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 Halo XL450 TecTecTec VPRO500 Bushnell Tour v3
 
 
Our Overall Rating: 84% 90% 95%
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Range 450 yard 5-540 yards 5 – 1000 yards
Magnification
6x 6x 5x
Weight 3 ounces 11.4 ounces 6.6 ounces
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Halo rangefinder review

The Halo XL 450 is a lightweight, well-designed rangefinder ideal for sports, bow hunting, hunting, and fishing. “A quality laser rangefinder is one of the most important conservation tools hunters can carry into the field. We have a

responsibility to the animals we pursue to make a clean shot, and that responsibility begins with knowing the true range of any animal we set our sights on.” As quoted by the Plano Synergy Vice President of Marketing, Pete Angle. A valid and significant point that all hunters should adhere to as best as possible.

The Halo XL has a range of up to 450 yards to reflective target and powerful 6x magnification with a precision of -/+ 1 yard. Two scan modes allow for either static or constant ranging. When using the Angle Intelligence Technology (AiTM), it is capable of detecting slopes within its 450-yard range. Unfortunately, this model does have issues regarding the display with many users reporting having difficulties reading it while in low light conditions.

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Comfortable, user-friendly design

With its two button operation; an on/off and a mode feature button, this finder is extremely easy to utilize, and the functionality is intuitive. It’s robust molded plastic exterior with hand grips, feels comfortable and at merely 3 ounces, incredibly light. Definitely a plus for hunters, bow archers, etc. you could throw this in with your kit, and it won’t weigh you down, nor will it be likely to break. With an all black outer casing, it won’t stand-out when in use.

Features

  • Internal LCD,
  • 6x magnification,
  • 450-yard range,
  • Scan mode,
  • AiTM to measure slopes,halo rangefinder review

Product dimensions

  • 8.50”,
  • 6.5”,
  • 2.5”.

Product weight

  • 3 ounces.

Positives

  • AiTM slope detection,
  • 450-yard range,
  • Two modes – Standard and Scan Mode,
  • Water resistant,
  • Wrist strap included,
  • Quiet operation,
  • Lithium battery included,
  • Extremely lightweight,
  • Robust plastic exterior.

Negatives

  • Yards or Meters – not Feet,
  • Display isn’t always easiest to read especially of poor lighting conditions or bright sunshine,
  • This kit doesn’t include a case.

Conclusion

To conclude our Halo rangefinder review and Halo XL450 review:

A decent rangefinder for the price that has received a lot of positive reviews from golfers, and hunters alike. It is extremely lightweight and fits well in the hand though it is a little on the large size compared to its weight. Although they have included a wrist strap, which you could replace for a lanyard if you wished, it sadly, doesn’t come with a case which is a shame, definitely something to consider purchasing along with the rangefinder.With its simple functionality and quiet operation, it does give accurate, acceptable results that make it worth the purchase price. A good entry level rangefinder, though not one that would necessarily suit a tournament player where crystal clear, easy to read display and more features may be required.

With its simple functionality and quiet operation, it does give accurate, acceptable results that make it worth the purchase price. A good entry level rangefinder, though not one that would necessarily suit a tournament player where crystal clear, easy to read display and more features may be required.