Nikon ProStaff 550 Laser Rangefinder- Target AcquiredAugust 3, 2010
The Nikon 550 Range Finder has been a top selling range finder at Optics Planet for a long time. The importance of utilizing a hunting range finder cannot be understated. Every firearm and every bullet has slightly different characteristics to it that influence how the bullet travels over distance. Many great rifle scopes have reticles that include bullet drop compensators. What this means is that based on your firearm and bullet, the reticle will display markers that allow you to adjust your aim when dealing with a target that is far enough away that your bullet will drop. For example, when shooting a target 250 yards away, you may need to compensate by aiming slightly higher.
In the past, hunters would use markers to determine the distance between themselves and their target. As you can imagine this strategy can be inaccurate... and when you only get one shot, do you want to leave it to chance? Would you leave your rifle at home and use a slingshot? Would you duct tape a magnifying glass to your firearm, instead of using a rifle scope? Probably not. Nikon Range Finders cover a wide base of features and prices, and Nikon has been a top choice for hunting products for years and years.
This range finder, like other products in the Nikon ProStaff family of products, offers real bang for your buck. An easy to use, high contrast LCD display and single button control, you don't need a PhD to be able to get an accurate distance. 18mm of eye relief and a fold down cup makes this rangefinder usable with glasses. A 21mm objective diameter and 3.5mm exit pupil means that even in low light conditions, the Nikon Prostaff Laser Rangefinderwill not fail you.