Top 3 Nikon RangeFinder For Hunting Short Reviews

I think that we can all agree that there’s nothing worse than the hunting tale of the near miss. I Hear it so often, it goes like this: I got within shooting distance and had a clear shot, then I saw the bullet kick up a cloud of dust behind the target and it spooked the animal and ran away. Rangefinders are specially designed to make hunting fun, increase shots on target and improve the overall experience. Having a rangefinder will help you avoid near misses and get you back on track.

However picking out the best rangefinders for hunting can be quite difficult. There are so many different features and types of rangefinder to choose from. There are so many different optics and coatings on lenses as well. Currently, there are so many good rangefinders for hunting on the market but because there are s many different features. Some features you may need depending on the hunting that you do, some features you may not need.

There are many different brands of rangefinders, and today we decided to focus our attention on a great optics brand, nikon. Nikon is headquartered in tokyo, Japan and is best known for producing a wide range of optics products, including camera lenses, binoculars, rangefinders and microscopes.

Some of our favorite Rangefinders for hunting. If you want to see more great rangefinders, check the main page.

1. Nikon ProStaff 3, laser rangefinder

This is one of the rangefinders specifically designed for hunting. Nikon always has great optics products (I have a nikon pair of binoculars), so this surely wont leave you disappointed and looking for more. Here are some of the ProStaff 3 features that make hunting that white tail buck a bit easier

  • It comes in the perfect size therefore easy to carry around. There is no messing with your rangefinder to find the perfect setting or it getting in your way while you’re trying to stalk a deer.
  • You can quickly, easily and accurately range into your target up to 550 yards.
  • Ability to hunt during rainy days as it is impacted with a waterproof feature.
  • Hunters are able to carry out their activities in most lighting conditions because of the high resolution it offers. It is very clear and does not bring out any uncluttered displays.
  • The ProStaff 3 gives consistent and accurate distances therefore hunters do not have any chance of missing a shot.
  • Its LCD screen gives clear displays
  • Its lenses are recessed which makes it even possible to move through the woods without causing any damage.

2. Nikon archers choice laser rangefinder

  •  This is the most trusted rangefinder designed specifically for archery hunters.
  • It is fitted with Nikon incline and decline technology which gives a clear view of a hunters target, as well as an accurate distance of the target after calculating the incline or decline of the target. This will help you not come up with a near miss and watch your prize white tail hop away. I can not tell you how many times I’ve seen bow hunters (specifically new ones) watch a target hop away because they failed to account for an incline or decline they were on
  • It gives the hunter accurate distance of his target.
  • The optics is clear and work perfectly well.
  • It is a simple to use and easy to carry rangefinder during your hunting activities.

You can just give it a look on amazon.

3. Nikon ProStaff 5, laser rangefinder

  • Nikon ProStaff 5 has a 600-yard ranging capability. It is suitable for hunters whose targets can be at a much longer distance.
  • Has a unique switchable display option that allows user to select contrasts against subject and background.
  • It has multicoated lenses with 6x magnification
  • Fitted with large ocular lens that provides long eye relief during viewing
  • It has an LCD display screen that is easy to read
  • Presence of a waterproof feature

There are so many different and great rangefinder companies out there, it’s tough not to find a good one for your hunting trip. You want to make sure to get a rangefinder that meets your needs and has quality optics and you cant go wrong. Some rangefinders get bogged down with too many features, but Nikon keeps the features down to only what is necessary, making them easy to use and functional. If you are looking for different type of rangefinder. We found a great post for you here:


.308 Bolt Action Rifles: What’s the Best Scope to Use?

Fancy a little hunting? What’s your game? Small like ducks? Standard, like coyotes? Or are you up for a challenge to test your hunting fortitude? If you’re one of those guys, then you’re gonna need a big gun to complement your big game.

You need the control and accuracy of a .308 bolt action rifle.

When getting down in the middle of some big beast’s neck of the woods, a rifle with 5-star accuracy is essential. I mean, what could possibly suck more than going toe-to-toe with a B.B.B.B. (Big Bad Black Bear) and not be able to effectively defend yourself? If you want to prevent such a scenario from occurring, then your best bet is to purchase long range scope worth the money. There’s many options to choose from, but you can’t just go through all of them. That would take too much time!

Luckily, we can help you out with your shopping.

longrange scope for .308


When selecting your player-two for your trusty .308, you first need to go over the basics of hunting scopes. More specifically, you need to brush up on your knowledge so that you aren’t accidently getting some low-powered telescope for your super-powered rifle. That’s not going to help a blind ant, let alone a skilled hunter! So without further ado, let’s go over some important basics:

Objective Lens – The objective lens is the telescope-like glass at the front of the scope. You look into it whenever you spot a target worth your bullet’s time. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that this is the most notable part of your scope, but there is more than meets the eye to the objective lens. Pun totally intended, by the way.

When shopping for a long range scope, try not to get one that’s too big. With newbies hunters, you may find they frequently see a scope with a huge, gigantic lens and think to themselves, “Look at that! A big lens! That’ll help me see things very easily!” This is not true. All that a big lens is gonna give you is a workout…because they make scopes heavy. Do not fall for this deception–your image can easily be improved by adjusting your magnification level!

Magnification Levels – Also known as the zoom feature of a scope. There are two operative types of magnification systems that are typically implemented on hunting scopes. Fixed magnification levels refer to scopes containing one zoom level. Variable magnification levels, on the other hand, have multiple zoom options.

Which magnification type is the best, you ask? Honestly, that completely depends on your preference. Fixed magnification levels are good for those of you looking to hunt from a not-too-specific distance, but still within a range (far, close, midway, etc). Variable magnification settings give you much more control over your sight, in the case there’s a very specific location you want to “make house” at during your hunt. Plus it works from those with shoddy eyesight…so the ability to freely adjust your magnification is a real lifesaver.

What Scopes Do You Guys Recommend?

While there are many brands that provide top-tier merchandise for big-game hunters alike, we’re only going to list our personal top three on this list. Why only three? Because we want to simplify things as much as possible for you guys. After all, scope shopping doesn’t have to be complicated…nor should it be! In no particular order, our picks for big-game hunting are:

UTG 3-12X44 30mm Compact Scope

Possessing a 36-color reticle with a 30mm tactical range, this baby’s got you covered. Besides being able to adjust your colors to adapt more for the overall lighting of your hunting spot, the UTG 3-12X44 possesses a special  mechanic that allow you to maintain your lighting setting through recoil. Not all scopes can do that! Best of all is the low cost of this handy dandy hunting scope. With a cost-efficient edge, you can no wrong with the UTG 3-12X44.

Pros – Inexpensive, crystal clear imagery, lens that flip-open, light as a feather

Cons – The Multi-colored lens might not be suited for those with sensitive eyes, Thick reticle

Vortex Optics Diamondback HP

Ah, Vortex Optics!

A brand that never lets those with .308 bolt action rifles down.

This scope has a low dispersion glass, which is perfect for enhancing color and resolution. The multi-coated lens helps maximize the light level (as well as magnification level) of any target, which is sure to make your make much more accurate. Unfortunately, these scopes can be a bit on the pricey side.

Pros – High-powered zoom, Low dispersion glass, Easy magnification, Multi-coated lens

Cons – A bit expensive, Dim illumination

The Leupold VX-2 3-9X40 may be coming in last on our list, but it’s certainly not least. After all, these are only three of the most kickass long range scopes on the market! This scope possesses an optical system that serves to improve light transmission. The eyelid also possesses a superior aiming edge, which will help you focus in on your target.

Pros -Ideal for mid-point hunting, Rapid focusing, Light as a feather, Inexpensive

Cons – Thick reticle, Struggles with longer distances