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What is the difference between Hunting vs Golfing Rangefinders?

If you want to buy a rangefinder then you would have a question at some point. Can you use a rangefinder for both golfing and hunting? Can you save a few bucks buying one rangefinder?
The answer is Yes, you can. You can use a laser rangefinder for both activities if you choose a smart device that has features to serve both golfing and hunting adequately. You just need to know the basic differences between golf and hunting rangefinders and some limitations.
Fast of all you have to know, what is golf rangefinder and hunting rangefinder.
Golf Rangefinder Golf rangefinders seek for the nearest flag stick for the measuring the distance in an open field.
Hunting Rangefinder
The rangefinders always are in "Distant Target Mode" by default to spot wildlife in wooden terrains. This target set automatically ignores close objects that could obstruct your view.

Here I wrote the 3 difference, you should remember that:

1. First Target And Distant Target Modes

Golfers need "First Target Mode" to detect the near objects like flag or pin in an open golf ground. Hunting rangefinders rarely good at detecting close objects. For hunting, "Distant Target Mode" is appropriate to range a target past the wood. Modern rangefinders come with toggling options between both first target and distant target modes, but they are expensive.
2.Quick And Accurate Reading
Golfing rangefinders detect the object quickly, and hunting rangefinders give the accurate reading. It is true that golf rangefinders do not need to be as precise as hunting one. Hunters want to make sure that their prey can be perfectly located.
3. Magnification Strength
You might be aware of the fact that Hunting rangefinders always have more magnification than the Golf Rangefinders. Golfers need the distance of the next hole, which could be maximum 400 yards. For the bow hunters and hunting, 400 yards rangefinders are also appropriate. In case of rifle hunting or long-distance shooting sports, you will be needed maximum 1000 to 1500 yards ranges.

Now you know what the basic differences between the golf and hunting rangefinders are. You can start choosing your suitable one.

Apr 02, 2018 | The Optics

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Which is the best rangefinder for 500-600 yards?

The Ultimate Halo XRT62 7 Rangefinder

The Halo Rangefinder can reach as far as 600 yards if you are going for an insightful target. This rangefinder can reach 600 yards under proper conditions. Usually, deer is measured up to 200-250 yards. Too many distances make it generally harder to get correct measurements.
The Halo XRT62-7 gathers light well during a bright day you are completely set. It does not work better in low-light situations, however, as the display is not provided with artificial light. Practically, the rangefinder has been designed with the needs of shooters and golfers in mind, and in this Halo XRT62-7 Rangefinder review, you will know how this product has been helping your fellow golfers and hunters.
The scan mode and 6x magnification which allows for constant ranging. While you are involved on the golf course or in the woods hunting, Halo XRT62 has the rangefinder for you. The XRT62 equipped with a CR2 battery also with a useful protective case, class IIIA laser; 5mW or less.
This rangefinder also works nicely for golfing although you might have to try a few times to get a proper measurement. In such a case, the green object might be captured well by this rangefinder for measuring the distance.

Mar 15, 2018 | The Optics

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Which is the best rangefinder for bow hunting?

Simmons Laser LRF 600 Rangefinder

Treestand bowhunters are known to be the people with particularly discerning preferences when it comes to shooting. If you are one of them, you surely are proud to make an accurate hit at extreme angle.
So, you know how important the difference of a few yards between the true horizontal distance and line of sight distance is when a successful hit is the only thing you want. Well, forget all these subtleties because Simmons Laser Rangefinder LRF 600 is there to help.
Alongside the reticle and battery level indicator, this budget-friendly rangefinder might seem a compromising model due to having no rifle, or bow, or target priority icons. After all, this model is ideal for shooters and hunters.
Important Highlights
  • Accuracy: +/- 1 yard
  • Range: 10-600 yards
  • Monocular Optical System with a fixed focus
  • 4x magnification
  • Liquid crystal display
  • Line of sight measurement
  • Tilt Intelligence (For displaying True Horizontal Distance)

Mar 10, 2018 | The Optics

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How do I fix Leupold rangefinder not giving distance?

To what make and model of camera is this rangefinder attached ? Most modern cameras have autofocus lenses.

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Rolling distances on rangefinder.

Unless that device has a laser in it, rolling distance calculaters are hard to come by because they are not cheap.

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I have no manual, how do I get the distance number to appear?

You can download a manual at

but simply, to get the distance to appear, turn on the unit with the large red ON/DIST button, aim the red laser dot at your desired target, and press the ON/DIST button again. The distance will appear on the display screen.
Greg DeTray,

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Bushnell yardage Pro won't read distances. Short

Bushnell has discontinued service on the yp500, yp400,yp800,yp800.yp1000. Basically all the units that look like this one. They will offer you a new unit at wholesale price.

call 800.423.3537 and ask them


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Just a understanding is that a Bushnell V2 Rangefinder does not require reflectors on the that correct?

not required- in does increase measuring distance past 300 but w pinseeker and most approach shots from 250 in -plain flag is plenty

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Yardage pro 1000

Has laser been cleaned properly?

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