Product Comparison: Leupold RX-650 (120464) vs Nikon ACULON (8397)

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General Specifications
RX-650 (120464)
ACULON (8397)
About the Product
The Leupold® RX®-650 digital laser rangefinder is simple and affordable, delivering incredibly accurate line of sight measurements in yards or meters out to 650 yards. The RX-650 features fully multicoated optics, 6x magnification, high contrast LCD display and rubber armor for a positive grip in all weather conditions
The new ACULON Rangefinder delivers world-class performance in an extremely compact body. Nowhere else will you find the speed, the precision and the optical quality of the palm-sized ACULON.
What customers say about "General Specifications"
Key Specs
Distant Target Priority
Magnification Power
6 x
6 x
Range Perfomance
5 - 650 yards
6 - 550 yards
±3 ft.
Field Of View
366 ft. @ 1000 yards
Exit Pupil Diameter
3.3 mm.
3.3 mm.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Leupold RX-650 (120464) Micro Laser Rangefinder
  • This is an amazing tool. Even though it is rated for 650 yards.
  • This product is every bit worth the money. Good quality piece of equipment.
  • Best rangefinder I have ever owned. Good accurate readings. Good clear review. Small and easy tote.
  • This range finder is awesome and very accurate.
  • The accuracy is very good but getting it to pick up small targets like pins is very tough.
  • The only down side is non reflective objects at a great distance it can't read.
Nikon ACULON (8397) AL11 Laser Rangefinder
  • The two button controls are intuitive and self explanatory, you can choose meters or yards, the buttons click positively when pressed.
  • Very accurate and very very clear objective - easy to use - no frills - no fuss.
  • Seems to work okay in low light, either at dawn or dusk.
  • Eye relief is good, I was able to use it without taking of my glasses.
  • Very clear viewing of target and, the yardage numbers without all the clutter.
Size & Weight
1.4 in.
1.5 in.
2.9 in.
2.9 in.
3.6 in.
3.6 in.
6.3 oz.
4.4 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Leupold RX-650 (120464) Micro Laser Rangefinder
  • I was surprised how small it is compared to my older unit.
  • Size is just right for my large hands.
  • Very handy for me, light weigt and good design
  • Such a good size, very comfortable.
Nikon ACULON (8397) AL11 Laser Rangefinder
  • For reason of light weight, I love how easy it is to pack and maveuver.
  • Very light and easy to carry. Its very important!
  • Accurate and lightweight. I attached the included case to the side of my binocular harness and it works great.
  • The size really shocked me as it is so compact, it is easy to keep still, very easy controls, higtly recommeded
  • Due to it's light weight and compact size, holding it steady on small objects past 200 yards can be literally shaky.
  • Lightweight and small which is nice but if you have regular sized hands or larger it's hard to hold the small finder steady.
Display Type
Reticle Type
Aiming circle
Aiming crosshair
Water resistant
Dust resistant
Power Supply
CR2 Lithium Battery
CR2 Lithium Battery
Clicking Fast-Focus, Scan Mode, Fully Multi-coated, Line Of Sight Distance
Displays in 1-yard Increments, Multilayer Coated Optics, Distant Target Priority Mode
What customers say about "Features"
Leupold RX-650 (120464) Micro Laser Rangefinder
  • It worked great ranging deer at 400 to 500 yards with no problems. Quick and easy to use.
  • All functions of the range finder functioned flawlessly.
  • Great product and the rang finder is holding up to all the crazy weather in my state hot, cold, and rainy.
  • Very accurate out to 600 yards as measured by a professional friend of mine who does surveying.
  • The optics of this item are NOT precise enough to pick up a golf flagstick.
  • The rubber grip on top is soft but doesn't provide much traction.
Nikon ACULON (8397) AL11 Laser Rangefinder
  • The LCD overlay over an optical gives you a much clearer image than those that give you a screen to see through.
  • The nylon case is well made and I found it extremely useful when worn on the belt.
  • It is clear, crisp, easy to use, accurate and locked on to everything I ranged.
  • It ranges super quick with the click of a button, and I used it in pretty low light while hunting and it still worked well.
  • It would be helpful if it had some kind of image stabilization.
  • The display is very legible, but is non-illuminated, it only shows crosshairs, distance, and battery life.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
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