As the world of long-range shooting has evolved, the need for advanced technology has also grown. Gone are the days of ranging with your reticle as targets come and go very quickly both in competition and in hunting. While there have been some spurts in new tech here and there, there has been a noticeable reinvention of the same. Until now. While they have some solid rangefinders, Vortex has broken out the big guns and brought some space-age tech to the long-range world. Say hello to the Vortex Impact 4000 Ballistic Rail-Mounted Laser Rangefinder.
Vortex Impact 4000 Details
Seeing this device for the first time quickly reminded me that Vortex won the optic design for the Next Generation Squad Weapon-Fire Control (NGSW-FC) to the US Army. Having seen that optic firsthand, I suspect that they used some of the same ideas in this new Impact 4000. The Impact 4000 is an all-in-one range and ballistic problem solver that delivers point-and-shoot solutions without coming off the gun. This advanced, rail-mounted laser rangefinder provides you with range, ballistic, and weather data via the integrated GeoBallistics solver, and on-board environmental sensors.
Vortex’s patented Wind Bearing Capture Mode utilizes an on-board compass to capture wind direction. It also has a built-in Range Card Generator to create and store up to 10 range cards. The rangefinder proved intuitive to use as well as rugged and reliable. It solidly mounts to any Picatinny-style rail or rings with a diving board mount. Best of all, it functions in places your smartphone can’t for deadly speed and precision no matter where you are.
In the end, ballistics can be complicated and time-consuming, and require the shooter to leave the shooting position to range and calculate their solution. The Impact 4000 solves this by providing quick and accurate wind/drop solutions without the need for the shooter to come off the gun. The rugged design and Picatinny mount ensure a quick mount and zero that will hold even under heavy recoil. If you are serious about your hunts or long-range shooting, having a solid range and ballistic solution is critical. The new Vortex Impact 4000 is the answer to that challenge.
The Impact 4000 retails for $2,999.99. For more info, visit vortexoptics.com.