Vortex Optics previously offered only one rangefinder: the Ranger 1000. That unit was good to 1,000 yards. The new Ranger 1500 extends the distance by 50%. On a reflective target, the Ranger 1500 can accurately measure distance to 1,500 yards. On a deer, the unit is good to 750 yards (also up 50% when compared to the Ranger 1000). Accuracy is +/- 3 yards.
The Ranger 1500 has 6x of magnification and a 6˚ field of view. That works out to be about 315′ at 1,000 yards.
According to Vortex, the unit is small enough to clip onto a belt or hang around your neck with an included lanyard. It weighs less than 8 ounces and runs on a single CR2 battery. The Ranger 1500 is weather resistant and has a rubber coating for improved durability. The unit has a suggested retail price of $599.
The Reece Pro is a monocular with multi coated lenses and sealed for weather resistance. The unit is argon gas purged and has an ArmorTek coating on the lenses. The body has a rubber coating.
It is about 6.2″ long and 2″ in diameter. The 8x magnification unit weighs 11 ounces and has an MSRP of $399. As with the Ranger 1500 above, it is protected by a lifetime warranty.