few years back I bought rangefinders for Christmas presents for my brother and
pal. Not being graduates of the "school of tact" they both informed
me that they needed more than a quarter mile.
a completely dedicated bow only, hunter/guide for over 20 years, I couldn't
help but think, "Why do I need a rangefinder that will range out to over
1200 yards?" (Getting close to 3/4 mile here folks) OK, so I'm not always
the master of the obvious.
NIKON 1200 opens up your mind. Listen, like when you went from a standard 2
1/2X or that 4X Weaver to a high dollar, variable that took in lots of light
and let you "Be there" at 12-16 power with the animal in your
crosshairs. What a good thing it was for rifles, what a good thing the NIKON
1200 is for serious rangefinding needs. The 1200 is one of those things that
once I used it, I could never see using a lesser one again. (Web Site: NIKON)
1200 is great for ranging points of ambush and distance from hunter to
game, by hunter or guide from a distance. Also for designating points of
entrance to stands or blinds without marking landscape and more.
the name itself is a statement. The camera's that recorded history so
eloquently, have for some time produced and continue to improve on
sporting/hunting binoculars as well as Laser Rangefinders. They also make an excellent
crossbow scope that topped of every soldier’s hunt done with the Coalition to
have had sponsors most for over the last twenty years, helping me and letting
me test their new equipment. The one manufacturer that I have held onto the
longest is NIKON. I claim a quality by association with a company that is
perhaps the most famous name in optics as well as a generous supporter of
returning combat heroes and the hurricane victims. That is the kind of company
I like to work with. If you have the pleasure to meet Jon LaCorte or Ed
Friedman, you will know again, good people make good companies.
7x, with effective objective lens of 25mm, real field of view 5.0 degrees.
Parallax setting at 300m/10-1, 100m. Measurement of accuracy is an amazing
+/-.5 yds from 11 to 1,200 yards. Distance displayed with up to four digits,
auto power shut off for the CR2 lithium batteries, which appear to last many
days of hunting without need for replacement. The compact rangefinder is
waterproof. Possibly one of the best reasons to buy NIKON is their ability to
read through netting and other blind materials which inhibit or prevent others
from working. Overall dimensions LxWxH, 145x47x82mm, weighing in at 280g.