Nikon 8397 ACULON Laser Rangefinder Review

  • Function - 9.4/10
  • Price - 9.1/10
  • Durability - 9.5/10
  • Ease of Use - 9.8/10
  • Design - 9.3/10


If you are a golfer, finding the best rangefinder is probably one of your goals so that you can help in winning a match. It may be cheap when it comes to the price but you are getting the value of your money. It comes in a handy and small size which makes it very portable.

A lot of people have been hooked up to different kinds of sports and of these sports is golf. Indeed this kind of sport needs a good amount of skills.It is the desire of every golfer to win every match whether it is a professional match or an amateur one. Winning is not an easy thing and it can only be done by using a gadget called a rangefinder. A rangefinder is a tool that can measure the distance of your golf ball to your golf flag.

It is a fact that there are so many in the market and it is necessary to choose which one is most suitable for you. Make sure that the features of the rangefinder are most suitable for you. At the same time it is important to get the value of your money as well.

Nikon 8397 ACULON Laser Rangefinder is one of the best deals when it comes to finding a good rangefinder because it is cheap. At the same time it is handy. Most of all, it has one of the best features which is being user-friendly.


It is one of the smallest rangefinders that are sold in the market. It has the dimensions of 6 x 1.5 x 2.9 inches. Moreover it has the weight of only 6.4 ounces. This is really good since it can be carried anywhere in any match that you have. Then you will realize that as if you are not bringing any rangefinder at all.

Good Optics

Good Optics

It has a multilayered optics that makes it very easy for pictures or to be captured clearly. There will be good readings especially if there is good transmission of light. It can magnify as far as six times.


It is one of the cheapest rangefinders in the market. It has a good value for its price and its features can compete with high end ones.


This rangefinder is designed to show the different ranges measured and focuses on the farthest that has been taken.


User Friendly

This rangefinder can be operated very easily because you only click one button and you are good to go. If you compare it to others, you still need click several buttons before you can have a good reading.


This rangefinder is indeed fast because once you press the button it will give an automatic reading and will move fast so that you can have a reading. It can measure up to 550 yards.

Water Resistant

It can withstand rain but cannot be used underwater. This is a good feature since it can be used even if it rains so hard, it can still display a quality measurement in the LCD.

Uncluttered LCD

It can display measurements with a one-yard increment in the LCD. It displays a clear LCD view.


  • Affordable : This rangefinder is one of the cheapest rangefinder in the market. It may have a cheap price but still functions just like other expensive rangefinders in the market. You will surely have a good value for your money.
  • Accurate : This device can take accurate measurements up to 550 yards.
  • Portability : With its size, it is really compact and with its weight it is highly portable and can easily be taken anywhere. You can even wear it around your neck. Other golfers even put it in their pockets.
  • User Friendly :You can easily read the measurements and you have an option to read it either in yards or in meters. This can be done by pushing one button only. Moreover, if you continue to press the same button, you will have a continuous reading of measurements goof for 20 seconds.


  • Lock On- This rangefinder is considered to have a good feature with regards to measuring distances. However if it is over 100 yards, it has a problem detecting the flag.


This can be carried to different places for sure. It has a sophisticated look and it does not really look cheap at all. Moreover, it has an advantage of measuring a far distance and it will surely display different measurements but will prioritize the farthest one. It is user-friendly and can be handled with ease because you just have to click one button only. It can be magnified for six times and can measure as far as 550 yards. It can withstand extremes of temperature so you are sure that it will function with any weather.