In the really cool use of technology category is a brand new product from Bushnell. Rangefinders have been out for a while now. To me, they’re somewhat miraculous. Somehow a laser beam manages to reach out, bounce off a tree, rock or critter, and come back so range can be calculated. Nifty.
Bushnell has taken the process to a whole new level with their new Elite 1-Mile ARC CONX rangefinder.
With most rifles, shooting at any distance over a couple hundred yards requires correction for elevation holdover and windage. That pesky gravity law causes bullets to fall towards earth as they travel, so you have to aim higher as range increases. How high depends on a multitude of factors like range, wind, latitude, declination and whether that obelisk from 2001: A Space Odyssey is still transmitting.
Traditional rangefinders do exactly what their name implies – tell you how far away an object is from your position. You have to do the math to determine the amount of bullet drop for your specific rifle, cartridge, and projectile type. The new Bushnell Elite ARC CONX does all that for you.