The need for determining the range to a target is as old as warfare itself. Artillerymen manning cannons, ballistas, and other siege weapons had to define the distances to their targets, or risk injuring or killing friendly forces. This process of triangulating the distance to a specific point used basic trigonometry to determine the angles, and when paired with old-school measuring devices of the day – such as the graphometer – allowed these long-range weapons to get on target more often than not.
Of course, nobody wants to break out their high school math books at the range, and thanks to continued improvements in technology quality laser rangefinders have become both reasonably priced and surprisingly easy to use, allowing anyone to take their long-range shooting to the next level.
Whether it’s in the field hunting or at the range trying to hit steel at a new personal best, employing a top rangefinder will make a difference in the way you shoot.