New Nikon product's from SHOT Show

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  1. Bman940

    Bman940 Well-Known Member

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    Nikon has brought you guy's some great new product's that you have been wanting. A new already award winning Rangefinder, the MONARCH 3000 Stabilized. 3000 yards, a safe laser and a industry leading built in stabilizer for around $420! One of my favorite's is a scope you guys have asked for for a while. Nikon Black FX1000. FFP, illumination,30mm, hash marks at the .5 mil/moa, around 23 oz and here you go, zero stop! 4-16x50 $749 and 6-24x50 MOA $799. The 4-16x50 without illumination run's $649.

     
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    When can we see a review on the rangefinder and a comparison with some other brands.
     
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    looking forward to seeing the new scope.
     
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  5. Bman940

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    4000 yards is a lomng way! I think if you are a hunter and a longrange shooter/hunter you will love the MONARCH 3000 Stabilized. Having used a stabilized rangfinder the last 2 hunting season's it can't be beat. The one I have is only good to 1000 yards and doesn't have the much appreciated OLED display. This is my next purchase.

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    If you use lasers very much, you will quickly realize that the maximum range (4,000 in this case) is under the very best target circumstances (white buildings, overcast days).

    If you want reliable readings at 1,200 to 1,500 yards on small dark targets under the worst conditions... (in bright noon day sunlight)... you don't buy a laser rated for 1,500 yards... you get the longest one you can find.
     
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    This would be great for my old, shaky hands!!
     
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    The stabilizer is an incredible feature, after using one for 2 season's I won't use another rangefinder without it. Agreed, just because it say's 3000-4000 whatever yards doesn't mean it's going to deliver that on all target's. Nikon tends to error on the conservative side of numbers. Hard target's, 36 inch steel plate ranged at over 3000 yards, tree's over 2200 yards and deer at over 1200 yards. The response of this rangefinder is incredibly fast , 0.3 sec to get a reading. Truly, if you have never used a stabilized rangefinder, you do not know what you are missing. From windy condition's, to much coffee or a truck idling, it is amazing how it works.
     
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    Bman, any idea on what the beam divergence is on that rangefinder?
     
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    Do the new scopes have 1 piece tubes? Available in a 30mm tube? The rangefinder has my attention, but I'd like to see some real world reviews.
     
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    Yes to 1 piece 30 mm tubes with 50mm obj and FFP with zero stop. I don't blame you on wanting to see an independent review. I'll check to see if any samples were sent out to writers.
     
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    Here's a great hands on review of the MONARCH 3000 stabilized. It is long but if you are really interested in this new rangefinder I think you will find it useful.

     
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    Cohunter, Here's the answer to your above question. Can you let us know how beam divergence works with rangefinders?

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    It looks like your image didn't come through. But simply put, beam divergence is important as you range things that are farther away. And the farther out you go, the larger your beam is going to get. For example, if your beam if 4'x4' at 1,000 yards vs 8'x8' it makes for much easier and accurate ranges, especially in hunting situations.