Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

The Effective Range and Programming the Bushnell ConX

Collapse

728 Ad Widget

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • The Effective Range and Programming the Bushnell ConX

    It's no secrete that I am a Champion of the Busnell ConX, with me this has grown as each week passes, Because I keep discovering new hidden Gems in what many people see as a fairly ordinary LRF,Which could not be further from the truth, There are multiple ways that a person can use the ConX But by far the coolest way is when you pair it with the ConX App, Anyways onward and upward,

    If you down load the ConX App and pair the ConX to your phone or Tablet, tap the App and select Gun 1 2 or 3, In the App they are Called Custom 1, 2 or 3, Sellect the bullet and then the box opens up, type in your Zero and then add the drop IE at 200 yards and then at 400 and then at 800 etc,,, Next to each distance which you choose you add the Bullet drop in the Box to the right of that range, the factory settings are Zero = 100 then 200 and 300 and 400 and 500 and 600 BUT you can change them to 100 Zero 200 400 800 1100 and say 1500, You Pick the distances and add your Bullets Drop and then click save,

    If you enter a distance that is beyond what that Bullet is good for then it will tell you, So take off 200 yards and try it if it works then add 50 yards and then go up in 10 yard steps and if that works just keep going until you have reached the maximum And then go back by 10 yards so it accepts the range and then go up in ONE yards steps that way you will find the exact limit that the ConX App will Allow for that particular Bullet, The manual says that it works to a 1000 yards but that is not right because it works in line with either the BC or the Drop factor, I know this is some messing around But the purpose of doing this is to find the Absolute Maximum Range for that Bullet within the ConX App,

    If the Green light changes colour on the screen just hit the range button on the ConX and it will link up again, and when your done hit SAVE and then it is loaded in to the ConX and you will not need the App/Phone again. there are no barrel Twists or FPS or scope heights etc etc to add that is all you have to do, Just Type in the distance and the drop at each range of your choice and save it when all boxes are filled. That's It, nothing else is needed.

    HERE are two Bullets I did this with and this proves that where the manual says it works out to a 1000 yards is not quite correct, The Range of the ConX App is more related to either the BC or the Drop over certain distances as you can see below, And I think that the range of the ConX App stated in the Manual etc is most likely based on a standard .308 bullet running at 2600 +/- fps and according to my preferred App the RDF is starting to Go transonic at around1075 yards @1243.3 fps AND The 7mm Dakota starts to enter the Transonic range at around 1650 @ 1244.9 fps or somewhere close to that,

    PLEASE NOTE that the APP seems to stop where Both Bullets reach a velocity of around 1243.3 fps and 1244.9 fps,

    HERES a thought I wonder how far the App would work if the two Bullets were based on the 22-250 and the 220 Swift because by time they slowed down to 1244 fps they would be in the next County, LOL.

    .308 Win RDF G7 .27,,,, AT 2740 fps ZERO @ 100, ,, 200 yards with a drop of 3.3 inches, 400 yards with a drop of 28.62", 800 yards = 183.91", 1000 yards = 339.44" and 1180 yards = 545.8"

    7mm Dakota, 3049fps BC 0,674 G1

    ZERO 200 yards, 400 yards = 16.7", 800 yards = 121.9",.1000 yards = 222.2", 1400 yards = 562.4" and 1595 yards = 819.4"

    Any way folks I hope this helped and put minds at ease about Bushnells ( ONLY ) 1000 yard Claim, but it really does go further,

    Take Care and Have fun.

    John.
    Last edited by MilDot1960; 06-21-2017, 05:41 PM.
    Confused

  • #76
    Make sure the units match. If the distances are yards, make sure the conx is set to yards.
    The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne
    "Do not pray for an easy life, acquire the strength to endure a difficult one" -Bruce Lee

    Comment


    • #77
      Originally posted by TacticalDillhole View Post
      Make sure the units match. If the distances are yards, make sure the conx is set to yards.
      Mine sets it's self to what ever I click on in the App, I tried to fool it by setting the ConX to metres and it changed it back, Lol.

      John.
      Confused

      Comment


      • #78
        I've got an older android phone and it can't even find the app in the store. The only thing bushnell its returning is the trial cam app. Tried it with my daughters newer iPhone and it still won't accept the numbers. Look like I'm stuck to 1000 and under which isn't a big deal. I'll use the kestrel mostly anyway to get the correction.

        Comment


        • #79
          Originally posted by MDM View Post
          I've got an older android phone and it can't even find the app in the store. The only thing bushnell its returning is the trial cam app. Tried it with my daughters newer iPhone and it still won't accept the numbers. Look like I'm stuck to 1000 and under which isn't a big deal. I'll use the kestrel mostly anyway to get the correction.
          Ok mate I will try and find the App for you,

          John.
          Confused

          Comment


          • #80
            Originally posted by MDM View Post
            I've got an older android phone and it can't even find the app in the store. The only thing bushnell its returning is the trial cam app. Tried it with my daughters newer iPhone and it still won't accept the numbers. Look like I'm stuck to 1000 and under which isn't a big deal. I'll use the kestrel mostly anyway to get the correction.
            Here ya go mate,

            John.

            https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...m.bushnell.lrf
            Confused

            Comment


            • #81
              Thanks, but it won't install on the phone. Says it isn't a compatible device. Its an old Samsung phone 6 years anyway. It isn't compatible with an older galaxy tab 3 tablet either.
              Last edited by MDM; 07-17-2017, 12:54 PM.

              Comment


              • #82
                Originally posted by MDM View Post
                Thanks, but it won't install on the phone. Says it isn't a compatible device. Its an old Samsung phone 6 years anyway. It isn't compatible with an older galaxy tab 3 tablet either.
                Yep I had the same issue which is why I bought the Galaxy Note 3, It won't load on my Galaxy Note 1 or my Galaxy Ace and nor will it load on my Nexus 7 Tablet which is the first model they bought out that runs 4.4 I think.

                John.
                Confused

                Comment

                Working...
                X