Different Modes of a Bow Rangefinder
If you’re among those fortunate archers who happen to be close to a local 3D archery range and likes to shoot often, then there’s a chance that you have outstanding range estimation skills. This doesn’t work for all on the other hand as for average archers who do not have the chance to shoot like what the pros do, their skills in estimating ranges will vary widely.
Believe it or not, you can gradually develop your range estimate skills even you are at home by putting an object away from you and observe how much distance the object has from your position. Once you are done, try to calculate the distance of the object to your position; do this until you get it right.
On the other hand, if you still are having a hard time figuring out the estimated range, don’t fret as there are various kinds of bow laser rangefinders that you can buy on the market today. Such devices are being used in various activities just like golfing, forestry, surveying and even hunting of course. With this being said, a bow hunter like you have to ensure to buy a model that is designed specifically for archery. Fortunately, there are many of it and you can pick from top brands at varying models and prices.
In addition to that, when you are deciding which bow rangefinder to choose, you have to be aware of the different mode functions. It is because of the reason that different functions are intended for different situations like for instance, there are rangefinders that are reading the first object in its line of sight or otherwise called as First Priority Mode whereas others are ignoring the first object and go past the object behind or referred as Second Priority Mode. With this being said, rangefinders that are in FPM are more useful when you have unobstructed view of your target while SPM are more effective when intervening trees and bush between you as well as your target.
On top of that, there are some bow laser rangefinders that offer extra modes for its users like for instance, the ARC or Automatic Range Compensation or Horizontal mode and San Mode. In reality, many bow hunters prefer the ARC mode because this gives them the ability to get a precise calculation of the distance from where they are aiming regardless if they’re going uphill or downhill. Scan Mode as what the name suggests allows hunter to range multiple object’s distance by simply holding the Scan button and move the rangefinder back and forth along the viewing area.