Bushnell 20 5105 User Manual
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Congratulations on your purchase of the Bushnell® Pro™ 1600 Laser Rangefinder, our top of the line laser rangefinder for golfers and used by more golf professionals than any other brand. The Pro™ 1600 is a precision Laser Rangefinding optical instrument designed to provide many years of enjoyment. This booklet will help you achieve optimum performance by explaining its adjustments and features as well as how to care for this precise laser rangefinding optical instrument. To ensure optimal performance and longevity, please read these instructions before using your Pro™ 1600.
with RainGuard® HD
Rubber Armored &
Your Bushnell® Pro™ 1600 is an advanced premium laser rangefinder comprised of Digital Technology allowing range readings from
Optical Quality, 100% Waterproof Construction, and Bushnell’s RainGuard® HD coating.
HOW OUR DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY WORKS
The Pro™ 1600 emits invisible, eye safe, infrared energy pulses. The Pro™ 1600’s Advanced Digital microprocessor and ASIC chip
travel from the rangefinder, to the target, and back.
The ranging accuracy of the Pro™ 1600 is plus or minus one yard / meter under most circumstances. The maximum range of the instrument depends on the reflectivity of the target. The maximum distance for most objects is 1000 yards / 914 meters while for highly reflective objects the maximum is 1600 yards / 1463 meters. Note: You will get both longer and shorter maximum distances depending on the reflective properties of the particular target and the environmental conditions at the time the distance of an object is being measured.
The color, surface finish, size and shape of the target all affect reflectivity and range. The brighter the color, the longer the range. Red is highly reflective, for example, and allows longer ranges than the color black, which is the least reflective color. A shiny finish provides more range than a dull one. A small target is more difficult to range than a larger target. The angle to the target also has an effect. Shooting to a target at a 90 degree angle (where the target
surface is perpendicular to the flight path of the emitted energy pulses) provides good range while a steep angle on the other hand, provides limited ranging. In addition, lighting conditions (e.g. the amount of sunlight) will affect
the ranging capabilities of the unit. The less light (e.g. overcast skies) the farther the unit’s maximum range will be. Conversely, very sunny days will decrease the unit’s maximum range.
INSERTING THE BATTERY
First slide the door toward outside. The hinged door can now be opened. Insert one
NOTE: Use only high quality alkaline batteries. Do not use heavy duty or lithium batteries. It is recommended that the battery be replaced at least once every 12 months.
Low Battery Indicator: If the Y (Yards) or M (Meters) indicator blinks continuously or “loB” is displayed within the
ADJUSTING THE EYEPIECE
Your Pro™ 1600 is constructed with a
eyeglasses, rotate the eyecup counter clockwise while pulling up until it locks into the fully “up” position. The Pro™ 1600 provides extra long
The Pro™ 1600 is also equipped with an adjustable eyepiece (+/- 2 Diopter Adjustment) that allows one to focus the LCD display relative to the image. Simply rotate the diopter setting until the LCD is in focus.
While looking through the 7x eyepiece, depress the power button once to activate the
LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY (LCD) INDICATORS
Your Pro™ 1600’s LCD incorporates illuminated indicators that advise the user unit of measure, when the laser is actively firing, when a target has been acquired, and targeting modes. A summary of these features is presented below:
UNIT OF MEASURE OPTIONS
The Pro™ 1600 can be used to measure distances in yards or meters. The unit of measure indicators are located in the lower right portion of the LCD. To select between yards and meters, quickly press and release the POWER button to turn on the unit (on top of the unit), look through the eyepiece, depress the “MODE” button (left side of the eyepiece) and hold it down for approximately 5 seconds. If you are changing from yards to meters, a change in unit of measure will be indicated by the illumination of the M for meter indicator while the Y for Yard indicator is turned off. If you are changing from meters to yards, the opposite will occur. The Pro™ 1600 will return to the last unit of measure setting used each time the unit is turned on.
Crosshairs surrounding the aiming circle indicate that the laser is being transmitted. Once a range has been acquired, you can release the power button. The crosshairs surrounding the circle will disappear once the power button has been released (i.e. the laser is no longer being transmitted).
SELECTIVE TARGETING™ MODES
The Pro™ 1600 was especially designed with golfers in mind. The selective targeting modes allow you to adjust the performance parameters of the unit to suit your specific situation and environment. To move from one mode to another, press the POWER button once to turn on the unit. While looking through the eyepiece, press the MODE button and quickly release. The different targeting modes available and mode indicators are listed below:
PinSeeker (LCD Indicator -) Ever have trouble getting distance to the flag? This advanced mode allows easy acquisition of the flag without inadvertently getting distances to background targets (i.e. trees) that have stronger signal strength.
Once in this mode, press the POWER button to turn the unit on. Next, align the aiming circle reticle onto the flag that you want distance to. Next, press and hold the POWER button and move the laser slowly over the flag or desired object until a circle surrounds the flag indicator. If the laser beam recognized more than one object (i.e. flag and background trees), distance of the flag will be displayed and a circle will surround the PinSeeker indicator informing the user that distance to the flag (i.e. closer object) is being displayed in the LCD (as seen below). There may be times when only the laser beam only sees one object in its path. In this case, the distance will be displayed, but because more than one object was not acquired, a circle will not surround the flag indicator.
TIP: While pressing the POWER button, you can move the device slowly from object to object and intentionally force the laser to hit multiple objects to ensure that you are only displaying the closest of the objects recognized by the laser.
Once the device has shut off, the unit will always default back to the last mode used.
PinSeeker with Slope
How to use Slope
Once in this mode, you will see a “ °” in the field of view informing you that you are in the Slope +/- Mode. Press the POWER button to obtain distance to the flag or other objects. Once the range is displayed, continue to hold the POWER button down for approximately 2 seconds while holding the aiming circle on the flag and keeping the unit as steady as possible so as to allow the inclinometer enough time to measure slope. Then release the POWER button. Once you have released the power button, a degree of angle and compensated range will be displayed beneath the standard distance as seen below.
In this example, the true distance is 162 yards, slope is +4 degrees, and the compensated range is 173 yards. The “” symbol means