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Old 10-07-2010, 08:11 AM
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bushnell 1600 rangefinder

Bushnell 1600 arc has anyone used them hunting yet? Has anyone used the new 1600 Leica hunting yet ? I trying to deside with one to get for grandson. Thanks for your input. Joe
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:30 PM
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Re: bushnell 1600 rangefinder

Here's more info on the Bushnell 1600 ARC's:

Article Review

Long Range Hunting Bushnell 1600 Thread


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Old 10-07-2010, 03:35 PM
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Re: bushnell 1600 rangefinder

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Here's more info on the Bushnell 1600 ARC's:

Article Review

Long Range Hunting Bushnell 1600 Thread


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Mike i like to get info from some one that used it in hunting at big game not buildings. In real world hunting. Joe
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:46 PM
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Re: bushnell 1600 rangefinder

Haven't gotten any reviews from hunters with this item yet. I have the following from a USMC Sniper instructor:

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I have been using the Bushnell Fusion 1600 for 6 months now with hard use with no problems. I have been able to get ranges out to 1700 yards. (Ranges were checked with a Vector rangefinder) Getting ranges to steel out to 1000 yards is easy and I have the benifit of having a 10 power bino and a rangefinder in one. They also have the rainguard on them so using them in the rain is no problem.The battery also lasts a long time. The HUDS display in mine is a little dim in extremely bright days, but the brightness adjustment works well for low light shooting to tone the reticle brightness down. For the money they are really worth it.
This is on the product page under the customer review tab:

http://www.cstactical.com/Bushnell/O...ngefinder.html

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Old 10-12-2010, 01:38 PM
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Re: bushnell 1600 rangefinder

I would stay clear of a bushnell RF you would be better off getting a Leica 900,1200, or 1600 depends on how much you want to spend. In range finders big is better and the higher name band is the only way to go leica, swaro, zeiss is the only ones to look at.
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:57 PM
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Re: bushnell 1600 rangefinder

The wife bought me a Bushnell 1000 and it struggles to range to 600 yards under field hunting conditions. To me that means the 1600 should be good to about 800 yards. Now I'm saving for a Swaro so I don't have to pass up a bull because I can't get a range on him!
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:23 PM
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Re: bushnell 1600 rangefinder

Just got mine this week. They rock! Optics are clear and resolution is great. I have tested the RF against known distances at 100, 200 and 700 yds. All within 1yd. All against small targets - 2'x2' or smaller. Tomorrow, I'll have a chance to test 'em at 1000 yds.

The unit is well built and nicely engineered. At $700, they are worth it for the binocs alone.

In all I am very pleased.

I have a nitpick and that is the HU display could be brighter. Fortunately, if you are in bright sunlight and experiencing trouble reading the display, the last data point is saved at the bottom of the screen. I just place my hand in front momentarily to get a clearer read on the display. Or, I have also noticed that extending your eye relief momentarily makes the HU display much clearer.

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