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Interesting, I'll have to check them out, I've been wanting a laser bino but didn't want to lay down the money the top 3 want. Nikon has fairly good glass and is very affordable.
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Interesting, I'll have to check them out, I've been wanting a laser bino but didn't want to lay down the money the top 3 want. Nikon has fairly good glass and is very affordable.

I have been in the same boat.  My binoculars and my rangefinder work well enough that it wasn't worth $3K to change over. 

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Saw these on Vortex's website the other day.  They ship in August.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/VORTEX-FURY-LRF-BINOCULAR/2494696.uts?productVariantId=5054996&WT.tsrc=PPC&WT.mc_id=GoogleProductAds&WT.z_mc_id1=04724655&rid=20&gclid=Cj0KCQjw--DLBRCNARIsAFIwR24rTnCGySNCMOrqwdyDNST4--NemGNFdBiMH2TJGvGIMS84uVLiQTYaAvFVEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
Little competition going on. I like it! Excited about the vortex line, if I'm dropping that coin on a rangefinder I want that warranty, plus I've been very happy with their glass. Maybe Elknut will have an introductory price break for huntwa :dunno:
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Saw these on Vortex's website the other day.  They ship in August.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/VORTEX-FURY-LRF-BINOCULAR/2494696.uts?productVariantId=5054996&WT.tsrc=PPC&WT.mc_id=GoogleProductAds&WT.z_mc_id1=04724655&rid=20&gclid=Cj0KCQjw--DLBRCNARIsAFIwR24rTnCGySNCMOrqwdyDNST4--NemGNFdBiMH2TJGvGIMS84uVLiQTYaAvFVEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
Little competition going on. I like it! Excited about the vortex line, if I'm dropping that coin on a rangefinder I want that warranty, plus I've been very happy with their glass. Maybe Elknut will have an introductory price break for huntwa :dunno:

I could go either way. 

Both companies have been very good to me over the years.  Like we need another binocular.   

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I hope one of you gets your hands on a pair to do a review for the rest of us. Even though I do freelance work for Nikon I haven't seen the LaserForce 10x42 Bino-Rangefinder yet. From what I have heard they are moving well and a lot of that is most likely due to the $1200 price and that they are backed by Nikon's No Fault Policy. It seems like very few companies will back electronic's with a warranty like Nikon's. If you get a pair let me/us know what you think.

In the meantime, another new product by Nikon that might interest you longrange shooter's is Nikon's BLACK X1000 MRAD/MOA scope. I have one on a .308 that will soon be sittig on a 6.5 CM for some real testing. 30mm tube, illumination, great glass, SFP and the 6-24 coming in at $649.Definitely worth taking a look at.

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Like the 25 oz weight.  With Nikon glass if the turret mechanism is solid could put some pressure on Leupold to drop their $2k street price on their 4-24 scopes.  Have to do some comparison to see if Leupy is worth 3 times Nikon when they have similar specs.  Just got an Athlon Ares 4.5-27 look forward to seeing how that stacks up. 

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1900 yards on the binos for $1200 sounds like a winner if the glass is good.  But monarch glass and sig rangefinder combined is half that so hope glass is euro quality.

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Re: Looks like the Nikon Laser Rangefinding Binocular is finally in stores
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2017, 11:06:16 AM »
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Re: Looks like the Nikon Laser Rangefinding Binocular is finally in stores
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2017, 12:04:24 PM »
I can't wait for one of you guys to relate your hands on experience with the LaserForce Bino-Rangefinder. I have yet to get my hands on a set but the one person I know who has used them raves about them. He has used them in CO,KS and MO doing predator control and has passed on only positive comment's to me. Great to see the Promo before the Holiday's too.
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Re: Looks like the Nikon Laser Rangefinding Binocular is finally in stores
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2017, 12:30:57 PM »
I have one and will post a more extensive review when I have time. My initial thoughts are that both the rangefinder and binocular are good. However, the binoculars are not as good as my Swarovskis and the range finder is not as good as my Sig Kilo.
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Re: Looks like the Nikon Laser Rangefinding Binocular is finally in stores
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2017, 12:42:23 PM »
Like the 25 oz weight.  With Nikon glass if the turret mechanism is solid could put some pressure on Leupold to drop their $2k street price on their 4-24 scopes.  Have to do some comparison to see if Leupy is worth 3 times Nikon when they have similar specs.  Just got an Athlon Ares 4.5-27 look forward to seeing how that stacks up.
The 10x42 is closer to 32 ounces.
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Re: Looks like the Nikon Laser Rangefinding Binocular is finally in stores
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2017, 01:04:25 PM »
On the topic of rangefinders, it is defintely worth looking at the Nikon MONARCH 7iVR. These are amazing with the new vibration reduction technology. I have been using a pair for a year and do not plan to give them back, ever! Sub $400!
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Re: Looks like the Nikon Laser Rangefinding Binocular is finally in stores
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2017, 05:40:18 PM »
I hope one of you gets your hands on a pair to do a review for the rest of us. Even though I do freelance work for Nikon I haven't seen the LaserForce 10x42 Bino-Rangefinder yet. From what I have heard they are moving well and a lot of that is most likely due to the $1200 price and that they are backed by Nikon's No Fault Policy. It seems like very few companies will back electronic's with a warranty like Nikon's. If you get a pair let me/us know what you think.
The electronics are only warranted for one year.
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