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Will not give distances over 130 yards - Bushnell PinSeeker 1500 20-5103 Rangefinder

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  • arkie_37 Jun 18, 2008

    I am having the same problem with my 1500. Have tried 2 new batteries and it still will not consistantly pick up anything past 150 yards. Not even a house or building much less a flag pole. Anyone have ideas.

  • Anonymous Jun 27, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 1500 rangefinder. It will not give me yardage over 150 yards.

  • golfatelkins Jul 02, 2008

    Same problem with my PinSeeker 1500. All of a sudden it either won't pick up the object or takes repeated attempts and then with sketchy results.

  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    Me too!!! Is 2 1/2 years old and all of a sudden things farther than about 60 yards will not calculate.

  • hallvardjaco Aug 13, 2008

    Same problem in Norway. Gear 10 months old. thought it was the battery - but no. Tried two brand new batteries designed for heavy use. Problem still there.


  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    Yes, I have the same problem and for $399.00, pretty pissed off about this. My Pinseeker 1500 does not show distance eventhough the pin is clearly visible with no background. This is frustrating. It was working so good and considered it my best buy of the year. After 3 months, it stops working. Changed the battery and still has the same problem.

  • dieselbolts Nov 11, 2008

    This is the second time this has happened to me.  Bought a replacement the first time thinking I just destroyed it.  This time I have been much more gentle, but in 4 months the same issue of no/slow reads on pins and no scanning possible.  This is crazy!  I can't go 6 weeks without a rangefinder.....anyone try to fix this on their own?

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According to Bushnell, the optical lense can come out of alignment. This can happen due to the unit getting bounced around during transport, shipping, in the golf cart etc... (If you gently drop it on the grass while trying hit your shot...)

The mis-alignment causes the longer distances to not work.

Bushnell suggest you send the unit in for re-alignment. The product comes with 2 year warranty and will cost only $10 of return in most cases to get it fixed. It takes about 3 to 6 weeks to complete the process.

Try this link for more info:

http://www.bushnell.com/customer_service/us_repair.cfm

Hope this helps.

Manny Bhakta

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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Page 5 of the manual states: RANGING ACCURACY The ranging accuracy of the Scout™1000 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.

The difference you are experiencing (20-19.2=.8 yards) is within the device ranging accuracy of 1 yard, and is in fact an error of only 4%. That is pretty accurate

In case you have lost your manual, you can download from here:
http://bushnell.com/getmedia/1761b4a2-f4d9-45f7-b1d3-1e400fead84a/REVISE-20-1932-20-19426LIM.pdf?ext=.pdf


Good luck with your device.

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MODE and UNIT OF MEASURE OPTIONS

The TOUR V3 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, press and hold the POWER/FIRE button. The display will
begin to cycle through the setup options: Yards w/JOLT, Yards, Meters w/JOLT, Meters (for details on the JOLT feature,
see "About JOLT"). When the units and JOLT mode you want to use are displayed, release the POWER/FIRE button to
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for this you will need to send the unit into their repair at 8500 marshall drive lenexa ks 66214 4-6 week turnaround and put your name address and telephone number inside the package. if there is a cost they will send an estimate.

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call 800.423.3537 and ask them

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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.

mr tech geek Rate me if you can...or find out this is the truth!!!!
Bushnell Repair Technician
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Service address:

Bushnell Repair Centre
8500 Marshall Drive
Lenexa, KS 66214

send $10 for return shipping
send your problem statement and phone number.
Their number is 800.423.3537

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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.....

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