What Does the Negative Degrees Mean on the Halo Rangefinder – Everything You Need to Know

If you own a halo rangefinder, you must be confused about what does the negative degrees mean on the halo rangefinder.

No need to worry, as we will answer this question in this article.

What Does the Negative Degrees Mean on the Halo Rangefinder?

The negative degrees mean that you are looking at a target from behind.

Use of Negative Degrees

This is useful when you want to see if there is anything in front of your target or if it is blocked by something.

The negative degree also works well for shooting through windows and other obstructions. In brief, the negative degree will allow you to shoot around corners and obstacles.

What Does the Positive Degrees Mean on the Halo Rangefinder?

A positive degree means that you are looking at the target from the side. This allows you to see what’s going on with your target without having to turn your head.

Use of Positive Degrees

It can be used to check out an area where you might have trouble seeing.

How Do I Adjust My Sight Picture?

You can adjust your sight by moving your eyes and/or your entire body.

If you’re using a camera with an eye-level view­finder (EVF) — which displays what’s in front of your camera as if someone were looking through the viewfinder — the EVF will show you what’s in front of the camera.

However, if you use a camera with a monitor above the viewfinder, the picture shown on the monitor might not be the same thing that’s in front of the viewfinder.

Follow these steps to ensure that the images appearing on the monitor and the camera match up properly.

  1. Select Monitor Control from the Shooting menu.
  2. To turn on the monitor, press the Set button until the word “Monitor” appears on the display.
  3. Turn the Main switch until the word Viewfinder appears or Monitor appears.
  4. Press the Set button to lock the setting

Live View Mode

With Live View Mode enabled, the camera offers an alternative way to shoot images by displaying them on the LCD screen instead of on the built-in EVF (electronic viewfinder).

You can use the Camera Control Dial to adjust settings such as aperture, exposure compensation, ISO sensitivity, white balance, and focus point selection.

To capture a photo, press the Shutter button halfway to activate Live View mode. Press the Shutter button fully to exit Live View mode.

If you use Live View halfway down, the camera will vibrate slightly when taking a photo.

what does the negative degrees mean on the halo rangefinder

What Does the Negative Degrees Mean on the Halo Rangefinder?

Buyer’s Guide – Best Rangefinders for Bow Hunting

Bowhunters are passionate hunters who are always looking for ways to improve their work. When it comes to buying their equipment, they want to purchase something that helps them get better and improves their chances of succeeding.

However, just because you have money doesn’t mean you must buy expensive equipment. It’s important to know exactly what you want before you go buying anything.

TecTecTec ProWild Hunting Rangefinder

It is a basic model with a few extra features that are perfect for bowhunting from ground blinds and shooting at targets on flat terrain.

We’ve chosen the TecTecTEC ProWild Hunting Range Finder because it offers a lot of bang for your buck.


  • With an impressive 6X zoom lens, it can see farther distances than any other hunting range finder we tested.
  • Easy to use thanks to its intuitive interface.
  • Lifetime warranty.
  • Continuous measurements, which means you can swipe across a screen to check for games without having to look at them one by one.
  • Nice extras, including a carry bag, a battery, a charging cable, and a microfibre cloth for wiping down the device. It’s lightweight, weighing just under 200gms.


  • 6x magnification and decent range;
  • Nice extras (waterproof carrying case, shoulder strap, etc.).
  • Among the lightest weight models we’ve ever seen


  • Doesn’t autofocus/need two hands to operate
  • There is no angle compensation function
  • Not a good choice for shooting from tree stands

The Halo XL450-7 Hunting Rangefinder

An excellent basic choice features Angle Intelligence, specifically developed for bowhunting on flat land and from tree stands and elevated positions.


  • The XL450 Range Finder 450 Yard Laser Range Finder comes with a 6X Magnification and an accuracy of +/- 1 yard.
  • It also offers distance in both yards and meters
  • It considers the slope of the targets, making it the perfect range finder for bow hunting.
  • One of our favorite features of this rangefinder is its AI, which we call Angle Intelligence.


  • Has AI, “Angle Intelligence,” to determine the horizontal distance
  • Great for scoping from tree stands;
  • Ergonomic design


  • Limited reflective range/accuracy range

We think this is a great pick if you’re not looking for anything fancy and want a capable rangefinder to bow hunt from flat land or a tree stand or hill.

The Bushnell Scout DX 1000 ARC

A good mid-level option for both bow hunting and shorter-range rifle hunting. VSI Rifle Mode feature allows you to set your holdover/bullet-drop info for your rifle’s zero for deadly accurate information at the push of a button.


  • The Bushnell Scout DX 1000 ARC fits that bill. It has an extended range of 1,000 yards, with a tree ranging capability of about 650 yards and a deer ranging capability of about 325 yards—that’s getting up there, and the unit is accurate to +/- .5 yards (an increase from the more basic models we’ve reviewed).
  • It’s designed to perform in low light conditions, and because it’s waterproof—and many rangefinders are water resistant, and not truly waterproof—you should be able to lug it into some weather.
  • The ARC feature—Angle Range Compensation—makes it a great option for shooting from tree stands because it allows you to calculate horizontal distance quickly.


  • Features Angle Range Compensation (ARC) for elevated shots;
  • Has a bow hunting feature and a rifle hunting feature;
  • Capable of functioning in very wet conditions


  • Not great for long-range rifle hunting or long-range rifle target shooting

We think the Bushnell Scout DX 1000 is a good option if you’re into bow hunting and short- to mid-range rifle hunting. It’s not great for long-range rifle hunting or target shooting—that functionality is usually reserved for top-tier rangefinders—but this can be a great option for bow hunting and mid-distance shooting.

The Nikon Arrow ID 3000 Bowhunting Laser Rangefinder

A solid mid-range option designed specifically for bow hunting in dense brush and thickets in woods


  • Nikon 16224 Arrow ID 3000 Bowhunting Laser Rangefinder. Its advanced ID (Incline/Decline) Technology provides the horizontal distance to the target, even when ranging at various incline or decline shooting angles
  • It has an incredibly long, 20.3mm eye relief making viewing and ranging your target fast and easy. Displays in 1-yard increments with a 6-550-yard ranging capacity.
  • The Nikon Arrow ID 3000 is designed specifically for bow hunting. Its stand-out feature is the Tru-Target Technology, which allows you to re-adjust the rangefinder if your target is partially obscured by a brush or tall grass.
  • The Arrow ID 3000 doesn’t have the range that some models have—it’s only got 4x lens zoom and a 550-yard ranging capability—but that may be by design: it’s a great option for the ranging game that’s tangled up in the scenery, in areas where you’re not going to need to see 1000 yards into the distance.


  • Tru-Target Technology is designed to range games obscured by grass, twigs, etc.;
  • ID Technology enables you to quickly find the horizontal distance for elevated shots; and
  • Capable of eight seconds of scanning with feedback measurement


  • Shorter range (but that’s not read a thing on this particular model).

The Nikon Arrow ID 7000 VR Bowhunting Laser Rangefinder

A high-end option specifically for all styles of bow hunting, from near distances to far, with some very powerful focus / stabilizing / and aiming features.


  • With its Tru Target Technology, the rangefinders can distinguish between targets in busy areas, making them ideal for use in the wilderness.
  • It can measure reflective distance accurately up to 1,100 yards and provides readings of up to.01 yards. That’s pretty darn close to perfect, as far as rangefinders go, and it allows you to do some spot and shoot hunting—which is something no other just-a-rangefinder can do.
  • It has an ID technology, which allows for accurate measurement of horizontal distances from virtually straight down. That’s good if you find that game wands wander directly under your tree stands.
  • It’s light at just under half a pound.
  • Most rangefinders don’t include a vibration reduction feature, but the VR Tech built into the Nikon Arrow ID 7000 makes it easy to quickly get an accurate, clear, and non-jumpy reading.


  • The big advantage: VR technology reduces the wobbliness of the images in your viewfinders and stabilizes your views.
  • True Target Technology is designed for use in thickets and brushes.
  • ID Technology quickly identifies horizontal distances between trees and their heights.
  • It has an incredibly long reflective range of up to 1,000 yards.


  • Comes in only one color


We hope that now you know what negative degrees mean on a halo rangefinder.

If you have any queries feel free to reach out in the comments section below.


  • John Moses

    John is the Editor in Chief here at The Outdoor Stores. His area of expertise ensures that there is no one better to suggest which rifles are most suitable for your hunting experience. He is also available for you to contact him personally to discuss the types of animals you want to hunt and the terrain you will be hunting on. Feel free to read his posts for expert opinion on Rifles, Scopes, Rangefinders, Bonoculars and Monoculars.

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