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Bushnell® Scout 1000 A.R.C. Laser Rangefinders

1000 yard range, 300 yards for game 3 Selective Targeting Modes Multicoated optics Diopter adjustment Tripod mount Water resistant construction Inclinometer for true distance on angled shots +/- 1 yard accuracy Pocket-size genius provides accuracy of ±1 yard in 3 different Selective Targeting™ Modes: Scan, Brush, and Bullseye. Good image quality thanks to 5x24mm multicoated optics. Features rugged water resistant construction, diopter adjustment, roll-down eyecup, and a tripod mount. A.R.C. models features a built-in inclinometer to take guesswork out of uphill or downhill shots and give you true distance. 5-1000 yard range, 300 yard range for wildlife. Also offers Bushnell's Rain, Zip, and Reflector targeting modes. Both models include 3V battery. 6.8 ounces.
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Questions & Answers for Bushnell Bushnell® Scout 1000 A.R.C. Laser Rangefinders

Question

Range vs. game range

Why is there a difference between the stated range and the range for game?

The range for game is 700 yards less than the range specified for... not game? Meaning, I would guess, cans, water bottles, melons, and paper targets (i.e. things yardage could be fairly easily determined without a ~300-dollar rangefinder.) It would seem to me stating a range of 1000 yards but rating it only 300 yards for hunting (the most necessary and practical application,) is somewhat misleading.

I have no experience with these, so I am sure I am missing something entirely obvious. However I thought the question merited asking.

Thanks.
asked 4 years ago
by
KSShooter
 - KS
on Bushnell® Scout 1000 A.R.C. Laser Rangefinders
5 answers
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answer 1
Hello, the top range is for a larger reflective object. The smaller the object you are targeting the shorter the range.

Thank You, Bushnell
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
Bushnell Product Expert
answer 2
Range is determined on reflective backgrounds. Animals are "soft" targets and are not as refelctive as trees, rocks, dark backgrounds. SO if you see a deer a heck of long ways away, range the tree or other feature near it. IF the deer is 300 or less, range it.
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answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
RackAttack
 - Oklahoma
answer 3
Larger targets are easier to hold in the main focal point of the range finder. Game (including deer) is much harder to hold in the range finder at further distances due to their smaller size and that they may be moving. Case in point, I held a deer in my focal point at 150 yds this past weekend and it was getting difficult to keep the deer in the center without resting my arm on something solid.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
aburns
 - VA
answer 4
According to the manual that comes with my scout 1000, it has to deal with the reflective ability of targets vs game. A white target would have much more reflective ability over a brown deer. Also, the manual also stats that under perfect conditions you should be able to range game up to 700 yards and targets up to 1000 yards. A bit misleading but I understand a little more now. Also, I have a field I hunt that is approximately 600 yards with deer and other wild game in it on a regular basis. So watch for further comment concerning the truth about that statement.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
pastorallen
 - Stuarts Draft, Va
answer 5
Range finders work by bouncing a laser off of an object and calculating the time it takes the beam to return (very simply put). Hard objects like trees rocks, "cans and water bottles" will have a much harder and reflective surface so the beam will not degrade as much. When it bounces off of a softer less dense object, especially one with fur, the returning beam will be degraded considerably, sometimes enought that it will not make it all the way back if it is too far away. I hope this answers your question.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
by
Kyle37
 - Missouri
Question

What's the difference between them?

I don't know much about these products. My boyfriend told me he wants one for Christmas. When I typed in the name "Bushnell Rangefinder scout 1000" it gave me a black and realtree version, but, then it lists other versions of them ranging in price. What is the difference between them all? Why is one $319 and another is $249 but the have the same description? Help me out, break this down for me! :-(
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
by
Sara085
 - Upstate NY
on Bushnell® Scout 1000 A.R.C. Laser Rangefinders
4 answers
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answer 1
Hello, the Scout 1000 in camo will cost more than the matte black version to reflect the added cost of adding camo. Functionally they are the same.

Thank You, Bushnell
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
Bushnell Product Expert
answer 2
The only difference is the color. Some people like the camo color and other like the color in black.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
BPSResource3
answer 3
The price difference is completely the difference between a black and a camo version. There will be no performance difference at all. If you boyfriend is a camo junky, go with it but if not, save the money and buy the black one. Either way this is a good choice.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
pastorallen
 - Stuarts Draft, Va
answer 4
Of the 4 models listed, two are camo and two are black. Of the camo/black models listed (2 of each), one has the ARC feature and one does not. The ARC feature is useful for hunting from a treestand or something like that. It takes the "guesswork" out of the angle between the treestand and the ground, providing you a more realistic distance (taking into account things like trajectory, i assume).
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
by
smirak
 - Mississippi
Question

Can you buy a cover for this rangefinder? Does nikon offer one or what thanks?

asked 4 years, 6 months ago
by
bonecollector2
 - Bristol,VA
on Bushnell® Scout 1000 A.R.C. Laser Rangefinders
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hello, at this time we no longer make the cover for the Scout 1000.

Thanks, Bushnell
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
Bushnell Product Expert
answer 2
This Scout 1000 ARC comes with a carrying case, battery and neck strap.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
BPSResource3
answer 3
Right now they are including a free rubber cover with it for the Folds of Honor charity. It also comes with a nice carry case
answered 3 years ago
by
RD301
 - Northern KY
answer 4
There are quite a few covers for models this size but it also comes with one. I used a stretchy camera cover that works great.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
gokester
 - Central PA
Question

how much is the rebate on this item

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
by
fatkat
on Bushnell® Scout 1000 A.R.C. Laser Rangefinders
4 answers
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answer 1
At the present time there is no rebate on the rangefinder.
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
BPSResource3
answer 2
50 dollars if they still have one.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
gokester
 - Central PA
answer 3
$50
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answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
RackAttack
 - Oklahoma
answer 4
$50.00
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
hunter3711
 - Kentucky
Question

dose this range finder arc work horizontal as well as verticle

asked 3 years, 1 month ago
by
BigLee14
on Bushnell® Scout 1000 A.R.C. Laser Rangefinders
2 answers
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answer 1
Hello, it will range fine horizontal but you will need to turn it vertical to read the display.

Thank You, Bushnell
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
by
Bushnell Product Expert
answer 2
Not sure what you mean, but it can read horizontal distance when the angle is zero flat. It shows the horizontal distance and ARC distance when ranging.
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Top 100 Contributor
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
by
RackAttack
 - Oklahoma
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