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Vortex Ranger 1000 Rangefinder

Vortex Ranger 1000 Rangefinder

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Vortex Ranger 1000 RangefinderVortex Ranger 1000 Rangefinder - Capable of ranging targets to 1,000 yards, the Ranger 1000 gives hunters and shooters the distance data needed to make accurate shots. The adjustable, utility clip mounted to the body offers an innovative way to clip the unit to a belt, pocket, or other flat edged surface for easy access.



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Vortex Ranger 1000 Rangefinder - Capable of ranging targets to 1,000 yards, the Ranger 1000 gives hunters and shooters the distance data needed to make accurate shots. The adjustable, utility clip mounted to the body offers an innovative way to clip the unit to a belt, pocket, or other flat edged surface for easy access. The Ranger 1000 used HCD (Horizontal Component Distance) angle-compensated ranging technology to give bow and rifle shooters the critical distance data needed to make accurate shots. Easy to use with a clean display and highly intuitive menu, the Ranger 1000 keeps things simple, yet provides a high level of performance. Fully multi-coated lenses deliver optimal light transmission. O-rings seal the Ranger 1000 for waterproof performance. Can be set to read in yards or meters to accommodate user preference. Ideal for rifle hunters, target shooters and bowhunters.

  • Range: 11-1000 yards (10-914 meters)
  • Magnification: 6x
  • Lens diameter: 22mm
  • Length: 3.9"
  • width: 3"
  • Weight: 7.7 oz

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Vortex OpticsVortex Ranger 1000 Rangefinder
 
4.8

(based on 483 reviews)

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Vortex Ranger 1000 Rangefinder Review

When it comes to hunting or sport shooting, unless you are just beginning the adventure, you are probably well aware of the need to accurately judge or measure distance. Most of us no...Read complete review

When it comes to hunting or sport shooting, unless you are just beginning the adventure, you are probably well aware of the need to accurately judge or measure distance. Most of us no doubt began shooting by guessing the yardage of our shot, most likely in comparison to a 100 yard range. Many a shot has gone awry, many a buck or bull has bounded away due to inaccurate judging of distance. To compound the difficulty of self judging the distance comes the added complication of rise and fall of elevation. Being able to closely judge distance is, by all means, a very important and needed skill when it comes to hunting and shooting, especially in quick shot scenarios. How fortunate we are to live in an age where we have the right tools to aid us in the game.

I've said it many times before, spending money for the best of everything when it comes to outdoor equipment will not make you the best in the business, as a great deal of success hinges on refining skills and the experience that time in the field brings about. There is no substitution for experience. However, I do believe that there are those products out there that greatly enhance our abilities to harness those skills and abilities to our advantage. Back in August I finally got my hands on the "Ranger 1000" laser rangefinder. While I have to admit I have never owned a rangefinder prior to receiving the Ranger 1000, I have been able to look through several rangefinders of various brands while on hunts and shooting with others. One reason I have not purchased my own is that I have yet to look through that one rangefinder that really grabbed my attention. Before I let you know what I think of the product, lets talk about some of the specs of the Ranger 1000.

Out of the box: To start off, I have to say that the first impression upon taking the rangefinder out of the package was the size! At 3" wide by 3.9" long, this is one of the most compact rangefinders that I have handled. Initially, looking at the size and simplicity I was skeptical that this rangefinder would best other brands that I had used. I was impressed with the carrying case that was simple and slides onto a belt easily. Opening the case, I was quick to notice the rubber armored coating that covers the rangefinder, which is very characteristic of most optics products that Vortex has to offer. I've always been a fan of the coating, which not only protects the product, but also provides for a better grip and feel to the surface.
The rangefinder itself is also equipped with a belt clip that is interchangeable from the right to left side of the body for right or left handed users. The battery compartment sits below the eyepiece, and two buttons, one for the menu, the other for the yardage control are found on the top of the unit, at your fingertips. There is also attachments for a lanyard (included) and the bottom of the body is equipped with threads allowing the unit to be attached to a tripod or window mount.

Operation: This rangefinder is set to a default mode of HCD (Horizontal Component Distance). This setting is what most of us would use for hunting especially, but also has a use for shooting in general. HCD automatically compensates angles (slopes, etc.) to give the user a true distance reading. If you prefer to make the measurements yourself, the easy to use menu allows the user to toggle over to the LOS (Line of Site) mode. Vortex has also thrown in a field reference card to aid you in determining MOA if you prefer to use the LOS setting. In the menu setting the user will also easily find the setting to adjust the brightness (3 settings) and can also change the units from yards to meters.
To measure distance, the operation is very simple. Click the "measure" button once to bring the unit to power, click again to display the crosshairs, place the crosshairs on your target and click the measure button again to get your reading.

Specs: Here's what you get with this rangefinder. With a reflective range of 1,000 yards, and a game range of 500 yards, you will find the Ranger 1000 accurate within + or - 3 yards. The 22mm objective lens gives the user 6X magnification, with a 17mm eye relief. As always, this product's O-ring seals provide amazing protection from moisture and debris, and is backed by Vortex's limited lifetime warranty, one of the best warranty programs you will find in the optics world.

From the Field: I picked up the Ranger 1000 and hit the road to the mountains back in August for the first of my 3 deer hunts, the archery hunt. Three hunts this fall, and I had to be picky as I could only harvest 1 muley within that time. I was fortunate to have plenty of opportunity to use the rangefinder during that hunt, but the use was only at ranges of less than 100 yards, and the rangefinder performed like a champ. The true test was going to be the elk hunt, when we hit more wide open spaces.
The elk hunt surely brought the challenge I was looking for to put this rangefinder to the test. During 2 elk hunts and a time frame spanning 3 weeks, the Ranger 1000 went with me through heat, dirt, cold weather, and the abuse I put it through in some very rough country. Most of the elk we were ranging near the beginning of the hunt were again at relatively close distances, within 300 yards. I had little trouble with the finder doing it's job. However, later in the hunt as the elk began to provide us more of a challenge, it was time to start giving the Ranger 1000 a test at greater distances. While it was nearly impossible to range an elk at over 500 yards, picking up bright objects such as tree trunks and rocks that were lighter colors would do the job. At distances of 500-700 yards this was no trouble, however 700 to 1000 would take finding the right object and a few clicks to get a reading. When it came to getting my elk, the bull only provided me a neck shot. Using the Ranger 1000, and my Vortex Diamondback 4-12X40 riflescope I was able to dial right in on a 360 yard shot and drop him right in his tracks. This was a hunt that I was no doubt very reassured to have a tool with me that took away the guesswork!

As the deer hunts continued, I had many more opportunities at ranging deer and elk. I have to say, the Ranger 1000 never let me down. I ended up taking my buck on a quick shot under 70 yards, but it was a reassuring feeling having the rangefinder with me for over 6 weeks of hunting and ranging a lot of game.

Pros:

Lightweight, but very solid construction. Armor provides a secure grip.
Easy to use (target acquisition and menu)
Crystal clear optics and display
Versatile carrying options
Great battery life
Waterproof/fogproof
Solid warranty program

Cons:

Smaller field of view compared to other models
A bit of difficulty ranging over 500 yards

Overall I have to say that I would have no problem recommending the Ranger 1000 to others, especially hunters. I didn't give the unit a lot of testing at the range, but when it came to the range I did find that the rangefinder did have more ease in picking up reflective surfaces over 500 yards, such as targets. In fact, I did pull a 1,045 yard reading on a target. The key to a good reading at distances over 500 yards is steadying yourself. It is very difficult to do so off hand. If you are hunting and looking for a good rangefinder for game at distances of 500-600 yards then this is the rangefinder for you. After some time of using it, I am getting fairly good at picking up non-game targets at greater distances that will still help me range game.
When I compare the Ranger 1000 to other rangefinders I have used, I have to give this model high marks on clarity, ease of use, and compactness. I have used several rangefinders that I have worried about how the unit would hold up to the abuse that gear takes in rugged country and harsh environmental conditions. I am also not known for being one that is easy on his hunting equipment! When you look at the simplicity and armor coating, I think most extreme hunters will really like the Ranger 1000 when compared to other rangefinders.

So, where does this rangefinder rate in comparison to others I have used? Well, I will say that I have found a keeper for sure. This is the first range finder that Vortex has produced. I look forward to see the improvements that will most likely come along, but until then I would like to extend my appreciation and admiration of another fine product from Vortex Optics. Turkey hunting is 4-5 months away, and I can't wait to put the Ranger 1000 to work for me again at that time!

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Its Good but not Great

While I am a very dedicated Vortex user, I have two binos, two spotting scopes, and two tripods from Vortex, I am not overly impressed with this rangefinder. As usual, the Ranger...Read complete review

While I am a very dedicated Vortex user, I have two binos, two spotting scopes, and two tripods from Vortex, I am not overly impressed with this rangefinder. As usual, the Ranger is put together very well and is super durable, very clear glass, and easy to read display, its light weight and the correct size. However....I was very disapointed in the response time. It takes seconds to display a read out even at short ranges. Closer to 3 and 4 seconds at longer ranges. Also it says ranges out to 1000 yards and 400 on an animal, I struggled to get reading past the 300 yard range on deer and elk. I guide deer hunts on the plains of Colorado and being able to range deer out past that 300 yards is exstremely important. I tried numerous times to get ranges on trees and building and never saw a range over 600 yards. So long story short, quality made and durable...yes, nothing short of what to expect from Vortex, but ranging ablity.....its got a long ways to go to compete with some of the other rangefinders on the market. Unfortunately I had to sell mine ( to a target shooter ), and purchase a competitor product. However, I will be looking forward to the next generation of Vortex rangefinders to test them out, maybe in a binocular????

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5.0

Working Great

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from Saint Anthony, Idaho

Comments about Vortex Optics Vortex Ranger 1000 Rangefinder:

Wife bought it for birthday after hearing me talk about getting one for months. Use for Archery Hunting, Rifle Hunting, Golfing, and just about any reason to use it for fun. It works great with the automatic drop compensator for Archery hunting when in tree stands to take the guess work out and helping to make a clean and ethical kill. Line of sight mode is great for having with shooting and I use it for golfing as well.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best bang for your buck!!!

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from Morgan UT

Comments about Vortex Optics Vortex Ranger 1000 Rangefinder:

I used this for elk and deer hunting in Utah, both bow and rifle hunting. i have range elk over 900 yards and deer as close as 10 yards. its is a great range finder for the average hunter, if you plan on shooting long range (800-1500 yards) maybe you should step it up to the ranger 1500 but I'm very pleased with this product.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great rangefinder!

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from Salt Lake City, UT

Comments about Vortex Optics Vortex Ranger 1000 Rangefinder:

I've used a pile of rangefinders, and the Vortex Ranger 1000 is one of the few that exceeded my expectations. Most rangefinders will only range up to about 40% of their rated distance if the target is not reflective. The Vortex did much better. I have ranged grassy clearings up to 1100 yards and cedar trees up to 940. Like any laser rangefinder it will do better in low light, but this thing will still give me reliable readings past 600 yards in bright sunlight. Excellent product.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Great Rangefinder Albeit a Little Slow

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from TX

Comments about Vortex Optics Vortex Ranger 1000 Rangefinder:

This is the first vortex product that I haven't been thrilled with.

With regards to getting an accurate range I was always within a yard or 2 of my buddies so I'd give it 5 stars there. Glass is also excellent and I never had trouble finding anything with it or seeing through it.

The downside is that I found it slow to range and I often had trouble getting a reading the first try. I'd stand in the same spot, trade with a buddy who had another brand, and 1 click later I'm getting a solid reading.

Beyond that though, clear readings, good battery life, ergonomics however the time to get a distance is a major negative for my uses.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best rangefinder for the money

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from Chester IL

Comments about Vortex Optics Vortex Ranger 1000 Rangefinder:

Very clear
Bold red numbers and crosshair that are easy to see
Can't beat the warranty from Vortex and best customer service as well

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Solid Rangefinder

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from Madison WI

Comments about Vortex Optics Vortex Ranger 1000 Rangefinder:

I bought this range finder a few years ago. Well built and durable, along with a great warranty. They only problem I have had with it is sometimes it takes 2-3 readings to get the correct range out of it, sometimes it will give me an extra 10 yard from what it is actually supposed to be.

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5.0

Awesome range finder

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from Rock Springs, Wyoming

Comments about Vortex Optics Vortex Ranger 1000 Rangefinder:

I use the ranger 1000 on my bowhunts Having equipment you can trust is important This is the best range finder I've had to date, quick and easy to use can't beat the warranty For example it's had some abuse left my Camelback bladder in the open position in my cupholder of my truck the rangefinder was in the cupholder as well woke up to mess the next morning scared as hell thinking I just broke this vital piece of equipment, nope dryed it off cleaned up the mess and tried it out works perfect couldn't ask for anything else especially when it really counts

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5.0

Love my range finder along with my scope built to last

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from Berks county pa in the great USA

Comments about Vortex Optics Vortex Ranger 1000 Rangefinder:

I have owned a lot of range finders that cost more money but none are as good as my ranger 1000 this is the reason for me to start looking at there scopes and of course I now own my first vortex scope for my new browning hells canyon love my vortex products

 
5.0

Great product

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from Winona, MN

Comments about Vortex Optics Vortex Ranger 1000 Rangefinder:

This is by far the best rangefinder I have ever used. Was very impressed with how clear it is. Tough, durable, and easy to use. Vortex makes quality products and this is no exception.

 
5.0

Yes I would buy again .

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from Hermiston oregon

Comments about Vortex Optics Vortex Ranger 1000 Rangefinder:

Love how bright the images are and laser is . Very accurate and small for those long hikes .

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