Nikon Monarch 1200 Rangefinder

Nikon’s Monarch Gold Laser 1200 laser rangefinder 8358.

With the manufacturing of the Nikon Monarch 1200, the company has progressed in laser range finder design and functionality — this unit is a pocket-sized, 100% waterproof, fogproof unit made especially for western hunters and others who are looking for long range precision and long term durability.

The Nikon Monarch Gold Laser1200™ provides hunters with a new level of extreme range measurement accuracy that can pinpoint 1/2-yard precision up to 550-yards and one yard accuracy to 1200-yards.  The Nikon 8358 Monarch Gold rangefinder sets itself apart as the obvious choice for small and big game hunters alike who require extremely accurate long range measurements of targets that exceed distances of a half-mile away. The rangefinder features Nikon’s trademark Tru-Target™ (TT) Ranging System which permits hunters to prioritize smaller and harder to range targets at the push of a button. The reticle of the devices signals the user when ranging is in progress.

nikon monarch rangefinder

The Nikon Monarch Gold Laser1200 also utilizes Nikon’s original digital measurement process to provide a faster, more accurate measurements in severe hunting conditions. Since this Nikon rangefinder is unaffected by extremes in temperatures, a consistent ranging can be accomplished even in the toughest situations. The Nikon Monarch Gold Laser 1200 laser range-finder can measure distances in either yards or meters, and incorporates a full scanning capability.  The unit also has an automatic power shutoff which kicks on after the reading has been displayed for 8 seconds.

The Nikon 5.7 x 3.2 Laser1200 has a selectable backlighting feature in the LCD display and Nikon’s 7-power multicoated optics for improved light transmission, color rendition, and clarity. The display also shows the user how much battery power is remaining. Utilizing a 25 millimeter objective lens, this Nikon rangefinder provides an exit pupil of 3.6mm for maximum brightness under less-than-ideal lighting conditions.

The eyepiece of the Nikon Monarch Gold Laser rangefinder 1200 is adjustable, with a range of &#43/- 4 diopters, and offers an incredible 18.6mm of eye relief– and it even folds down for use with eyeglasses. In addition, the Nikon Monarch Laser1200 has a real angle of view of 5.0 degrees, translating to a 35 degree apparent angle of view and a field of view of 262 feet at 1,000 yards. Ther is also an easy-to-grip black rubber-armored body. 

Reviews from Cabelas

"Just had the rangefinder a short while and I am impressed with the optics and operability. Have been able to range everything I aimed at out to 1000 yards. It is hard to hold steady at long distances but so are my binocs and spotting scope. The operation is simple enough that I could figure it out without a lot of stress. It works good on the golf course and I look forward to trying it hunting when I get back to the states."

"I recently purchased and returned a competitor’s top end rangefinder. Too difficult to use the dang thing, dim display, no luck ranging objects even when using a tripod.

I borrowed my buddy’s Nikon Monarch for a side by side comparison. No contest, the Nikon Monarch beat my original rangefinder hands down. Simple to use out of the box, easy to read display, the Monarch even picks up targets at night under streetlights, the Monarch is a very good product, also a few bucks less as well.

My new Monarch just arrived. Works great!"

"Have owned two years. Antelope hunt in Wyoming 2008, the Monarch maximum range was 565 yards off large rocks and walls. Definitely no readings off animals or the sagebrush to the needed distance. Nothing even close to the advertised 1200 yards. I have regrets. Accurate to the 565 yards though."

Gold Laser 1200 Rangefinder

The 1200 rangefinder is powered by a CR-2 lithium battery (which is included). It also has a backlit LCD that is 7X multicoated optics with focusing diopter.

Nikon Monarch 1200

It also features long-standing eye-relief for comfortable range. Waterproof instruments also have water immersion nous. Nikon’s Tru-Target ranging set of laws allows for true ranging in all situation by means of far out as 1200 yards.

Callaway Laser Golf Range Finder

Nikon Callaway Golf LR1200 Tournament / Caddy Laser Rangefinder 8365 is the top model for Callaway Golf. 

Buy the Callaway LR1200 now.

This laser ranngefinder provides a quick and accurate distance measurement up to 1200 yards in hlaf yar increments.. This Laser Rangefinder by Nikon features multi-coated Nikon Optics, a high-eyepoint design, and a 7x magnification. A unique golf reticle found on this Callaway Golf Rangefinder allows you to see the ranging as you scan the landscape. A reticle backlighting option-LCD with back light allows the user to light up the display in low-light conditions.


The Callaway Golf LR1200 Rangefinder features first target priority mode which allows you to measure the distance to the pin on a green with woods in the background. This is similar to the Bushnell Pinseeker option. Scan-Mode allows for distancing different targets in succession, for up to 20 seconds just by eeping the button pressed. This rangefinder by Callaway – Nikon is compact, lightweight, and constructed to be waterproof and fogproof.

callaway rangefinder

Features of Nikon Callaway Golf LR 1200 Premium Laser Rangefinder 8365 include:

  • Fast, simple, one-touch operation
  • High-Eyepoint Design
  • Multicoated Optics
  • Waterproof & Fog-Proof
  • Focusing Diopter
  • LCD with backlight
  • Long Eye Relief
  • Capable of distancing different targets in succession, for up to 20 seconds, by keeping the button pressed
  • Reticle allows use to know ranging in progress
  • 1/2 Yard Increment Reading on LCD
  • Compact, lightweight design
  • Sport Case with Removable Travel Cover for Objective and Eyepiece

Found on Optics planet –

I recently purchase the Nikon Monarch Gold 1200 and found it superior to the previous Nikon 400 range finder I had before. Its close object priority vs distant object priority is the same as Bushnell’s Pinseeker technology and works great. You do need to turn it on, as by default the NMG1200 is set for distant object priority. The only difference between the Callaway version and the NMG model is the case. I’d rather have the CAllaway neoprine case over the NMG carrying case, but with the price on the Callaway being hyped, they are not discounting it as much as the NMG model. Almost $150 less… I’ll live with the other case. I’ve compared it to the Bushnell (a friend has the Bushnell 1500) and they are both very accurate, the Nikon being a tad bit faster and smaller.

Sky Caddie Golf Range Finder

The SkyCaddie SG5 is the best of the SkyCaddie family with a brilliant color display for easy outdoor readability with advanced course management features. These advace features are purchased as a subscription service and include up to 40 targets per hole, instant distances to hazards, fairway targets and layup spots.. The SkyCaddie SG5 also offers a patented IntelliGreen® technology

IntelliGreen technology displays and provides measurements to all major green contours, false fronts and mounds. From tee to green, golfers will know if they have attributes of the green that presents challenges requiring adjustments in their approach shots. The user moves the IntelliGreen crosshair to the contour lines on the display to know instantly the distance to reach and the depth of each tier, mound or false front. This detailed green information is made possible because of SkyGolf’s unique ground mapping methodology. While its acclaimed IntelliGreen helps golfers hit more greens, IntelliGreen Pro helps golfers pinpoint their approach shots by providing information on greens that has only been available to the most elite players in the world.

SkyCaddie SG5 Golf GPS

Ideal for golfers who want top-of-the-line GPS assistance on the links, the SkyCaddie SG5 Golf GPS is integrated with the very best Swiss engineering to provide unmatched reliability.

Benefits Skycaddie SG5 

Even high handicappers can use the Skygolf Skycaddie SG5 gps to really lower scores. As a matter of fact, once you have a general idea of your club distances, you can use the Skygolf Skycaddie SG5 gps to a real advantage.

SkyCaddie SG5 GPS Review

SkyCaddie are one of the bigger players in the Golf GPS market with a number of offerings to choose from. Here we review the SG5 model which promises to be a great little GPS system from looking at its specifications and features.

Compare Bushnell and Nikon

Optics Planet and Big Game Hunt have interesting rangefinder comparison between the Bushnell, Nikon, and Leopold rangefinders for hunting.

What are your thoughts on these three rangefinders: Bushnell Scout 1000 ARC, Nikon RifleHunter 550 w/ID, and Leupold RX-II w/TBR? They are all in the same price ballpark. My questions would be minimum & maximum yardage detection, glass quality, ease of operation, durability and any other useful info for me to make a purchase decision. The winner will be used predominately for archery and rifle hunting in both treestand and steep mountain conditions.

Optically, all of these are in the same general arena. The Bushnell will have the greatest range, and the Bushnell and Nikon are tied for ease of use. The Leupold has the longest learning curve, especially for someone who is not gadget oriented. If you’re good with gadgets, they will all work very well for you.

The Scout has several advanced modes that help the user. Bushnell has created two modes called "Bullseye" and "Brush" which help the user to assign target priority. After using rangefinders for awhile, a hunter will notice that sometimes the rangefinder picks up objects behind or in front of the target object. More advanced rangefinders use targeting modes to decide whether to display the first or last object ranged. Bullseye mode means that the rangefinder is going to display the distance to the first object it obtained a reading from, conversely "Brush" mode returns the distance to the last object it obtained a reading from. The Scout can also scan objects by holding down the power button and moving slowly from one object to the next. Scanning is a common feature in most rangefinders being manufactured today.

Our test unit had very fine, very small black spots throughout the LED display. The Bushnell manual notes that these are normal and a part of the LED display manufacturing processing. This is true; however the Scout unit we tested seems to have more of the tiny black spots than comparable units we have tested from Nikon or Leupold

The Bushnell Scout with ARC is a worthwhile rangefinder. Keep in mind that the inclinometer adds complexity in order to use it correctly; however Bushnell has done a good job of picking a simpler to use subset of functions than the Leupold RX line. A technically challenged person will probably find the Scout easier to setup than the Leupold RX-II, but you give up some of the features of the Leupold and both are harder to setup than a simple point and click unit (like the Nikon 440 or 550 or Brunton Laser Echo). If you find the inclinometer too difficult on the Scout, it can be set to standard mode and be used as a basic rangefinder.