Nikon Monarch Gold Laser 1200 Rangefinder (Team Realtree Hardwoods Green)

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Nikon Monarch Gold Laser 1200 RangefinderYard Range: 11-1200 yards
Magnification: 7X 25mm objective lens
Display Type: LCD/Black
Dimensions: 5.7″ x 1.8″ x 3.2″
Waterproof/Fog-proof: Yes
Angle Compensation: No
Measuring System: Yards/Meters
Measuring Distance: Line of sight
Use: Bow Hunting, Rifle Shooting, Target Shooting

Our Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Update - 2019.11.25The Monarch Gold 1200 laser rangefinder has been discontinued. New to last year is the Monarch 3000 STABILIZED which maintains many of the same features but also incorporates Nikon’s new vibration reduction technology. Check it out here.


Nikon Monarch Gold 1200 Rangefinder Review

The Nikon Monarch Team Realtree Laser 1200 sports a trendy finish that matches its impressive 1200 yard ranging distance that’s viewable with the selectable backlighting display feature. It’s fully waterproof and fogproof, has the Tru-Target Priority System, and 7X magnification for that extra detail.

This is one of Nikon optics top-of-the-line rangefinders that’ll give you fast, accurate, and sharp images and readings. Along with all the built-in innovative features that Nikon has to offer, the Team Realtree Laser 1200 also gives you that crisp 7X monocular, 25 mm objective diameter, and .5 yard increment readings.

It’s fair to say that this device has been decked out to the max. As far as popularity, the reviews so far are positive, it’s holding a near perfect rating since it’s hit the market.

  • Selective target modes
  • Fully waterproof
  • LCD backlight
  • 7X magnification
  • RealTree Camo finish

  • No angle compensation


Monarch Team Realtree Laser 1200 Q&A:

Are there any color options available with the Team Realtree Rangefinder?

Nikon went “camo-ed” up with this super, high-tech rangefinder. You can get it in the realistic-looking HD hardwood green pattern that’s super convenient for when you’re out in the woods.

Besides it’ll probably match the camo outfit you’re trying to pull off while hunting. The other color keeps the same design but comes as a Monarch Gold scheme that’s still suitable for outdoor camouflage but still has something sharp about it.


Will it mount to my rifle?

You can definitely try it! What’s convenient and nice about the Monarch rangefinder is it’s tripod adaptable. If you have, use, or want to purchase a rifle scope mount, there’s no reason why your sharp, fast, and super-crisp rangefinder couldn’t take it’s place as your new scope.


Is there anything special about the optics?

Offering sharp 7X monocular magnification, you’ll be able to find more game no matter the weather and time of day outside. The 7X also allows you to better range during dusk to dawn hours than the 6X monocular rangefinders.


How does the Realtree Device measure distances?

For the first 1000 yards you’ll get your readings in .5/1 yard increments. After 1000 yards your readings will be in 1 yard increments. This is a plus since you’ll be able to get accurate readings as much as possible. Despite this though, the minimum range is 11 yards which can be a negative to those wanting to range closer, but if you’re out rifle hunting, it shouldn’t be a big deal at all.


Noteworthy Features:

  • Tru Target ranging system
  • REALTREE Hardwoods Green HD camo
  • 1/2 yard accurate increment readings
  • Long eye-relief and 25 mm objective diameter
  • Sharp 7X monocular magnification
  • Can be mounted to tripod
  • Waterproof/Fog-proof with water-resistant battery chamber


Our Verdict on the Nikon 1200 Rangefinder

The aim of it is, the Nikon Monarch Gold Laser 1200 is an awesome unit for many field applications. With Tru Target technology, you can range close, beyond the brush, or scan. However, its most significant, notable feature is the backlight for ultimate readability anytime of the day or night and on any target.

Another noted Nikon rangefinder is the Prostaff 7i. It’s got an extra 100 yards of ranging distance, angle compensation, and ballistic tech as well. Even better news, it’s cheaper, so check it out for yourself.

But, if the finish of the RealTree rangefinder captivates you, you could also check out some of the other camo styled rangefinders we have reviewed here –

While Nikon does market some expensive gadgets, their technology is spot-on. And, spot-on accuracy is exactly what you need when ranging. Can you put a price on that?

Update - 2019.11.25The Monarch Gold 1200 laser rangefinder has been discontinued. New to this year is the Monarch 3000 STABILIZED which maintains many of the same features but also incorporates Nikon’s new vibration reduction technology.
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Simon is an avid outdoor enthusiast who is passionate about bringing you the most up to date, accurate & understandable information on hunting, optics, and the outdoors.

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