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I couldn't find anything on these forums on this scope, so here it goes:

I was looking at getting the...

Bushnell Yardage Pro Laser Scope

For my new FNAR:
 

 
The scope is called "Bushnell's all-in-one guide to hitting everything!"

Bushnell combined a premium 4–12x 42mm riflescope, laser rangefinder and bullet-drop compensator, so you can see your target with stunning clarity and nail it with lethal precision. Fully multi-coated optics deliver optimum brightness and color fidelity. The laser rangefinder is activated with a wireless trigger pad. Bullet-drop turrets eliminate hold-over guesswork. We wrote a new book on accuracy, and you get to end it.

Bushnell Yardage Pro

- Mounts to Weaver Style Bases
- Fully multi-coated optics
- 100% waterproof / fogproof
- 3.5" eye relief
- Windage end elevation click value .25
- Mil-dot reticle
- Weighs only 24 oz.
- 30–800 yards/meter range
- +/- 1-yard accuracy
- Standard and SCAN modes
- Wireless trigger pad
- Operates on one 3-Volt battery (5,000 fires)
- Bullet-drop compensation turrets

Yeah, that is right, it has a little wireless pad with a button on it.  You attach it down by the grip.  One tap of your finger, and the scope shows digitally the exact distance to target using the laser range finder.  You can then use the top dial of the scope and dial it to the correct distance, 350 yards, 500 yards, whatever.

Strangely enough, I cannot find this scope on www.bushnell.com.  It IS in their most recent catalog though.
 
One thing is for sure, that is one ugly scope.
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lol, I forgot to ask any questions.
 
1. Does anyone have experience with this item?
2. Are there other scopes out there like this, with the integrated laser range finder?
2. Can anyone find reviews or other information on this item?
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Unfortunately I don't have experience with any of the last rangefinding scopes...

I do recall though seeing some highlighted in a relatively recent magazine. 
Perhaps it was an American Hunter within the past 6 months?
I'll see if I can find it and reply in the next day or so.

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That would be great, thanks.
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Are there other scopes out there like this, with the integrated laser range finder?
Zeiss, Nikon, Burris
 
 
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Wow, check out this system:
 
 
Name: DigitalHunter DayNight Riflescope
Model: DHDN
MSRP: $1379 USD
https://www.elcansportingoptics.com/elodge/accessory/thumbnail/8/">
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ZEISS wants about $3,700 for their system
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Couldnt find anything on nikon.com.
 
Burris.com didn't work.  Is that spelled right?
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Found a Nikon for $779
 
 
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Here is my summary thus far.  A comparison from a magazine would be SWEET.  These prices are for approximation only. At this point I am looking at features and what I am satisfied with.  Search for best pricing comes LATER.
 
Burris $680.95
Nice look
Remote activation
Can get Mil-dot reticule (I included in price above)
 
Notes:
A sweet lookng scope
 
Question:
Is it waterproof?
 
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Bushnell $679.99
Looks ugly
remote activation
Waterproof
Bullet Drop Compensator Turrets
 
Notes:
Bullet Drop Compensator Turrets are SWEET.  Pick your caliber and drop in the turret.  Match yardage on turret to readout and BANG!
 
Questions:
No reticule options?
 
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Nikon $899.95
Looks about as ugly as Bushnell
remote activation
watterproof
 
Notes:
 
 
Questions:
No reticule options?
Can you get bullet drop turets?
What is BDC Reticle?
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Looks like I have to get to FIFTY posts before I can go back and fix all my stupid errors in this thread.  Sorry fellas.  Guss you will have to put up with it till I get to 50.
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I should have asked on the burris if it is possible to get those drop-in turrets for it.
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Originally posted by Ick Ick wrote:

Looks like I have to get to FIFTY posts before I can go back and fix all my stupid errors in this thread.  Sorry fellas.  Guss you will have to put up with it till I get to 50.
Are you gonna get all 50 post on this thread? LOL
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Originally posted by mikew mikew wrote:

I do recall though seeing some highlighted in a relatively recent magazine. 
Perhaps it was an American Hunter within the past 6 months?

Sigh... no luck locating it last evening....although I am still missing a few magazines.  I'll need to talk to the Mrs. to see where they might be.Hammer
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Thanks for taking the time man.  Again, here are the three I am looking at.  If you can fill in any additional info or answer the RED questions, thanks for your help.

 
Burris $680.95
Nice look
Remote activation
Can get Mil-dot reticule (I included in price above)
 
Notes:
A sweet lookng scope
 
Question:
Is it waterproof?
Can you get bullet drop turets for it?
 
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Bushnell $679.99
Looks ugly
remote activation
Waterproof
Bullet Drop Compensator Turrets
 
Notes:
Bullet Drop Compensator Turrets are SWEET.  Pick your caliber and drop in the turret.  Match yardage on turret to readout and BANG!
 
Questions:
No reticule options?
 
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Nikon $899.95
Looks about as ugly as Bushnell
remote activation
watterproof
 
Notes:
 
 
Questions:
No reticule options?
Can you get bullet drop turets?
What is BDC Reticle?
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I will be buying from
 
of course, but I need to narrow my options to which scope to buy!
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Help with the red questions please!
 
I am out of my element and need your opinions!
 
Burris $680.95
Nice look
Remote activation
Can get Mil-dot reticule (I included in price above)
 
Notes:
A sweet lookng scope
 
Question:
Is it waterproof?
Can you get bullet drop turets for it?
 
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Bushnell $679.99
Looks ugly
remote activation
Waterproof
Bullet Drop Compensator Turrets
 
Notes:
Bullet Drop Compensator Turrets are SWEET.  Pick your caliber and drop in the turret.  Match yardage on turret to readout and BANG!
 
Questions:
No reticule options?
 
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Nikon $899.95
Looks about as ugly as Bushnell
remote activation
watterproof
 
Notes:
 
 
Questions:
No reticule options?
Can you get bullet drop turets?
What is BDC Reticle?


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Well, I still can't find that article....

BUT, I took a few minutes at Burris's site and believe I can answer one of your questions.  This is a quote from http://www.burrisoptics.com/tech.html
Waterproof Test
All Burris optics are proven to be absolutely waterproof.
Each scope is submerged in water with a temperature of 50° C.
The extremely hot water transfers its heat to the scope and the internal nitrogen expends 100% testing assures quality. 
As for reicle options on trhe Bushnell, I think you are outta luck...they do offer SOME custom reticles, but not for the laser rangefinding scope...quoting from their site:
Custom Reticle Program
Custom reticles are available for adjustable objective Elite‚ riflescopes only on a custom basis. Reticles available by scope model are listed below. To order your custom reticle, mail your scope along with a check for $55.00 to:

Bushnell‚ Elite Riflescopes
Attn: Custom Reticles
8500 Marshall Drive
Lenexa, KS 66214

Your scope will be returned in approximately 6 weeks.
Model Description Reticle (M.O.A.)
32-4124A 4-12 x 40 1/4, 1/2 Dot
42-4164M 4-16 x 40 1/4, 1/2 Dot
42-4165M 4-16 x 50 1/4, 1/2 Dot
42-6244M 6-24 x 40 1/4, 1/2 Dot, Mil Dot
42-8324M 8-32 x 40 1/4, 1/2 Dot, Mil Dot

The Nikon BDC is a "Bullet Drop Compensator" reticle & is their version of the Burris "Ballistic Plex".
More info on the Bussis is here: http://www.burrisoptics.com/reticles.html
More info on the Nikon BDC is here: http://nikonsro.com/fileuploads/pdfs/BDC_manual.pdf

For your remaining questions, I suggest you call/email customer service for each of the manufacturers.  It doesn't look like anyone eles has the info you need thus far.

I hope this helps some.
   -Mike
PS I'll keep an eye out at my house for that article.....It's going to bug me until I find it.

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Thanks man, that is great help.
 
I really like the exterior look of the Burris and that reticle with the bumps, but their web site is kind of crappy, which kind of makes me wonder of overall quality of the company.
 
The Bushnell is an ugly looking scope, but the turrets for bullet drop is a really sweet idea.  If it wasn't for the exterior look I would just buy that one.
 
I will think about it a bit more, but I am leaning towards the Bushnell right now.


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Originally posted by Ick Ick wrote:

Here is my summary thus far.  A comparison from a magazine would be SWEET.  These prices are for approximation only. At this point I am looking at features and what I am satisfied with.  Search for best pricing comes LATER.
 
Burris $680.95
Nice look
Remote activation
Can get Mil-dot reticule (I included in price above)
 
Notes:
A sweet lookng scope
 
Question:
Is it waterproof?
 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Bushnell $679.99
Looks ugly
remote activation
Waterproof
Bullet Drop Compensator Turrets
 
Notes:
Bullet Drop Compensator Turrets are SWEET.  Pick your caliber and drop in the turret.  Match yardage on turret to readout and BANG!
 
Questions:
No reticule options?
 
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Nikon $899.95
Looks about as ugly as Bushnell
remote activation
watterproof
 
Notes:
 
 
Questions:
No reticule options?
Can you get bullet drop turets?
What is BDC Reticle?
I have the Nikon IRT with Bullet Drop Compensation (BDC) reticle.  I have been meaning to review it, but quickly... fast tracking, good-very good glass, dead-on BDC out to 500yd (as far as I have "shot it"), a little heavier than some like, but built in laser rangefinding (which is consistent at +-1yd) is an excellent trade, overall, well worth the money.  It is now on my electrically fired Remington 700 Etronx .220Swift, which is the most accurate out of the box rifle I have ever fired.  Much more accurate than rifles costing 5-7 times as much.  The scope is a good match for it.
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Originally posted by Ick Ick wrote:

Looks like I have to get to FIFTY posts before I can go back and fix all my stupid errors in this thread.  Sorry fellas.  Guss you will have to put up with it till I get to 50.
Are you gonna get all 50 post on this thread? LOL
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Eat your heart out ladies.  Bought my scope yesterday.  Sort of related------> Finished my Halloween costume too.  More on that later.

Wow is this Fabrique National FNAR weapon system sweet.  At this point I think it will be forever a "safe queen", but perhaps I will eventually get up the gaul to fire a few rounds.

I did in fact buy a Bushnell Yardagepro 4-12x42

This scope has three features that are absolutely phenomenal.

1. It has in integrated Laser Rangefinder.  Unreal.  If you haven't played with one of these, try it.  You will never by another kind of scope again.
2. It has bullet drop compensation turrets that replace the standard turrets.  Just match your ballistics and there are visible notches right on the turret that shows actual yardage numbers....

3. PLUS, it has a wireless trigger remote to activate the range finder.  I have it located right by the location of where my thumb would go.

The low profile of the scope is PERFECT for the rail on the FNAR.

I went as a RIOT policeman to a local charity masquerade ball.  I am NOT a policeman.  I made a shield from wood, plexi-glass, and the word POLICE on my printer put on the face of the shield.  I covered an old helmet with some kind of stretchy fabric from one of those sewing stores, and shazaam!  Instant riot gear.

Sorry, cell phone camera.  Crappy picture.  You can see I made two of everything.... one for a friend of mine.

I took some of those elements from the costume and took some FNAR pictures.  Again, I am NOT a policeman.  Enjoy.



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