Laser range finding scopes compared

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Shooting times (UK) has a comparison of three range finding scopes: the Bushnell Yardage Pro, Burris Laser Scope and Zeiss Diarange.

Whether the Zeiss is worth twice as much as the other two models is a matter of how much extra you are willing to pay for optical perfection and an illuminated reticule.

Both the Burris and the Bushnell offer good value considering their versatility, but my choice would be the Burris due to the sunshade and understated Ballistic Plex reticule system.

However, I did discover that when the temperature dropped to -6ºC both the Burris and Bushnell lasers stopped working, while the Zeiss worked perfectly.

This may be your deciding factor – quality will out.

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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Len brown Len brown on Dec 10, 2008

    I am trying to decide on what scopes to buy form y 223/5.56 and 7.62 carbines. I was considering the NcStar 4x32 mark III IR Tactical scope for the 223 because it is calibrated (say so anyway) for a 223.

    This is a range finder illuminated reticle pm combathunting .com

    I was considering the EOTECH 512-C for the 7.62 but am not sure if it would be better to go with a scope instead of a holo. What is your advice?