The 10 Best Rangefinder Binoculars
This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in August of 2018. Why carry two devices when you can get one high-tech, portable unit that accomplishes two tasks at once? These rangefinder binoculars are capable of measuring the distance between you and your target while also magnifying its image. We've included a wide selection of models suitable for everyone including target shooters, hunters, wildlife enthusiasts, and even military trainees. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
June 11, 2021:
We made just a single change to the Wiki this time, but it's an important one. The previous, base model Vortex Optics HD had some issues with consistency and diopter retention, so we've updated to the upgraded Vortex Optics Fury HD Applied Ballistics model. With integrated compass, barometer, humidity, and temperature sensors, it edges out the Nikon Laserforce in terms of functionality, and actually costs noticeably less. The Nikon is a bit lighter, so minimalists should still consider it, but both are great choices for the money.
January 02, 2020:
Availability issues forced us to remove the Zeiss 10x56 model included on our previous list, and they were replaced by the Zeiss Victory RF 10x54, an upgraded version with 54mm objective lenses and a remarkable onboard ballistics computer that works with a great app to help calculate distances and make shot suggestions. These features may not be necessary for birdwatchers and other peaceful animal lovers, but they're fantastic for hunters and they more than make up for a 2mm reduction in light gathering.
We also sent away the Hooway HD Army Black, which just didn't have the magnifying power to justify their inclusion, as they were limited to 7x. The argument could be made that — in place of a monocular rangefinder — these were a fine option, as not all rangefinders boast much magnification. We'd rather give our readers a greater choice, so we replaced those with the significantly more capable ATN BinoX-HD 4-16x/65mm, which offer a zoomable magnification from 4x to 16x, that way users can decide for themselves how closely they want to view a given target.