One huge factor in making an accurate shot with short-range weapons like shotguns, vertical bows, and crossbows is knowing the exact distance to the target. This is especially important when the target is extremely small, like the head and/or heart/lung area of a wild turkey. With bows, mis-guess the range by just a yard or three, and you’ll miss. Before hunting, you should have patterned your shotgun/choke tube/turkey load combination to know it’s maximum effective range. In both instances, using a laser rangefinder will give you the precise information needed to make a clean kill.
Toward this end, GPO USA has a solution for spring gobbler getters—the Rangeguide 8x32 and 10x32 rangefinding binoculars. These small, lightweight rangefinding binoculars take the category to a new level by combining exceptional edge-to-edge clarity and precise ranging on targets from 6 yards out, to nearly 1.75 miles away in a package just 5.4 inches tall, 4.9 inches wide, and weighing just over 24 ounces—perfect for the run & gun hunting.
The compact Rangeguide 32 features a magnesium frame for both lightness and strength. The eye-safe Class 1 laser produces a 0.25-second response time with true-range angle technology, that calculates the proper distance to the target after measuring the angle to the target, giving you a precise inclination/declination compensation reading. Scan mode provides three readings per second via its orange OLED display that offers nine adjustable brightness levels and operates with manual or automatic brightness functionality. And for those who are also long-range rifle shooters, the Rangeguide even measures ambient temperature in Fahrenheit and Celsius, humidity, and air pressure to help with shot placement on long-range shots. The display provides both the line-of-sight distance and the user’s choice of adjusted distance, angle, or temperature.
Coupled with the GPObright high-transmission lens coatings, the Rangeguide's double-HD laminated 32mm objective lenses are exceptionally beneficial for transmitting light in the twilight hours. These premium lenses maximize the brightness, sharpness, and resolution of the optical image—something not typical in a rangefinding binocular. The field of view is 405’ and 306’ (8x32 or 10x32) at 1,000 yards, and eye relief is 18mm or 16mm, respectively. The binoculars also feature a diopter focus and orange display focus adjustments on both left and right sides of the ocular tube. GPO’s premium cut-brass-geared focus-wheel system is utilized for a tight, consistent turning radius without any play in the center focus wheel. The entire body is protected with an armor coating that makes it tough enough to use in any outdoor environment.
For more information, please visit gpo-usa.com. MSRP: $1,157.99-$1,210.99