Different Modes of a Bow Rangefinder
There is a good chance that you got great skills in estimating ranges if you are among those fortunate archers who are nearby to local 3D archery range. However, this isn’t something that everyone can have because average archers don’t got the chance of shooting their bows and arrows like the pros and for this, range estimation skills are varying widely from different person.
As a matter of fact, it is recommended to challenge your estimate skills through observation in a stationary object in your yard to a given point. From there, estimate the distance until you’re sure that you’ve correctly ranged it.
If you still are having a difficult time to get an estimate of the range however, there’s nothing to be worried about since there are many different types of bow laser rangefinders you can buy on the market. You can make use of these devices for varying purposes similar to golfing, forestry, surveying and of course, hunting. 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.
Not only that, when you finalizing on which bow rangefinder to get, it is integral to be aware of its different mode functions. The reason for this is that, you may encounter rangefinders that are in First Priority Mode and Second Priority Mode; in the former, these are the devices that are reading the first object that it come across in its line of sight while the latter go past it and reads the second object. 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.
Not only that, you should take note that aside from operating in either FPM or SPM, many of the bow laser rangefinders come in additional modes similar to ARC or Automatic Range Compensation or Horizontal mode and San Mode. Whether you believe it or not, the ARC mode is preferable if you are hunting in a steep terrain because it is calculating the distance precisely regardless if you are aiming up or down the hill. The Scan Mode as what the name indicates enables hunter to range several distance of the objects by holding the scan button and move the rangefinder back and forth along their viewing area.