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A rare item that can be found in the barracks, rangefinders allow you to accurately find the range of a target quickly, making it extremely valuable for snipers. Taking up the Binoculars slot, rangefinders can be brought up by pressing 'B'.

Another useful aspect of the rangefinder is its built-in night vision. This is turned on by pressing "N" while you are looking through the rangefinder.

To a degree, it is possible to find a range without the range finder. When scrolling to bring up the list of available actions, a distance will be shown with the text in the centre of the screen. However, this only works on some certain servers.

By DirtyCry on 2012/09/05 at 6:34pm

I found my Rangfinder in a Supermarket too.

By Senure on 2012/08/23 at 4:49am

Is it supposed to be rare? Because I found it in a supermarket

By Ascender on 2013/02/21 at 2:51am

Actually looked for supermarkets for this but ended up finding it in the firestation or control tower at the NW airfield (don't recall which, just that it was one of the two on top). Has build-in NV which is useful if you don't have NV but annoying if you do because the standard setting is off. This means if you look through binocs and have your own NV already on you will be immediatly using NV whereas with a rangefinder you have to turn on the NV of the rangefinder itself to have the NV ability - but it's only a minor nuisance.

Makes finding ranges to certain targets/points really easy. It appears to have more zoom as the binocs so it can be a bit harder to use when you want to "scope out" an area. In which case i prefer to use the DMR as a set of binocs which is great for the purpose because of variable zoom. Binocs appear to represent more the minimum zoom of DMR while rangefinder appears more to be towards the max.

Will tell the range of anything you point at. I'm not sure how this is supposed to work IRL, but it definitly feels a bit magical.

By Mr Stagger Lee on 2012/08/08 at 10:09am

Ive found these babys once I think they should add more of them into game like the GPS add them to shops on a low % Ideal for new snipers to get range of a target fast unless on they on a reg server a guys Best for the snipers spotter TBH

By theelous3 on 2012/07/24 at 2:51pm

Confirmed night vision on range finder. Never had nvgs before, can use night vision with range finder. Added to article.

By wartzilla on 2012/07/23 at 11:14am

EDIT: Come to think of it, I've never actually used the rangefinder without NVGs. Gonna test tomorrow, but it might just be that it is NVG-compatible. I've removed this from the article for the time being.

-----The rangefinder also has a night vision mode, accessed by pressing N while the rangefinders are in use.

Edited by wartzilla on 2012/07/23
By Noltz on 2012/07/23 at 12:05am

According to the DayZDB map, these can only be found in the two barracks'.

By TheFrostUA on 2012/07/21 at 8:46am

i fint these, GPS and NV Googles rarest in the game. but actually great for newby snipers , who don't know how to check distance to their target otherwise.

By scoob1988 on 2012/07/19 at 2:39am

rare but great for use on veteran servers as u can help with a zero-ing weapon such as snipers

By AnnoyingEvilKid on 2012/07/18 at 4:24pm

I find these extremely rare to come across.

By sentinel01 on 2012/09/27 at 2:36pm

i found mine in a church....i dont think their as rare as most people think


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