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First Look: Bushnell Elite 1 Mile ARC Laser Rangefinder

by G&A Online Editors   |  May 6th, 2014 3

Developed for long-range shooters, the new Bushnell Elite 1 Mile ARC Laser Rangefinder debuted at the 2014 NRA Show to provide an advantage when distances stretch.

As its name implies, this professional-grade rangefinder has the ability to measure distance out to 1 mile with .5-yard accuracy. The optic also includes 7x magnification and a red digital display.

Perhaps the most exciting feature of Bushnell’s new rangefinder is its ability to measure true horizontal distance and shot angle out to 1,000 yards—convenient for plug-and-play use with ballistic calculators.

The Elite 1 Mile ARC Laser Rangefinder comes to market for $599. For more information, watch our web-exclusive video:


  • JamesRGarcia

    As its name implies, this professional-grade rangefinder has the ability to measure distance out to 1 mile with .5-yard accuracy. The optic also includes 7x magnification and a red digital display. http://num.to/8072-2292-4424

  • ChuckB

    I shoot prairie dogs out west and have found no laser distance measuring device that will give distances of more that 450 – 500 yards UNLESS there is a reflective surface or a verticle surface that I’m shooting. A large prairie dog or lg mound will only reflect from about 400-450 yards. I’ve had the opportunity to use the best that Leupold, Bushnell, Leitz and others have to offer and none will give distances past what I’ve stated.
    I have a Leupold that will read my neighbors mailbox to 1699 yards (it’s rated to 1500 yds. – go figure) but I’ve found few mailboxes in the prairie dog fields where I go.
    All laser range finders are limited to a max. power no matter how much you pay. Some just read farther and faster due to better optics, software and other quality mfg’ing methods. The ONLY way to be able to break through the 450 yard P.D. mound barrier is with the greatly increased laser power of military laser range finders. BTW – those military items cost bu-ku dollars!!!

    • shooter348

      I’ve measured cows at 2100 yards with my G7 range finder. It’d be kinda hard to pin down a prairie dog mound at that distance but if theres a rock or something larger nearby you can use that distance to figure out other things.

      I’ve also found military grade range finders that claim 12,000 or longer capabilities but they run 10′s of thousands of dollars.

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