This is an excellent rangefinder and probably more than what most hunters need. The range goes out to 1000 yards - which I tested out to 945yrds. I'm not sure when I would need to range any animal out that far, but better safe than sorry. It also has the option to use the vertical angle compensator which measures the actual horizontal distance from you to your target no matter what your shooting angle. This is a great option for bow-hunting from a tree or hunting out west when shots can be at extreme angles. It is also extremely fast with it's easy to read outputs. What I love about this rangefinder is that when you pick it up, you know it is heavy duty and will hold up during any hunt. And being waterproof, I'm not sure what could physically go wrong with this rangefinder. I'm not sure if any other rangefinder is waterproof - I've only seen water resistant. This is not a cheap rangefinder but you typically get what you pay for. I would not be worried about taking the Recon Tac rangefinder on any hunt. This rangefinder is just great all around and I can't wait to take it out hunting this fall.