Five Reasons Why You Need a Rangefinding Bow Sight
October 9, 2019
Mike Reeber (4 articles)

Five Reasons Why You Need a Rangefinding Bow Sight

Soon all of our focus will be on the majestic whitetail deer here in the great state of Texas. Other than the rut, now is probably my favorite time of year. It’s time to get the gear out of the bins, get camp ready and make final adjustments to your bow. If you’ve been following my pursuit of an exotic this summer, then you’re already familiar with the fact that I took a leap a few months ago and swapped out sights from a standard bow sight to the Burris Oracle. Not only did it prove to be as accurate as promised, but I also found it extremely practical.

If you’re on the fence about switching to a rangefinding bow sight, here are five reasons why you should give it a shot this season. Literally.

1: Functionality

I’ve hunted with this type of sight for four months now, and every time that I ranged something with it, it was spot on and displayed the right pin. In the past I occasionally had challenges with getting a range from a stand-alone rangefinder. I was eager to see if the same held true for the built-in rangefinder. It didn’t. When I shot a Scimitar, it lit up with an instant range — no errors.



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Mike Reeber

Mike Reeber

Mike Reeber's passion for the outdoors started over two decades ago in the hardwoods of northern New York state. At age 8, he began hunting Whitetail's and turkey every chance that he could. Not long after harvesting his first deer, he took up an interest in archery and spent most of his time bow hunting during the fall season from then on. Mike's obsession with bow hunting has stayed with him to this day and he enjoys every opportunity to keep engaged within the bow hunting community. Whether he's gearing up for his next bow hunt, fine tuning his groups during the summer or trying out a new broadhead, Mike's always thinking about something bow hunting related. When he's not out chasing Whitetail or Axis, you can probably find him calling in strutting gobblers during the springtime, thinning out the coyote population or enjoying a sunny day in the dove fields. He also enjoys preparing wild game in the kitchen and loves sharing his creative culinary twists on classic game recipes. Keep up with his latest adventures on his Twitter @NE_Bowhunter or Instagram @MikeReeber.


  1. Painless
    Painless November 13, 15:39
    Unless it has changed, I thought that in Texas, it’s illegal to have any battery operated device on your bow. Is it now legal to have a rangefinder attached to your bow?
    • Dillon Brown
      Dillon Brown November 18, 20:28
      Quite a bit has changed in the legal means and methods related to archery equipment. Lighted pins, magnification, and overdraw rests have been deemed lawful in recent years. Battery operated devices such as spotlights, rangefinders, and the like are also considered lawful at the time of this writing in 2019. It is important for all hunters to review the current regulations before taking to the field.

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