When I first started bow hunting as a teen, we didn’t have rangefinders. One of the most difficult things I experienced as a bowhunter was guessing yardage. Most of the deer I missed or hit poorly were a result of not guessing the right distance. It doesn’t matter how good of a shot you are if you don’t know the range of your target. Something I like to do when I get into a stand sit is to range different landmarks around my tree stand. I range stumps, openings and certain trees to determine all kinds of ranges. I like to make a circle around my tree stand sight from around 10 – 40 yards. Sometimes things happen fast while bow hunting, this tactic helps you know the yardage right away. Today we are doing a review on the TecTecTec! ProWild rangefinder. Let’s take a look at it’s specs.
The Specs of the ProWild Rangefinder
Here are some of the specs of the ProWild rangefinder.
- Weight 6.5 ounces
- Effective range = 5-540 yards
- Continuous scan mode
- Measures speed
- Magnification = 6X
- Accuracy = +/- 1 yard
- Rainproof build
- 2 year warranty
In the Field with the ProWild Rangefinder
During this last deer season, I used the ProWild rangefinder during the chase phase of the rut. This is the part of the rut when the bucks are ready to breed but the doe’s aren’t. The rangefinder really shined by being able to track this fast action with its continuous scan mode.
Thanks to the sometimes harsh Illinois fall/winter weather, I got to use this rangefinder in some bad conditions. It performed well in rain and snow. I really like the size of this rangefinder as well. It is extremely lightweight. I personally don’t like to have things dangling from my neck while hunting so it was nice that the ProWild rangefinder easily tucked into a pocket when not in use. I did have some trouble ranging smaller objects at far distances but this has been pretty common with most rangefinders that I have owned. It was able to range larger objects out to 400 yards. I also had slight issues in low light conditions due to the lack of illumination on the read out. Overall, the ProWild rangefinder performed great.
Pros and Cons of the ProWild rangefinder
- Extremely clear glass
- Ease of use
- Continuous scan mode
- Perfect size
- No illumination on the read out
- Trouble ranging small targets at long range
Summary of the ProWild Rangefinder
The ProWild rangefinder is a great rangefinder for the price. It’s lightweight, durable and it’s continuous scan mode is great for bow hunting. This rangefinder has great features for its low price point. If you’re looking for an affordable rangefinder for bowhunting, I recommend the TecTecTec! ProWild rangefinder. For more information, visit https://us.tectectec.com/.