Archive for April, 2011

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Approx Price $325
Magnification 6x
Max Range 1200 yds
Weight 7.4 oz

Bottom Line Up Front: The Bushnell Legend 1200 Arc Rangefinder is a full-featured unit that attempts to meet the needs of all hunters. And though it wasn’t unanimous, users seem to agree.

It takes a bit to set up and use with so many features, but as it gets more of a track record, Bushnell may just have a winner on their hands.

 

The Legend 1200 is available in both camo and black at Amazon.com

 

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Bushnell Legend 1200 ARC Rangefinder: Full-Featured Package4.1666666666666672012-05-05 08:58:48Bottom Line Up Front: The Bushnell Legend 1200 Arc Rangefinder is a full-featured unit that attempts to meet the needs of all hunters. And though it w…

How Does A Laser Rangefinder Work Anyway?

So we point these things at our target, push the button, and it gives us a number. We know that there’s a laser involved somehow, but just how do these things do it anyway?  Turns out it’s an old idea.

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How Does A Laser Rangefinder Work Anyway?unrated2011-04-14 07:45:25So we point these things at our target, push the button, and it gives us a number. We know that there’s a laser involved somehow, but just how do thes…
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Approx Price $800
Magnification 10x
Max Range 1600 yds
Weight 31 oz

Bottom Line Up Front: The Bushnell Fusion 1600 Rangefinding Binoculars delivers a good combination unit, especially for the price. You’ll get both a very good pair of binoculars and a very good rangefinder.

Users that need the absolute top performance in both binocular and range finder may want to consider separate units, even though the combined cost may be more, but these will more than do the job for the vast majority of hunters

If you only want to carry one piece of gear and your budget is under four figures, the Fusion 1600 is pretty much the only game in town.

 

You can buy it today at Amazon.com

 

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Bushnell Fusion 1600 Rangefinder Binoculars: Two Tools In One42011-05-01 17:45:52Bottom Line Up Front: The Bushnell Fusion 1600 Rangefinding Binoculars delivers a good combination unit, especially for the price. You’ll get both a v…

Nikon ProStaff 550 On Sale Under $180!

Just saw that Amazon has this unit on sale for $177.99 at the time of this writing. Check out the full review of the Nikon ProStaff 550 Range Finder or buy now at Amazon.com.

Nikon ProStaff 550 On Sale Under $180!unrated2011-04-12 10:55:42Just saw that Amazon has this unit on sale for $177.99 at the time of this writing. Check out the full review of the Nikon ProStaff 550 Range Finder o…
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Approx Price $220
Magnification 4x
Max Range 800 yds (sorta)
Weight 5.3 oz

Bottom Line Up Front: The Bushnell Bowhunter “Chuck Adams” rangefinder seems to be a mixed bag. Many users report excellent performance, some others not as much. It offers features that other archery units lack but is missing some features those other units do offer.

Overall it seems that there are better units out there – both for archery and rifle/general purpose hunting – but if you can get this on sale around $200 or so, it may be worthwhile to think about.

 

This rangefinder is on sale at Amazon.com today

 

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Bushnell BowHunter “Chuck Adams” Edition Laser Rangefinder32011-04-13 13:25:58Bottom Line Up Front: The Bushnell Bowhunter “Chuck Adams” rangefinder seems to be a mixed bag. Many users report excellent performance, some others n…
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Approx Price $150
Magnification 4x
Max Range 450 yds
Weight 7.4 oz

 

Bottom Line Up Front: The Bushnell Yardage Pro Sport 450 may only give 70% of the functionality of higher-end models but it only costs about 50%.

Spending just a little more will get you a good bit more function, but if around $150 is all you have and you don’t need over 200 yard range or angle compensation, this would be a more than adequate choice.

 

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Bushnell Yardage Pro Sport 450: Decent Entry-Level Rangefinder3.33333333333333352011-04-13 13:22:37 

Bottom Line Up Front: The Bushnell Yardage Pro Sport 450 may only give 70% of the functionality of higher-end models but it only costs about…