New for 2013 at Nikon are the following optics:
Nikon introduces an all-new ACULON optics family with seven fixed power and two zoom models, every adventure can now be enhanced with an economically priced quality optic.
The ACULON A211 uses aspherical eyepiece lenses (except zoom models), utilizing multilayer-coated lenses, Bak4 High Index Prisms, ergonomic styling, mated with a fully rubber-armored exterior, providing added shock resistance and a firm grip.
The ACULON A211 use a smooth central focus knob as an easy way to bring views into focus, zoom models feature smooth fingertip zoom control.
Model Field of View @ 1,000yds (ft) Eye Relief (mm) MSRP
7×35 488 11.8 79.95
8×42 420 12 89.95, 99.95*
10×42 314 11.6 99.95
7×50 335 17.6 109.95
10×50 341 11.8 119.95
12×50 272 11.5 129.95
16×50** 220*** 12.6 139.95
8-18×42 241 10.3 159.95
10-22×50** 199*** 8.6 179.95
Next in the line of new products is the MONARCH 3 binoculars available in Realtree APG camouflage, and in 8×42 and 10×42 versions, with bright, high-contrast, high-resolution optics that are built into an ultra-rugged, waterproof and fog proof body.
Long eye relief—24.1mm in the 8×42 and 17.4mm in the 10×42—fully rubber armored for maximum durability and wet-or-dry grip and includes unique, flip-down rubber lens covers to protect the 42mm objective lenses from scratches and dirt. MSPR for MONARCH 3 binoculars in Realtree APG is $249.95 for the 8×42 version and $269.95 for the 10×42 version.
Nikon’s Coyote Special riflescope has been revamped with convenient new features to make it even more effective for hunting predators. The new Coyote Special will be available in 3-9×40 and 4-12×40 with a choice of finish between matte black, Mossy Oak Brush® or Realtree Max-1® camouflage.
At the core of the new Coyote Special is a Fully Multicoated optical system with multiple layers of anti-reflective compounds on every surface to provide up to 97% light transmission and as a result, better sight pictures. TheCoyote Special also has a convenient, quick-focus eyepiece that allows hunters to instantly bring the reticle into focus, and is matched with Nikon’s BDC Predator Reticle that utilizes ballistic circles with carefully researched spacing that is designed around the needs of predator hunters.
All of the new Nikon Coyote Special riflescopes include ARD (Anti Reflective Device) technology that eliminates game-spooking objective lens glare. Nikon also offers matching camouflage scope rings in the Realtree Max-1 and Mossy Oak Brush patterns.
The MSRP’s for the new Coyote Special riflescopes are:
3-9×40 Realtree Max-1 – $279.95
3-9×40 Mossy Oak Brush – $279.95
3-9×40 Matte Black – $249.95
4-12×40 Realtree Max-1 – $329.95
4-12×40 Mossy Oak Brush – $329.95
4-12×40 Matte Black – $299.95
The new PROSTAFF 5 riflescope features several technology upgrades including a 4-time zoom range, a bright new optical system with Fully Multi-coated lenses, PROSTAFF 5 riflescopes provide up to 95% light transmission.
PROSTAFF 5 riflescopes offer a variety of magnifications and reticles to choose from, a long, constant four inches of eye relief, a quick focus eyepiece ensures that shooters can quickly and easily bring the reticle into focus. Positive click reticle adjustments help get shooters zeroed-in quick and maintain their settings. All models are waterproof, fogproof and shockproof.
The PROSTAFF 5 features an illuminated reticle with five intensity levels of red or green on select models, giving shooters an extra advantage during low-light hunting situations. A rheostat dimmer is located on the side focus knob for easy adjustments.
Like all Nikon riflescopes, the PROSTAFF 5 is optimized for use with Spot On™ Ballistic Match Technology. The Spot On program provides users with exact aiming points on the BDC reticle for any load or ammunition at a specified range. Spot On is free online at nikonhunting.com/spoton but it can also be purchased for mobile devices, including the iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ platforms.
The MONARCH 3 is now the single largest riflescope line in the Nikon family. With eight different magnifications and five different reticles available, with smooth zoom control and magnification reference numbers viewable from the shooter’s position and a quick-focus eyepiece.
Nikon’s Ultra ClearCoat® optical system is common in all MONARCH 3 riflescopes providing up to 95% light .
The new MONARCH 3 is waterproof, fogproof and shockproof, and for long-range models, there is a locking side focus parallax adjustment. All models are one-piece main body tube and come with new slimmer-profile flip-open lens covers.
MSRP ranges from $279.95 for the 1-4×20, to $689.95 for the 6-24×50.
The latest development in rangefinders is Nikon’s PROSTAFF 7 Laser Rangefinder. This new rangefinder is the perfect companion for any hunter, especially for those who use Nikon’s BDC reticles with Spot On™ Ballistic Match Technology.
The PROSTAFF 7 Rangefinder displays ranges in .1-yard increments with a true 600-yard ranging capability. Users can choose whether distances are displayed in yards or meters. Readings are shown in an uncluttered view with an improved LCD display with LED illumination that allows selection of the mode that contrasts best against subject and background. The 6×21 magnification and large ocular lens ensure that users are getting a large sight picture with optimal resolution.
Nikon’s advanced ID (Incline/Decline) Technology compensates for various incline or decline shooting angles – up to an incredible +/- 89 degrees.
The PROSTAFF 7 is ultra-compact in size and can be easily operated with one hand. Its single button operation makes it easy to use and it automatically powers down after eight seconds to conserve battery life. The rangefinder is powered by a single CR2 lithium battery and is both waterproof and fogproof. The MSRP for the PROSTAFF 7 Laser Rangefinder is $299.95.
Nikon introduced several other new products including the following: SLUGHUNTER Scope, designed especially for users of modern ballistic slugs, PROSTAFF 3 Fieldscope , Archer’s Choice Rangefinder, InLine XR Muzzleloader Scope, P-223 4-12×40 long range riflescope, XR Turrets, Nikon has introduced the new Custom XR Turret Package for select riflescopes in the MONARCH 3 and PROSTAFF 5 lines. Shooters who purchase a Custom XR Turret riflescope receive a voucher that allows them to order a customized engraved turret that is calibrated to match bullet drop for virtually any factory load or custom handload. Nikon has also developed the all-new P-300 BLK riflescope to embrace both applications and to harness the effectiveness of this exciting new caliber the.300 Blackout cartridge.