Nikon has announced the release of the Arrow ID 5000 Laser Rangefinder – a tool that will undoubtedly be a favorite among bowhunters and archery shooters for years to come. By combining Nikon’s world-renowned optics with some of the world’s most advanced laser rangefinder technology, the new Arrow ID 5000 has been purpose-built to help ensure that arrows arrive at their intended destination.
Nikon’s advanced ID (incline/decline) Technology allows bowhunters to range horizontal distance to targets from a treestand or in steep terrain with the same confidence and ease as ranging over flat ground—simply aim, push the button and plan your shot according to the displayed distance. Only one number is displayed, the correct distance needed to make the shot.
The Arrow ID 5000 also has Tru-Target Technology that allows users to select between first target priority mode and distant target priority mode. First target priority mode displays the distance of the closest subject while distant target priority mode displays the range of the farthest target among a group of targets measured. The uncluttered screen displays ranges speedy in .1-yard increments.
The rangefinder features Nikon’s legendary multicoated optics, waterproof/fogproof ruggedness and pocket-sized portability. The Nikon Arrow ID 5000 also features long eye relief (18.3mm), an adjustable diopter and 6x, bright, multicoated optics. Like all Nikon rangefinders, the new Arrow ID 5000 operates on a single CR2 lithium battery (included). A neoprene case in RealTree APG® camo for the ultimate in stealth bowhunting is also included. MSRP is $279.99. All Nikon Rangefinders are backed by a 2-year Warranty.
The technology behind the Laser Rangefinder with inclinometer originated from technology incorporated in Nikon’s Total Station DTM-1 surveying instrument. The Total Station DTM-1, first sold in 1985, was the first highly advanced electronic model of those surveying instruments that incorporated a distance and angle measuring capability developed by Nikon Corporation.
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