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Unread 10-27-2011, 12:46 AM
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Re: bushnell 1600 rangefinder

I can see that one really important thing is being missed here. There are "reflective" and "non reflective" ratings for rangefinders. If they call it a 1600, chances are that is it's maximum distance and will be on a hard, reflective surface. On game or other soft targets one might expect to get a max reading of 1300 yards or so. I have not read Bushnell's literature on this, but I'm sure this info is there. I use a Bushnell Elite 1500 and have had it in terrible weather and it has been well used. It doesn't have all of the fancy internal features but it's simple and it just works. I have never had a problem with it, but I also know what is a reasonable expection of what it can/should do. On soft targets is will go 1200 to 1300 yards on an overcast day. On a bright sunny day 1000 to 1100. I'm sure the 1600 would be a great rangefinder if one knows what is a reasonable expectation of it.
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    Re: bushnell 1600 rangefinder

    Just to clarify the OP's original question. I believe he was asking for info on the 1600 arc rangefinder not the Bushnell fusion 1600 which is the binocular/rangefinder combo.

    FWIW, I have read on other chat forums that the 1600 arc is very similar to the older 1500 units but with better rubber armour, updated ballistic technology and an upgrade in glass with rainguard.

    I have used Bushnell rangefinders for years and have never had an issue with any. They are as good as it gets in their price range IMO especially if you buy the upper end like the 1500, 1600 1200, 1000. I wouldn't hesitate to buy it and use it hard in the field.

    The specs can be seen here.

    Bushnell - Elite 1600 ARC [205110]
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    Re: bushnell 1600 rangefinder

    Hey i decided to purchase the bushnell elite 1600 rangefinder just got it in yesterday.
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    Re: bushnell 1600 rangefinder

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    Hey i decided to purchase the bushnell elite 1600 rangefinder just got it in yesterday.
    If it is truly an upgraded or updated 1500 then you will love it! Looking forward to some details on performance!
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    Re: bushnell 1600 rangefinder

    Ranging Performance
    Rflctv. (yds.): 1600
    Tree (yds.): 1000
    Deer (yds.): 500
    Accuracy (yds.): +/- 1
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    Re: bushnell 1600 rangefinder

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    Ranging Performance
    Rflctv. (yds.): 1600
    Tree (yds.): 1000
    Deer (yds.): 500
    Accuracy (yds.): +/- 1
    Those are factory specs. Everyone is interested in real world performance.
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    Re: bushnell 1600 rangefinder

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    Those are factory specs. Everyone is interested in real world performance.
    I am taking it out on an elk hunt today. So will post my results when i get back. My body just got his hands on the new G7 rangfinder that costs around $1500.00. so we are going to check that one out as well.
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