Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Heads up Bambi, modern technology increases aiming accuracy

New in equipment

By The Tribune-Review
Sunday, September 2, 2007

Bushnell has taken its ARC -- or angle range compensation -- technology and put it in a new laser rangefinder. The Scout 1000 will range deer to 300 yards, trees and other large objects to 600 yards, and highly reflective objects to 1,000 yards. What makes it unique, however, is that it has an inclinometer that measures shooting angles and their effect on arrow and bullet trajectory. What that means is that, in bow mode, the rangefinder determines the true horizontal distance from an archer in a tree stand to his prey at angles of up to 60 degrees. Rifle hunters taking extreme uphill or downhill shots can determine the necessary holdover from 100 to 800 yards. Power is supplied by a 3-volt battery. Suggested retail price is $299. For information: write Bushnell Corp., 9200 Cody, Overland Park, KS 66214-1734; call 913-752-3400; or visit www.bushnell.com.
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