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Nikon Laser 1200 7x25 Range Finder. It will not range over

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Nikon Laser 1200 7x25 Range Finder. It will not range over 100 yards. How do I adjust?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

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See if your model of range finder has a setting for 'close', 'short', 'distant', 'medium', etc. Some do, though the better ones don't, such as the Nikon 550, automatically shift from one range to another.

How old is your Nikon rangefinder? has it ever been dropped or otherwise mishandled? Has it gotten wet, at any time?

Try removing the battery from it, leave it that way overnight, then try it again.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Very well maintained. I guide hunts and its critical to have so its babied. Some how it must have changed modes. But I don't have instructions to figure out how to get it back. To long range. It's 7 years old. New battery. I did not leave it out all night but battery was good in it in the first place. Never has gotten wet at least not submerged. Little rain but it says it's water proof
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

It's good to hear that you sensibly took good care of the rangefinder.

I would advise trying the 'rest reset', with the battery out and the rangefinder completely unpowered, for at least 4 to 8 hours or overnight. It might loosen up the distance-range/mode selection.

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