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Unread 01-24-2013, 09:41 PM
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Re: choosing Rangefinder

You might also want to check out the Bushnell Fusion 1600 it is a very good rangefinder also.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 11:17 AM
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I got a top-of-the-line Bushnell rangefinder a few years ago, and well...................................

It didn't perform up to my expectations or do what it was advertised to do.

It was ADVERTISED to range out to 1200 yards on hard targets- real world use maybe 800.

It was ADVERTISED to range deer out to 600 yards- real world use maybe 350.

It ate batteries like there was no tomorrow.

Fit an finish just sucked.

Optical quality, what optical quality? I've seen better from (GASP) NCStar (and I HATE them with a burning passion).

And the price was something ridiculous.

Come to think of it, it was just like all the other Bushnell products I've owned.

To each his own, and for this fella, Bushnell is simply not my own.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 11:34 AM
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Re: choosing Rangefinder

Originally Posted by 4xforfun View Post
I don't know about that.......

Lieca 1600 cost..$800.00.... range..1500 yards...cost per yard = .54 a yard.

Vectronix Terrapin. cost $1800.00....range 4500 yards...cost per yard = .40 per yard.


That is the logic I used to convince myself that I truly NEEDED a Vectronix!!!

Hey man..it's math....you can't argue with math.
LOL that's good. I too will not be letting my Vectronix go away soon. But the problem in your math is that you can now buy a Leica 1600 on line for $650. I picked mine up used off this site for $500 Now that was a bargain!!

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Unread 01-26-2013, 11:36 AM
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Re: choosing Rangefinder

Got the Bushy Fusion 12X50 binos and have no problems on cow sized animals well past a grand. Have not done a comparo with others.....No Need...These work every time I ask them to with out fail. The Binos are pretty good size though and not a real light weight piece of kit.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 12:45 PM
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Re: choosing Rangefinder

+1 for the leica.

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Unread 01-28-2013, 12:14 AM
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Re: choosing Rangefinder

I bought the Bushnell Elite 1600 it wouldn't range anything past 680....and that wad a 47' boat....they are very ordinary IMO.......I bought the Leica and have never looked back....
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Unread 01-28-2013, 11:33 PM
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Re: choosing Rangefinder

I have a ancient Bushnell Yardage pro 1000 and it regularly reads past 1000. I have a hard time believing these posts that the new ones dont work. I dont see this same results being spoke on other sites either. I think sometimes the people on this sight get name happy and convince themselves that only the great names will work and thats not true. If they dont work then it is your own fault for not having them fixed or replaced. I have looked at the fusions and although the optics were clear they had a green tint I was not in love with. However I was reading off of trees down the road at 1300 yards.
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