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New from Nikon for  2019: Black Force 100 and Prostaff 1000 - more than just cameras!

Nikon Black Force 100 riflescope, versatile and accurate

First, the new Black Force100 riflescope. As the Nikon claims, "This versatile new 1-6x24 optic brings a broader range of magnifications, new reticle design and increased ergonomics to your MSR platform. Through Nikon’s Glass First engineering principle, the true 1x to 6x optical system of the Black Force100 riflescope was created to facilitate distortion-free target engagements with both eyes open at low power, and aiming precision for extended ranges when zoomed up to 6x." To achieve its bright, sharp sight pictures, all optical components of the Black Force100 riflescope are built from Nikon’s lead- and arsenic-free glass and optimized with the company’s full multilayer coating on all air-to-glass lens surfaces. 

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The 24 mm front lens does not preclude the Black Force 100 from offering a clear and brilliant vision.

Nikon developed the all-new, multi-function FORCE-MOA glass-etched reticle specifically for these scopes. For high-speed targeting at true 1x magnification, Nikon’s FORCE-MOA reticle integrates an illuminated 2 MOA red dot to draw the eye toward the center. The MOA-based hash marks of the reticle's lower provide hold-over points for longer known ranges as determined through the calculations of a ballistic table or app.  The reticle center dot illumination is controlled by the 10-step rheostat on the left side of the turret housing and features an intermittent “off” switch between each brightness setting. Windage and elevation adjustments in the Nikon scope are accomplished via low profile ¼-MOA turrets The turrets feature a single screw zero-reset to allow for fast zeroing of the turret after sight-ins. Sturdy, low profile turret caps assure extreme durability and total sighting confidence under tough conditions. 

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The red dot adjust in 1/4 MOA per click.

The new Nikon scope is built on a robust, one-piece aluminum 30mm main body tube to provide exceptional ruggedness and optimum strength-to-weight ratios. As with all Nikon riflescopes, the new Black Force100 riflescope is backed by the company’s No Fault Policy for lifetime repair/replacement. Nikon’s new riflescope will be available from spring 2019 for a price of 649,95 USD.

So, at our opinion this could be the right riflescope for driven hunts and rough conditions because of its magnification and the way Nikon built it. But this was not the only new Nikon's product at the SHOT Show.

Prostaff 1000 and Prostaff 1000i, pocket-sized high performance laser rangefinders

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The image shows the super-compact size of the Nikon Prostaff 1000i rangefinder.

For 2019, Nikon presented two new rangefinding devices: the Prostaff 1000  and the Prostaff 1000i Laser Rangefinder. First the 1000 model: this feature-rich, pocket-sized laser rangefinder is sure to exceed all expectations with its 1000-yard maximum ranging performance at an undeniable price. The Prostaff 1000 Laser Rangefinder, with compact ergonomics combined with a multilayer-coated 6x optical system, makes seeing and ranging deer out to 600 yards a reality. The long eye relief and adjustable diopter optimizes the comfort and clarity providing a more enjoyable ranging experience to the user.

Equipped with Tru-Target Priority, the Prostaff 1000 Laser Rangefinder provides users the ability to select either first target or distant target priority when ranging an object or animal in front of or behind another obstacle. Ranges are displayed clearly and accurately in 1 yd/meter increments on the uncluttered display almost instantaneously with a single button press. Eight-second continuous measurement readings are also displayed while depressing and holding the power button down. Packaged in a weather resistant/rainproof (IPX4-equivalent rated) body and backed by Nikon’s 5-year Warranty, the Prostaff 1000 Laser Rangefinder shocks the market with its suggested retail price of 169.95 USD. 

Nikon Prostaff 1000: technical data

Measurement Range (yards/meters):
6-1,000 yards / 5.5-915 m
Maximum Measurement Distance (reflective):1,000 yards / 915 m
Maximum Range (tree):800 yards / 731 m
Maximum Range (deer):600 yards / 549 m
Increment Reading:
Every 1m/yd
Accuracy:

+/- 1 yd/m (within 100 yd)

 +/- 2 yd/m (over 100 yd)

Viewfinder Display:
M/YD
Magnification:
6x
Objective Diameter (mm):20
Angular Field of View:
Eye Relief (mm):16.7
Dimensions (LxHxW) (mm/in):91 x 73 x 37 / 3.6 x 2.9 x 1.5
Weight (without battery):4.6 oz / 130 g
Power Source (included):
1 CR2 Lithium
MSRP:
169.95 USD

On the other hand, the Prostaff 1000i Laser Rangefinder with compact ergonomics combined with a multilayer-coated 6x optical system, makes seeing and ranging non-reflective targets (such as deer) out to 600 yards a reality. This model shares the same specs of the 1000 model. The long eye relief and adjustable diopter optimize the comfort and clarity, providing a more enjoyable and accurate ranging experience while ranging within the maximum distance of 1000 yards. Thanks to the built in Nikon’s ID (Incline/Decline) Technology, this rangefinder offers a Horizontal Distance / Actual Distance display mode that can be easily switched depending on your preference. Providing angle-adjusted readings – for angles +/- 89° (nearly vertical up or down) – the Nikon RF takes the guesswork out of the shooting equation for quick, precise ranging. 

The Prostaff 1000i Laser Rangefinder will have a retail price of 199.95 USD.

Prostaff 1000i: technical data

Measurement Range (yards):
6-1,000 yards / 5.5-915 m
Maximum Measurement Distance (reflective):
1,000 yards / 915 m
Maximum Range (tree):
800 yards / 731 m
Maximum Range (deer):
600 yards / 549 m
Increment Reading:
Every 1m/yd
Accuracy:

+/- 1 yd/m (within 100 yd)

 +/- 2 yd/m (over 100 yd)

Viewfinder Display:
M/YD
Magnification:
6x
Objective Diameter (mm):
20
Angular Field of View:

Eye Relief (mm):
16.7
Dimensions (LxHxW) (mm/in):
91 x 73 x 37 / 3.6 x 2.9 x 1.5
Weight (without battery):
4.6 oz / 130 g
Power Source (included):
1 CR2 Lithium
ID (Incline/Decline) Technology:
+/- 89 degrees
MSRP:
199.95 USD

A modern hunter should use a rangefinder for a secure, deadly shot. Not only for himself, but for the animal too. And the new Nikon rangefinders with their clear and bright optic, and accurate ranging, could be the right option.


For more information please visit Nikon website.

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