Bushnell has been busy in the past month releasing a new model of binoculars while also updating an existing lineup, and it's sure to please outdoor enthusiasts and avid hunters alike. To mark the company’s 25th anniversary of using laser rangefinding technology, they have released a brand-new design dubbed the Fusion X rangefinding binoculars. 

These new binos boast some impressive features, including a 1-mile rangefinding capability and the company’s new Activesync technology. With Activesync, the display system fluidly morphs from red to black depending on the lighting conditions. This is especially helpful at dawn and dusk when it can be harder to see targets and get a read on their distance. The system can even display in both black and red if the lighting conditions call for it.

The display colors change automatically, meaning you can accurately spot and find the range on game 30 minutes before sunrise just as easily as you could during midday. The 1-mile rangefinding capability is accurate to within plus or minus 1 yard, giving the hunter extremely accurate reads on their game. Activating the rangefinding feature on these binoculars is as simple as the press of a button.


These new binoculars also feature multiple modes to help hunters get the right shot every time. The near/far modes allow the user to home in on an object while ignoring objects that could distract in the foreground or background. Bow and rifle modes provide ballistic data to ensure your next shot is on target. Finally, there is also a height mode, which uses two ranged points and the angle in between to calculate the height of an object, such as a tree.  

Hunter Using Bushnell Binoculars
With ballistic modes for both bow and rifle, your next shot is sure to be spot on. (Photo: Bushnell)

Furthermore, these full-size 10x42 binoculars are built to last with rubber armor and IPX7 construction. The lenses also have EXO Barriers. All of this adds up to binoculars that can survive the roughest and wettest conditions a hunter could put them through. Bushnell’s engineers even successfully submerged the binos in one meter of water for 30 minutes with no moisture penetration.

“As we continue to celebrate our 25th anniversary of the advent of the laser rangefinder, the new Fusion X maintains our commitment to bringing new technologies to the marketplace,” said Derek Osburn, director of optics for Vista Outdoor. “The Fusion X offers hunters the best of both worlds with a familiar 10x42 size that offers fantastic light transmission while providing them with all-day viewing thanks to the ground-breaking ActivSync display.”

The Fusion X binoculars also come with the Bushnell lifetime guarantee and will be available starting in late July for an MSRP of $699.99.

Bushnell H2O Binocular
The Bushnell H2O lineup has been revamped and offers a good starting price for novice hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. (Photo: Bushnell)

Not to be totally outdone, novice hunters and outdoor enthusiasts can rejoice at Bushnell’s revamped H2O lineup, which now features nine available models. Bushnell has rebuilt the lineup around a new aluminum body construction with an aggressively textured rubber housing. These binos also feature IPX7 waterproof and fog-proof construction. That combo gives users an affordable binocular that is built for challenging wet environments, whether it be by the beach or out in the field. 

The H2O binoculars are available now with a starting MSRP of $39.99. 



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