Originally Posted by kennyg
I am a bit surprised at this. Have you compared all three? Do you think the bushnell fusion has a more powerful laser? I am just wondering why it would perform so much better....
I've read several reviews where the FUSION is getting out to 2000+ yards. 2200 in some cases...
Snipers Hides, general searches, etc.
The 1600 Elite ARC Mono I have is making it to about 1800 yards. It does seem to have issues with significant heat mirage (at extreme distange) or highly bright surfaces (near where you are firing from affecting extreme distance reads).
I have ALL of the units listed in the thread in my hands, but have not had the Fusions in the field. (The rest I have...) Though I have used them outside a Brass Pro store...
I'd say that for the money, they're a good deal IF you can live with the glass and the weight.
I think the 1600 Elite ARC Mono is the best LRF for the buck at the moment.
If Leica gets their QC in check, that'll been a wonderful unit. (It's got great features.)
If Swarovski updates their unit to include the features of the Lieca and/or does something about ranging targets well outside of the reticle... then they'll rule again.
I'm primarily worried about targets at 1500 yards... so after the disappointment with the Swarovski unit, and QC issue with the Lieca unit... why not spend under $400.00 on the Bushnell and be way happy with the results? (I got a good deal, Amex points via Amazon...)