Nikon Launches Vibration-Reducing Laser Rangefinder

by
posted on October 6, 2016
nikon_vibration_free_rangefinder_f.jpg

Nikon Sport Optics has announced the release of its latest laser rangefinder—which features a never-before-seen caveat. The Monarch 7i VR is being hailed as the industry's first laser rangefinder to feature a vibration reduction system.

What's that mean? Well, it features Nikon's new optical VR (vibration reduction) system, which is designed to reduce the effect of external vibrations caused by unnecessary hand movements while ranging distant objects. For hunters, it should help ensure that the target mark on the rangefinder remains stable, even when your hand is shaking due to distance, cold or buck fever.

While vibrations of the image in the 6-power viewfinder caused by hand movement are reduced, the rangefinder simultaneously aligns the viewed image with the irradiated beam for faster, more precise ranging. Because you can direct the laser onto the target faster and more easily, the ease of measurement to a small subject should be improved. 

The VR Function begins immediately when the laser rangefinder is on, meaning there is no extra time spent trying to toggle between settings. Holding down the ranging button allows the user to continuously scan for 8 seconds. A fast measurement is received (in approximately half a second), regardless of the distance, thanks to Nikon's Hyper Read technology. The Monarch 7i VR has an effective measurement range of 8-1000 yards and displays measurements in .1-yard increments.

"The MONARCH 7i VR is one of the most exciting new products of Nikon's recent releases. Not only does this make it easier for hunters and shooters to range objects at long distances, we are able to offer it at a price point that doesn't break the bank. We strive to make practical advances in hunting optics and this is just the beginning of some exciting new things hunters can expect from Nikon," said Randy Garrison, Associate General Manager at Nikon Sport Optics.

 The Monarch 7i VR will ship with an MSRP of $399.95. 

For more information, go to NikonSportOptics.com.

Latest

Anaconda 4 Inch
Anaconda 4 Inch

#SundayGunday: Colt Anaconda 4"

American Hunter Editor in Chief Scott Olmsted was on hand in December at Gunsite Academy in Paulden, Ariz., when Colt introduced its four-inch-barreled Anaconda.

New for 2023: Remington Premier Long Range in PRC Chamberings

Featuring Speer’s revolutionary Impact bullet, Remington has now announced three new PRC loads that will be available in late 2023.

Beretta Launches A300 Ultima Turkey Shotgun

Beretta has announced the launch of a new turkey-hunting shotgun—the A300 Ultima Turkey.

Winchester Awarded U.S. Army NGSW Ammunition Production Contract

Winchester, the largest manufacturer of small caliber ammunition for the U.S. military, has announced that the U.S. Army has awarded the company a contract to manufacture, test, and deliver 5 million 6.8mm Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) cartridges.

How to Build a Home Butcher Shop

Any space including a garage, shop or storage shed can be turned into a game-processing center. Learn about hoists, knives, vacuum sealers, grinders and dehydrators you need to build your own butcher shop.

Head to Head: .348 Winchester vs. .358 Winchester

Between the .348 Winchester and .358 Winchester, which cartridge is the better all-around choice for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

Interests



Get the best of American Hunter delivered to your inbox.