Halo XR80038-8 800 Review

Rangefinders have a special place in hunting. We believe that they are the hunter’s best friends and assistants in the field. That is because rangefinders can “go” where hunters can’t, by doing their job from far, yet allowing the hunter to ”come” close to the target without really coming closer. You know want I mean, right?

In case there are newbies among you, let us explain this. Rangefinders work by sending laser beams to a target and measure the distance between the hunter – you, and the target. Some rangefinders can also measure the slope and the angle, and some even can measure the speed of the target’s moving. Does this sound amazing? We completely agree on that.

So, you see now what the rangefinder’s role in hunting is and why they are so important for every hunter. Thanks to these small devices, hunters know exactly how far their target it, the angle of shooting and sometimes can predict the target’s movement and where to shoot.

That’s why every hunter, no matter if you are a professional hunter or just hunting for fun, should have a rangefinder as part of his equipment.

But finding a good rangefinder can be difficult sometimes, mostly because there are lots of different models on the market. And, when you are looking for a rangefinder, you consider its features, specification, and its price. And, to be honest, it is quite difficult to find rangefinders that can have all of these characteristics.

Luckily, there are models of rangefinders which do have all that and we have found some to offer to you. One of them is the HALO XR80038-8 laser rangefinder.

Halo XR80038-8 800 Yard Tru Bark Camo Laser Range Finder

Why do we love it?

We surely love this model and there are many reasons for that.

To begin with, this model comes from the well-known manufacturer, Halo Optics, and it’s part of the XR series, which are actually the evolved version of the most popular XRT series. Apart from that, this model also has the benefit of being the first camo wrap rangefinder ever made by Halo.

It has a modern and interesting look due to its tru bark camouflage color, which allows it to be unnoticeable in the field.  Its design makes it easy to hold and fits perfectly in your hands.

What we probably love the most is its ability to get you really close to your target without making a single step. Thanks to its 6x magnification and the ability to measure up to incredible 800 yards, with only +/- 1 yard precision, we really think that this rangefinder might be the one for you.

To be even better, this model has a color LCD display on which you can easily read all the information that the rangefinder provides.

This model has a continuous Scan Mode which allows you to quickly measure the distance between you and the target, as well as to easily lock in several targets at different yardages with only one click.

Additionally, it has incorporated Angle Intelligence technology which allows it to measure the slope compensation, by calculating the real horizontal distance of your target(s) at any elevation.

Having both of these features, this rangefinder gives you the most precise results so you can completely rely on it and enjoy the hunt.


  • It provides you with clear images, even after 6x magnification – thus assuring you can see your target well even from far
  • It has ergonomic design with non-slip grip – for the most comfortable experience and easy holding
  • It has an LCD display in color
  • It has adjustable eye piece – so you can increase the focus and be able to see better
  • It has a Class IIIA laser
  • Color: Tru Bark Camouflage
  • It is waterproof – so you don’t need to worry whether it is going to rain or not
  • It has resistant housing
  • It shows the distances in both, meters and yards
  • It weighs only 0.5 lbs
  • It comes equipped with a CR2 lithium-ion battery, a carrying lanyard, a lanyard, and lens cloth – all that for FREE
  • It weighs only 0.5 lbs
  • It has a 1-year warranty from the manufacturer.

Final Verdict

WOW! That’s a lot for a rangefinder, don’t you think so?

Well, that’s why we love the HALO XR80038-8 laser rangefinder. It has so much to offer without being too expensive. Good looking, high quality, compact and lightweight, and budget-friendly – that’s a real champion and what we call the perfect combo.

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