The Oregon-based optics-powerhouse Leupold has big news for 2023. We’ve been waiting a good number of years for Leupold to market a rangefinding binocular – and after much engineering and research – the time has finally come. Hopes are high for the new BX-4 Range HD from one of the most well-respected optics authorities in the industry. 
 

Meet the BX-4 Range HD TBR/W 10x42


The Range HD joins the existing BX-4 family of binoculars. The Range HD, however, is radically different from its stablemates, combining two popular hunting tools – rangefinder and binoculars – into one device. We’re glad to see that Leupold selected the BX-4 family for its new product since the lineup represents one of the company’s higher-end optical systems, which we’ve tested with stellar results at dusk and dawn on several hunts. 
 

These binos have been a long time coming from Leupold. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)


The TBR/W designation stands for Leupold’s True Ballistic Range/Wind, a computerized technology that accounts for the shooter’s preferred cartridge. In fact, there are 25 selectable ballistics groups. The “W” represents wind and actually uses software to account for holds in a 10-mph crosswind. The system runs on a CR2 battery, standard for such optics. 

Battery life is rated at 3,000 actuations. The binos measure 5.9 inches in length and are, at 39 ounces, a tad heavier than expected given comparable BX-4 binos, but the additional electronics expectedly add mass. 

Why We’ve Been Wanting Leupold’s Rangefinding Bino


Why a rangefinding bino? Oftentimes, while hunting, shot opportunities and windows can open and close in seconds. That means there’s not always time to scan with binos, switch to a rangefinder, distance the target, and get in position for a shot. A quality rangefinding bino eliminates the middleman step when seconds count. 
 

The construction quality is second to none, like all Leupold products. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)


MSRP is set at $1,599.99, making the Range HD one of the more affordable such products on the market. Though it lacks Bluetooth connectivity and other more advanced features, it is an easy-to-operate product that targets a market not needing – and not wanting to pay for – fancy software features that will likely never be used. Not only that, for hunters and shooters who rely on the Leupold gold-line brand of optics, this gives them yet one more tool in the arsenal. 
 

The grip texture ensure a firm grasp in the field. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)


The optics themselves carry Leupold’s lifetime guarantee whether you’re the original purchaser or not. However, like almost every other electrical-driven system, there’s a limited guarantee of two years on the electronics themselves. The Range HD joins Leupold’s full optics lineup, including riflescopes, rangefinders, spotting scopes, red dots, performance eyewear, mounts, and accessories. 

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