Precision measuring devices are nothing new to the Nikon brand. Their survey equipment is the very best in the business and is a standard for all others to follow. They have used their same pursuit of excellence in their sporting class of rangefinders for many years now. Nikon has stepped up their game to the next level with the new PROSTAFF 7i Laser Rangefinder.
This pocket-sized rangefinder utilizes Nikon’s ID (incline/decline) Technology and provides precision, speed and consistency out to 1,300 yards. It provides exceptional accuracy even at longer ranges and is a true 1300 yard rangefinder. This means that rifle hunters and long range shooters will finally have a superior precision rangefinder and at a very affordable price. It also provided yardage readings down to eight yards, which makes it equally good for the bowhunter.
The PROSTAFF 7i readings are accurate to +/- .5 yard at 600 yards or less, to +/- 1 yard from 600 yards to less than 1000 yards and to +/- 1.5 yards at 1000 yards and over. It displays ranges in .1-yard increments with a true 1,300-yard ranging capability. With Nikon’s HYPER READ technology, clear distances are displayed extremely fast, regardless of how far away the target is. The measurement is displayed in about half of a second, guaranteeing a stress-free and accurate measurement with one push of the button. After eight seconds, it will automatically shut off to ensure a long battery life.
Real field experience proved that we were able to get ranges in excess of 1300 yards and got readings on deer sized targets out past 1000 yards consistently.
Nikon continues to outfit its rangefinders with the popular ID (incline/decline) technology. With ID technology, horizontal distances are given based on incline or decline shooting angles. The rangefinder also has Tru-Target Technology, which allows users to toggle between ranging modes. In first target priority mode, the distance measured is the closest measured target, giving users a precise reading to the desired target. In distant target priority mode, the distance displayed is the furthest target amongst a group of targets being measured. In both of these modes, holding down the measurement button will give you eight seconds of continuous measurement readings.
The PROSTAFF 7i utilizes a waterproof design, making it ideal for extreme outdoor use, even in the wettest conditions. Combine all these features with the compact size and single button operation and the PROSTAFF 7i is sure to make any hunt a successful one. The MSRP for the PROSTAFF 7i Laser Rangefinder is $299.95.