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Old 09-15-2010, 05:24 PM
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Bushnell Fusion 1600 Arc

Has anybody used the Bushnell Fusion 1600 ARC rangefinder/binoculars? I was just curious as to how well they work.
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:36 PM
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Re: Bushnell Fusion 1600 Arc

i have heard really good things. I know cstactical has a review on them. I am just curious if it is the same laser technology as the bushnell 1500 arc. I assume it possibly is because on the site it has the same info. 500 on deer, 1000 on trees and 1600 on reflective items. I own the bushnell 1500 and now a new swaro laser guide and all i can tell you is there is no comparison.
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:28 PM
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Re: Bushnell Fusion 1600 Arc

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I own the bushnell 1500 and now a new swaro laser guide and all i can tell you is there is no comparison.
No comparison as in the swarovski's are way better?
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:39 PM
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Re: Bushnell Fusion 1600 Arc

I didnt really want to get away from what you were asking about and i have never used the 1600 arc but i would assume that it would compare to the 1500 arc for ranging ability. when i bought my bushnell 1500 i compared it with the swaro outside of the store and was simply amazed at how quick and how far it would range so naturally i bought the bushnell for much less! I was very pleased with it until i took it antelope hunting and was very dissapointed when i couldn't range game at 600 yds or any father. The fusion on bushnells website says 500 yds for deer which i think is a very good estimate (on the fact that it will range deer at 500 yds in most terrain 90% of the time) My swaro on the other hand at closer ranges can be a bit more finicky to get to range (or at any range for that matter) But give it a good solid rest and see what it can do. The first day I had it i was picking up a black horse at 1400yds every push of the button. The bushnell wouldnt range it. also was ranging a rock the other day with the bushnell and it read 1247yds. as far as my eye could tell it was 1247 yards away, until i put the swaro on the rock and it ranged 1452 yds and then ranged the grass patch in front of the rock and the swaro ready 1248. I can already see the extreme benefits of the swaro and if you are really looking for a range finding binocular i would go with a leica or just use the swaro as a monocular
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:38 PM
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Re: Bushnell Fusion 1600 Arc

cool, thanks for the clarification
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:28 AM
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Re: Bushnell Fusion 1600 Arc

The Bushnell has a beam divergence of 2 milrad by 4 milrad and the Swaro has a 2 milrad circle, that translates into the beam of the Bushnell will bounce of all kinds of stuff at range since it's the size of a house. For a good tight beam and range it looks like the Leica 1600 may be good.
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Old 09-17-2010, 05:58 PM
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Re: Bushnell Fusion 1600 Arc

I had my Fusions with me today while driving around. Stopped to range some cows (Herefords & Angus) and horses out in the valley. Easy to consistently range the cows which were from 650-750 yards out, and the horses (various colors) were also easy at around 800-850 yards. Very impressed with ranging capabilities so far. I can easily range various objects out to 1600+ yards with these, now I just need to find some animals further out than the cows & horses were. Also, for those of you that think the red display is too dim in good daylight, adjust the brightness setting up to 4 (This is the highest. Mine came factory set at 3). The display is way better IMO at the 4 setting, though in darker conditions it may be too bright for some. However, it is easy to change the setting to meet the conditions. Overall, these are pretty nice and a good value, and appear to be well built.
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