New Bushnell 1600 ARC Review

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by CS T, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. CS T

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    Thought you guys would be interested in this. This item is brand new to the market. Had a customer review posted on the Bushnell Fusion by a Marine Corps Sniper that I know that has been T&E'ing it for Bushnell:

    This is what he said:

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    Rangefinder Features

    * 10-1600 yards ranging performance
    * ARC (Angle Range Compensation) from -90° to +90°
    * Bow Mode - provides line-of-sight, angle, and true horizontal distance from 10-99 yards/meters
    * Rifle Mode - provides line-of-sight, angle, and bullet drop/holdover up to 199 inches
    * VSI (Variable Sight-In) - allows sight-in distance options of 100, 150, 200, or 300 yards sight-in distance when in RIFLE mode
    * Selective Targeting System - Automatic SCAN, BullsEye & Brush modes
    * +/- one yard accuracy


    If you have any questions, let me know...

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    Mike @ CS TACTICAL.com
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  2. faker404

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    Hi guys

    Got my Fusion 1600 ARC a few days ago, and have been doing some comparisons between the Bushnell and my Leica1200 as well as my Nikon Monarch 10x42 binoculars.

    It is very difficult to rate rangefinders in absolute terms based on how far they range, as this is heavily influenced by environmental issues such as UV and general brightness of sunlight at the time of the test, as well as the reflective properties of the object being ranged. Having said that, my preliminary conclusion is that the Bushnell's laser rangefinder is definitely more powerful than the Leica 1200. As I moved beyond 600-700 yards my Leica started missing ranges on trees and bushes on a bright day whereas the Bushnell continued to give consistent readings. I pretty much got reasonably consistent readings from the Bushnell up to about 900 yards from general brush and trees - the Leica would not range these at all - not even once. How much further than the Leica can the Bushnell generally range? I will leave that to board members with scientific testing approaches! My guess is about 20% further.

    In term of optical quality, many people have compared the Bushnell to the Leica Geovid's of the world - that's not really fair if you look at the price difference. I decided to compare the Bushnell to my Nikon Monarch 12x42 - arguably one of the best $250 binocs you can buy. In terms of my quick comparison the clarity and brightness were pretty similar - the resolution also seemed comparable. The Bushnell image had a slight green tint compared to the Nikon though - the Nikon image has a reasonably neutral coloured to slightly warm tint.

    Is it worth it for me? Hell yeah - I get improved laser performance compared to my Leica1200 and optical performance on par with the Nikon Monarch binocs for less than the combined price of $850 for the two separately. In addition to the line of sight distance, it also gives a very accurate shooting angle measurement from the built-in inclinometer which I can use with my ballistic tables. Very smart indeed. So far I'm very happy.

    Cheers
    Jaco
     

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    Good info guys, thanks for sharing. I'll be in the market for one late this year or early next year so always good to hear reviews/feedback.
     
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    Thanks for the review faker and thanks for it sharing it here.

    Mike @ CST
     
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    Pretty informative and appears to be a straight up review.
     
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    Thanks!

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    Bushnell Fusion & Swaro LRF Reviews

    We gave a Swaro LRF to one of our blogging partners for a review. Here's his article with Photos:

    Swaro LRF 8x30 Article Review

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    We'll have a review on the Zeiss LRF's in the coming weeks too.

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    Derek's article seemed pretty comprehensive and fair. Thanks for posting.
     
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    You are welcome!

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    Bushnell Fusion 10x42 and Swarovski 8x30 LRF in-stock.

    We also have available the NEW Bushnell Fusions 12x50's. They aren't on our site yet but MAP is $879.95. I'll be adding these to our site very soon, but you can call in to order a pair for now.

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    Mason @ CST
     
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