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Yard Range: 10-540 yards
Magnification: 6X24 mm objective lens
Display Type: LCD/Black
Dimensions: 4″ x 2.8″ x 1.6″/6.5 oz
Angle Compensation: No
Measuring System: Yards/Meters
Measuring Distance: Line of sight
Use: Bow Hunting, Rifle Hunting, Target Shooting, Golf
TecTecTec ProWild Rangefinder Review
TecTecTec is fairly new to the hunting game with the release of their ProWild rangefinder that seems to get the job done. Since the company has showed their hand in the optics market with their establishment in 2014, golf units have been their primary concern. But, the ProWild is evidence that TecTecTec can get an ace in the hole in the hunt too!
It mightn’t seem like a fancy gadget, but the ProWild rangefinder fits right in with the crowd. With 6X magnification, 540 yards of distance ranging, and a continuous scan mode, it’s a wrap-up.
But, the TecTecTec unit takes things a little further with its built-in speed meter. Yeah, you read that right! The rangefinder not only measures distance, but it measures speed too. If you want to know how fast your target is bounding away, your ProWild can tell you that.
With multi-layered optics, rainproof body, and accuracy to within 1 yard, you could wear this lightweight and compact gadget all day long on the green, at the range, or in the field. But, how does the hunting rangefinder actually fare in the hunt?
According to the masses, it’s a decent buy if you’re on a budget. You may be prone to receiving a defective unit which doesn’t start off as a great first-time impression. However, TecTecTec does honor their warranty and they follow-up with buyers to ensure a replacement or repair is required. But, if you’re like the majority of buyers, you’ll love the simplicity the rangefinder provides. No expensive production charges and no middle-men means a functional gadget for a competitive price direct to the consumer.
- Speed meter
- Multi-layered optics
- Defective units
ProWild 6X24 Rangefinder Q&A:
Some buyers reported receiving a defective unit straight out of the box with non-functioning rangefinders. However, TecTecTec Customer Service will help you troubleshoot your rangefinder to ensure everything is in working order.
Unfortunately, the trend with the complaints is that the ProWild unit is incapable of providing accurate readings with distances less than 50 yards. If you’re looking for preciseness for close range shooting, the ProWild may not cut the mustard.
This model doesn’t have a feature to measure for slope (angle compensation).
When you purchase the TecTecTec rangefinder, you’ll receive the ProWild unit, carrying pouch, and CR2 battery; wrist strap, microfiber cleaning cloth, and quick-start guide.
The rangefinder comes with TecTecTec’s 30 day full refund guarantee and a 2-year warranty. The 2-year warranty is only available if you register your rangefinder online through their website for the extra 12 months after you’ve purchased the product. Otherwise, you’ll only have a 1-year warranty.
The ProWild rangefinder is TecTecTec’s only hunting rangefinder. While it can be suitable for use in the sport, it doesn’t have a flag/pin-locking feature, and it also doesn’t have slope compensation – two features that are very convenient for golf.
The rangefinder has an LCD display with black aiming reticle and readouts.
It may be difficult to distinguish readings in low light conditions and against dark and shaded areas and objects.
However, this is true of all LCD display rangefinders.
The unit is water-resistant/rainproof. It will function during light rain and drops in puddles, but it mustn’t be submerged into water. It’s also weatherproof, so it shouldn’t fog in the internal compartments in less than ideal weather.
- Simple, user-friendly, and accurate
- Compact and wearable with wrist strap
- Built-in meter to measure speed of moving objects
- Up to 2-year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee
Our Verdict on the ProWild
The aim of it is, the TecTecTec ProWild rangefinder is a simple unit that anyone can use. As an entry-level and affordable tool, it’s the perfect gift and measuring device for the hunt, field, and range. However, accuracy can’t be guaranteed below 50 yards. This might be a deal breaker for many close range hunters like bowmen.
If you are a bowman wanting the most accurate rangefinder for a decent price, then maybe you need to check out the Bushnell The Truth with Clearshot unit. The Clearshot technology can make all the difference when you’re literally trying to fill your tag with a buck and not a tree limb.
But, if you want the best value for the most features possible, the Sig Sauer Kilo 850 rangefinder is it. With 1,200 yards of distance ranging, AMR technology, and first and second modes all for under $200, it’s a winner in our books!
TecTecTec makes a great effort in catering to the hunting crowd. While golf rangefinders may be their expertise, we sure hope they come out with more options for the avid hunter looking for a quality, budget buy. They have the concept right. No marked-up prices. No complexity, and no guesswork!