Best Rangefinders for 3D Archery - Our Picks for 2023 - Archery Dude (2023)

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Whether you are just interested in 3D archery or you also hunt with a bow, a range finder is an invaluable asset for any archer. We touched on rangefinders a bit earlier in the article I wrote about themThe best 3D archery binoculars, but now I'm going to cover all your options for the best rangefinders specifically for 3D archery.

We present the best rangefinders for tournament use, with and without angle compensation. Let's even look at some budget rangefinders and check out the best rangefinders under $300. So if you're ready to step up your game, let's get started:

What is Angle Compensation (also called "Arc Mode")?

Some rangefinders have an angle compensation mode built in, also known as "arc mode". This mode uses rangefinder optics and hardware along with an algorithm to automatically adjust the firing angle. First we'll cover how angle compensation works, if it's really worth it - then let's look at some of the best rangefinders for archery with angle compensation.

If you manually adjust the angle of a photo, e.g. B. if it is youshot in vain,You need to consider a few different factors that affect the photo. The most important of these factors are the distance and angle of the shot, and the fall of the arrow due to gravity.

This is especially true when you are shooting up or down a slope. The more the shot distanceand orThe wider the firing angle, the more difficult it becomes to manually adjust your aim to accommodate these factors. In these situationsA range finder is something you will definitely want to have in your archery bag.

After testing several different rangefinders from different companies, I can say that they are very useful for shooting uphill, downhill, from trees and for steep shots. In my opinion, angle-compensated rangefinders are more accurate when shooting, but they're not perfect. The more money you are willing to spend, the more accurate the rangefinder will be, which is usually the rule of thumb.

Angle compensation is useful and important in 3D archery and bowhunting. While there are people out there who think angle compensation isn't worth the extra money, I think it's a great tool to have in your bag of tricks, and it's especially useful for beginner to intermediate users. Also,Angle compensation is important for shooting from tree supports and heights, so hunters will definitely use it.

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Also, there are many cheaper rangefinders these days that also have an angle compensation mode at no extra cost - and we'll get to that in a few minutes.

First, let's take a look at the best general rangefinders for 3D archery...

The best archery range finders with angle compensation

Binóculos Vortex Optics Fury HD 5000 Rooftop Laser Rangefinder

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The absolute leader among rangefinders for every application is the Optics Fury HD 5000 from VortexMy #1 choice for best range finder for 3D archery. With superior angle compensation, this rangefinder has multiple aiming and aiming modes available for whatever type of shot you need to take.

Featuring a fully multi-coated HD lens, it delivers a sharp image day or night, no matter how high or low the light levels are. This device is purged with nitrogen and offers waterproof and fog-free operation. The Optics Fury HD 5000 features a durable, rubber-armored body, is shockproof and built to withstand all weather conditions. It can also be easily set up and used in the car or on a tripod.You can't go wrong with this one.

Nikon Monarch 3000 black stabilized

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Another great option, especially for the price, is the Nikon Monarch 3000. With a range of eight to three thousand meters, it's a very versatile device. It's a highly visible rangefinder with 5 selectable brightness levels and a stabilized image, so you get a sharp, steady image in real time, even when holding it with one hand.

The device is fog- and waterproof and has a continuous measurement of eight seconds for aiming at single and multiple targets. This is a pretty solid range finder for any 3D archery tournament.

Telemetros ein Laser Vortex Optics Ranger

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With tons of 5-star reviews, the Vortex Optics Ranger line is a great choice for any archer. Vortex is known as one of the leading manufacturers of range finders and military optics. There are two models, the 1300 and 1800 respectively. Both are great options but with little difference in price I would definitely go with the 1800 for its added features.

The 1300 is capable of aiming at up to 1,300 yards, while the 1,800 guessed it...up to 1,800 yards. Both models are easy to use and have an easy to use interface and menu. There's an interesting scanning feature that gives you continuous readings as you scan across a landscape, allowing you to automatically scan a moving target - or multiple targets.

Features 3 brightness modes for a sharp image in all lighting conditions, a multi-coated lens and a durable textured rubber protective coating. The waterproof and fogproof device has a lanyard and utility clip. A solid range finder that gives you great value for money.

Best Rangefinders Under $300

Many archers are looking for a great range finder on a budget. Believe it or not, there are some good ones out there.Inexpensive range finder with angle compensationon the market these days. When buying a budget range finder, it is important to avoid cheap imitations that are sold on some online sites.

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While it is generally true that you get what you pay for, this is particularly true when it comes to rangefinders. Finding a good rangefinder for under $300 can be a bit tricky, especially if you also want a rangefinder with angle compensation technology.

With rangefinders, the nature of technology means that high quality rangefinders simply cannot be duplicated by foreign companies producing cheap, imported imitations.

Lucky for you, I've found some good budget rangefinders that have angle compensation...

Telemetro ein Laser Bushnell Scout DX 1000 ARC 6 x 21 mm

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First up is the Bushnell Scout DX 1000, a quality rangefinder for the price. It has a built-in inclinometer that works in both "bow mode" and "rifle mode" and is accurate to within half a meter at various ranges.

At 6x magnification it offers a range of five to five thousand yards. It has 3 view modes: brush, bullseye and scan mode. Compatible with most magnetic mounting systems, the device is waterproof and comes with a battery, carrying case and strap.

Nikon 16224 Arrow ID 3000 laser rangefinder for bow hunting


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Designed with bowhunters in mind, the Nikon 16224 Arrow ID 3000 is a solid sub-$300 rangefinder that's also great for 3D archery. It features Nikon's Tru-Target priority system, which allows you to choose between different range modes, ideal for hunting situations when you're shooting behind bushes or grass.

It is water and rain resistant and has a durable yet ergonomic design with a comfortable fit for your eyes. This is a nice rangefinder for the price, especially for those interested in both bowhunting and 3D archery.

Telemetro Laser Simmons 801600 Volt 600

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Definitely a budget range finder, this device is only recommended for those who really need a decent range finder for around $100. If you can wait and save a little for one of the range finders above, I would recommend this.

However, if you need an entry-level rangefinder that has some angle compensation, this might be for you. It's a good range finder for standard bowhunting distances, but not for hunting, golf, or other long range applications. It is only designed for ranges up to 200 yards.

The optics seem to deliver a clear image when you use them in the open field, but it's no good for wading through bushes or tall grass. It doesn't have a backlight, so it's not as clear to read the tracks at dusk or dawn. However, it felt accurate for the ranges it covers, but if you need something for low light or ranges over 200 meters you might want to consider the Nikon or Bushnell models listed above.

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