Wildgame Innovations Halo Z8X Laser Rangefinder
This is a great range finder especially considering the price and the fact that it has the angle calculation feature. I haven't taken it out hunting yet as the season is still two weeks off, but at home I was ranging newspaper tubes out to 350 yards. We had a monsoon a couple of weeks ago and I took it out onto the porch to test it in the rain. The rain was falling at 1" -2" per hour and the ranges of known distance objects were consistant with the readings taken when it was not raining.
I took it out to the archery range and it was dead on with the ranges listed on the backstops. I need to take it to a sporting goods store and check it against some of the more expensive brands.
September 17, 2014
Good entry level
This is a good entry level range finder. it is very accurate, easy to use. like others have said, you cant read the lcd in low light, simple pre range when you set your stand up. during archery, by the time you have enough light to safely shoot you can read it.
Now the Rebate. yeah yeah the dreaded rebate. i sent mine in, checked status online, and it was accepted quickly....however 3 months and it still hasnt shipped. bet they hope we forget about them! BTW form says 8-10 weeks
November 28, 2014
Z8X awesome deal for $$
Compact, lightweight, and accurate. Compared several range finders and this one can't be beat for the price with these features. Highly satisfied.
December 7, 2013
Good starter piece
It is pretty accurate and easy to use. The angle compensation is great for hunting from a stand. If money is tight it will meet the need but if your not in a rush, I would hold out for something that is back lit. I hunt in a mountain region so the sun takes a bit longer to get over the mountains and disappears earlier. If hunting when full sun is unavailable it is difficult to see the readings without aiming each reading to the sky for a light contrast. Overall Im happy with it for the low entry price.
February 1, 2014