Vortex 6x22 Ranger 1800 Laser Rangefinder

BH #VOR1800R • MFR #RRF-181
Vortex 6x22 Ranger 1800 Laser Rangefinder
Key Features
  • Class 1 Eye Safe IR Laser
  • 9-1800 yd Metering Range
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Angle-Compensated Range Feature
The Vortex Optics 6x22 Ranger 1800 Laser Rangefinder gives you the critical edge to take that long-range shot with confidence that your first shot will hit where you want it to.
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Vortex Ranger 1800 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Performance
  • 3Rangefinder
  • 4Use and Handling
  • 5Construction Details

The Vortex Optics 6x22 Ranger 1800 Laser Rangefinder gives you the critical edge to take that long-range shot with confidence that your first shot will hit where you want it to.

The powerful eye safe IR laser can range out to 1800 yards to reflective targets, or deer-sized targets up to 900 yards away. Integrated into the ranging system is an inclinometer that measures the relative angle between you and your target and displays an adjusted range distance for you to more accurately calculate your ballistic drop compensation (BDC) and improve your shot accuracy. For purists, a traditional line of sight option is available that provides the actual linear distance without compensating for the angle. With a ranging time of less than a second, your choice of spot or scan modes, the option of showing readings in yards or meters, and an auto-off function, the Ranger 1800 rangefinder is fast and easy to use.

The uncluttered illuminated display is easy to read in all light conditions without interfering with the view while a simple 2-button menu-driven interface makes navigating the system functions and options quick. A collar around the eyepiece brings the view into sharp focus, with a long eye relief that won't cause eye strain. Designed to withstand extreme conditions, the housing is nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and fogproof, with a broad operating temperature range and a slip-resistant armor covering. If you're moving quickly, the Ranger comes with a neck strap and convenient belt clip for fast deployment, or if you're up a stand or in a blind all day, the 1/4"-20 socket on the bottom allows it to be mounted on a support system like a tripod. The compact form factor is ergonomically designed to be used one-handed, and with a weight of under half a pound it can be packed and carried all day without fatigue or excessive bulk.

Optical Performance

  • Moderate 6x power magnifies subjects without sacrificing field of view or exit pupil
  • 22mm objective lens ensures a slim form factor for easier one-hand use
  • Anti-reflection fully multi-coated optics maximize light transmission, ensures accurate color fidelity, and improves contrast and clarity
  • 315' field of view at 1000 yards


  • Class 1 eye safe IR laser, 0.3x1.5 MRAD beam divergence
  • Range displayed in yards or meters
  • Less than one second ranging time
  • 10 yard minimum range
  • 1800 yard maximum range to reflective target, 900 yards to deer-sized target
  • ±3 yard metering accuracy at 1000 yards
  • Integrated inclinometer measures relative upward or downward angle to the target, maximum angle ±60°
  • Line of Sight (LOS) metering displays linear distance to subject, regardless of angle
  • Horizontal Component Distance (HCD) displays adjusted distance based on LOS and angle for improved BDC calculation and first-shot accuracy
  • Scan feature allows for constant range readings when metering to multiple targets or tracking moving ones
  • Two-button interface with menu-driven system for easier use
  • Constant in-view battery status display
  • Auto-off after 10 seconds of inactivity to preserve battery life
  • Runs on one included CR2 battery

Use and Handling

  • ±3 dioptric correction brings view into sharp focus
  • Illuminated red display with three brightness settings to make it easy to see in all light conditions
  • Simple, uncluttered display with center aiming cross won't interfere with view
  • Fold-down rubber eyecup for comfortable use with or without eyewear
  • 1/4"-20 socket for support systems like window mounts and tripods
  • Long 17mm eye relief reduces eye strain
  • 3.7mm exit pupil

Construction Details

  • Nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof, and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme changes in temperature and environmental conditions
  • Protective rubber armor with textured palm pads for a slip-resistant grip
  • Removable utility clip can be installed on either side to wear on a belt or pack strap for easy access and fast use
  • Broad 14 to 131°F (-10 to 55°C) operating temperature range
  • Compact 3.9x3" design is easy to hold and use one-handed
  • Lightweight: 7.7 ounces
UPC: 875874009059

Vortex Ranger 1800 Specs

Laser TypeClass 1 Eye Safe
Metering RangeReflective: 9 to 1800 yd / 8 to 1645 m
Deer: 9 to 900 yd / 8 to 822 m
Accuracy9 to 900 yd / 8 to 822 m: ±3 yd / 2.7 m
Objective Lens Diameter22 mm
Field of View315' @ 1000 yd / 105 m @ 1000 m
Exit Pupil Diameter3.7 mm
Eye Relief17 mm
Form FactorMonocular
Power Source1 x CR2
Tripod MountYes, 1/4"-20
Water ResistanceWaterproof
FogproofYes, Nitrogen Filled
Operating Temperature14 to 131°F / -10 to 55°C
Dimensions3.9 x 3" / 9.9 x 7.6 cm
Weight7.7 oz / 218.3 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.735 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.2 x 4.3 x 3.2"

Vortex Ranger 1800 Reviews

Great product

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-09

Works better then expected!

The best rangefinder for the money`

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-19

I looked at all the major quality brands of rangefinders and the Vortex Ranger 1800 out performs finders that a are a hundred or two more. I've used it in all types of weather and in temperatures below 10 degrees with blizzard conditions. It performs flawlessly. Perfect fit in my hand and buttons are easy to use with gloves on.


By Md Nazmul
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-16

Purchased with much enthusiasm reading other reviews, but I found it difficult to use. The focus adjustment was very tight and needed force to adjust, and readings somehow felt unclear to me. I liked the external design, fog proof lenses but never had the chance to test it out in the field, had to return.


By Rashaun
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-11

Still learning how to use all features but compact and does what it's meant to do. Recommend

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What is included? case... etc.

What is included? case... etc.
Asked by: Wesley
Included in the box with the Vortex 6x22 Ranger 1800 Laser Rangefinder is the following: CR2 Battery Soft Carry Case Neck Strap Belt Clip Limited Lifetime Warranty
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-01-15
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