April 25, 2019
By Karen Lutto
German Precision Optics (GPO), USA is making its mark as it enters the laser rangefinding binocular category in a very small way, but its flagship rangefinging binocular’s features are sure to make it a huge hit. With a size and weight that rivals its competitors in the 42mm-binocular class, the new RangeGuide 10X50 binocular boasts exceptional edge-to-edge clarity as well as precise ranging on reflective targets out to nearly 1.75 miles. GPO will debut its diminutive RangeGuide at the 148th NRA Annual Meetings at the Indiana Convention Center NRA in Indianapolis on April 26 (GPO Booth #6867).
Standing just 6.3 inches tall, one might marvel that the GPO RangeGuide is just a compact 10X50 binocular. But it not only lives up to its 22.36 twilight factor; it actually can accurately range targets out to 3,062 yards with inclination/declination compensation, all while tipping the scales at a mere 35 ounces. The magnesium frame is to thank for much of the light weight, but the small footprint of the internal laser rangefinding engine is the RangeGuide’s biggest feature.
The compact RangeGuide features an eye-safe Class 1 laser for instant readings (0.25-second response time) with true-range angle technology that calculates the proper distance to the target after measuring the angle to the target. Scan mode provides three readings per second via its orange OLED display with nine adjustable brightness levels. The RangeGuide even measures ambient temperature in either Fahrenheit or Celsius to help with shot placement on long-range shots. The Class 1 laser will reliably range a tree at 1,093 yards and a deer out to 766 yards. Display provides both the line-of-sight distance as well as the user’s choice of adjusted distance, angle or temperature.
Coupled with the GPObright high-transmission lens coatings, the RangeGuide’s double-HD laminated 50mm objective lenses are exceptionally beneficial for transmitting light in the twilight hours. The lenses maximize the sharpness and the resolution of the optical image. The field of view is 330 feet at 1,000 yards, and eye relief is 17mm. The RangeGuide also features diopter focus adjustments on both left and right sides and utilizes GPO’s premium cut-brass-geared focus-wheel system for a very tight, consistent turning radius without any free-play.
The RangeGuide’s armor coating make it tough enough to use in any outdoor environment. If you need to see your game and know the distance in all hunting environments, the GPO RangeGuide 10x50 is your winning ticket.
“GPO has some incredible products,” said Mike Jensen, GPO, USA’s owner and CEO. “But I have to say, this one outdoes them all.”
These new RangeGuide binoculars will be shipping soon from Germany and will be available at GPO dealers nationwide or conveniently online at www.gpo-usa.com with a suggested retail price of $1,777.77.