Note: IMHO, This information will lead you to a limited-time opportunity!
I was searching a few forums, reading reviews about laser range-finders, good ones like Swarovski, Leica, Nikon, Bushnell
and some bad ones like Leupold RX and ATN (yuk!) . I also read comments from customer ratings of specific products at online stores! Let’s get started …
First, the News!
U.S. Army Orders Bushnell Laser Rangefinders
Bushnell Elite 1500 ARC Receives Golden Bullseye Award From NRA Publications
Second, verify claims!
Originally Posted by WWB
Angle Compensating Range finders work out to a point, however they are merely utilizing the "Rifleman" method of determining the "Base" of the triangle. When utilizing an angle compensating range finder, there can be as much as an eight MOA error when shooting at longer distances and while holding on steeper angles.
The Rifleman method is the Least accurate of the three methods used.
The most accurate method for determining your hold on target is to utilize Ballistic targeting Software such as the one that Night Force sells. This is because the software takes into account the BC of the bullet, the bullet's weight, the bullets unique velocity, your zero distance, along with current temperature, barometric station pressure and humidity. With this data, the software will calculate the bullets unique deceleration curve, which you can then take a step further and validate the bullets trajectory. This may sound like a lot of stuff... However it is really very simple and will deliver a very accurate hold.
Well, times must be a changin’ for the Bushnell Elite 1500 with ARC
I found the Bushnell Elite 1500
with Angle Range Compensation (ARC)
uses Ballistic data
to acquire the firing solution!
Read for more… http://www.bushnell.com/arc/1500warc_2.html
6MMBR Review – RangeFinder FAQ and Field Tests of Top Units Rated to 1200-1500 Yards - Laser RangeFinders
Chuck Hawk’s Guns and Shooting Online Review – Bushnell Elite 1500 Rangefinder
Third, shop around and learn!
Bushnell 7x26mm Elite 1500 Laser Rangerfinders:
Two models have ARC (Model 205101 and 205104). Two models DO NOT have ARC (Model 205100 and 205103).
Availability and prices vary, shown below:
Without ARC: (Bad)
(Listed in order of Priciest to Cheapest)
Cabela’s – $399.99 (Model 205101) … NO ARC! … Black
Midway – $399.99 (Model 205100) … NO ARC! … Black
CheaperThanDirt.com – $367.76 (Model 205100) … NO ARC! … Black
With ARC: (Good)
(Listed in order of Priciest to Cheapest)
Cabela’s – $499.99 (Model 205101) … ARC … Camo (Mossy Oak New Break-Up)
Cabela’s – $499.99 (Model 205104) … ARC … Camo (Realtree AP HD)
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp;jsessionid=AXZEOXAYJYC3HLAQBBJCCN3MCAEFGI WE?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=&id=0029689712560a&navCount=4&podI d=0029689712560&parentId=cat601606&masterpathid=&n avAction=push&catalogCode=IJ&rid=&parentType=index &indexId=cat601606&hasJS=true&_requestid=8770
Midway – $499.99 (Model 205104) … ARC … Camo (Realtree AP HD)
OpticsPlanet.com – $499.00 (Model 205104) … ARC … Camo (Realtree AP HD) - Free UPS
CheaperThanDirt.com – $447.20 (Model 205104) … ARC … Camo (Realtree AP HD)
eRiflescopes.com – $444.99 (Model 205101) … ARC … Camo (Mossy Oak New Break-Up)
Bushnell Elite 1500 ARC Camo Laser Rangefinder - Rangefinders at eRifle Scopes
OpticsPlanet.com – $389.95 (Model 205101) … ARC … Camo (Mossy Oak New Break-Up)
- Free UPS
(Shouldn’t this one be up there (in price) with the other one, it’s just a different camo color! Ah Ha!)
Notice the prices!
I ordered a Bushnell Elite 1500 with ARC
(model 205101) for $389.95 (free shipping)
from OpticsPlanet.com! AND Bushnell will give me a $130 Waterproof Jacket for the UPC, the sales receipt and $10 with a coupon here:
Bushnell Telescopes, Spotting scopes, Binoculars, Rangefinders Rebates & Specials
Caution: Avoid the Bushnell PinSeeker With Slope Compensation
because that uses the ballistics of a golf ball not a bullet!
Fourth, eliminate other choices!
The rangefinder’s ARC reading works with the Mildot Master (MDM) for converting the bullet drop into my scope’s knob adjustments or hold-under
(mil/mil). Right!? - thankyou
Now I don’t need a rifle-mounted ACI http://www.snipertools.com/aci.htm
Now I don’t need a rifle-mounted ASLI http://www.horusvision.com/asli.php
P.S. Hi, Jon A and Scott
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