Four years ago, peering through a screen of branches, I thought I saw a clear lane for sending a shaft into a decent New York buck. What I forgot to consider was that my arrow wouldn’t follow the straight-line path my eye drew to the target, but would instead arc above my line of sight and then back down.
Of course, my arrow smacked and ricocheted off a branch, and the buck trotted harmlessly out of sight. That really happened, and this rangefinder could really have saved my hunt. It has all the features of the original and popular Truth rangefinder, plus ClearShot, which shows you the highest point of your arrows trajectory in comparison to the straight line of sight to the target, making it much easier to slip an arrow through the trees and watch your buck go down instead ($280; bushnell.com).