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Nikon Aculon Rangefinder Issues?
I bought a Nikon Aculon that I bought a couple of months ago. I haven’t used it much until lately. I’ve been using it from a treestand over looking a turnip food plot. There’s nothing between me and the ground. The battery shows a full charge.
A lot of the times when I range (20-50 yards) a spot in the food plot, it doesn’t register the distance.
Is this a common problem with the Nikon Aculon Rangefinder?
Did I get a defective Rangefinder?
Have had similar issues. Bought mine last year in a pinch as I lost a Bushnell I've had for years somewhere in South Dakota. Mine is virtually worthless past 150-200 yards unless it's something very dense like a tree line or slope in the terrain. Had it not pick things up in close like you're saying and also give false readings on 3D targets. Targets I knew were 50 or so would register half the distance, 25-26yds. Trying to make do this year and plan to replace soon.
I had cheapest Oculon and it did not work well at least when compared to Leica I have now. It could have also been defective.
I must be the lucky one. bought mine from amazon and it reads accurately right beside my buddys bushnell. very pleased with it.
I tried it the last couple of days out hunting. I want through through this piece of crap in the creek but then I would have to fish it out (I don’t like to litter). I like the size, button for ranging, the display for yardage. Back to my six year old $90 Halon that was in the extreme elements for 5 months at the base of a tree.
no excuse for not working, but for 150.00 you are not getting a real good piece of gear there. they are saving somewhere and you can count it is in QA, optics, and durability as three starting points.
The Nikon Aculon is not waterproof. The Leupold Full Draw 2 is waterproof.
I confirmed this because I had left the Leupold in a pants pocket and it survived the washing machine. It works great!