Uplands Optics knows what hunters look for in a bino and when they created the Rangefinder, they knew exactly what features to focus on.
As a hunter, I’m always on the lookout for binos that make hunting easy and enjoyable.
And having tested the 1000 Laser Rangefinder, I was impressed by its performance, particularly in extreme situations.
It’s not always you get a bino that performs well in harsh conditions giving you the flexibility to hunt whenever you want despite the weather conditions. But the Laser Rangefinder does offer you that flexibility.
It also works really well in low light conditions. So if you plan on going elk hunting at night, you might want to consider taking this bino with you.
I also like the way they fit well on my hand and the rubber armoring provides a better grip, which is important particularly when it’s raining.
Advantages and Disadvantages
- Multicoated lenses for clear and sharp viewing
- Rubber armoring for a firm grip and waterproof performance
- 6x magnification which is ideal for hunting
- 17mm objective lens
- High accuracy at 1000 yards
- Lightweight and compact
- Fast focusing feature to help keep track of moving targets
- Comes with a comfortable neck strap and a roomy carrying case
- It is more expensive compared to other similar models
- It doesn’t have the angle range compensation feature for angle shooting
Features and Benefits
The Rangefinder has surprisingly high-quality optics given the price tag. It is easy to assume that because it’s relatively inexpensive, it can’t be all that good. But not in this case.
The Rangefinder uses multicoated lenses to ensure that you enjoy crystal clear views no matter the lighting or weather conditions. Furthermore, this bino has been designed for accuracy.
Magnification and Objective Lens
Contrary to the popular belief that you need a 10x magnification bino for hunting, this is not always the case. The Rangefinder has a 6x magnification and it does a fine at bringing objects that are far away closer with great clarity.
The 17mm objective lens allows adequate light into the scope thereby delivering crisp clear views.
The Laser Rangefinder is designed to withstand any weather conditions. It has a rubber armoring for weatherproof performance. And the lenses are purged with nitrogen to protect them from fogging.
The Rangefinder has a compact design. So when you are out in the wilderness for hours hunting deer, coyote or elk, you won’t have a problem carrying these binos.
They are lightweight and weighing at 0.16 ounces, you can hold these binos for an extended amount of time without your hand tiring.
When hunting, you need a bino that can quickly focus on your target especially if it’s moving.
Missing your target or losing sight of it altogether because your bino can’t focus fast enough can be disheartening. It also means you would need to wait for your target to stop moving to have an accurate aim, which could take time.
The Rangefinder comes with a carrying case that has enough room for the binos to fit well. It’s not big in size, so you shouldn’t have a problem carrying it around. It also weatherproof, which helps provide an extra layer of protection against water damage.
The Vortex Optics LRF-100 Impact 850 Yard Laser Rangefinder binos are designed for hunters. And it’s one of the most popular hunting binos out there. So when I tested it, I wanted to find why it was so popular and how it compared with the Upland Optics Laser Rangefinder.
And what I discovered was that the Vortex Laser Rangefinder can deliver accuracy of up to 850 yards. This is slightly less than what the Uplands Rangefinder can give you, but for a shooter or hunter, it is still pretty good.
This bino provides two types of angle readings: line of sight readings and horizontal component distance readings. Both of which are meant to help you improve your accuracy at all ranges.
You can toggle between the two modes to see which one works better for you at the press of a button.
The Uplands Optics Laser 1000 Rangefinder doesn’t have both of these options. It only provides a line of sight readings. So it is more ideal for long-range shooting than short-range shooting.
Aside from hunting, you can use these binos for archery shooting. And best of all, the cost less than the Uplands Rangefinder.
Features and Benefits:
- Fully multicoated lenses for day and night hunting
- Angle-compensated distance reading for angle shooting and improved accuracy
- Scan feature that provides consistent range readings on a moving target
Vortex Impact Rangefinder:
If you have never heard of ATN, it is a company that makes thermal imaging and night vision optics including binos and gun scopes. The Laser Ballististic 1000 Smart Laser Rangefinder by ATN has garnered some good reviews from users.
And when I took it for a test drive, I understood why many users love it. The ATN LBLRF1000B Laser Ballistics 1000 Rangefinder may look like your average hunting binos, but it has some impressive features that you might not find in other features.
So the feature enables you to quickly calculate the range of your target giving you more accuracy. By giving you the exact measure, you can decide whether you need to move closer to your target or not.
And this is a pretty cool feature because it can help you hit your target dead-on.
The other feature is the ATN Ballistic Rangefinder has that you might not find in other similar binos is its ATN X-Sight II HD, which provides maximum accuracy.
So when I compared these binos with the Upland Optics Rangefinder, it was easy to see the differences. And what I liked about the ATN Ballistics Rangefinder is that it provides accurate aiming by calculating the distances for you quickly and easily.
And aside from having excellent optics, it costs less than the Upland Optics Rangefinder.
Features and Benefits:
- Smart Ballistic Calculator that quickly and easily calculates how far your target is using the ATN smartphone app providing you with an accurate shot
- ATN X-Sight II HD, which when paired with the ATN smart scope can provide you with real-time point of impact adjustments
- it has a waterproof construction
- It has a compact and lightweight design
- it has a fast focusing system that enables you to quickly focus and keep track of a moving target
The Gogogo Sport 6x 650/1200Y Laser Rangefinder is extremely easy to use, which is why I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to buy their first a hunting bino. It is pocket-friendly, so if you want to spend less than 100 bucks, this should fit right into your budget.
The Gogogo has some amazing features one of which the Uplands Optics Rangefinder doesn’t have.
Besides that, it uses multicoated lenses for clear and bright viewing in dim conditions. It is water and fog proof. And with these binos, you can accurately hit a target that is 650 to 1200 yards away, which is amazing.
Although these binos are designed for hunting, you can also use them golfing and archery shooting.
Features and Benefits:
- Multi-coated lenses for bright and clear views
- Waterproof and fog proof construction
- Angle range compensation for precision aiming and shooting
- Lightweight and compact
- Easy to use
- Long battery life
- Extremely affordable
The Upland Optics has impressive features and although it costs a lot more than many similar binos, you do get value for your money.
What I loved the most about these binos is their outstanding performance in bad weather conditions and in low light conditions. The views are crystal clear making it easy to go hunting at night.
The one downside is that it does not have angle range compensation capability, only the line of sight capability. This means that at short ranges, it may not be of much help.
Other than that, it’s a great pairs of binos that has a solid build and comes with a neck strap and carrying case.