Tag Archives: Rangefinders

Leica Improves Geovid

Leica Sport Optics recently unveiled the latest version of its bestselling laser rangefinding binoculars – Geovid HD-B 3000 / HD-R 2700. Continue reading Leica Improves Geovid

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An Ethical Balance

There is no question that recent advancements in bullet design, rifle accuracy, cartridge performance, riflescopes, and affordable laser rangefinders have all combined to significantly extend the range at which we can be reasonably confident of making a humane one-shot kill. The distance can vary greatly depending on one’s equipment, Continue reading An Ethical Balance

Nikon’s Smallest Rangefinder Offers Big-Time Performance

Nikon ACULON Rangefinder
Nikon ACULON Rangefinder

Hunters and outdoorsmen are always looking for ways to lessen their load while in the field. Nikon’s all-new ACULON Rangefinder is ultra-compact (3.6”x2.9”x1.5), making it small enough to fit in your pocket. Weighing just 4.4 ounces (without batteries), the ACULON Rangefinder is rugged and durable enough to be taken everywhere.

The ACULON Rangefinder has 6x magnification and a 20mm objective lens.  It features long eye relief (16.7 mm) and is engineered using Nikon’s multilayer coated optics for bright and clear images.  The ACULON is programmed in Distant Target Priority Mode – meaning that it will display the range of the furthest target amongst a group of targets measured.  This is particularly useful if the object being measured is partially obscured by grass or brush.

The ACULON Rangefinder delivers an accurate reading from six yards all the way out to 550 yards.  Measurements are easy to read on Nikon’s uncluttered, display.  A simple, single-button operation makes it easy to get a quick measurement when needed.  When the button is held down, the rangefinder gives a continuous measurement for up to 20 seconds as the user scrolls across the visible area.

The ACULON Rangefinder is available in dark green finish or Realtree XTRA Green camouflage. It operates on one CR2 lithium battery and is water resistant and rainproof.  The MSRP for the ACULON Rangefinder is $170 for the dark green and $190 for the XTRA Green version.