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MSRP: $269.99
*Prices in US Dollars
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Impact 850 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 22.
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Impact ® Laser Rangefinder

Simply put, with the high-performing Impact® 850 and its economical price tag, you don't have an excuse to head afield without a laser rangefinder. Accurately ranges reflective targets to 850 yards, providing critical distance readings hunters and shooters can rely on. Range targets down to 5 yards when things get up close and personal.

6X magnification brings subjects in for a closer look and more accurate ranging. Fully multi-coated optics enhance light transmission for optimal performance in low-light settings. Provides angle-compensated HCD (Horizontal Component Distance) and LOS (Line of Sight) readings to match user preference. Can be set to read in yards or meters. The black LCD display boldly stands off against subjects during the moment of truth – and a fast readout ensures you get the range in time to capitalize on the opportunity.

Runs on a single, long-lasting, easy-to-find, CR2 battery.



VIP Warranty Waterproof
Range Reflective5-850 yards
Range Deer5-400 yards
Accuracy+ / - 1 yards @ 100 yards
Max Angle Reading+/- 60 degrees (INC 50)
Magnification6 x
Objective Lens Diameter20 mm
Eye Relief15 mm
Length3.77 inches
Width2.95 inches
Weight5.5 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • Lens Cloth
  • Strap
  • Soft Carry Case
  • CR2 battery

Optical Features

Fully Multi-Coated Lenses Anti-reflective lens coatings on every lens surface allows for brighter views.

Construction Features

Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside for withstanding harsh weather conditions.
Rugged Design Built to handle tough situations. Compact and lightweight.
Diopter Adjusts for precise focus.

Performance Features

Intuitive Display Easy-to-use menu with a simple, clean display. Choice of yards or meters.
HCD Horizontal Component Distance (HCD) mode for angle compensated ranging.
LOS Line of Sight (LOS) mode displays actual line of sight range.
Scan This feature displays continual distance readings when panning across a landscape or tracking a moving animal.
Ranging Format Range in yards or meters.
Range Reflective5-850 yards
Range Deer5-400 yards
Accuracy+ / - 1 yards @ 100 yards
Max Angle Reading+/- 60 degrees (INC 50)
Magnification6 x
Objective Lens Diameter20 mm
Eye Relief15 mm
Length3.77 inches
Width2.95 inches
Weight5.5 ounces
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Product Manual 2 (PDF)Download

HCD Corrected Shoot-To Range

The Impact 850 uses HCD (Horizontal Component Distance) angle-compensated ranging technology to give bow and rifle shooters the critical distance data needed to make accurate shots.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Vortex! Haven’t had a chance to use this for hunting yet, but I did compare it to my old rangefinder and it performed very well. I like that this rangefinder is smaller and faster than my old rangefinder, but I bought it because of the VIP warranty. I also own Vortex binoculars. Long story short - they got damaged while hunting and the Vortex VIP warranty was everything they said it was and more. I sent it in, got a return date - I emailed back and asked if I could get it sooner as I was going hunting soon - they said no problem, they would move it to the front of the line - got ‘em back a few days later. Great products, great warranty, and great customer service!
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does exactly what it says. Great rangefinder for 90% of hunters. The 400 yd rating on "deer sized" objects is spot on and plenty for the vast majority of shooters. Yes, you may need more range for precise shots above this range in extreme western situations for an excellent marksman. If you hunt anywhere from the Mississippi River valley east, you likely will never need more range than this. The one thing that may hang you up if you have less than great eyesight is that the feedback is all displayed in black rather than illuminayed red. This can make it somewhat difficult to see and I can see this being a problem for someone who struggles with vision in low light scenarios. If that was added as a feature I'd be all over a 5 star rating here. That said, this is a "budget" range finder that brings outstanding quality to a very competitive MSRP and a real world prices often WELL south of 0. That price for an angle compensating rangefinder that is demonstrably accurate is fantastic. If you can handle the black display and don't need the longer ranges, this may well be the place to look.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great entry-level RF Bought this rangefinder on sale. Considering the price, and warrenty, I can’t imagine i’ll need to buy a more expensive RF. I’m only using this for hunting and target practice. I’ll never need to range an animal outside 850y. Seems to be easy to use and well constructed. I like how light weight it is. So far I don’t that not having the reticle iluminated will be a big deal, especially since i’ll be using it during the day.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome new product! This is the first rangefinder I've ever owned. I've used other ones before and this is the best one I've found for the price. It is quick to pick up and very accurate.
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impact 850 Another great optics and easy to handle and compact to be a great for brush hunting
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gift for my dad and he loves it! I bought the Impact range finder 2 Xmas's ago and he's used it every time he's been out hunting since. He mostly crossbow hunts now but old eyes are getting more difficult to tell the difference between 30 and 50! Those make major changes in the way you aim your crossbow for those that don't know. It's the difference in hitting the kill zone vs hitting the dirt by its feet at 50 yards on a whitetail. He loves it and I'm thinking about buying myself one or the next model up to help with my rifle hunting.
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good range finder but. I bought this rangefinder for hunting, its an amazing product. Vortex always shows up. I only buy Vortex for optics. However going into the 3d archery session I noticed that it doesn't read well on all black targets like bears and hogs. I talked 4 guys into buying this finder and all of us have the same issue. It will not pick up 3d targets that are black. Step your game up vortex :) Love you guys. #teamvortex
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Budget Hunters Recently ordered the Impact after looking through it at work one day. I love the readout (even though it isn't red), how accurate it is and how quick it displays. For someone looking for quality at a decent price this is where to go. I'm excited to keep using it this season. The only thing I would've loved to see was the pocket clip like the Rangers have, everything else is awesome for the price.
Date published: 2017-11-07
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How to use the field card that come with the "850"

Asked by: Joos
Thank you for your question! The field card is a quick reference tool to use when using the rangefinder in “LOS” – or Line-of-Sight mode. Cross referencing the angle provided in LOS mode, with the yardage found, you can see your corrected value, or thereabouts, on the range card!
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-11-13

It is nitrogen filled (ie fog-proof)?

Asked by: Lars
Thanks for the question! The Impact Rangefinders are not purged with gases.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-10-22

Could you indicate to what extend it is waterproof (IPX rating)?

Asked by: Lars
Thanks for the question! The Impact 850 has an waterproof rating of IPX 4.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-10-22

My rangefinder won’t bring up distances it just has four lines where yardage should be any troubleshooting tips 

Asked by: Elineman92
Check the battery to make sure it's good. Also, make sure the lens is clean and clear of any obstructions. If you continue to have an issue please give us a call at 800-426-0048 Ext. 5 and we will have you send it in.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-10-15

Does this rangefinder work well for people that wear glasses?

Asked by: jallen79
Thanks for the question! Yes, it should work just fine with glasses. I would recommend trying to get to a dealer and trying to see if it fits your eye.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-10-04

Do you use hcd when hunting from a tree stand?

Asked by: Alex14
Thanks for the question! Yes, I do. It will calculate the angle for you and give you the distance you will need to shoot for. You could have it in LOS mode, but then you would need to know the angle you are at and reference the chart that comes with the Ranger Rangefinder to figure the actual distance you will need to use.
Answered by: Graham at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-09-04

can you put a clip on it like the ranger 1300?

Asked by: jbell
No, there is not a clip for this optic.
Answered by: Josh at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-05-11

I see in the manual it measured 489.6. So does it measure in tenths???  That’s why I bought it. However I cannot get mine to read tenths.  What’s the deal?

Asked by: Jacob
The Impact 850 rangefinder ranges in full yards.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2018-07-09
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