Nikon forestry pro laser rangefinder will provide you with measurements in feet, yards, or meters around 550 yards. You might need or hope a greater range from this tool, but one of our friends found the accuracy less than average at plus or minus one yard up to 300 yards, or you may get 0.6 percent if you go beyond 300 yards. You have to bear in mind that when you are trying to focus on something smaller or less reflective you will not get the usual view using this rangefinder. You might get a better view of a deer from up to 200 yards.
This Nikon rangefinder is simple and easy to use. Nikon says it’s a one-button rangefinder, but it is actually a 2 button rangefinder. One button to power on and fire the laser and another one is to change modes. Here on Nikon forestry pro laser rangefinder, no fully multicoated optics are used. Nikon used only multicoated optics that might reduce the unit’s light transmission capabilities.
Nikon forestry pro includes a 21mm objective lens. It has a shorter field of view compared to other models, a mere 315 feet from 1,000 yards. The eye relief of this tool is also a bit short, 18.2mm, but the Forestry Pro does offer a bit of diopter adjustment to make the viewing effective. Most of the rangefinders use a lithium CR2 battery and also a spare is included in the box. You might not get this type of batteries in the rural areas easily. So you need to keep some backup when you are going for hunting in rural areas.
This tool needs an extra bit of power since the external display is always active and the device stays powered on for 30 seconds after inactivity. Even so, I’ve found that a single battery will last me at least six to eight months. You will need the great support of power to run this tool. Its external display is always active, and it has got the feature to be powered off after 30 seconds of inactivity. Even after this heavy consumption of battery charge a single run about six to eight months on an average which is really great.
In this Nikon pro, you will get two different modes to operate with; it makes the tool a bit complex. You get the first target priority mode and the distant target priority mode to get the perfect image of your targeted object. The dual display with this small rangefinder makes it something really different from many other tools.
The internal display gives you the exact distance in half yards or feet at not more than 100 yards, and in yards or feet beyond that. You’ll also get horizontal distance with a height of 0.5 feet below 100 yards, or every inch beyond that. At last, the internal display shows you angle information of 0.1 degrees below 10, and individual increments from 10 to 89 degrees.
The external display with the device will give you a range of every yard or foot, horizontal distance and height of every 0.2 yards or 0.5 foot, and angle information of each 0.1 degrees of angle. Another awesome thing is, The Nikon forestry pro is waterproof it might not be an issue to use it in a rainy condition or over the water.
|Product Dimensions|| 2.9 x 1.5 x 3.6 inches ; 4.5 ounces|
|Item model number|| Laser Forestry Pro 550|
We Like It Because
- Nikon forestry pro is special for forestry
- Powerful, multiuse rangefinder
- Monocular rangefinder
- Rugged construction
- A 1 meter deep dive into the water is not a problem for this tool
- Three-Point Measurement (Height Between Two Points)
- Internal And External LCD Display Panels
- 2-Measurement Modes: Target Priority Mode & Distant Target Priority Mode
- Target Priority Switch System
You might be thinking of its multicoated lens it would have been great to have a fully multicoated lens with this efficient tool. It is an efficient tool to use in less natural light, but you might not be able to get the reading on the displays properly. Nikon forestry pro is a unique rangefinder that gives the correct information about the target. It measures an object using the three-point measurement system. Three points calculate the height and other two points of the object and give the viewer the exact image of the target.