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FEATURES
The YARDAGE PRO SCOUT’s sophisticated digital technology allows you to select between
various units of measure and targeting modes. In addition, your YARDAGE PRO SCOUT’s LCD
incorporates illuminated indicators that advise you when the laser is active and when the battery
charge is low. A summary of these features is presented below:
UNIT OF MEASURE OPTIONS The YARDAGE PRO SCOUT can be used to measure distances
in yards or meters. The unit of measure indicators are located in the upper right portion of the
LCD. To select between yards and meters, look through the monocular, depress the "mode"
button (left side of the unit underneath the BUSHNELL YARDAGE PRO logo) and hold it down for
approximately 2 seconds. If you are changing from yards to meters, a change in unit of measure
will be indicated by the illumination of the letter M for METER indicator while the YD for YARD
indicator is turned off. If you are changing from meters to yards, the opposite will occur. Note:
The YARDAGE PRO SCOUT will return to the last setting used, each time the unit is turned on.
TARGETING MODES The YARDAGE PRO SCOUT incorporates exclusive targeting modes that
allow you to adjust the performance parameters of the unit to suit your specific situation and
environment. The different targeting modes available are listed below:
Power Button
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
20-0001, 20-3000
Your YARDAGE PRO SCOUT is a precision instrument designed to provide many years of
enjoyment. This booklet will help you achieve optimum performance by explaining its
adjustments and features as well as how to care for this precise laser rangefinding
instrument. To ensure optimal performance and longevity, please read these instructions
before using your YARDAGE PRO Scout.
Monocular
INTRODUCTION
Mode Button
Your Bushnell YARDAGE PRO SCOUT is the world’s smallest and most advanced laser
rangefinder. Using Digital Technology and measuring a mere 1.5x4x2.75 inches and weighing
6.8 ounces, the YARDAGE PRO SCOUT delivers superb and accurate range performance to +/one yard. Range to a deer as far as 300 yards out or to a tree at 570 yards away for a
reference point. The unique shape and palm size allows outdoor enthusiasts to easily grip the
rangefinder with a single hand and drop it into a pocket when not in use.
The rugged and weather resistant YARDAGE PRO SCOUT features popular "Scan"and ">150"
modes and includes a carrying case. Scan mode provides continuous distance
measurements as multiple targets in the field of view are scanned. The ">150" mode only
captures distance measurements of objects greater than 150 yards away, enabling distance
measurement through foreground clutter like brush and branches.
The YARDAGE PRO SCOUT emits invisible, eyesafe, infrared energy pulses. Sophisticated
digital technology and a high-speed clock are used to instantaneously calculate distances, by
measuring the time it takes for each pulse to travel from the rangefinder, to the target, and back.
The ranging accuracy of the YARDAGE PRO SCOUT 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 570 yards / 521 meters while for highly
reflective objects the maximum is 700 yards / 640 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 object is being distanced to.
The color, surface finish, size and shape of the target all affect reflectivity and range. The
brighter the color, the longer the range. Red 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. Ranging through a glass window is not possible
in most circumstances due to the reflection caused by glass.
OPERATIONAL SUMMARY
While looking through the monocular, depress the power
button once to activate the inview display system
YD
(LCD). Aim the YARDAGE PRO SCOUT at a target at
least 10 yards away, depress and hold the power
button down until range reading is displayed. Release
the power button. Your Yardage Pro Scout features
SCAN
an adjustable eyepiece. Simply rotate the monocular
until the reticle and object distanced to are in focus to
your eye. Note: Once activated, the YARDAGE PRO
SCOUT’s LCD will remain active and display the last distance
measurement for 6 seconds. You can depress the power button again at any time to distance
to a new target. As with any laser device, it is not recommended to directly view the
emissions for long periods of time with magnified lenses.
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Battery
Compartment
Standard (LCD Indicator - none) This setting allows most targets to be distanced up to 570
yards. Used for moderately reflective targets that are typical of most distancing situations. The
minimum distance in the standard mode is 10 yards.
SCAN (LCD Indicator - "SCAN") When the Power button is held down longer than 3 seconds, the
unit transitions to SCAN mode. This mode allows the range to be continuously updated as long
as the Power button remains depressed. The word "SCAN" will blink and appear in the left side
of the LCD once this mode is activated.
>150 (LCD Indicator - ">150") This mode can be used to ignore energy pulses reflecting off
objects less than 150 - 165 yards / meters away. It would typically be used when distancing
through brush to an object further than 150 yards / meters away. Note: In this mode, the system
will not measure to targets less than 150 yards / meters.
To select >150 Mode, while looking through the monocular, depress and release the mode
button. Note: The YARDAGE PRO SCOUT will return to the last setting used, each time the unit is
turned-on.
ILLUMINATING INDICATORS Low Battery Charge (LCD Indicator -
) When both dashes
inside the battery symbol are displayed, the battery is fully charged. When the dashes start to
fade away, it means the battery charge is getting low and the 3-volt lithium battery should be
replaced.
ROLL DOWN EYECUP
The YARDAGE PRO SCOUT’s monocular is equipped with a rubber
eyecup designed for your comfort and to exclude extraneous external light. If you wear sun /
eyeglasses, roll down the eyecup. This will bring your eye closer to the ocular lens, thus
providing improved field of view.
SPECIFICATIONS
OPTICAL DESIGN A liquid crystal display (LCD) is mounted within the optical system and
when activated, displays a reticle for targeting, yard / meter and mode designations, and low
battery indicators. Inherent in the manufacturing process are small black spots that appear in
the optical system. These are a natural characteristic of the LCD, cannot be fully eliminated in
the manufacturing process and do not affect the distancing performance of the unit.
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SPECIFICATIONS (cont’d.)
Dimensions: Pocket Size, measuring 1.5x4x2.75 inches
Weight: 6.8 oz.
Accuracy: +/- 1 yard
Magnification: 6x
Display: LCD (even and odd numbers)
Power Source: 3- volt lithium battery included
FOV: 320 ft. @ 1000 yards
Total Eye Relief: 20mm
Exit Pupil: 4 mm
Water resistant
Modes: Standard, Scan, and >150
10-yard minimum, 700 yards to a reflective target, 300 yards to a deer, 570 yards to a tree
Includes case and strap
CLEANING
Gently blow away any dust or debris on the lenses (or use a soft lens brush). To remove
dirt or fingerprints, clean with a softcotton cloth, rubbing in a circular motion. Use of a
coarse cloth or unnecessary rubbing may scratch the lens surface and eventually cause
permanent damage. For a more thorough cleaning, photographic lens tissue and
photographic-type lens cleaning fluid or isopropyl alcohol may be used. Always apply the
fluid to the cleaning cloth - never directly on the lens.
Before returning for repair, consult the Trouble Shooting Table below.
TROUBLE SHOOTING TABLE
If unit does not turn on - LCD does not illuminate:
• Depress power button.
• Check and if necessary, replace battery.
If unit powers down (display goes blank when attempting to power the laser):
• The battery is either weak or low quality. Replace the battery with a good quality
lithium battery.
There is no reset button to clear last range reading before ranging another target:
• The last range reading does not need to be cleared before ranging another target.
Simply aim at the new target using the LCD’s reticle, depress the power button and hold
until new range reading is displayed.
If target range cannot be obtained:
• Make sure LCD is illuminated.
• Make sure that the power button is beingdepressed (as opposed to mode button).
• Make sure that nothing, such as your hand or finger, is blocking the objective lenses
(lenses closest to the target) that emit and receive the laser pulses.
• Make sure unit is held steady while depressing power button.
• Make sure that the targeting mode selected is the appropriate mode for that specific
situation / environment. SCAN and >150 modes have different minimum distance and
sensitivity to a specific target’s reflectivity levels.
WARRANTY / REPAIR
TWO-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Your Bushnell ® product is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship
for two years after the date of purchase. In the event of a defect under this warranty, we
will, at our option, repair or replace the product, provided that you return the product
postage prepaid. This warranty does not cover damages caused by misuse, improper
handling, installation, or maintenance provided by someone other than a Bushnell
Authorized Service Department.
Any return made under this warranty must be accompanied by the items listed below:
1) A check/money order in the amount of $10.00 to cover the
cost of postage and handling
2) Name and address for product return
3) An explanation of the defect
4) Proof of Date Purchased
5) Product should be well packed in a sturdy outside shipping carton,
to prevent damage in transit, with return postage prepaid to the
address listed below:
IN U.S.A. SEND TO:
Bushnell Performance Optics
Attn.: Repairs
8500 Marshall Drive
Lenexa, Kansas 66214
IN CANADA SEND TO:
Bushnell Performance Optics
Attn.: Repairs
25A East Pearce Street, Unit 1
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 2M9
For products purchased outside the United States or Canada please contact your
local dealer for applicable warranty information. In Europe you may also contact
Bushnell at:
33 141 44 94 80
Bushnell Performance Optics Service Centre
Columbusstraat 25
3165 AC Rotterdam
The Netherlands
This warranty gives you specific legal rights.
You may have other rights which vary from country to country.
©2002 Bushnell Corporation
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