Nikon Rangefinders North Pole AK

Local resource for Nikon Rangefinders in North Pole. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to Nikon Rangefinder cameras, Nikon Rangefinder lenses, laser Rangefinders, golf Rangefinders, and Rangefinder batteries, as well as advice and content on Nikon products.

Sled Shop
(907) 488-7533
2368 Dawson Road
North Pole, AR
 
Tanana Valley Sportsmen`s Rifle & Pistol Club
(907) 474-4538
Po Box 70669
Fairbanks, AR
 
Ice Alaska
(907) 451-8250
1925 Chena Landing Loop
Fairbanks, AR
 
Alaska Motorcycle Fun Center - Kawasaki Authorized Dealers- Alaska Fun Ce
(907) 452-3455
1817 College Road
Fairbanks, AR
 
Sports Authority
(907) 277-6787
Tikahtnu Commons, 1200 N. Muldoon Road, Suite E
Anchorage, AK
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Santa`s Motor Sports
(907) 490-1118
2215 Richardson Highway
North Pole, AR
 
Sports Authority
(907) 451-6900
Sadler Center, 391 Merhar Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Reed`s Snowmachine & Marine
(907) 479-8122
5670 Supply Road
Fairbanks, AR
 
Anchorage REI Store
(907) 272-4565
1200 W Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK
 
Sports Authority
(907) 373-9889
Cottonwood Creek Place, 1841 E. George Parks Highway
Wasilla, AK
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

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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