drop is 54.2" at 500 yards when sighted in at 100 yards; which suggests I use the letter E or F and find out which gives me the best fit. I entered the letter H, and it hit my 7mm SAUM perfectly. Lucky? Maybe. In any case, I could not complain. I set the unit on brightness 4 and MOA. I ranged objects at 600 yards, and the unit gave me 10.5-MOA come-ups. Perfect! For angles, the instruction manual said to hold the power button (the one on the right) down for 2 seconds to give the inclinometer time to measure the angle. Unfortunately, where I live it is so flat I can stand on a brick and see Cuba. I will have to try it in the fall in the Rocky Mountains. The roof prisms are BAK-4, phase coated, and then phase corrected with Bushnell’s PC-3 system, which compensates for phase shifts of light rays. Light transmission is enhanced with their XTR, which are multiple layers of anti-reflective coatings. The image has a slight blue tint because, “One of the minor tradeoffs we encountered while engineering the Fusion was a modest blue tint. A blue tint is actually quite normal in optics with a red display (e.g. red dots), because it’s necessary in order to offer high contrast and a bright display in sunny conditions. As with all our Maker: BUSHNell corPoraTIoN 9200 cody oVerlaNd Park, kS 66214 (800) 423-3537 www.GUNSMaGazINe.coM/BUSHNell FUSION 1600 ARC MAGNIFICATION: OBJECTIvE LENS: 10X RANGING ACCURACy: 3-Volt lithium CR-123 RANGE: POWER SOURCE: 42mm +/-1 yard OPTICAL COATINGS: EXIT PUPIL dIAMETER: FIELd OF vIEW: 10 to 1,600 yards Fully multi-coated 4.2mm 305' at 100 yards EyE RELIEF: WATERPROOF: .7" 31 ounces RETAIL: WEIGhT: Yes $899 products, Bushnell continues to look for ways to advance our engineering while providing consumers with costconscience optics. In the case of the C M Y CM MY CY Fusion, we’re continually looking for ways to optimize the coating and improve the viewing experience.” My next exercise was to test the unit against my reference binos. I have 8x32mm, 10x40mm and 12x50mm binos that are the best I have seen in 25 years of writing optics articles. I use them as my reference binoculars, and when I test new binos like these Bushnell’s, I judge the optic quality against one of my reference standards of similar power and objective lens. My reference bino scores a 10 on the optics chart I use. The Bushnell only scores a six. What this means is the Bushnell is not as good as my reference standard. However, a six is not bad. The contrast was good, and the Bushnell was still focused at the edges. Some of the best and most expensive binos in the world don’t meet that standard. Testing against color charts, there was no bleeding or fringing. I could detect no curvature of field, only slight barrel distortion and no pincushion or rolling distortion. Bottom line: The Bushnell Fusion 1600 ARC is not the best glass in the world, but it is far from the worst. The beauty of the unit is the information it provides the hunter. That said, I can’t let this one go back to Bushnell. P.S. They just announced a new CMY K 12x50mm.