Laser rangefinders revolutionized hunting for archers and firearm hunters alike. Small and compact, the units fit easily into a pocket and can be operated with one hand under normal circumstances. However, if a big game animal suddenly appears, things can get pretty shaky, especially if you operate the device with your non-dominant hand. Nikon has taken a giant step to improve this situation with a new vibration-reducing laser rangefinder. Just launched, here’s the information from the manufacturer as posted on the Outdoor Wire website:


Nikon Sport Optics has officially announced the release of a revolutionary new product – the world’s first laser rangefinder to compensate for the human body’s physical inability to be completely still: the MONARCH 7i VR Laser Rangefinder. Featuring Nikon’s optical VR (Vibration Reduction) Technology, the MONARCH 7i VR is the world’s first* laser rangefinder to integrate this type of system.

The VR Technology reduces the effect of external vibrations caused by unnecessary hand movements while ranging distant objects. For hunters, this means the target mark on the rangefinder remains stable, even when the body of the rangefinder is being moved. Not only does this provide the user with a steady image, it also stabilizes the activated laser, allowing it to maintain greater alignment for enhanced measurement performance.