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SHOT 2017 Nikon

Discussion in 'SHOT Show Coverage' started by Derek Zeanah, Jan 19, 2017.

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  1. Derek Zeanah

    Derek Zeanah System Administrator Staff Member

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    I've never been impressed with the optics Nikon brings to the SHOT show, but this time things were different. My overall impression was well-built, great optical quality, and really good price points.

    The highlights were:

    Laser Force rangefinding binoculars. Very clear image, comfortable weatherproof exterior, good button placement. The real surprise was how responsive the rangefinder was. Pretty much instantaneous, with the option of 8 seconds of continuous readings. This is also the first Nikon product with electronics that qualifies for their no fault warranty.

    10x42, $1,199 MSRP. Ranges to 1100 yards vs a hide, 1400 to a tree, and 1900 against reflective surfaces. You can't tell in the photos but it's black.

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    Long Range Precision Scope. 6-24 power, $649. Optics were great, excellent eye relief - I couldn't find anything to complain about, though lighting variability was limited.

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    Monarch HG Binocular: 8x42 ($979) and 10x42 ($999). Clean, crisp, clear. Maybe a bit pricy.

    Blackforce 1000: 1-4 power scope with Speedforce reticle. $399.95 I'm not sold on the reticle (which you can almost see below) but it's a solid AR optic at a good price.

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