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Field Tested: Nikon LaserForce 10x42 Rangefinder Binoculars

Field Tested: Nikon LaserForce 10x42 Rangefinder Binoculars

Not long ago I had the opportunity to spend time with the Nikon team at a shooting event. One of the most convenient pieces of new gear I got to work with was a pair of LaserForce 10x42 binoculars with a laser rangefinder system built into it. Not only was the view through the lenses crisp and bright, the distance readings were exceptionally quick.

Powered by a single CR2 battery, the range finder can be used measure object distances from 10 yards up to 1900 yards, which is an impressive 1.08 miles, in case you wondering. With the binoculars pointed at the object in question, press the Power button once. A red heads-up display showing battery status appears in the right eyepiece, units of measure (yards, in this case), mode settings and a square aiming reticle. Touch the power button once more and the distance displays almost instantly. Nikon’s ID Technology to compensate for incline or decline angles. An automatic power shut-off function saves battery life by turning off the heads-up display after eight seconds.

As for the binoculars, a full multilayer coating has been applied to the lead- and arsenic-free lenses, prisms and ED Glass. A reflective mirror coating is applied to mirror surface of the roof prism to provide bright images. ED (Extra-low dispersion) Glass corrects chromatic aberration that causes color fringing resulting high resolution, contrast-rich images.

Multi-click, turn-and-slide rubber eyecups are paired with a long eye relief design to ensure a clear field of view with or without eyeglasses. The rugged metal die-cast body is rubber armored for shock resistance and a firm, comfortable grip. These binoculars are waterproof and fog-proof with a nitrogen-purged body that prevents fogging or molding inside the optical system despite significant changes in temperature.

This optic provides an ideal solution for hunters who need to identify, select and learn the exact distance to their quarry in a single optic. The LaserForce binoculars ship with a shoulder strap, padded storage case, one battery, a complete set of lens covers and Nikon's No-Fault Repair/Replacement Policy. 

MSRP: $1,199.95

 

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