Bushnell Elite 1500 range finder slope

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by paul, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. paul

    paul Member

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    Hi Guys.


    Still a little confused as to whether the slope feature is any use to us shooters?

    Thanks for your advice

    Paul
     
  2. daj

    daj Active Member

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    G'day Paul,

    Afraid not.

    If you range to a pin(target) at 125yds with an elevation of +7 degrees, PINSEEKER with SLOPE will tell you to play(shoot) it as a 136yd hole(target). Good for golf, BAD for shooting! As you know, uphill/downhill shots always decrease the effective range. The effective range of a 125yd target at +7degrees is 124yds NOT 136yds.

    Check this out: www.nvt.com.au/Range-finders/Bushnell-Range-finders/products/

    Regards,
    Daj
     

  3. paul

    paul Member

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    Hi daj,
    Thanks for that.
    I guess showing a reading for the angle, in this case +7 is of some use as it gives you a figure to calculate with? We could just ignore the corrected reading and work out our own

    Hopefully Bushnell will have shooter orientated one in the pipeline.
    Regards
    Paul
     
  4. daj

    daj Active Member

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    G'day Paul,

    You're welcome.

    Yes, you could just use the angle and calculate from there. The elevation factors are easy enough to apply.

    "To adjust range for an up or down angle shot multiply the actual range by the Constant C.

    Range X C = adjusted range

    For an up or down slope of 5 degrees from horizontal C = .99
    For an up or down slope of 10 degrees from horizontal C = .98
    For an up or down slope of 15 degrees from horizontal C = .96
    For an up or down slope of 20 degrees from horizontal C = .94
    For an up or down slope of 25 degrees from horizontal C = .91
    For an up or down slope of 30 degrees from horizontal C = .87
    For an up or down slope of 35 degrees from horizontal C = .82
    For an up or down slope of 40 degrees from horizontal C = .77
    For an up or down slope of 45 degrees from horizontal C = .70
    For an up or down slope of 50 degrees from horizontal C = .64
    For an up or down slope of 55 degrees from horizontal C = .57
    For an up or down slope of 60 degrees from horizontal C = .50
    For an up or down slope of 65 degrees from horizontal C = .42
    For an up or down slope of 70 degrees from horizontal C = .34
    For an up or down slope of 75 degrees from horizontal C = .26
    For an up or down slope of 80 degrees from horizontal C = .17
    For an up or down slope of 85 degrees from horizontal C = .09
    For an up or down slope of 90 degrees from horizontal C = 0


    To adjust elevation for an up or down angle shot, multiply your total drop from the horizontal boreline by the constant C and hold low by that amount from your estimated zero." (source - internet)

    I recommend you simply round off degrees and factors to the accuracy you require and print a cheat sheet to carry until you have it all memorised.

    Bushnell only have to change the code on a chip to make the PINSEEKER shooter friendly. Cost almost zero.

    Regards,
    Daj
     
  5. paul

    paul Member

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    Hi daj,
    Excellent stuff saved that for future use.
    Hopefully Bushnell will do a shooter orientated one.
    Thanks
    Paul