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Nikon 1200 vs Bushnell 1500 rangefinder

 
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:00 PM
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Re: Nikon 1200 vs Bushnell 1500 rangefinder

I got a Leica 1200 LRF from Cameraland for the same price. It was a demo unit with a warranty and a better range finder than the two you mentioned. I also own the Bushnell 1500 Elite and only keep it for a back up and bow hunting. I do like the ARC feature on the Bushnell for Bow hunting.
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Re: Nikon 1200 vs Bushnell 1500 rangefinder

I have the 1500 bush and I had a hell of a time with it on Sunday. Haven't used it much and wanted to set targets at 1000. Well a 4'x4' piece of cardboard with a one foot white painted target would not read at 1000. I set a 2x3 foot cardboard target at 660 and it took 4-5 tries to get it to read. It was a clear sky day, 8:00am with the sun at my back. Very disapointing.
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Re: Nikon 1200 vs Bushnell 1500 rangefinder

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I have the 1500 bush and I had a hell of a time with it on Sunday. Haven't used it much and wanted to set targets at 1000. Well a 4'x4' piece of cardboard with a one foot white painted target would not read at 1000. I set a 2x3 foot cardboard target at 660 and it took 4-5 tries to get it to read. It was a clear sky day, 8:00am with the sun at my back. Very disapointing.

I have been using a friends Bushnell 1500 some while I decide what to buy and it seems I have a lot better luck at extended distances if I can rest the range finder on something to get it more steady.
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Re: Nikon 1200 vs Bushnell 1500 rangefinder

Yep, I tried that too.
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