Bushnell’s Fusion 1 Mile ARC is a product that appeals to many people, especially those who are interested in buying a budget-friendly rangefinder. In fact, this is probably the main benefit of this particular product. Bushnell did a really great job in offering its clients the chance to buy a decent product at an affordable price. When first holding these binoculars, one can instantly notice their quality. It feels solid, strong, almost rugged. It gives you the confidence that you can use it without any problems and it will not break down in the middle of your hunting trip. Once you remove the lens covers, you will discover a lens with excellent clarity. Unlike previous Bushnell models, this one does not have that blue tint that many users complain about.
Solid build and reliable optics
Even though the optical quality might be better in similar models from Zeiss or Leica, its price definitely makes it an advantageous purchase. This product was designed to range targets of up to 1760 yards (1 mile) in ideal weather conditions. Since it only has one button, it is pretty straightforward to use. In addition, since it is waterproof, it can be safely used even in the rainy seasons. Its advanced ranging modes give you the chance to be sure you are ranging the intended target and since it is lightweight and quite compact, you will not have to worry about it becoming a burden. While this product does provide a few general ballistics functions, they are limited to 800 yards, so those who need more, should probably look for something else.
Does this rangefinder have any disadvantages?
As far as cons go for this product, one of the biggest issues many users have had with it is the fact that the button is a little difficult to push and it can sometimes pull you off target. In addition, since there is no tactile feedback, you do not know for sure if you have pushed it or not until the results are displayed. If you are the type of person who does not have a lot of patience, this could get a little frustrating in time. Another inconvenience many people have with this product is the fact that aside from the lens caps, it also has two smaller removable caps on the Ocular lenses, which need to be removed in order to use it. Once you remove these caps, you need to find a place for them in one of your pockets, making them easy to lose in time. There are also some users who have complained about it taking too long to display readings over 1200 yards.
The bottom line
To conclude, those who do not want to pay a fortune on a rangefinder should choose the Fusion 1 Mile ARC. It might not be the best in its class, but overall it is a great rangefinder and the fact that can be found under $1000 is definitely an added bonus. Its features are excellent and it will be a great product for those who are new in this field and want to buy something within a budget.