bushnell elite 1500 help!!!!!

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by haywire05, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. haywire05

    haywire05 Well-Known Member

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    Has anybody had an issue with there range finder not ranging . Can only get it to go to about 150 yards . It is brand new only had for a month . It use to work out to about 500 yards could never get it to range farther use it for coyote hunting . Had 3 beauties in my sights today but the range finder would not pick them up . Changed the batteries etc . Read the manuel front to back but cant get it to work . Is this something I should send back to bushnell ? Any input would be great thanks . I paced out the coyotes today after the miss and they where at 600 yards should this unit not be able to pick up these coyotes at this range . thanks Jason
     
  2. KQguy

    KQguy Well-Known Member

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    I would snd it back an get it fixed.Mine will range tree's from 800 yds,houses from 1300+ yds,I am sure mine would range a coyote from 600.Good luck!
     

  3. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    i'd send it back. you've got nothing to loose. this particular model seems to have quite a different spectrum of capabilities.
     
  4. haywire05

    haywire05 Well-Known Member

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    thanks guys that is what I was thinking I well send it back tommorow . Cant wait to be without a rangefinder again for who knows how many weeks .
     
  5. zuba

    zuba Well-Known Member

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    Is it on archery mode? Mine will not read much past 150ish on archery mode but works great on the gun mode...
     
  6. haywire05

    haywire05 Well-Known Member

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    no it is not on archery mode . checked several times .
     
  7. Jared06

    Jared06 Active Member

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    Mine will hit rocks to 700, larger rock outcrops to 900 when Im good and steady, I've had a few hook ups between 1k and 1200 on trees and such. I'd say it needs sent back. Positive mine would hit a coyote at 600 unless there was just a lot of sunshine or something working against it.
     
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  8. haywire05

    haywire05 Well-Known Member

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    the sun was out and I am wondering if the reflection off the snow is what is causing this unit to not work properly . any opinions .