Bushnell 202355 User Manual

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202355/202356 - Bushnell® Scout DX 1000 ARC- Laser Rangefinder

Congratulations on your purchase of the Bushnell® Scout DX 1000 ARC™, our most compact and versatile laser rangefinder. The Scout DX 1000 ARC™ is a precision Laser Rangefinder 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.


Your Bushnell® Scout DX 1000 ARC™ is an ultra thin, premium performing laser rangefinder comprised of the latest Digital Technology allowing range readings from 5-1000Yards /5-914meters. Measuring 1.3 x 4 x 2.9 inches, the8-ounceScout DX 1000 ARC™ with E.S.P.™ (Extreme. Speed. Precision.) is capable of delivering extremely fast target acquisition, incredible ½ yard accuracy, and 1/10th precision from5-125yards and +/- 1 yard accuracy from125-1000yards. The Scout DX 1000 also features Bushnell’s patented ARC™ (Angle Range Compensation), superb optical quality, and 100% waterproof construction.


Rugged ABS Housing










6x Magnification





















Adjustable Diopter Setting












Fully Multi-Coated










100% Waterproof





















Posi-Thread Battery Door

E.S.P.- Extreme. Speed. Precision.



















• Turbo Processor

Provides Faster Acquisition










ARC- Bow & Rifle Modes

• Provides 1/2 Yard Accuracy; 1/10 Precision from 5–125Yards




















Ranging Performance











- Variable Sight-InDistance














• 1000 Yards Reflective













• 650 Yards to Trees










Built-InTripod Mount


• 325 Yards to Deer






















The Scout DX 1000 ARC™ emits invisible, eye safe, infrared energy pulses. The Scout DX 1000 ARC’s Advanced Digital microprocessor and ASIC chip (Application-SpecificIntegrated Circuit) results in instantaneous and accurate readings every time. Sophisticated digital technology instantaneously calculates distances by measuring the time it takes for each pulse to travel from the rangefinder, to the target, and back.


The ranging accuracy of the Scout DX 1000 ARC™ 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 650 yards / 594 meters while for highly reflective objects the maximum is 1000 yards / 914 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. White 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.




While looking through the Scout DX 1000 ARC™, depress the power button once to activate the display. Place the aiming circle (located in the center of the field of view) upon a target at least 5 yards away, depress and hold the power button down until the range reading is displayed near the bottom of the in-viewdisplay. 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 aiming circle will disappear once the power button has been released (i.e. the laser is no longer being transmitted).

Note: Once activated, the display will remain active and display the last distance measurement for 30 seconds. You can depress the power button again at any time to distance to a new target. As with any laser device, it is not recommended to directly view the emissions for long periods of time with magnified lenses. The maximum time the laser is transmitted (fired) is 10 seconds. To re-fire,press the button down again.



Your Scout DX 1000 ARC™ display incorporates the following illuminated indicators:

Angle Range Compensation Symbols

Rifle Mode (1)

Bow Mode (2)

Battery Life Indicator (3)

Aiming Circle (4)

Active Laser (5)

Targeting Symbols

BullsEye Mode (6) Brush Mode (7)

Primary Numeric Display displays Line-of-sightDistance (8)

Holdover / Bullet-dropmeasure for Rifle Mode










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MOA (9)




CM (10)



IN (11)



MIL (12)

Sight Dist = Variable Sight-InDistance (13) Secondary Numeric Display (14)

(Toggles from Degree of Angle to Holdover / bullet drop for Rifle mode) (Toggles from Degree of Angle to True Horizontal Distance for Bow Mode)




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Angle Range Compensation

The Scout DX 1000 ARC™ is an advanced laser rangefinder monocular featuring a built-inaccelerometer-basedinclinometer that digitally displays the exact angle from-90to +90 degrees of elevation and is +/- 1.0 degree accurate. The Bushnell® Scout DX 1000 ARC™ solves a problem hunters have been faced with for years. The problem: Bow and rifle hunters have struggled with extreme uphill and downhill angles because of how these angles alter true horizontal distance to your target. The Solution: ARC’s integrated inclinometer provides elevation angle to allow for distance compensation when targeting objects that are either uphill or downhill. This data is then combined with internal algorithmic ballistic formulas.

ARC(Angle Range Compensation ) Modes

Bow Mode (): Displays line of sight distance, degree of elevation, and true horizontal distance from10-99yards / meters and a maximum inclination of +/- 90°.

Rifle Mode (): Calculates and displays the amount of bullet drop, at the target in inches, centimeters, MOA or MIL. The amount of bullet drop is determined by the line of sight distance to the target, degree of elevation, along with the specific ballistic characteristics of the caliber and ammunition load. When you range your target, the line of sight, degree of elevation, andbullet-drop/holdoverin inches, centimeters, MOA, or MIL will be displayed from 100 to 800 yards/meters with a maximum inclination of +/- 90°. One of eight ballistic groups (identified as A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H) for center fire rifles and two ballistic groups (Identified as I and J) for Black Powder / Muzzleloaders can be selected by the user, with each formula representing a given combination of caliber and loads. The ballistic groups are selected by the user in the SETUP menu.

Regular Mode ( ): This mode does not provide any degree of elevation or compensated distance, but instead, line of sight distance only.



Battery Indicator: Full charge

2/3 battery life remaining 1/3 battery Life remaining

Battery Indicator Blinks - Battery needs to be replaced and unit will not be operable.


Remove the Posi-Thread™battery door by lifting the battery door tab and then rotating counter clockwise. Insert a CR23-voltlithium battery into the compartment negative end first, then replace the battery cap.

NOTE: It is recommended that the battery be replaced at least once every 12 months.


The Scout DX 1000 ARC™ 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.


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).


The Scout DX 1000 ARC™ was especially designed with hunters 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:


Standard with Automatic SCAN: This setting allows most targets to be distanced up to 1000 yards. Used for moderately reflective targets that are typical of most distancing situations. The minimum distance in the standard mode is 10 yards. To use the Automatic SCAN feature, simply hold down on the POWER button for approximately 3 seconds and move the rangefinder from object to object while leaving the POWER button depressed. Automatic SCAN will allow the range to be continuously updated as multiple objects are targeted.

BullsEye(Indicator - ): This advanced mode allows easy acquisition of small targets and game without inadvertently getting distances to background targets that have stronger signal strength. When more than one object has been acquired, distance of the closer object will be displayed and a crosshair will surround the BullsEye™ indicator informing the user that distance to the closer object is being displayed in the LCD. Once in this mode, press the POWER button to turn the unit on. Next, align the aiming circle onto the object (i.e. deer) that you want distance to. Next, press and hold the POWER button and move the laser slowly over the deer until crosshairs surround the BullsEye indicator. If the laser beam recognized more than one object (i.e. deer and background trees), distance of the closer object (i.e. deer) will be displayed and crosshairs will surround the BullsEye indicator informing the user that distance to the closer object is being displayed in the LCD(Figure 1). There may be times when only the laser beam only sees one object in its path. In this case, 218 the distance will be displayed, but because more than one object was not acquired, crosshairs will not surround the BullsEye 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.

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