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Golf Rangefinders

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I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive ($100-$175) rangefinder. My dad has an awesome Leupold GX but it runs around $300 and I dont need to spend that much. Does anyone know of a good finder in this price range? Thanks.

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I don't think you'll find a rangefinder worth buying for golf for less than about 250 or so.
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For around $150, the Bushnell Yardage Pro Sport is OK At around $200, you can get a decent golf rangefinder: take a look at the Bushnell Medalist and the Nikon Prostaff 550
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Put away a dollar a day for 299 days and get something decent that you will use. Seriously, spending that much for the Bushnell V2 was the best golf investment I have ever made, better than any other piece of equipment.

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My wife got me a Bushnell Tour V2 and it is wonderful...I'm learning how far I actually hit each club. I think she got it from golfsmith with 20% off and free shipping... I would say its worth it to get a good one... and definitely seems to be helping me get pin high a lot more often.

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Just got the V2 as well. $259 at Dicks. Worth spending the extra 100 clams. It's almost winter as for it for Xmas
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The TourV2 ROCKS!!

I know this to be fact....LOL

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Just purchased, online, a Nikon Prostaff3 for $150, plus tax, free delivery from BassPro shops.  Probably as good as any other.  Nikon a great name in optics.

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Originally Posted by BuckeyeNut

The TourV2 ROCKS!!

I know this to be fact....LOL

hey you stole my rangefinder!  lol. I'm assuming you bought the patriot pack...did you use the tees that came with it?

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Originally Posted by Paradox

hey you stole my rangefinder!  lol. I'm assuming you bought the patriot pack...did you use the tees that came with it?

haha...yea, that's it.   I don't remember the tees though.......  if it came with tees, I'm sure I used them. (don't remember them)  I do remember the towel

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aww, I got no towel with mine.  I got 10 zero friction tees with mine.  Not really too fond of them.
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I purchased the Tour V2 with the Patriot Pack as well.....those tees are in my bag somewhere! Best $$ i've spent on equipment in quite a while - well worth every penny (minus the 10%+ sales tax in chicago - couldn't stand to wait for an online order!!).....

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Y'all might like to check this out and save a few bucks!

http://www.freecaddie.com/

I am currently using the free version and find it to be accurate enough for my purpose.

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I purchased the Bushnell Medalist and am pretty pleased with it. What I've found is that it's not fool proof. You need to shoot the target a couple times to make sure you're getting the flagstick and not the surrounding terrain.

That being said, I can't imagine playing without it now. As long as I make good contact with the ball, I'm pin high on 90+% of my approach shots.

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Originally Posted by Pablo68

I purchased the Bushnell Medalist and am pretty pleased with it. What I've found is that it's not fool proof. You need to shoot the target a couple times to make sure you're getting the flagstick and not the surrounding terrain.

That being said, I can't imagine playing without it now. As long as I make good contact with the ball, I'm pin high on 90+% of my approach shots.

+1 on the benefits of a rangefinder(even over a GPS as far as I'm concerned)  Does the Medalist have pinseeker like the V2 and above does?

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Does the Medalist have pinseeker like the V2 and above does?

The Medalist does have pinseeker. The primary differences between the Medalist and V2: V2 has 5X magnification with an adjustable diopter and uses a special CR-2 camera battery. Medalist has 4X magnification, is bigger, and uses a regular 9V battery. The Medalist is about $60 cheaper.

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I just got the new Callaway (Nikon) Razr rangefinder and it is great.  Outside your stated price range but I think it's worth it.  Super fast.  I've used GPS apps on my phone, and I like this better.  Faster, simple, no nonsense.  It has their own version of "pinseeker" that works well.

http://www.callawaygolf.com/global/en-us/golf-equipment/golf-accessories/golf-rangefinders/razr-rangefinder.html

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Got the bushnell v2 with slope for $299.00 at golfsmith (patriot pack).
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