Arc is a technology used by rangefinders to compensate for distance. It is made up of the bow and the rifle mode. It is used by serious hunters who cannot afford to wound targets but rather take precise shots. They are not just rangefinders with arc but a lot of necessary features that make up a useful rangefinder. It has to be durable, light and adjustable for a successful hunt.
Features of rangefinders with Arc
- Must have angle compensation
- Long range
- They need more yardage distance
- Accurate distance measurements
- Use distant target priority
Bushnell Elite Rangefinder 1 Mile 7×26 with CONX
It can connect to Bluetooth, smartphone and the Conx technology. It is accurate by 1/2- yards and it is quite precise in displaying data. In the package, a built-in tripod mount is included. It is used to give balance to the rangefinder. Whether you have shaky hands or not, you might need it on rocky areas where your balance can be difficult to maintain. Measurements are displayed clearly due to great visibility in low light conditions.
This high contrast is produced by Vivid Display Technology. It has an adjustable diopter which makes the device ideal for users who wear glasses. You can set up as many ballistic curves as three. This is achieved by the use of the magnetic attachment system. A rifle is perfectly compatible with the Bushnell Elite rangefinder. The Bullseye mode makes it possible to measure the range of small targets without paying attention to other background targets. The Brush mode pays more attention to background objects. The Scan mode gives you multiple targets at the same time.
- Can be connected to Conx technology and smartphone via Bluetooth
- Covers a long range
- Compatible with Magnetic Attachment System
- Supports rifle Mode
- It has the Brush mode
- It has the scan mode
- Comes at a steep price
HALO XR80038-8 800 Yard Tru Bark Camo Laser Rangefinder
It is perfect for surfaces that are not flat. The use of the angle intelligence brings accurate horizontal distances. It is made up of a durable housing made of quality material. The housing is so strong that it is not affected by harsh weather conditions. The rangefinder can reach as far as 800 yards. It displays several targets at the same time and gives you the room to take a perfect shot on any of the displayed targets.
- Can easily spot a target in the dark
- Angle compensation mode assures one of accurate measurement of distance
- Easy to operate
- The scan mode pays attention to various scenes
- Ranges a distance of 800 yards which is the standard distance
- Sometimes it cannot be stable
- Needs an attentive user when it comes to readings
Bushnell Scout DX 1000 ARC 6×21 Laser Rangefinder
It magnifies up to 6 times. The built-in inclinometer provides the ARC. It has both the bow and rifle mode. The speed accuracy is impressive. It is 1/2- yard accurate. As much as it gives you multiple targets at the same time, it does not pay attention to background objects. This guarantees you precision in distance measurements.
The Brush mode just like on the Bushnell Elite Rangefinder, it ranges background objects. It measures a distance of up to 1000 yards. The housing is resistant to water. You can adjust the diopter to your desired position. This feature allows you to achieve a clear and bright view. The rifle mode allows you to take any position you are comfortable with so that you do not miss that hit. It also has the Magnetic Attachment System which makes sure that there is stability.
- You can adjust the diopter
- It has the Scan mode
- It is compatible with the magnetic attachment system
- It is a long range rangefinder
- Supports both the rifle and bow mode
- It supports the Brush mode
- It has a built-in inclinometer
- It needs extra tools for it to perfectly operate
Bushnell G-Force DX ARC 6x21mm Laser Rangefinder
It is very good in both uphill and downhill. You can choose to activate the bow or the rifle mode. The rifle mode allows you to be adventurous with the rangefinder as you get the holdover or adjust the turret. Smaller objects are clearly viewed as the rangefinder can magnify up to 6 times.
It is a faster rangefinder and can range a maximum of 1300 yards which is pretty long. It has a red display which facilitates easy and clear readings by the user. It has a single button which is very easy to operate.
- It is fast in readings
- Clear and bright optics
- Can be easily adjusted to any mode
- It can be classified as a long range rangefinder
- The red display can be an obstruction to visibility in bright conditions
Nikon 16224 Arrow ID 3000 Bowhunting Laser Rangefinder
It is very light in weight and the accuracy is +-1 yard. Its ID technology gives a defined shooting angle and horizontal distance to the target. You can deliberately choose the best mode to work with. It may be either the first target priority mode or the distant target priority mode.
Both can give you that perfect shot depending on how accurate you are in executing any of the above-mentioned modes. The long eye relief is accommodating to users who wear glasses. The scan can work in a continuous mode if you press the button for 8 seconds. It is very simple to operate as it only has one button for operation.
- You can adjust the diopter
- Fast and accurate
- Difficult to switch between angle distant for a bow hunter and the actual distance
Are rangefinders with arc better?
Yes they are as they make it possible for rangefinders to automatically calculate the distance based on the ground. Imagine doing that manually. How long will it take? Is it even possible? How many shots are you going to miss? How many animals are you going to leave wounded?
Rangefinders with arc were invented to make the life of a hunter bearable, fun and worthwhile. You can hardly have missed shots if you have any of the above-mentioned rangefinders. I highly recommend rangefinders with an arc to target shooters, rifle and bow hunters as well as golfers.