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How do you make it go back to yards? somehow it got on meters

Has been a great range finder since i bought it , but the other day went to use it and it had change from yards to meters. how can I get it back to yards?

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SOURCE: Meters to Yards

If the unit has a "mode" button, hold it down for at least 5 seconds and see if the "Y" comes up on the screen. Let me know if that helped...mtg

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I change Meters to Yards

with unit on- hold mode button down for five seconds

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SOURCE: Will not pick up the flag over 150 yards.

You need an alignment. The transmitter and receiver are not pointing at the same spot. The farther the distance the bigger the gap between the two. Dropping the rangefinder and vibration are killers to Pinseekers. Bushnell will fix ya.....

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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you have it on the meters setting not the yards setting. hold the scan button down for three seconds or longer and it will revert to the other form. a meter is nearly 10% longer than a yard.

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The unit needs an alignment. Vibration and dropping the unit is the number one killer of rangefinders.....After a while of using them, (bouncing around in golf carts, cup holders, dropping them on the cart path, or the ground) small prisms start to move inside and decrease the units effective range.... (only able to hit a target at about 150 yards or less) People that use these type of instruments have to realize that the laser beam is the straightest line in the history of man!!!. Alignment is crucial!!!

Alignment is due. For all you players that think its okay to take off the eyepiece cap.....(bad idea) This is why you see oily looking spots or black spots in the view. Direct sunlight will be magnified and burn the surface of the LCD. Bushnell is good about warranties but, if you take it apart...the warranty is void!!!! So if its 2 years old or less.....(send a copy of the proof of purchase) .send it to them. If you have sunlight burns already...this won't effect the performance of the unit. Wait till something else is wrong.

THE COST..... $50 for alignment, $15 for LCD, $40 for newer eyepiece that helps deflect direct sunlight (will not prevent thermal burns but, protects for longer periods of time before damage happens) $15 for clean and adjusting. Bushnell's# 800.423.3537

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

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In order to familiarize yourself with shooting please go here

I stumbled across this software a month ago as an avid shooter enthusiast. I havent had the chance to fire more than 100 rounds before i touched this and most were iron sights. now i have the math to shoot any bullet in any condition upto 2000 yards :) practically military level training but not quite.

Take the training that is provided and go through it a couple of times there are a few key things to remember

when you first start go to the training range **this range is standard humidity, temperature, elevation, and barometric pressure. This means that all you have to account for is range and wind this is where to start.

1)range the target. see below for details. best to work in yards as sierra is yards too.
IMPORTANT remember if you scope in to 20x to divide your mil dot reading by 2 before your divide the inches x 27.778 or inches x 25.4? this wil give you accurate range (lol get a laser range finder for RL :)

2) Elevation - if your range is 1530yards between 35.6 moa @ 1500 and 36.2 moa @ 1550. use a calculator to determine where your range lies (sierra can be asked when producing a range card to have a set increment if set to the exact range then exact values are given :)

so 36.2 - 35.6 = 0.6 30/50 = 60% to get this divide the range in yards inbetween the increments by the increment value IE in a 100 yard increment it would differ

once you have your elevation dial it in. rounding to the closest 1/4 min of angle.

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so take your inches of drift lets jsut say i used the same method to determine the exact inches of drift between the two given (most ranges arent exactly on) and my inches per mph is 3.2 w a 10 mp wind

this is 3.2 x 10 = 32 inches of wind drift total. to conver that to rifle clicks you might remember that 1 MOA is = 1.047 inches @ 100 yards or 1.512.. @ 100 meters that means for every 1 moa you adjust your windage your bullet will travel 1.047 inches for every hundread yards the target is away

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GL and if you need help converting everthing to meters for the hell of it ive got the numbers :S


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