Bushnell Rangefinders Champaign IL

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(217) 352-4173
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Champaign, IL
 
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506 South Country Fair Drive
Champaign, IL
 
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1700 South 4th Street
Champaign, IL
 
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(217) 352-3300
1201 South Mattis AvenueChampaign
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(217) 352-8844
2309 West Bloomington Road
Champaign, IL
 
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(217) 714-0589
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Champaign, IL
 
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700 Bloomington Road
Champaign, IL
 
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(217) 351-4754
109 West John Street
Champaign, IL
 
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2113 North Prospect Avenue
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Bushnell Scout 1000 ARC Laser Rangefinder Review

A new trend in rangefinder technology is to include a ballistic calculator while ranging on an angle. For 2008, Bushnell has updated two of its rangefinders with an inclinometer, the Scout 1000 and the Elite 1500. Bushnell is calling its new technology Angle Range Compensation or ARC for short. For this article we decided to test the Scout 1000 with ARC technology.


Bushnell Scout 1000 with ARC.
Mode button is on the side of the device.

The Scout 1000 with ARC is a handheld unit that retails at roughly $300, camo models are available at an additional cost. Like the Scout without ARC, the rangefinder is capable of ranging deer sized targets at up to 325 yards, trees up to 650 yards, and buildings up to 1000 yards. The Scout has a five power magnification ocular which allows it to double as a modest monocular with an adjustable diopter. The unit works off a single 3volt CR2 battery, which is common for most rangefinders of the Scout's size. Bushnell offers a two-year limited warranty on the Scout.


Front view of the Scout. Power button is on the top.

The Scout has several advanced modes that help the user. Bushnell has created two modes called "Bullseye" and "Brush" which help the user to assign target priority. After using rangefinders for awhile, a hunter will notice that sometimes the rangefinder picks up objects behind or in front of the target object. More advanced rangefinders use targeting modes to decide whether to display the first or last object ranged. Bullseye mode means that the rangefinder is going to display the distance to the first object it obtained a reading from, conversely "Brush" mode returns the distance to the last object it obtained a reading from. The Scout can also scan objects by holding down the power button and moving slowly from one object to the next. Scanning is a common feature in most rangefinders being manufactured today.


View through the Scout. Bullseye mode is turned on (left)
and the rifle mode is set to the "H" ballistic group.


View through the Scout in Brush mode.

Bushnell's new ARC technology allows the Scout to measure shooting angles of up to +/- 60 degrees. The Scout then takes this angle information a step further and uses it to calculate the ballistic distance to the target. Measuring ballistic distance is defined into two modes: Bow or Rifle. In bow mode the Scout will calculate the shooting angle, then tell you the line of sight distance, then the horizontal distance to target. When shooting on an angle the horizontal distance defines which sight pin to use when targeting. The Scout does not use bow ballistic groups like the Leupold RX-II or similar. The Bushnell literature included with the Scout states "Bushnell determined through extensive testing and interviews with high-profile bow hunting experts that multiple bow ballistic groups were not necessary." In bow mode the rangefinder will measure distances on an angle from 5 to 99 yards.

Setting the ARC system to rifle mode re...

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