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Nikon ACULON Easy Read Rangefinder

Last updated: February 17, 2023


With 6X magnification and 18mm eye relief, the Nikon ACULON Laser Rangefinder has plenty of benefits. Perhaps its biggest draw is its price, though. It's by far the most affordable rangefinder in its class. For that price, its water-resistant build makes it a winner.

We looked at the top Rangefinders and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Rangefinder you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: If you plan on spending time by a body of water, this rangefinder is ideal, as it is made using a water-resistant shell.

In our analysis of 64 expert reviews, the Nikon ACULON Easy Read Rangefinder placed 15th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

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.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Impressively weatherproof for the price, too
On a positive note, the eye relief is more than average at 18mm. This is long enough that everyone can have clear field of view, even with glasses on. The minimum eye relief required for clear view with glasses is 15mm, so at 18mm, the ACULON AL11 is more than sufficient.
The ACULON Cheap rangefinder is programmed in distant target priority mode. It means that it will display the range of the utmost target amongst a group of targets measured.
Маgnіfісаtіоn реrfоrmаnсе іѕ dеfіnіtеlу оf іntеrеѕt whеn lооkіng tо buу а rаngеfіndеr аt а mіd-rаngе рrісе, аnd thе Асulоn wоn’t lеt уоu dоwn wіth 6Х mаgnіfісаtіоn роwеr.

What reviewers didn't like

Has trouble with dark objects and at night
However, with Distant Target Priority, you may run into problems if you hunt much on the open plain. There is a chance that it will try to look past your target to the tree in the background.
Locking On: While accurate, some users report having difficulty getting the device to lock on to the flagstick at distances over 100 yards.
Unfоrtunаtеlу, thе Асulоn саn’t mоunt tо а trіроd. Іt’ѕ dеѕіgnеd fоr hаnd-hеld uѕе оnlу ѕіnсе іt dоеѕn’t еvеn hаvе аnу mоuntіng ѕсrеw hоlеѕ оr роrtѕ fоr mоuntіng uѕе.
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