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BUSHNELL ELITE 1 MILE CONX COMBO After a target has been lased using a linked Elite 1 Mile CONX, the unit's heads-up display (r.) will provide, in addition to the target's range, the amount of elevation adjustment necessary to input into the scope in order for an accurate shot on that target to be taken. Coyote Brown finish, each can be mounted to the top of a tripod, and a wind vane mount comes with the combo. Although now offered as a bundle, the two components can be purchased separately, and the Elite 1 Mile CONX will connect with any Kestrel Sportsman or Elite models that feature the Link system. Bushnell's rangefinder can also wirelessly link via Bluetooth with nearly any smartphone equipped with the company's free CONX ballistic app. So how does the system work? It is simultaneously mind-numbingly complex and effortlessly simple. Remember all those forces that affect a projectile in flight? The CONX Combo's intricate ballistic algorithms provide a shooting solution in an instant, allowing the shooter to forget about those variables completely and get back to focusing on the fundamentals. With the system computing hold-overs immediately in the field, all that's left for the shooter to do is to skillfully execute the adjustments. The unit's ballistic software, provided by Applied Ballistics, can even account for additional advanced factors such as aerodynamic jump, spin drift and the Coriolis effect. It all sounds more difficult than running the equipment actually is. First, input the load and equipment data into the Kestrel. Required information includes: the load's muzzle velocity, ballistic coefficient, bullet weight, bullet diameter, bullet length, drag model, the range at which the gun's scope was zeroed, the barrel's twist rate and the scope's height over bore and adjustment click values (the system works equally well with m.o.a.- and milliradian-adjustable scopes). Most of this information can be found on the ammunition box or the manufacturer's website, and the Kestrel Sportsman can store up to three unique gun/ammunition profiles in its memory at once (the Elite can hold 10). Once the load information has been entered and the CONX and The author used Bushnell's CONX Combo to good effect during a spring aoudad hunt in West Texas. Although the shot was taken at a range far closer than initially anticipated, the shooting solution provided by the system was right on the money. Kestrel have been linked together-a process that takes only seconds-the system is ready to go shooting. Out in the field, all that's necessary is for the shooter to use the weather meter to capture the current environmental conditions and take a wind reading, and then use the rangefinder to determine the distance to the target. As the target is lased, both the rangefinder's HUD and the Kestrel's display will provide the necessary elevation adjustment for the scope being used. In addition, the weather meter will also provide holds for both 5- and 10-mph full-value winds-just extrapolate to determine the right hold for the shot's particular wind conditions. As the target's distance changes, using the CONX again to continued on p. 106 PRECISION MADE SIMPLE E 1.14U W 0.01/0.04L Tgt... ooo┬░ * 29m Wind... 9:00 5mph ELITE 1MILE ARC SPORTSMAN STEP 1: STEP 2: STEP 3: STEP 4: STEP 5: 80 OCTOBER 2016 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN Input load data Capture current environmentals Lase the target Make scope adjustments Take the shot

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