Every hunter knows the meaning of having a tool, or a device, which would help them easily find, track and, eventually, catch the target. That’s why every hunter, whether it be a professional or just hunting as a hobby, usually has some model of a rangefinder as part of their equipment.
Rangefinders, especially those created for hunting purposes, have features that really help hunters in catching the target. They are the hunters’ assistants, I would say, because without them it would be really difficult to come close to the target without being noticed, which would consequently lead to a target’s escape.
As we already know, rangefinders measure the distance between the hunter and the target, in this case. Additionally, some models of hunting rangefinders can also measure the speed of a moving target. Having these two features ensures that the hunter will have “a good catch”.
We also know that there are a lot of different models on the market and that it’s often hard to decide which one to buy. However, we do know that every hunter looks for a hunting rangefinder which will do its job perfectly and it’s not expensive.
Guided by these things, we have looked and come across the HALO XL450-7 hunting rangefinder. So, let’s see what this model has to offer.
Why is it a good choice?
HALO XL450-7 hunting rangefinder is considered to be the ultimate hunter’s tool. It measures distances precisely and quickly, so you don’t have to worry about that. It can measure up to 450 yards, within +/-1 yard, if the target is reflective, but it works best for shorter distances. It is the perfect measuring device if you want to measure the angle compensation for a 40-yard shot or a 200-250 yard shot.
What is important is the fact that this model has a 6x magnification with clear images and has a focus adjustment. The eyepiece can twist so that you have a better focus. However, it doesn’t have a good eye relief, which means that people who wear glasses will find it hard to use it since they have to take them off in order to be able to see through its lens.
Another negative side is that the display doesn’t have illumination, so you can’t use this rangefinder when there is not enough light, as in the early mornings, evenings and nighttime. It is best to use it during the day when its bright and the weather is good.
What I like a lot about this model is that is so easy to operate, since it has only one button. You don’t have to think twice about how to navigate through its features and modes. You just press the button to turn the rangefinder on and you are ready to go. Pressing the button gives you the range of your target while holding the button allows you to move from object to object and get a reading.
This hunting rangefinder has AI technology which measures the slopes and gives you the correct angle of shooting. It also has a scan mode which allows continuous measurement of distances to objects and detecting possible hazards. Additionally, this mode locks in several targets at different yardages. Pretty awesome, right?
The HALO450-7 hunting rangefinder can measure in four different ways:
- Yards – measuring distances in yards
- Yards with slope – measuring distances in yards with slope mode on
- Meters – measuring distances in meters
- Meters with slope – measuring distance in meters with slope mode on
- It is one-button operated
- It has waterproof body
- It turns off after 20 seconds of inactivity so that it doesn’t drain the battery
- It has Class IIIA laser, 5 mW or less
- It comes equipped only with a CR2 battery and a wrist strap. But, you can purchase a carrying bag, cleaning cloth or any other missing piece for a low price.
- It weighs only 5 ounces
- It has a 1-year warranty
All in all, the HALO XL450-7 hunting rangefinder, though might not the best on the market, it still has the most important features. Taken in consideration of its low price, we think it’s a great deal. It is so small and lightweight that you can store it anywhere and take with you everywhere. It is a great choice for bowhunters and shotgun hunters. If you want a hunting rangefinder, which has good features and it’s cheap, then, this just might be the one for you.