Originally Posted by D.ID
I currently run a bushnell elite 1500. I bought with the expectation of trouble free use out to 1K which it delivered and then some. Are you suggesting there updated 1600 is realistically capable of ranging a mile or more? Sounds like a stretch? Have you used one at those ranges? Don't get me wrong, I will eventually spend whatever I have to, but I would need significant gains over my current model to justify it. Thanks
The Elite 1600 has the same RF device as the Bushnell Fusion 1600 bino, and yes, I've ranged to nearly 1900 yards with my Fusion. The beam divergence is about 10ft tall and 21 feet wide at 1800 yards, so you are not going to be able to range a fly's wisker at 1800 yards, but if you're looking for an economical way to get out that far, then the Bushnell is it. Slightly more money will get you a Leica CRF 1600, which will also get you out that far, and has a bit better beam divergence. If you have the money, then drop $3-4000+ and get a good Vectronix. That is the best of the best, with no competition.