Product Review                  

Week of  December 16, 2013

Bushnell Optics


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Bushnell Scout DX 1000 ARC Laser Rangefinder

Acquires Ranges Instantly With Unmatched Precision

The new Scout DX 1000 ARC laser rangefinder from Bushnell offers hunters and shooters a host of features that will help them identify and range targets quickly. The Scout DX 1000 provides accurate distance readings from 5-1000 yards with +/- ½ yard accuracy


Featuring the new E.S.P.processor from Bushnell, Scout DX 1000 provides faster and more precise distance readings than ever before, including 1/10th yard display precision within 125 yards. Featuring the patented Angle Range Compensation (ARC) technology, the Scout DX 1000 instantly accounts for terrain angles to provide bow hunters with the "shoots like" distance and rifle hunters with holdover data in inches, centimeters, MOA or MILs. In addition, the rangefinder includes Variable Sight-In Distance (VSI), providing shooters with holdover data based on a 100, 150, 200 or 300 yard zero.


With three modes of operation - Scan, BullsEye and Brush - the Scout DX 1000 is just as effective in the woods as it is on the open plains. And with a six power magnification optic, hunters and shooters will have no problem identifying and ranging targets at long ranges.


The rangefinder features a slim vertical design that's protected with a rugged, waterproof housing. The Scout DX 1000 includes a neck strap and carrying case, and is available in both black and the new Realtree Xtra pattern for $299.99 and $319.99, respectively.


With the new Bushnell Bulletproof Guarantee, the Scout DX 1000 ARC is backed with a no questions asked 100 percent money-back guarantee. Within one year of the date of purchase, if for any reason the consumer isn't completely satisfied with the laser rangefinder, it can be returned to Bushnell for a full refund.


About $299.99 – 319.99      800-423-3537


Bushnell Elite Tactical 1-8.5x 24mm Rifle scope

Overland Park, Kan. - Bushnell Outdoor Products, an industry-leader in high performance sports optics for more than 60 years, has introduced a new 1-8.5x 24mm short to mid-range riflescope (SMRS). The Elite Tactical 1-8.5x 24mm riflescope is available with the BTR-2 illuminated, mil-hash reticle in a first focal plane design.


The new tactical SMRS 1-8.5x 24mm scope combines close quarters precision with outstanding mid-range capability. With true one power magnification, this scope delivers instant target acquisition at close range combined with the ability to acquire targets at extended ranges by taking advantage of the versatile magnification range. The scope is built with a 34 mm tube to allow room to dial at extended ranges, and features sturdy T-Lok locking target turrets with .1 mil click values and 10 mils per revolution.


The riflescope features the versatile Ignition illuminated BTR-2 reticle with 11 brightness settings (an off position between each setting) for quick adjustments in any light condition. The Ignition reticle increases overall brightness at any setting, with improved concentration of light on the illuminated portion of the reticle. The mil-hash BTR-2 reticle is designed to allow marksmen to quickly make range, holdover and windage adjustments. The reticle has a chromium backing on the muzzle side to eliminate the possibility of light emitting from the front of the scope.


Bushnell Elite Tactical series scopes are built to withstand the rigors of the field, whether in military and law enforcement situations, competitions or countless rounds at the range. With fully multi-coated optics and the new anti-reflective Ultra Wide Band (UWB) coating, the scope delivers light transmission across more of the visible light spectrum than before. This feature leads to enhanced clarity, exceptional brightness and true color from dawn to dusk.


Built from high-quality forged aluminum alloy, the scope features a robust 34mm one-piece tube and Argon purging. Integrated to deliver long-lasting performance and reliability, Argon provides added resistance against corrosion, reduced chances of fogging and longer seal life.


The scopes are 100 percent fog proof, shock proof and waterproof. Bushnell takes all-weather performance a step further with its patented RainGuard® HD lens coating. The permanent, water-resistant finish gives shooters a clear view when weather conditions present a challenge.


Every product in the Elite Tactical series is not only covered by the Bushnell limited lifetime warranty, the entire product line is also backed with the new one-year, no-risk Bushnell Bulletproof Guarantee. The 100 percent money back guarantee is valid up until one year from the original date of purchase.


About $2,149.00      800-423-3537


Bushnell Trophy Cam HD

Enhances with Hybrid Capture Mode

Bushnell has introduced new upgrades to the Trophy Cam HD line for 2013. Leading the industry with a one-year battery life and superior image clarity, Bushnell has enhanced its 2013 product line with a host of new features including hybrid capture mode, hyper PIR, freeze frame shutter, and an ultra-low flash model.


Featuring 8 MP image resolution and HD video standard on every unit, the Trophy Cam HD is packed with features to help hunters more effectively monitor game activity around the clock. The new hybrid capture mode allows users to capture both a still image and video each time the camera is triggered, offering hunters a more robust scouting experience. With the new hyper passive infrared sensor (PIR), Bushnell has improved the camera’s detection range, which can now capture game activity at up to 60 feet away.


Bushnell packs each Trophy Cam HD with a host of technologically advanced scouting tools. Introduced in 2012, Field Scan 2x allows users to program two windows of time lapse capture, improving a hunter’s ability to monitor game activity at dawn and dusk. Field Scan technology captures images at preset intervals ranging from one minute to 60 minutes, while simultaneously capturing live trigger images.

In addition to an expanded 60-foot detection range, the PIR can be set to auto so that the sensitivity of the sensor is automatically adjusted according to the ambient temperature, resulting in less false triggers.


The Trophy Cam HD also features multi flash mode, allowing users to select the ideal flash setting based on the location of the camera and the typical distance of recorded game. For those users who prefer to record up-close images, the new ultra low flash setting triggers just eight LEDs to reduce the risk of overexposure and conserve battery life.


Thanks to a one-year battery life, incredibly fast trigger speed and a massive 32 GB SD card capacity that can store more than 20,000 images, the Trophy Cam HD is one of the most effective scouting tools on the market.







32 Low-glow LEDs



32 Low-glow LEDs



32 No-glow LEDs



32 No-glow LEDs



About $199.99 - $329.99      800-423-3537


Bushnell Footwear

The Sierra line of boots is intended for extreme backcountry hunts in rough terrain. Each boot is equipped with lacing hardware that extends from the top of the boot to the toe box, allowing hunters to have more control over fit.


Sierras also sport a rubber Rock-guard that wraps around above the midsole, protecting the upper from sharp rocks and mud. The boots are insulation-free to prevent hunters from overheating. The outsole is dual-density, with an EVA midsole to cushion the heel. The anti-slip rubber-sole plate keeps hunters’ feet on the ground. Inside, a heat-zone removable insole system is designed to accommodate an adhesive toe warmer for frigid morning hunts.


Sierras also use ScentMask odor elimination and a Hydro-Guard waterproof membrane backed by a Breathe Right moisture-wicking lining.


About $ 185.00      800-423-3537

Bushnell NatureView Spotting Scope

Bushnell Outdoor Products has introduced two new NatureView spotting scopes. Designed for wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts, the NatureView spotting scope features high-quality optics, lead-free glass and all-weather construction.


The new NatureView spotting scopes are available in two popular configurations: 15-45x 50mm and 20-60x 65mm. Featuring BAK-4 prisms and fully multi-coated optics, the NatureView spotting scopes deliver exceptional edge-to-edge sharpness and image detail. The entire NatureView series is constructed with environmentally friendly lead-free glass.  


As nature enthusiasts can attest, the most unpredictable element in the outdoors is the weather. As such, the NatureView spotting scope is fully waterproof and fog proof. The scope is wrapped with a durable, rubber-armored housing that is designed to absorb shock and provide long-lasting protection in the field. In addition to all-weather performance, the NatureView spotting scope features a twist-up eyepiece and a tethered objective lens cover.


Each spotting scope includes a premium hard case, soft-side field case, compact tripod and lens cloth. The NatureView 15-45x 50mm and 20-60x 65mm spotting scopes will be available for estimated retail prices of $199.99 and $249.99, respectively.  


About $ 199.99 – 249.99      800-423-3537


Bushnell HD NatureView Cameras

Three New versions available

Bushnell Outdoor Products has introduced a new line of high quality camera traps for recording birding and wildlife activity. The NatureView Cam HD product line allows enthusiasts to remotely capture high-quality images and high definition (HD) videos generally unattainable in-person.


The NatureView HD cameras feature a .6 second trigger speed that is motion and heat activated, giving users the ability to remotely capture wildlife activity around the clock. With an 8MP camera, the NatureView products capture high-quality color photos during the day and clear black and white images at night. Waterproof and built to perform in temperature ranges from -5 – 140 degrees Fahrenheit, the NatureView HD cameras are all-weather performers.


Loaded with features, the NatureView cameras include the exclusive Hybrid Capture mode from Bushnell, allowing users to capture an image followed by a video each time the camera is triggered. Multi flash settings allow users to select from a low, medium or high flash setting to choose the best option based on the distance of the subject, while an adjustable Freeze Frame Shutter improves the capture of stop-action nighttime images. Each image or video includes a comprehensive information stamp that provides the date, time, temperature and moon phase.


NatureView Cam HD, the opening camera in the line, has 32 low-glow LEDs and its Hyper Night Vision feature offers a 60’ flash range, brighter output and expanded nighttime coverage. The 8MP camera captures high-quality still images and 720p HD video with audio. In addition to live capture, Field Scan technology allows users to capture images or video at preset intervals (1-60 minutes) during two windows of time, such as dawn and dusk.


The Natureview Cam HD Max features 32 black no-glow LEDs for complete covert capture of nighttime images. The HD Max includes two detachable lenses (25cm and 46cm) to improve the quality and sharpness of close focus images such as those captured at a feeder or near a den. Featuring an upgraded camera, the NatureView Cam HD Max captures 1080p HD video with audio. The HD Max is available with an optional built-in color viewer that allows users to view captured images and video in the field.


With an industry-leading one-year battery life, users can count on the NatureView Cam HD to perform year-round. The NatureView series is compatible with up to a 32 GB SD Card, and powered by either AA batteries or an external 6V DC power source (sold separately). With a user-friendly interface that makes setup quick and simple and an adjustable web belt to attach the camera to a tree or post, the NatureView Cam HD is quick and easy to deploy.




Infrared Flash






32 low-glow LED





32 no-glow LED





32 no-glow LED




About $ 199.99 – 329.99      800-423-3537


Bushnell NatureView Binoculars

Bushnell has introduced a new line of NatureView binoculars. Designed for wildlife and nature enthusiasts, the NatureView product line includes six binoculars, with a combination of porro and roof prism configurations and mid- and full-size models.


The NatureView series features three models in the classic porro design – 6x 30mm, 8x 42mm and 10x 42mm – as well as three models in the modern roof prism configuration – 8x 32mm, 8x 42mm and 10x 42mm. With BAK-4 prisms and fully multi-coated optics, the NatureView binoculars provide edge-to-edge image clarity and outstanding detail. The entire product family is constructed with environmentally friendly lead-free glass.


Fully waterproof and fog proof, the NatureView binoculars are protected with a durable rubber-armored housing that is designed to absorb shock and provide long-lasting protection in the field. With twist-up eyecups, adjustments can be made quickly, allowing nature observers to easily share binoculars.








6x 30mm




8x 42mm




10x 42mm




8x 32mm




8x 42mm




10x 42mm




About $99.99 – 149.99      800-423-3537


Bushnell 1X MP Zombie Assault Sight

Overland Park, Kan. - The new 1X MP Zombie Assault sight from Bushnell features one power magnification and a versatile illuminated reticle that allows shooters to quickly acquire targets in shooting games, competition or while honing their skills at the range.


The new 1X MP Zombie Assault sight features an illuminated T-Dot reticle with five brightness settings. In addition, the reticle can be displayed in red or green, allowing the shooter to control both the brightness and reticle color and select the best combination based on ambient light conditions.


Featuring multi-coated optics, the Zombie Assault provides great light transmission, while the Amber-BrightTM lens coating reduces glare. Fully waterproof, fog proof and shockproof, this sight is built to withstand the ever-changing and unpredictable weather as well as thousands of rounds of recoil.


The 1X MP Zombie Assault sight includes an integrated mount that fits Weaver-style bases or a Picatinny rail, protective lens covers, and a CR2032 battery. 


About $199.99      800-423-3537



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