated such that more than 50% of it has dead spots making it unusable; and after only 4 years (no more than 25 hours max) of use. Decided I wouldn't be buying that again. I've slowly been transitioning to Vortex because of their quality, which is backed up by their VIP warranty, and have yet to be disappointed. This holds true for this unit too. Compared to the RX, it has better ergonomics, the optics are just as clear (if not clearer), uses the same CR2 battery, and weighs the same (8 oz). This is definitely the best value when considering quality, functionality, performance, and the warranty." — AtlasV
Trending review: "I was looking for a rangefinder that could consistently range 1000 yards. This one does just that and then some. The furthest I’ve been able to range was 1400 on the dot against tree foliage. I think in a perfect controlled environment you could achieve the 1800 mark. I bought this for archery first and the ability to ring steel at 1000 years second. Overall I’m very happy with the purchase. My first copy had an issue with the threads for the tripod mount. I called vortex and they offered to fix or replace it with no questions asked. They quoted me a 2 week turnaround time. Since I had just purchased it as a prime member, I opted to just do an exchange through amazon in order to have the issue resolved in a few day. Great product, great customer service from both vortex and amazon. Buy with confidence!" — Jeffery Fisher
Reassuring Review: "Very easy to use after just skimming over the directions. Have ranged out from 30 yards to 600 so far. Very accurate, used it with my vortex crossbow scope and dead on out to hundred yards! Everything I have owned from vortex has been great so far! Multiple scopes for guns from 22s to 243 and 308s. And crossbow scope is amazing and dead on accurate, like this rangefinder!" — Daniel

Get it from Amazon now: $289.97 & FREE Returns

 

5. Halo XLR1600 Range Finder

Top-rated: 3,076 ratings | 132 answered questions


Halo XLR1600 Range Finder

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. Bests 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!" — K.C.
Trending review: "Used this on a recent hunting trip. Distances measured matched up with the distances given by the guides. Compared distances with my buddy's range finder and they were within a yard or two of each other. Display is clear and easy to read. I played around with these when I first got them and while the unit isn't lit, if what you're distancing is lit up you may be able to read the display in low light/night. I was able to distance a car under a streetlight down the street at night. The reviews seemed mixed on this but I'm glad I snatched it up when it was a deal of the day. Came in handy on the hunt. I was able to get some readings of 453ish meters but that was the max I saw which is fine since this claims only 450m capability. The controls are easy it's only 2 buttons. 1 changes the modes yards, yards with angle, meters, and meters with angle. The other turns it on and is used to get the distance. Focus ring works well too." — Christopher
Reassuring Review: "I purchased this because my other rangefinder were eating batteries like there was no tomorrow. It's been a few months since I've purchased this and I must say the battery levels are as good as when I received the unit. Thumbs up all the way." — Gary Youngblood

Get it from Amazon now: $249.99

 

6. Bozily 1000-Yard Rangefinder

Top-rated: 1,149 ratings | 81 answered questions


Bozily 1000-Yard Rangefinder

Highlight: 12 month warranty for any product defect or customer dissatisfaction.

Helpful review: "The rangefinder is actually smaller than I think, came with a nice small case that fits perfectly in my golf bag side pocket. In flag locking mode, the readings were quick and accurate. I also like the slope switch technology and It put some science behind my usual guess work. When the position of the flagpole is higher than the position we are standing at, for the same distance we need to hit it further to get closer to the hole. Not many golf rangefinders have this function, which I believe is a great innovation. It is a bit tricky to stabilize the rangefinder because of the lack of stabilization mechanism but this is a common issue among these kind of devices, hopefully someday new technology can improve the situation. So far I am pleasantly surprised by the quality and precision of the device. The true test will be in how long it survives. So far so good, recommend." — Amazon Customer
Trending review: "This is an updated review of this product. I had received this item the first time and it did function as expected at all. The seller contacted me and replaced the item within 3 days without any delay. I would have to say with that kind of customer support it was well worth it and the new product is working great. We all would like to get everything we purchase without any problems, but sometimes there are some bad eggs. I was very happy with customer support and their concern to ensure that I received a working product quickly. Thank you!" — J. Berry
Reassuring Review: "I was really happily surprised when I received the rangefinder (2 days - on time). I was struck by how compact it was... much smaller than an older “tournament edition” Bushnell that somehow got lost or misplaced. Anyway, the optics seemed very good, and when I installed the battery it worked great... but during a round I noticed that a small black (object?) had appeared in the viewfinder, while there was nothing on the outside of the lenses. I emailed Bozily after the round!!! The sales rep, Johnny Chen, responded immediately and said he would expedite shipment of another right away. In 2 days had a brand new one that was perfect. I was still able to use the other one as I waited for the replacement to arrive. It still worked properly even though the small piece of debris was visible. He never asked me to return the defective one but I offered to do so when I received the new one. He accepted and sent the return address and said he would reimburse any shipping expense. Anyway, I’m extremely pleased with the rangefinder and amazed by the responsiveness of customer service." — Chad Doolin

Get it from Amazon now: $85.99 & FREE Returns

 

7. BIJIA Hunting Rangefinder

Top-rated: 1,963 ratings | 42 answered questions