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Academy
(504) 712-3320
1000 West Esplanade Ave (at Chateau Blvd across from Esplanade Mall)
Kenner, LA
 
Academy
(504) 729-4300
800 South Clearview Pkwy (at Jefferson Hwy)
Harahan, LA
 
Academy
(504) 263-6000
50 Westside Shopping Center (off the West Bank Expwy at Stumf Blvd)
Gretna, LA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(318) 797-9110
7543 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA
 
Academy
(318) 759-1300
2801 Beene Blvd.
Bossier City, LA
 
Sports Authority
(504) 887-4700
4329 Veteran's Memorial Highway
New Orleans, LA
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(504) 734-7271
Elmwood Shopping Center, 5151 Citrus Boulevard, Suite C
Harahan, LA
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(225) 766-9100
9330 Mall Of Lousianna Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Academy
(337) 371-4750
4232 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
Lafayette, LA
 
Academy
(318) 682-4660
140 Bert Kouns IND Loop (at I-49)
Shreveport, LA
 

Nikon ProStaff Laser 440 Rangefinder Review

Nikon offers a variety of rangefinders for hunters. The Laser 440 rangefinder, available in either Realtree camo or ProStaff green, is Nikon's entry level model and has a maximum ranging ability of up to 437 yards on a reflective target. The more expensive models in the Nikon lineup, such as the Laser 600, 800, or 1200 offer more features, but the biggest difference is their ability to range longer distances.


Nikon ProStaff Laser 440 (left) and Realtree Laser 440 (right) Rangefinders

The 440 can range in half meter/yard increments out to 100 yards and then has one meter resolution out to 440 yards. In testing, the 440 accurately ranged distances from 11 to 400 yards on a range that had known distances. One of the nicer features is that you do not have to change the mode in order to range close distances. Most other rangefinders on the market today require setting a special mode for ranging less than 150 yards or even less than 50 yards. This can be annoying when you quickly want to move from a close to a distant object seamlessly. Like other rangefinders, the maximum ranging distance will be less if the target is non-reflective.

Operating the Nikon 440, unlike our earlier review of the Leupold RX-II, is simple. There are two buttons: Power and Mode. Depressing and holding the mode button will switch the distance readout to yards or meters. The power button turns the rangefinder on and when you depress and hold the power button it will go into scan mode. In scan mode a continual distance readout is displayed, which is handy when moving quickly from target to target. When scanning, it is important to hold over the intended target for at least a few seconds in order for the processor to get an accurate reading. After about 8 seconds of no use, the 440 will power off automatically to conserve power. It would be nice to adjust the power off time to be a little longer, but it just takes a simple depress of the power button to start ranging again.


Top view showing power and mode buttons

The 8x ocular piece has a diopter adjustment on it that allows the user, like most binoculars, to adjust the focal plane to your eyes. The 8x is more powerful than the 6x or 4x that is common on entry level models from other manufacturers. However the eye piece is a little on the small side and a larger ocular would be nice, although it is not prohibitive.


Rear view, showing the adjustable diopter

Like most other rangefinders in its class, the ProStaff 440 comes with a standard set of accessories. A nylon carrying pouch with a belt loop, a single 3 volt CR2 battery, and a lanyard loop. While the CR2 is becoming common due to their use in some digital cameras and other portable electronics, it would be nice if the 440 operated on the standard AA or AAA format. However the unit will deliver roughly 6000 measurements on a single fresh battery, so its unlikely a user will have to change batteries often.


Front view

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