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

    Dec 20, 2002
    Statesboro, GA
    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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