Has anyone used this ?

Discussion in 'Backpacking Gear & Clothing' started by prohuntersmind, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. prohuntersmind

    prohuntersmind Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2017
    was looking at the Sportman's Guide catalog.They have a Wildgame Innovations Halo 600 yard laser rangefinder.It's water and fogproof and has a scan mode for multiple targets.Clear LCD readout and 6x magnification.It sells for $99.97.
    I need a rangefinder for bow hunting mostly.I have an older bow that is very accurate but it's not a fast bow.When the deer are out to 30 to 40 yds I start to have trouble guessing the correct range.I hunt quite a few different area's.Clear cut to heavy brush,flat land to very hilly.
    If this rangefinder could do that for me,I would be happy.I don't have alot of money and it would save me 100 dollars.Thanks for any opinions.
    Would I be twice as happy spending twice as much,buying a Nikon Prostaff 550?
  2. WBecker

    WBecker Active Member

    Apr 4, 2013
    For Bow hunting it might suit your stated needs. I've never owned a Halo rangefinder but I did read quite a lot about them when doing the research for mine. The primary complaints are power (eats through Batteries quickly), Has a difficult time ranging deer sized animals beyond 400 yards and is sensitive to cold weather, sometimes loosing parts of its display. Hope this helps.
  3. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    Buddy of mine had one elk hunting this year, worst optical device I’ve ever seen!