Nikon ProStaff 3 Laser Rangefinder, Black
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- Quickly and accurately ranges to 550 yards
- Displays in 1/2-yard increments out to 99.5 yards
- Bright, multicoated optics
- Slim, designed for one-handed operation
- Waterproof/Fog proof (except battery chamber)
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As I said, the results of this rangefinder exceed my expectations, but the reason I bought the Nikon over the others had nothing to do with the effective range. As a matter of fact, the advertised 550 yards almost caused me not to buy it (because I wanted a 600 yard rangefinder). As I mentioned, this unit works accurately over 600 yards on "hard" targets, so don't let the 550 keep you from buying. I chose the Nikon because it had the clearest, uncluttered display. The yardage is displayed on the top in large font and is very dark black (easy to see). The yardage displays on some other brands were much smaller and at the bottom of the display and were not as readable. Also, the Nikon gave the most consistent distances with the least false returns.Read more ›
I had initially bought the raider because I caught it on sale. However after receiving it, I was not happy. There was a fairly large black scratch or hair near the center of the reticle. It must have been inside the rangefinder because all my attempts to clean it off with a q-tip and windex failed. Other than that it worked fine. So I quickly exchanged it for another raider. My second raider had similar issues. There were a bunch of black specs on the upper left side of the viewing. This rangefinder also had focusing issues the farther away from the reticle. So I bought an Nikon prostaff 3 and decided to compare the two side-by-side.
After receiving the prostaff 3 and looking through it and testing it, it is significantly better that the raider. It is larger and a bit heavier but not noticeably so. Besides, I found the larger size better for holding steady to range targets. I also like that all the lenses in the prostaff are recessed more which gives them more protection when tromping in the woods. The "mode" button on the prostaff simply switches the units from yards to meters...nothing big. Both rangefinders range targets quickly and I found little if any difference in distance. Both had similar success and problems in low light conditions and rain (worked fine for the most part). I will note that inside of 100 yds., the prostaff returns distances out to a tenth of a yard which is nice. I got both rangefinders to range targets in excess of 500 yds. The raider returned distance as low a 5 yds. while the prostaff wouldn't range below 10yds.Read more ›
I used a free gps App on my phone, but lacked a few courses we played. Therefore, I finally decided to purchase a unit of my own.
The Nikon Monarch 800 was too much for my needs, and is no longer in production anyway. The Callaway rangefinders are in my target range for distances I need, but not the price I want to pay. That's when I found the Nikon Prostaff 3. It has the similar specs as the Callaway units, without the graphics and at a much lower price.
Reviews pertaining to usage on a golf course were mixed at best, with no reasons specifying otherwise. Checking the Manufacturer's product description is just as worthless, as it does not advocate nor discourage the use of this unit for golf, per se.
I decided to buy this unit for golf since Nikon does make reputable rangefinders with similar specs for Callaway, but without the Callaway price. Simple reasoning, but wrong.
I tried it as soon as I recieved it. I compared my reading with both partners, as well as course yardage markers. While my partners took almost instantaneous readings with their units, I had to take several readings before matching up to theirs. I thought this was just part of a learning curve for me. However, this went on the entire day. There were several instances when my readings were almost 50 yards off when compared to visual markers on the course. If not for the yardage markers, I would have been second guessing my distances. Not a good situation for shot commitment. I tried aiming at different targets around the area to no avail. I thought it was just my inexperience with this unit.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good and accurate I have even gotten reading several hundred yards past what it is advertised for being able to read.Published 7 months ago by Stan
works great like it was new. Even looked new and at more than half the cost of new. very satisfies!Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Backlighting not bright and smaller objects not being picked upPublished 8 months ago by Leigh Kleinschrodt
Worth the money - I use it both bow and gun hunting. I have several Nikon scopes and I like the quality they put into a product.Published 9 months ago by Red Simpson
Small compact easy to carry. Weight is not an issue they are light. Carry case is nice light and with belt support. Lanyard comes with it also adjustable. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Timothy Kamalu
I love this range finder! I knew I couldn't go wrong with Nikon. Clear glass, easy to use, accurate. I have had this for a year now. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kaleb
Would have given 5star but will not read at all when raining or foggy!!Published 14 months ago by Davy Alger