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any 1 try this yet? Bushnell Elite 1500 Laser Rangefinder

 
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Old 04-17-2005, 10:54 AM
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any 1 try this yet? Bushnell Elite 1500 Laser Rangefinder

any 1 try this yet?

Bushnell Elite 1500 Laser Rangefinder

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templa...requestid=11164

Bushnell Elite 1500 Laser Rangefinder
Using Digital Technology™ and premium optics, the Elite 1500 delivers crisp, clear images and precise distance measurements from 5 to 1,500 yards with ± 1-yard accuracy. It's built around invisible, eye-safe, class-one lasers. Fully multicoated optics transmit maximum light for enhanced dawn and dusk performance. It's also extremely rugged and 100% waterproof thanks to the RainGuard™ coating and protective rubber armor. Adjustable eyepieces and an LCD within the optical system displays targeting reticle, mode, distance and battery strength. Scan mode provides continuous distance measurements of multiple targets within the field of view. BullsEye™ mode gives you pinpoint ranging of small objects and game without inadvertent readings from surrounding targets. Brush™ mode ignores close-up objects, such as tree branches, and ranges background targets only. Its LED screen provides illuminated distance readings for low-light convenience. Twist-up metal eyepiece with oversized ocular and diopter setting for quick adjustment and optimum eye relief. Runs on a 9-volt battery (not included). Includes solid tripod mount and a tough, molded hard case.
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Old 04-17-2005, 12:26 PM
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Re: any 1 try this yet? Bushnell Elite 1500 Laser Rangefinder

Beware!! 1500 on fur from a bushnell is (for the most part) unheard of. It would more than likely be 750 under the best conditions on fur.

My bushnell 1000 will range a stopsign to 2000 yards when set on "reflective" but the absolute best I ever saw on fur was about 550 on a broadside brown cow under overcast skies. The black cows were about 400 and the white ones were between 450 and 500. It would NOT range a white paper target past 800 with sun behind and clouds overhead.

But the Leica did. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

I wish I owned a Leica. Anyone looking to accurately range game over 500 yards will want better than Bushnell.

Just my opinion. BTW if you want a Bushnell YP1000 I have one for sale at a fair price. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Old 04-17-2005, 12:39 PM
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Ian, any word yet?

I think Ian is waiting on one to test...
Ian, any word yet?
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Old 04-18-2005, 01:19 AM
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Re: Ian, any word yet?

Got one in hand, initial testing is amazing. More to come.
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Old 04-24-2005, 09:32 AM
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Re: Ian, any word yet?

Any updates? Very interested as I'm in the hunt for LRF. Is the Bushnell waterproof? Looking at the Bushnell and the Swaro.
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Old 04-24-2005, 10:44 PM
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Re: Ian, any word yet?

Just back from a black bear hunt on Vancouver Island, took the new Bushnell, 8x30 Swarovski and a 1200 Leica to compare during the hunt.
Bushnell did amazing things - it has Rainguard, exceptional optics, excellent ranging ability. It appears to be a winner, did some very good readings in bright light. Actually all three lasers did well, all did a bear at 925 yards in bright light, not sure how that works but they all did it. Bushnell was the fastest for acquiring readings tho. Incredible ability to hit small objects - better at that than the others - tips of pine snags for instance. Not sure what it is going to sell for but this is a great improvement over my old 1000 by Bushnell.
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Re: Ian, any word yet?

Ian, have you ever tried one of the opti-logic xt with angle-compensation built in?
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