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Best Binoculars With Rangefinder For Hunting 2018

(Last Updated On: July 17, 2018)

If you are looking for a binocular for hunting with a rangefinder then you probably are a serious hunter who takes his game seriously and that is how it should be. But finding a binocular that is a perfect fit with your hunting requirements is a difficult task. So we have compiled some of the best binoculars with rangefinder for hunting below in this publication, you should check them out.

Finding a good binocular with rangefinder is difficult because of the technology. Not too long ago if you wanted to get a rangefinder binocular you would have to be in the military or you would have to fork out over $10000 to get hold of one. This technology is new and as with any other technology the first models of the final product are the most expensive ones. Now there is a considerable drop in the prices of binoculars with rangefinders but even so the good ones are around $3000 to $4000 and that is way out of the range of average hunter. But there are few hidden gems when it comes to rangefinder binoculars that don’t cost that much and they perform equally well. We have listed some of the gems in the publication below do check them out.

If you are looking to get a binocular with rangefinder on your own then there are few things that you should consider in a binocular to make a smart choice. Let’s start with those factors first.

Build Quality

The first thing that you should consider in a binocular is the build quality of the binocular. This is important since you are getting a binocular for hunting and you will be using it in outdoor conditions which are not very suitable for gadgets to operate. So the binocular at the very least should be durable and have strong armour coating to protect it against any accidental falls or bumps. Then there is the weather, the weather can change when you are out on a hunt and if you are hunting then you can’t let the weather stop your hunt because your binocular won’t work in the rain or anything like that. So your binocular should be waterproof and fog proof to protect the lens system and to keep it operational in any weather condition.

Magnification

The next thing that you should consider in a binocular for hunting is the magnification. The magnification is a very crucial element of the binocular especially in hunting. You can never have too much magnification power if you are out hunting. The reason behind this is because you don’t want to be too close to the animal when you are spotting or searching the animal so you can make your move with ample amount of time. You can only do so if your binocular has high magnification power and can provide you good image from afar.

Rangefinder

If you are looking for a binocular with rangefinder for your hunt then you should know that there are different types of rangefinder binoculars in the market. Typically you will come across two types of rangefinder binoculars. The first one will be cheap and will have optical rangefinder which will require you to calculate the distance between the target and you and will only provide a limited data to calculate it. Then there are laser rangefinders which are expensive and will provide you accurate distance to the target along with other features depending on the model of the binocular.

Now let’s start with the binoculars we have on here for hunting that have rangefinders on board.

Best Binoculars With Rangefinder For Hunting (Comparison)

BinocularWeightLens 
Nikon LaserForce Binocular (Editor's Choice)1.93 lbs42mmCheck Price
Hooway Waterproof Floating Marine Binocular (Budget Friendly Rangefinder Binocular)2.2 lbs50mmCheck Price
Bushnell Fusion 1 Mile ARC Binocular1.93 lbs42mmCheck Price
Steiner Nighthunter LRF Binocular1.75 lbs30mmCheck Price

 

Nikon LaserForce Binocular – (Editor’s Choice)

The first binocular we have on here for hunting is the LaserForce binocular produced by Nikon.Best Binoculars With Rangefinder For Hunting Nikon is a well renowned manufacturer of high quality cameras and they know their way around the optics. The binocular we have in question here has a rangefinder on it and it has high ratings. So how it fared in our review? Let’s find out.

Let’s start with the design of the LaserForce binocular and it is a binocular that is comfortable to hold due to it’s comfortable grip and it provides a secure grip to it’s user too. The LaserForce binocular is built very well with a rugged die cast body which is shock resistant. The rubber armour on the binocular’s body provides a strong protection against any accidental falls or bumps. The LaserForce binocular is both waterproof and fog proof and it can be used in any weather condition without having to worry about the binocular getting damaged by the water. This binocular has a red OLED display as well.

When it comes to features the LaserForce binocular has lens diameter of 42mm and magnification power maxes out at 10x on this binocular. The LaserForce features ED glass and Roof prism technology providing the best quality image. The LaserForce binocular has central focus system and the angular field of view on this binocular is 6.1o. The apparent field of view on this binocular is 56.1o and linear field of view of this binocular is 320ft/1000yd. The diameter of the exit pupil of the LaserForce binocular is 4.2mm with eye relief distance of 15.5mm. The rangefinder on this binocular operates with a 0.1m/yd increment up till the distance of 100m/yd and over the 100m/yd distance the increment of the rangefinder is 1m/yd. The rangefinder operates between the distance of 10yd and 1900yd and gives accurate readouts even on incline and decline distances. The lens of the LaserForce binocular is full multi coated and the binocular is tripod adaptable as well.

When it comes to performance the LaserForce binocular provides a clear, detailed and bright image to it’s users. The LaserForce binocular has a strong build quality and is suitable for hunting. The rangefinder on this binocular works like a charm and the magnification on this binocular works accurately as well. There have been no reported issues regarding this binocular’s performance or build quality.

ProsCons
Up to 1900 Yards RangeNone That We Could Find
Secure Grip
Shock Resistant Armor
Tripod Adaptable

Conclusion

If you are looking for a reasonably priced complete hunting binocular with rangefinder then LaserForce binocular by Nikon is a very good option for you.

 

 

 

Hooway Waterproof Floating Marine Binocular – (Budget Friendly Rangefinder Binocular)

The next hunting binocular we have on here is the Marine binocular produced by Hooway.Best Binoculars With Rangefinder For Hunting Hooway is not a well renowned brand but this particular binocular is a fan favourite rangefinder binocular and it is a budget friendly option. This binocular has a simple optical rangefinder and has high ratings. How it fared in our review? Let’s find out.

Starting with the design of the Marine binocular and straight away it is a very durable binocular with high quality construction. The Marine binocular provides a stable view and it is easy to use binocular with comfortable holding design. The Marine binocular features non-slip rubber armour which absorbs shock very well. This binocular is waterproof and fog poof, the Marine binocular is waterproof to the limit that it can float in water without any issue.

When it comes to features the Marine binocular has lens diameter of 50mm and magnification power of up to 7x. The Marine binocular features BaK-4 glass and Porro prism system with fully multi coated lens to provide high quality images when you use this binocular. The linear field of view of this binocular is 380ft/1000yd and the eye pupil diameter on this binocular is 6.8mm. The eye relief distance on this binocular is 22mm making it suitable for individuals who wear glasses. The Marine binocular features individual focus systems and fold down eyecup design. The Marine binocular also features rangefinder and compass, the rangefinder on this binocular is optical and will require the user to already know the height or the width of the target to calculate the distance to the target manually. There is no laser assistance on this binocular for rangefinder.

When it comes to performance the Marine binocular is among the toughest hunting binoculars in the market. The build quality is excellent and the large lens diameter allows for this binocular to operate in low light conditions as well. The rangefinder is a little disappointing on this binocular but that is expected for the price you are paying for this binocular.

The rubber eyecups of this binocular are a concern since they don’t have a quality build.

ProsCons
Budget FriendlyRubber Eyecups Not Durable
Easy To UseNot A Laser Rangefinder
Non Slip Grip

Conclusion

If you are looking for a hunting binocular with rangefinder and that too with a very low budget then Marine binocular by Hooway is your best option.

 

 

Bushnell Fusion 1 Mile ARC Binocular

The next hunting binocular we have on here is the Fusion 1Mile ARC binocular produced by Bushnell.Best Binoculars With Rangefinder For Hunting Bushnell is a reliable name when it comes to production of high quality binoculars. This binocular by Bushnell has the functionality of both the rangefinder and a binocular. The ratings of this binocular are high. So how it fared in our review? Let’s find out.

Let’s start with the design of the Fusion binocular and it is an easy to use binocular with secure grip design. This binocular features twist up eyecup design and central focus system. The Fusion binocular is tripod adaptable. This binocular is waterproof and for proof with water repellent coating on the lens.

When it comes to features the Fusion binocular has lens diameter of 42mm with magnification power of up to 10x. The Fusion binocular features BaK-4 glass with Roof prism technology. The lens on this binocular is fully multi coated for high quality image production. The linear field of view on this binocular is 305ft/1000yd. The diameter of the exit pupil of this binocular is 4.2mm. The eye relief distance of the Fusion binocular is 18mm making it suitable for glasses. The closest distance you can focus on with the Fusion binocular is 10.5ft. The rangefinder on this binocular has range of 10yd to 1760yd with +/- 1 yd accuracy. The reflective ranging performance of this binocular is 1760yd with rangefinder. Tree ranging performance of the rangefinder on this binocular is 1000yd and when it comes to deer it is 500yd. The Fusion binocular features different rangefinder modes including Bow Mode which provides line of sight and angle to the hunter from 10yd to 99yd. The rifle mode on the rangefinder provides line of sight and angle to the hunter with selective target system options to choose from. The matrix display on this binocular improves contrast and clarity of the image in any light condition.

When it comes to performance the Fusion binocular provides a clear, bright and the most detailed image that you can ask out of a hunting binocular. The build quality of this binocular is very good and suitable for hunting. The zoom on this binocular works excellently. The rangefinder is one of the best on this binocular and it is a complete rangefinder that is built into this binocular with a hunter in mind. There have been no reported issues regarding this binocular’s performance or build quality.

ProsCons
Up to 1760 Yards RangeNone That We Could Find
Rifle & Bow Mode For Hunting
Durable

Conclusion

If you are looking for a high performance and durable hunting binocular with rangefinder then Fusion binocular by Bushnell is a very good option for you.

 

 

 

Steiner Nighthunter LRF Binocular

The last hunting binocular we have on here is the Nighthunter LRF binocular produced by Steiner.Best Binoculars With Rangefinder For Hunting Steiner is a reputable German manufacturer which has been producing high quality binoculars for quite a while now. The binocular in question here has functionality of binocular and rangefinder. The ratings of this binocular are high. How it fared in our review? Let’s find out.

Let’s begin with the design of the Nighthunter LRF binocular and the design of this binocular is combination of comfort and ruggedness. This binocular features a soft thumb pad for comfortable grip over long period of use. The polycarbonate rubber armor on this binocular adds to the overall durability of the binocular and protects it against accidental falls or bumps. The rugged chassis of this binocular is super strong and can withstand 11G impact. The Nighthunter LRF binocular is waterproof and can be submersed in 16ft of water without any issue. The Nighthunter LRF binocular is fog proof as well.

When it comes to features the Nighthunter LRF binocular has objective lens diameter of 30mm and magnification power of up to 8x. The Nighthunter LRF binocular features Porro prism system with auto focus system so you won’t have to adjust to the target every second. The diameter of the exit pupil on this binocular is 3.8mm and the linear field of view of this binocular is 336ft/1000yd. The rangefinder on this binocular has minimum range of 27yd and maximum range of 1860yd. A CR2 battery is required to operate the rangefinder on this binocular.

When it comes to performance the Nighthunter LRF binocular produces clear and detailed images to it’s user. The magnification on this binocular works excellently, along with the rangefinder. The Nighthunter LRF binocular has a very good build quality and is a very durable binocular. There have been no reported issues regarding it’s performance or build quality.

ProsCons
Comfortable GripNone That We Could Find
Ultra Durable
1860 Yards Range

Conclusion

If you are looking for a reliable and well made hunting binocular with rangefinder and not very high specs then Nighthunter LRF binocular by Steiner is a very good option for you.

 

 

Conclusion

The hunting binoculars with rangefinder listed here in this publication are among the best in the market. If they have any reported issues they have been mentioned here in this publication. We hope you find this publication useful. Let us know what you think about these binoculars in the comments below.

 

 

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  1. I am planning to buy Steiner Ranger Xtreme 8×42 Binocular for birding and hunting
    42 mm
    8 x
    780 g
    Width 125 mm
    Height 147 mm
    Depth 63 mm
    5.25 mm
    27.60
    18.3
    Field of View at 1000 m 125 m
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    twist-up eyecups
    Objective Cover Yes
    Rain Protection Cap Yes
    Bag Yes
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