American Rifleman - October 2016 - 80

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
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PRECISION MADE SIMPLE

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ELITE 1MILE

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SPORTSMAN

STEP 1:
STEP 2:
STEP 3:
STEP 4:
STEP 5:

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AMERICAN RIFLEMAN

Input load data
Capture current environmentals
Lase the target
Make scope adjustments
Take the shot



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