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The Bushnell Yardage Pro 500 is a laser-equipped range finder. This piece of gear is used for hunting, target shooting, photography and wildlife viewing purposes. When used properly, the device helps to zero in on a far away target; it provides the user with information such as distance and calibrations for the horizontal and vertical planes. There is a slight learning curve to the use of the Yardage Pro.
Look through the monocular at the rear of the rangefinder. Press the "Fire" button on the right-hand side of the monocular.
Point the Yardage Pro at a target at least 20 yards away; press and hold the "Fire" button for two to three seconds. Continue to look through the monocular and find the newly displayed readings for the precise target distance.
Look at the top bar in the rangefinder monocular and note the series of small boxes. These represent the alignment of the target regarding the horizontal plane. If too far left, there will be many blank boxes on the right hand side; when the rangefinder is too far right, the left side boxes display in green.
Adjust your camera or rifle to zero in on the target using the Yardage Pro's displayed information. Please note that the Yardage Pro does not fit on the rifle or camera. It is to be used in conjunction with the camera or rifle's field optics.
A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.