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Old 02-24-2009, 03:20 AM
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nikon 1200 or bushnell 1500

howdy, Have bean using a 700 bushnell and it works good to 600ish, need to stretch that out with an upgrade. Do not want bells and whistles! just yards, meters and scan all these range finder threads turn into leica or sworowsky adds and never really answer the question. with ONLY the options of a bush 1500 for $300 or nikon 1200 camo for $330 what would you do? Thanks
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Re: nikon 1200 or bushnell 1500

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Nikon 1200 vs Bushnell 1500 rangefinder

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Old 12-20-2009, 01:32 PM
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howdy, Have bean using a 700 bushnell and it works good to 600ish, need to stretch that out with an upgrade. Do not want bells and whistles! just yards, meters and scan all these range finder threads turn into leica or sworowsky adds and never really answer the question. with ONLY the options of a bush 1500 for $300 or nikon 1200 camo for $330 what would you do? Thanks
I have been using the Bushnell 1500 Elite for some time. It is within 3 feet plus or minus out to 1760....confirmed. Remember that what ever you carry into the field could get lost or misplaced. For the cost, the Bushnell 1500 Elite is very well fitted to the purpose. May I suggest a Night Force NXS 8x32x56 with the NPR2 reticle? You can "range" targets without the use of battery operated systems. This means less weight and fewer things to have to look after.
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Old 12-20-2009, 04:52 PM
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It is within 3 feet plus or minus out to 1760....confirmed.
What were you ranging that it picked up from that far away? Mine has picked up 1200 while mounted on a tripod in near perfect conditions...
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Old 12-20-2009, 05:37 PM
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What were you ranging that it picked up from that far away? Mine has picked up 1200 while mounted on a tripod in near perfect conditions...
It was a 22 ton machine called a "compactor" at the land fill about one mile from my back door. Great "hood" that I live in!! I ranged some garbage trucks enroute to the "spot" and had several that came in at about 1620 to 1685. It is 1762 to the very top(a canister) and we got the same reading from a Leica 1200. The Leica read the same which speaks volumes for that product. The difference in range finders is not the beam but the amplitude of power generated from the unit itself. Check it out. It's on the "net". I'm not saying it was easy. You must hold the RF just as steady as you would a rifle scope and the target must deflect the laser beam back to you. I used a tripod. Dirt is the worst as well as water. Trees might work but the best bet is something that can bounce the beam back to your position. Even when using something metalic it is critical to get into a 90 degree or flat trajectory or the beam will deflect elsewhere. I use my Night Force scope and it does well if you are familiar with the math at ranging. You must have a "given height or width" to use the NF scope for ranging.
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:06 PM
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Re: nikon 1200 or bushnell 1500

lets see now, a nightforce scope and a bushnell rangefinder would be what, little over $2000?
a swarovski rangefinder and a leupold scope would be what, maybe a little less? guess what im doing.
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lets see now, a nightforce scope and a bushnell rangefinder would be what, little over $2000?
a swarovski rangefinder and a leupold scope would be what, maybe a little less? guess what im doing.
There ain't no telling. Probably looking at prices. Me? I'm talking to my woman and need to get off line. See you later J.D.
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