Bushnell Fusion 1600 ARC Range-finding binoculars.
Prior to my first safari last year I purchased a pair of Bushnell Fusion 1600 Arc Range Finding binoculars. I have used them on safari last year and this year, and I absolutely swear by them. I have the 10X42 and they have performed without fail during both hunts.
I became interested in having both a rangefinder and binoculars for my first safari, but I was also concerned about space and weight for the trip. I looked at the Leika, but my budget would not allow it. I purchased my Bushnell set after reading several reviews, and then started practicing with them when they arrived. Ranges over 1,000 yards were fairly common (although I would never shoot at an animal at that distance!) The optics are very clear, and the weight is reasonable. The hold-overs were excellent with my 340 Weatherby.
It took a little while to master the options and settings, but their instructions were clear and accurate. I especially like the ability to use the ARC range finding and hold over features for multiple rifles.
This may not be an optic for everyone, but I would not go hunting now without it. A little shopping on the internet saved me several hundred dollars from the MSRP, and it seems to be quite rugged.
I hope this will help if you have had questions about this product.
One warning...carry extra batteries on African hunts...they are not readily available in Africa!