The New and Affordable Vortex Rangefinder — Impact 1000

You ever take a class on indirect fire from a bunch of Mortarmen? It’s the worst. They are always obsessed with how far a target is away from you. Like, just send it guys and we’ll figure it out. Math ain’t our strong suit and Vortex seems to be willing to address the infantry’s one fault with this new rangefinder. Although those poor bloody infantry ain’t gonna get one any time soon, we free men can check out Vortex’s new Impact 1000 rangefinder. 

The Vortex Impact 1000 rangefinder comes with a lens cloth, strap, soft carry case, CR2 battery, and ballistic cheater card.
The Vortex Impact 1000 rangefinder comes with a lens cloth, strap, soft carry case, CR2 battery, and ballistic cheater card.

What Can it Do?

With 1000 in the name it’s pretty easy to figure out how the Impact’s capabilities. For you Army guys we’ll spell it out, it has the capability to read ranges out to 1,000 yards. It has a minimum range of 5 yards. Our Tactical Rambo brothers armed with bows will also be pleased to see features like angle compensation. 


The Impact 1000 has three modes which include your basic line of sight, angle compensated horizontal component distance, and scan. It’s quick and simple to use with minimal controls. Any idiot can use it, just don’t lick the lens.

New rangefinder from Vortex: the Impact 1000.
The Impact 1000 uns on a single, long-lasting, easy-to-find, CR2 battery.

Size, Weight, and Price

The Impact 1000 is also super compact. It weighs just 5.5 ounces and has a total length of 3.8 inches. It’s easy to wear around the neck and won’t weigh you down. The Impact 1000 is also pretty cheap, with an MSRP of only $269.00. Vortex backs the Impact 1000 with the Vortex VIP warranty and its one of the best in the business. 

New rangefinder from Vortex: the Impact 1000.

Vortex says it best, there is no reason to go to the field without a rangefinder. To hell with those mortarmen and their football field range estimation bull. Apparently when they ask how far away the enemy is, answering pretty far isn’t good enough. Give them some numbers next time, and with the Impact 1000 you won’t even have to make them up. 

Here’s the Product Description, according to Vortex:

Simply put, the Impact rangefinder’s combination of excellent and reliable performance at a super economical price means you no longer have an excuse to head afield without a laser rangefinder. This lightweight, no-frills rangefinder is easy-to-use and features angle compensation for treestand hunters and casual range goers wanting precise horizontal distance to the target. The Impact joins all other Vortex rangefinders in the unique fact they are fully covered for life by the legendary VIP Warranty—including electronics.

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