Originally Posted by green 788
the Bushnell Elite 1500's are pretty substandard, from what I've seen. My cousin bought one of them and it wouldn't even outperform my YP1000... but these new ARC's seem good, so far. I do hope mine will hold up.
I have one as well (ARC). Got it when they first came out and I have no issues except the readout, which I've gotten used to. I've found you can 'speed' up the acquisition by activating the unit 2 times quickly, the second time, it displays yardage right away.,
I use mine much more for non-hunting business. I custom run forage for contract customers and calculating acerage on odd shaped fields and calculating fertilizer tonnage is where I use it most.
I use my vehicle as a reference point and the Bushy has been within a yard, consistently. I need an accurate rangefinder because I charge according to acerage.
My neighbor borrows it to run his row crop fields. He can calculate how much seed he needs to buy for rental plots and fertilizer, again on odd shaped and rectangular fields.
Sure ir a whole lot easier and quicker than the old split image transit method.
I'm still on the original battery if that says anything about battery life.
Far as China goes, in today's world economy, it don't matter much. Even 'Made in America' probably has Chinese perts inside.
I believe about the only thing totally 'made in America' today is babies.