Product Description

Bushnell makes some quality hunting optics of all types, though sometimes their entry-level offerings don’t rank quite as high. This is clearly not one of their entry-level models. The Legend 1200 ARC Rangefinder is designed to be the hunter’s rangefinder, no matter what kind of hunter you are.

Need a rangefinder that computes “shoots like” distance in Bow mode for bow hunting? This one does that. Need a model that ‘does the math’ for bullet holdover at a variety of different ranges? The Legend 1200 allows sight-ins at 100, 150, 200 and 300-yards. Need a long range model that’s rated to over 1000 yards? Yep, this one can handle it (though 475 yards may be more realistic for a non-reflective animal like a deer).

In fact, if it weren’t for a small number of complaints about quality control, this very well could be the best rated rangefinder around. There were just a few, and part of the problem was that the sample size of user reviews isn’t huge. Any manufacturer will have a few duds, it’s just too early to tell with this model if it’s just a blip. Bushnell is dedicated to hunting optics, and there’s no reason to think they won’t be on top of any potential quality issue. As this model develops more of a track record, the Legend 1200 ARC may become the gold standard if it lives up to its promise.

Pros & Cons

Pros

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Considering all its features, a very good price to performance
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Archery mode for angle compensation out to 100 yards

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Long range capability, depending on target

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6x magnification for both near and long range use

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ARC technology for handling the steepest inclines and angles, up to 90 deg

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Variable Sight-In allows a lot of flexibility in getting your true zero

Cons

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All those features may make it a bit more complicated to learn and use

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Doesn’t yet have the track record for quality control as other models

Specifications

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Ranging accuracy: +/- 1 yard

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Ranging performance: 5 to 1,200 yards
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Reflective: 1,200 yards

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Tree: 850 yards

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Deer: 475 yards

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Scan mode: Yes

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BullsEye: Yes

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Brush mode: Yes

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Angle Range Compensation (ARC): Yes

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Bow mode: Yes

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Rifle mode: Yes
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Variable Sight-In distance (DSI): Yes
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Inclinometer angle range: +90 to -90 degrees
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Inclinometer accuracy: +/- 1 degree
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Magnification: 6x
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Objective diameter: 24mm
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Field of view: 314 feet @ 1,000 yards
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Exit pupil: 4.8mm
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Eye relief: 22.5mm
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Vertical configuration: Yes
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Optical coatings: Fully multicoated
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Battery: 3-volt CR2 (included)
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Battery life indicator: Yes
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Built-in tripod mount: Yes
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Compatible with magnetic attachment accessory: Yes
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Included accessories: Case, strap, and battery
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Realtree Camouflage Coating: Yes
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Dimensions: 1.4 by 2.9 by 4.3 inches (W x H x D)
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Weight: 7.4 ounces