Any hunter knows that proper game identification can be crucial when hunting at any kind of distance—making binoculars essential. This is especially true in antler restricted areas. Although not crucial, an accessory that can increase the success of your hunt is a rangefinder. However, packing in, and keeping track of, two separate optics can be tiresome at best. Which is why combination range finding binoculars, like the Bushnell Fusion X, can be such a Godsend on the hunt.
Bushnell Fusion X Binocular
The recent release of Bushnell’s new Fusion X Rangefinding binoculars continues its 25-year tradition of laser rangefinder development. The Fusion X features 1-mile ranging capability plus an all-new ACTIVSYNC display system, that fluidly morphs from black to red readouts, based on light conditions. The full-size 10×42 binoculars feature high quality glass, coupled with the capabilities of a laser rangefinder, in one single optic.
The ACTIVSYNC display, at the core of the Fusion X, allows users to maintain visibility in low-light and day-bright lighting conditions. The display automatically changes color readings, allowing for use early morning and midday alike. If necessary, the display can also show red and black simultaneously, based on the environment.
“As we continue to celebrate our 25th anniversary of the advent of the laser rangefinder, the new Fusion X maintains our commitment to bringing new technologies to the marketplace,” said Derek Osburn, Director of Optics for Vista Outdoor. “The Fusion X offers hunters the best of both worlds with a familiar 10×42 size that offers fantastic light transmission while providing them with all-day viewing thanks to the ground-breaking ActivSync display. These new ranging binos are simply amazing and arrive at a special time in our company’s history as we honor our 25 years of continuing innovation.”
Fusion X Features
The Fusion X binoculars boast one mile ranging capability with a +/- one-yard accuracy. To activate the binoculars, simply push the ranging button to power on the rangefinder. This will also activate the single range and scan mode. For quick application setup, a second button on the bridge of the binocular offers users to select from multiple modes.
Near/far ranging modes allow users to home in on the target while ignoring objects in the foreground and background. Meanwhile, bow and rifle ballistics modes provide the right data for your next shot. Fusion X also features height mode, which uses two ranged points and the angle in between to calculate the height of an object (such as a tree).
The High-Definition Optical System (HDOS)—on which the Fusion X is built—provides clarity and low-light performance in the field. The HDOS provides the best possible optical quality. Fully multi-coated lenses give users increased clarity and performance in low-light conditions.
The Fusion X features rubber armor and IPX7 waterproof construction, as well as EXO Barriers on the lens surfaces. Bushnell’s engineers test the IPX7 waterproof bonds by submerging the binoculars in one meter of water for 30 minutes. At the end of the 30 minutes, they check for any moisture penetration.
The Fusion X binoculars are backed by Bushnell’s Lifetime Ironclad warranty and have a product lifetime of 20 years, with 5 years on the electronic components. The MSRP on the Fusion X is $699.99 with units available in late July. For even more info, please visit bushnell.com.