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Long-range laser rangefinder for golfers

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Choosing the right club for your next shot is a key component in any golfer's game, but so often that choice comes down to just how far you think you might be from the hole. Pack the Nikon COOLSHOT 40 laser rangefinder in your golf bag and you'll have pinpoint accuracy at your disposal wherever you play.

Don't rely on your caddy's eye

Choosing the right club for your next shot is a key component in any golfer's game, but so often that choice comes down to just how far you think you might be from the hole. Pack the Nikon COOLSHOT 40 laser rangefinder in your golf bag and you'll have pinpoint accuracy at your disposal wherever you play.

Nikon COOLSHOT 40 golf laser rangefinder

Quick, accurate readings

You'll be able to see actual distances on the course, with results usually coming within a half-second. Nikon's HYPER READ data-processing algorithm measures distances continuously with pinpoint accuracy for up to 8 seconds at a time, so you'll be right on the money even if you've got a shaky hand. The COOLSHOT 40's lens uses a multilayer coating to ensure bright, clear images for up to 650 yards, while Nikon's FIrst Target Priorty Mode quickly finds your target when viewing the course against a wooded background.

The rain-proof COOLSHOT 40 includes a replaceable lithium CR2 battery.

Product Highlights:

  • laser rangefinder for golf courses
  • carrying case, wrist strap, and lithium CR2 battery included
  • 6x monocular with multilayer coating
  • results are displayed on an internal LCD panel
  • measures actual distance to target
  • displays distance increments every 0.5 m/yd
  • rainproof (JIS/IEC protection class 4 equivalent — not designed for use underwater)
  • adjustable diopter for glasses wearers
  • First Target Priority mode shows distance to closest subject of overlapping targets
  • HYPER READ ensures accurate and stable measurement
  • measures from 8 to 650 yards
  • 6x magnification
  • objective diameter: 21mm
  • eye relief: 18.3mm
  • exit pupil: 3.5mm
  • 1-7/16"W x 2-13/16"H x 4-7/16"D
  • 5.6 ounces (excluding battery)
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Nikon Coolshot 40 laser rangefinder (white)
  • CR2 Lithium battery (3V)
  • Wrist strap
  • Carrying case
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty card

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Overview: The Nikon Coolshot 40 laser rangefinder helps your golf game by giving you accurate distance measurements up to 650 yards instantly with the press of a button. The unit is compact and lightweight, with a durable rainproof finish to give it a non-slip grip. The Coolshot 40 is powered by a 3-volt Lithium battery (included), and comes with a handy storage case that can be worn on the belt or attached to your bag. The Coolshot 40 is USGA-approved, and is allowed for use in tournament play.

One Button Operation: The Coolshot 40 laser rangefinder gives you fast and simple measurements by pressing the top-mounted power button. The unit emits invisible, eye-safe infrared energy pulses (EN/IEC Class 1M Laser) that reflect off of the selected target back to its optical receiver. The distance is instantly calculated and displayed on an internal LCD panel for approximately 8 seconds. The unit has First Target Priority, which displays the distance to the nearest target among multiple results obtained with a single measurement.

HYPER READ: The Coolshot 40 is equipped with HYPER READ technology, which delivers extremely quick measurements, regardless of the distance. This allows you to get quick readings to various points on your approach.

Diopter Ring: The viewfinder has a diopter ring for adjusting the rangefinder to your eyesight. A diopter index indicates "+" and "-" positions.

Eye Relief: The Coolshot 40's eyepiece provides a long 18.3mm eye relief for easy viewing.

Distance Measurements: Distances from 8 to 650 yards are measured in 0.5-yard increments, or 5 to 500 meters in 0.5-meter increments. You can switch the units of measurement from yards to meters by pressing the top-mounted Mode button.

Continuous Measurement: You can measure the distance of different targets during the 8 seconds the laser is emitting. The distances of each object are displayed as you aim at them. For example, using continuous measurement, you can measure the distance to a tree in the foreground, and to the flag in the background.

Weatherproof Design: The Coolshot 40 has a weatherproof design so you can use it in wet conditions.

Power Requirements: The Coolshot 40 operates on a single 3-volt CR-2 Lithium battery (included). Battery status is displayed in the viewfinder during normal operations. A new CR-2 battery has enough energy to perform continuous measurements approximately 1400 times.


  • Model: Coolshot 40
  • Magnification: 6x
  • Objective Diameter: 21mm
  • Angular Field of View (real): 7.5°
  • Measuring Range: 8-650 yards (7.5-590 meters)
  • Increment Reading: 0.5 yards (0.5 meters)
  • Exit Pupil: 3.5mm
  • Eye Relief: 18.3mm
  • Dimensions: Width=1.475" Height=2.783" Depth=4.385"
  • Weight: 5.6 ounces

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Reviews were very favorable for this product and I felt the price was fair for the Nikon name [ Kenneth  Apr 23, 2017 ]
Own older model good laser and this one has good reviews and the price is good [ Odell  Dec 08, 2015 ]

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