The LRM 2200SI 7x25 Rangefinder Monocular from Newcon Optik is a handheld electro-optical device built for measuring distances up to 2200 meters away. A three channel rangefinder system (fully multicoated optic, infrared laser emitter, pulse wave receiver) produces readings that are accurate to within one meter. This rangefinder utilizes an eye-safe Class 1 IR laser, proprietary circuitry, and an in-view LCD to deliver reliable and user-friendly operation.
In addition to the laser rangefinder, the LRM 2200SI also uses a built-in digital compass and inclinometer to calculate useful data about your target, including direction, elevation, and actual distance. Several measurement modes enable the operator to set the function best for their task, allowing for a single data measurement (linear distance, elevation, direction, speed) or integrated calculations from multiple data sources (actual distance, actual speed). Using Gating Mode, the operator can also use this versatile rangefinder to reject measurements below a user-defined threshold. By ignoring objects that can lead to incorrect measurements, Gating Mode helps the operator pinpoint their target when it is set among several other objects within the visual scene.
The LRM 2200SI includes a speed detection feature that is especially useful for border patrol and surveillance applications. The speed detector is activated with the same interface button as the rangefinder and displays the target's speed alongside the distance measurement in the display overlay. Two selectable reticle options, measurement memory recall, and target measurement reliability indicator also equip the LRM 2200SI with features unique to a consumer-level laser rangefinder.
A rubber armored housing and oversized interface buttons provides the LRM 2200SI with a non-slip grip that will come in handy while wearing gloves or when conditions are cold or wet. Further enhancing the construction features, this rangefinder is water-resistant and built to operate in freezing temperatures. Fully multicoated optics, built-in tripod mounting thread, and a battery-saving auto-off function make the LRM 2200SI a full-featured rangefinder for a wide range of recreational activities.
- Use and Handling
- Compass with 360° range and ±2° accuracy
- Inclinometer with 80° range and ±1° accuracy
- First/Last logic for foreground/background target selection
- Gating mode for setting the minimum target range
- 10 measurement memory recall
- Selectable crosshair/square reticle
- Measurement reliability indicators (Low/Med/High)
- In-view LCD display with overlaid system icons
- Scan mode for continuous measurement
- Measurement display in yards/meters, mph/kmh
- Low-battery indicator
- Single 9V battery operation
- 1/4" tripod mounting thread
- Construction Features
- Water-resistant housing with rubber armoring
- -13 to 122°F (-25 to 50°C) operating temperature
- 5x5x2.4" (13x12.5x6 cm) dimensions
15.7 oz (445 g) weight
Objective Lens Diameter
Angle of View
Class 1, 905nm
3.3 ft (1 m)
11 - 2406 yd (10 - 2200m) range / ±3.3 ft (1m) accuracy
3 - 249 mph (5 - 400 km/h) ±1.24 mph (2 km/h)
Exit Pupil Diameter
Not specified by mfr
(1) 9V battery
5 x 5 x 2.4" (13 x 12.5 x 6 cm)
15.7 oz (445 g)
Newcon OptikLRM 2200SI 7x25 Rangefinder Monocular Carrying Case Neck Strap 9V Battery Lens Cloth Operator's Manual One Year Limited Warranty
not as well known as some other models, the Newcon Optik LRM 2200SI
laser rangefinder brings some unique features to those looking for an
affordable extreme distance rangefinder. But how does it stack up to the
competition from more well known brands?
The Newcon Optik LRM 2200SI is a horizontal style rangefinder that features a 7x magnification and is rated, as the name implies, for ranging out to 2200 meters which translates to a max range of 2405 yards. Speaking of which the unit can measure distance in either yards or meters and reports these measurements on its black LCD display. Next, this unit features two reticle options and three target priority settings. Finally, this Newcon rangefinder is powered by a non magnetic 9 volt lithium battery and comes with a 1 year limited warranty from the purchase date.
most flat (horizontal style) rangefinders, the Newcon 2200SI is fairly
large when compared to the more common vertical style rangefinders which
have evolved into micro compact devices. However, this larger design
allows horizontal style rangefinders to be held with both hands
which is a plus when trying to hold these higher magnification
rangefinders still while ranging targets at extreme distances. On the
same note, this unit is equipped with a ¼ socket on the bottom of the
housing for mounting to a tripod for maximum stability.
Like many rangefinders, the Newcon 2200SI is equipped with a power/fire
button, Newcon calls this button “action”, which is used for ranging;
as well as a mode button that is used to program the unit.
Newcon 2200SI is equipped with a 7x magnification and a black LCD
screen and for aiming purposes the user can choose between an open crosshair style reticle or a square box reticle.
Ranges are reported below the reticle followed by the selected unit of
measurement, either “y” for yards or “m” for meters. Above the reticle
is a “ready” icon which lets the user know the rangefinder is out of
programming mode and ready to take a measurement. Also, above the
reticle is a “target reflection” icon which will report either low, med,
or high to let the user know how reliable the reading was, with “high”
being the most desirable result. Finally, the display is equipped with a
low battery icon that will appear when the battery
falls below certain power level to alert the user it is time to start
thinking about replacing the battery.
Features and Setup
a nutshell this a military style rangefinder and is capable of doing a
lot, yet much of its abilities won’t commonly be used by hunters or long
range shooters. For example, this rangefinder is capable of measuring
the speed of an object, and has a built in compass. However, the Newcon
2200SI is equipped with target priority settings and a scan mode
both of which are commonly used when hunting and shooting. Also useful
for hunting and shooting are the option to select between two different
reticles and to have the unit return the angle of the shot
which can be entered into a ballistic device when calculating firing
solutions. Very long story short, you get the unit setup to display the
info you want in the way you want by using the two buttons on top of
the unit; then after this initial setup is done operation works like
most other rangefinders. Pressing and releasing the "action" button once
ranges a target, while pressing and holding the "action" button puts
the unit in scan mode and the range is updated as you move from target
The Newcon comes with three target priority settings which they call first, last, and auto;
and while maybe not a must have on a rangefinder of this style it is
nice to be able to program the unit to handle split readings reading how
you want. For example when ranging through cover the last target
priority helps ignore brush and obstacles between the user and target.
Also, a nice touch is the ability to select either a crosshair or square
reticle as sometimes one option is preferable to the other depending on
target size. Next, the ability to mount this unit on a tripod
is nice as holding a rangefinder steady is key to getting the most
ranging capability out of a unit like this. Finally, ranging power is
important in a rangefinder of this style and the 2200 meter maximum
range this unit is rated for puts it towards the high end of comparable models;
however like all rangefinders actual distances the unit can read depend
on a number of factors like lighting conditions, weather, target size,
thing that caught are attention right away was the use of a 9 volt
lithium battery followed by the words non magnetic; turns out because
this unit is equipped with a compass it uses a non magnetic battery to avoid interference.
The bad news is factory Newcon batteries currently sell for $30-$35
online; however, the included battery should get you several thousand
measurements and there may be cheaper replacements available. Also, of
note is that while the unit can provide the angle of the shot it is not capable of giving angle compensated readings in yards or meters;
so keep that in mind. Finally, even when compared to horizontal style
rangefinders, the Newcon 2200SI is both large and somewhat heavy,
granted we are still talking about relatively compact devices and a
total weight of around a pound.
Basically the Newcon LRM 2200SI is a military style rangefinder that can also be used for hunting and long range shooting applications.
Whether or not it is a good rangefinder choice for you will depend
greatly on what you will be using it for and what information you want
to get from it. Those using Kestrels might want to look at something
like the Bushnell CONX which connects with certain model Kestrels, while
those manually entering data into a smartphone or ballistic device
might prefer the ranging power of the Newcon 2200SI; still others
looking for a rangefinder to provide complete firing solutions might be
better served by a Gunwerks G7 BR2 if their budget allows. So take some time to decide how you will be using your rangefinder and what information you want to get from it before making a decision.
Ultimately the Newcon 2200 SI provides a good option to consider for those looking at long distance rangefinders.
The price to performance ratio seems favorable for the Newcon 2200SI
assuming it provides you with the data you need for your particular
shooting style and application. We see this as being a good option for
long range shooters who are using a ballistics calculator or smartphone app to calculate their firing solutions. Currently the price of the Newcon 2200SI is around $840 online.