Nikon 8397 ACULON AL11 Laser Rangefinder Review

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Editor choice Nikon 8397 ACULON AL11 Laser Rangefinder Review
8.6 Total Score

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  • The rangefinder is incredibly simple to use with only two buttons
  • Works quickly and accurately.
  • Fanstactic laser scope.
  • Very light weight and easy to carry for long hunting trips

Nikon 8397 ACULON AL11 Laser Rangefinder Review

Nikon is the world leader in optics and is on the cutting edge of laser rangefinder technology. The new ACULON Rangefinder delivers world-class performance in an extremely compact body. Nowhere else will you find the speed, the precision and the optical quality of the palm-sized ACULON.

  • Measurement Range6 - 550 yds
    Increment Reading1 yds
    Magnification6 x
    Angular Field of View (Real)6 °
    Angular Field of View (Apparent)43 °
    Viewfinder Displaymeters/yards
    Eye Relief18 mm
    Diopter Adjustment+/- 4 °
    Power Source1 CR2 Lithium Battery
    Size (Length x Width x Height)3.6 x 1.5 x 2.9 in
    Size (Length x Width x Height)3.6 x 1.5 x 2.9 in
    Weight w/o Batteries4.4 oz
    Objective Diameter20 mm
    Exit Pupil3.3 mm
    Active Brightness ControlNo
    Angle CompensationNo
    Tru Target TechnologyNo
    WaterproofNo

Nikon 8397 ACULON AL11 Laser Rangefinder Review

Portability and Performance

If smaller means better, then Nikon’s all-new ACULON Rangefinder is at the top of its class. With its ultra-compact size (3.6”x2.9”x1.5), this new rangefinder redefines “portability” and is small enough to rival most smartphones. Weighing just 4.4 ounces (without batteries), the ACULON Rangefinder is built to be taken everywhere.

Ultra-Compact Frame

The ACULON rangefinder is small enough to fit in almost any pocket or pack. It is the ultimate, take-everywhere rangefinder.

Utilizing Nikon’s Multilayer Coatings

Multilayer coatings provide an even higher light transmittance across the entire visible light spectrum. This minimizes the loss of light due to reflection, thereby ensuring a more natural, clearer view.

Long Eye Relief

Nikon has manufactured the ACULON rangefinder, as well as many other of their optics, with a high-eyepoint design.  This provides a clear field of view for everyone even with sufficient space between the user’s brow and the rangefinder.  This provides a full field of view when ranging targets even when the user is wearing eyeglasses.

Single Button Operation

For fast, easy measurements, the single button operation of the ACULON rangefinder is simple to use and automatically powers down after 8 seconds to reduce battery use.

Programmed in Distant Target Priority Mode

The ACULON rangefinder is conveniently programmed to display the range of the furthest target among a group of targets measured, which is particularly useful when the subject is partially obscured by grass or brush.


PROS:
  • The rangefinder is incredibly simple to use with only two buttons
  • Works quickly and accurately.
  • Fanstactic laser scope.
  • Very light weight and easy to carry for long hunting trips

CONS:
  • The hard part is getting it to lock in. It is very difficult to hold still and lock on the flag on the green. It would also be helpful if it had some kind of image stabilization

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Last update was on: November 23, 2017 1:37 pm

Nikon 8397 ACULON AL11 Laser Rangefinder Review Score


8.6 Total Score
Very Good

Nikon 8397 ACULON AL11 Laser Rangefinder - Measurement Range 6-550 yds.Use:Gun hunting,bow hunting,target shooting

Accuracy
9
Quality
8.5
Price
8.6
Ease of use
8.3
Battery Life
8.8
PROS
  • The rangefinder is incredibly simple to use with only two buttons
  • Works quickly and accurately.
  • Fanstactic laser scope.
  • Very light weight and easy to carry for long hunting trips
CONS
  • The hard part is getting it to lock in. It is very difficult to hold still and lock on the flag on the green. It would also be helpful if it had some kind of image stabilization
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