Ranger 1800

Ranger® 1800

Ranger 1800 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 273.
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MSRP $499.99
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Even the most accurate rifle and scope combination is rendered useless without the precise target range data the Ranger rangefinder provides. Easy-to-use, the Ranger bucks the trend of overly complicated electronics that are more of a hindrance in the field than they are an asset. The built-in angle compensation is popular with treestand hunters looking to get exact horizontal distance to a deer and long-range shooters who need to calculate complex ballistic solutions with precise data. A utility clip keeps these compact units close at hand for rapid deployment and each model is easily adapted to any 1/4-20 tripod plate when a more rock steady base is required.

Compact, ergonomic and lightweight, the Ranger 1800 is easy to pack or hang around your neck using the included lanyard. The adjustable utility clip mounted to the body offers an innovative way to clip the unit to a belt, pocket, or other flat edged surface for easy access. Clip can be mounted to right or left side of the unit or completely removed. Runs on common CR2 battery.

Included in the Box
  • Utility clip
  • Neck lanyard
  • Soft carry case
  • CR2 battery
Range Reflective (yards) 10-1800 yards
Range Deer (yards) 10-900 yards
Accuracy + / - 3 yards @ 1000 yards
Max Angle Reading + / - 60 degrees
Magnification 6x
Objective Lens Diameter 22 mm
Linear Field of View 315 feet/1000 yards
Angular Field of View 6 degrees
Eye Relief 17 mm
Length 3.9 inches
Width 3 inches
Weight 7.7 oz
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Fully Multi-Coated Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.


Waterproof O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust and debris from penetrating for reliable performance in all environments.
Rugged Design Built to handle tough situations. Compact and lightweight.
Rubber Armor Provides a secure, non-slip grip, and durable external protection.


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.
Easy-to-use Menu Intuitive, easy-to-use menus feature a simple, clean illuminated display.
Ranging Format Range in yards or meters.


Diopter Adjusts for differences in a user's eyes. Located on right eyepiece.
Tripod Adaptable Compatible with a tripod adapter, allowing use on a tripod or car window mount.



The Ranger 1800 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 4 out of 5 by from All Purpose Range Finder I have owned the Ranger 1800 for 4 months and have used it for hunting here in Western WI. Very easy to use and compact. I have ranged non-reflective targets out to 875 yards and reflective to 925 yards. The illuminated display works great in all light conditions except very bright sunlight with light colored background (snow/corn stubble). In these specific situations, the display is hard to read, but definitely not a deal breaker. The 3 brightness settings for the illuminated display work great, but wish they were listed first in the menu, because they are changed the most often. Overall, great product and only rangefinder with a lifetime warranty.
Date published: 2019-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a charm I use this mainly for bow hunting, but also used it to gauge some landmarks while deer hunting gun season last year. Granted, the ranges I was looking at were 150 yards or less, but the compact package, and ease of use allowed me to range deer without being busted. I've enjoyed using it to tune my bow as well setting targets at various distances in the yard to check my pins. I've gotten my unit wet, and dropped it in snow and have had no issues at all. just dried it off and went about my hunt. And the thing never fogs. Another great Vortex product
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Currently in use Overseas I bought this ranger 1800 before my current deployment to Afghanistan. I’m a U.S. Army sniper with the 10th Mountain Division and an avid shooter. I own many Vortex optics and this was a no brainer. The display is bright, the buttons are very tangible and easy to find with gloves on, the clarity of the glass is also more than you would expect for middle of the line range finder. I was able to easily and quickly find ranges to multiple targets during all hours of the day. Shooting at angles is something that a sniper has to account for, and this rangefinder makes it extremely easy to do that. This rangefinder was clipped to my kit 24/7 through snow, rain and extreme temperature changes. It never once failed me. Literally trusting this rangefinder with my life as well as my buddies. Great product and will always buy from Vortex Optics.
Date published: 2019-05-13
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