Preview: Bushnell Prime 1800 Laser Rangefinder

posted on November 23, 2021
Bushnell Prime 1800 Laser Rangefinder

A new laser rangefinder from Bushnell now offers the company’s latest technologies to today's archers and rifle shooters, including ActivSync, in a 6-oz. package measuring 1.3"x4.2"x2.9" compact and lightweight for precision readings out to 1,800 yards.

The Prime 1800 6x24 mm Laser Rangefinder from Bushnell gives users a compact and fast-acting rangefinding platform that is fully capable in all lighting conditions, thanks to the use of multi-coated optics with ultra-wide-band coatings. These coatings combine to provide true-to-life colors for enhanced outdoor viewing. The unit’s enlarged objective lens lends to improved low-light performance and increased image brightness.

Angle Range Compensation (ARC) allows the unit to account for the angle of the terrain, providing the true distance to the target on sharply inclined shots, while the EXO Barrier coating protects its 6X 24 mm lens from the elements. Programming Brush and Bullseye modes is a simple task that gives versatility to the unit—Brush mode ignores foreground objects such as grass and branches whereas Bullseye mode is destined for small targets with an uninterrupted view. Archers and riflemen alike will find dedicated settings for their respective tools along with ballistic data for distance compensation.

Bushnell includes its ActivSync feature built into its Prime 1800 that is programmed to automatically shift the color of its readout to best suit the ambient lighting conditions (black for bright conditions and red for dark) around the user. The unit’s built-in Scan mode gives processor range readings at four times per second for ultra-fast and reliable readouts.

A single CR2 battery is required for use. A tripod adapter is included with a carrying case, cord and lanyard tether. Bushnell’s pricing for its Prime 1800 6x24 mm Laser Rangefinder is $250.

To learn more, please visit


Ranger Point Precision Comet Muzzle Brake
Ranger Point Precision Comet Muzzle Brake

Preview: Ranger Point Precision Comet Muzzle Brake

Threaded-barreled, “tactical” lever guns are experiencing a boom in popularity right now, and Ranger Point Precision has a line of screw-on Comet muzzle brakes to accommodate many of the most popular models from Henry, Marlin and Rossi.

Rifleman Q&A: Roos Underhammer Muzzleloader

From the archives of American Rifleman, read about a German-made, upside-down built, small-bore muzzleloader.

Benelli M4: A Do-It-All Shotgun For Military & Commercial Use

The Italian designed Benelli M4 semi-automatic shotgun has served alongside the members of the United States Marine Corps for over the past two decades, and is also a popular commercial option.

Review: Staccato 2011 P

The M1911 is now well into its second century of production, though many features of the design have been contemporized, including 9 mm Luger variants with double-stack magazine such as the Staccato 2011 P tested here, which is one of five M1911-style models made by Texas-based Staccato, the successor to STI International.

Barrett Firearms Non-Fungible Tokens Coming Soon

Digital Arms has entered into a long-term agreement with Barrett Firearms Manufacturing to develop and market Barrett-branded, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).

NRA Gun of the Week: SIG Sauer CROSS

On this week’s “Gun of the Week” video preview, American Rifleman staff tell about the CROSS, a U.S.-made hybrid bolt-action rifle from SIG Sauer.


Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.