Nikon Monarch 3000 Stabilized Rangefinder
The Nikon Monarch 3000 stabilized range finder provides a set of new features that so far had been hard to find or even unheard of in a small and lightweight unit. As the name indicates, you are getting a range finder with a maximum range of 3,000 yards!
To be clear, you realistically get a solid range and reading of around 1,000 yards for example for deer hunting. The 3,000 yards do work if you measure the distance for reflective targets. If you use the rangefinder for hunting then unfortunately you’d have to spray your game with reflective paint first before you could measure them out to 3,000 yards…
Type of Target
Having said that, a distance of 1,000 yards to effectively measure the distance to your target is typically better than ‘good enough’. Yet, the long distance measuring isn’t the only outstanding feature of this handy rangefinder.
Features to be found
It comes with a whole host of features that make the Nikon Monarch 3000 stabilized a serious contender for one of the best, if not the best, range finders available today. It comes with a crisp red OLED reticle display that you can adjust in five selectable brightness settings or let the unit adjust the brightness automatically. This provides maximum contracts against any type of background and target.
On the optical side you get a magnification of 6x with a generous eye relief (18 mm) and field of view (7.5 degrees). This combination makes acquiring your target quick and easy.
Nikon integrated their Hyper Read technology into the range finder to provide exceptionally quick distance readings. The measurements are taken in approximately 0.3 seconds and that is independent of the distance you measure! You can also measure across numerous targets for 8 seconds if you press the power button continuously.
The image stabilization reduces vibrations by around 80% which makes it tremendously easier to get a clear picture. It’s basically the same technology that you’re used to with cameras, etc. and it does get the job done. Nikon introduced image stabilization with the Nikon 7i VR Range Finder in 2017.
The 7i VR was the first range finder by Nikon that offered Vibration Reduction or image stabilization. It offers ranges up to 1,000 yards. With the Monarch 3000 Nikon extended that range by practically tripling it to 3,000 yards while keeping image stabilization and other advanced features available.
The stabilization of the image starts immediately when you switch the device on. This way you get quick targeting with a clear image from the moment the unit is powered on. This assures faster target acquisition and reliable distance measurements for your shot.
But, having a stable image is not all that matters. The accuracy and speed of the distance reading is at least as important. And that’s another area where the Nikon Monarch 3000 shines.
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8 to 700 yards
+/- 0.5 yards
700 yards to 1,000 yards
+/- 1 yard
above 1,000 yards
+/- 1.5 yards
Not only do you get a distance measurement within 0.3 seconds, it also is within a +/- 1.5 yard range when targeting your game over 1,000 yards. The distances are displayed in 0.1 yard increments. Combining all these features provides you with solid information to dial in your shot!
Last but not least, Nikon also integrated their ID technology. ID stands for Incline/Decline and correctly adjusts the distance for the angle of your position vs. the position of your target. It can correctly calculate that distance for angles up to 89 degrees (+/-). This incredible wide range covers pretty much any angle you can ever experience in the field.
The Monarch 3000 also lets you switch between two modes. The First Target Priority Mode allows to read the distance to the closest target. The Distant Target Priority Mode provides the ability to measure the range to the farthest target even if you have branches and other clutter between you and that target.
You get all these features in an amazingly small and handy package. The unit only weighs 6.3 ounces and fits nicely in your hand. The measurements are 3.8” x 2.9” x 1.7” making it lightweight and compact to use.
The Nikon Monarch 3000 stabilized rangefinder is waterproof as well as fogproof. You can confidently take it on the most demanding hunting trips. And should anything bad happen to the device then it is backed by Nikon’s 5 year warranty.