Bushnell Medalist vs Leupold GX-I
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Re: Bushnell Medalist vs Leupold GX-II can only speak for the Medalist.
I have one, it's fantastic. I used an older Bushnell for years and hands down the Medalist with Pinseeker blows away the older technology.
The Medalist is lightweight, incredibly accurate, uses 9 volt batteries that are available anywhere and last forever. I don't know why anyone would choose any other laser, even the Bushnell 1500 has very little over the Medalist. (trust me, I need no readings over 900 yards)
I use my Medalist for every approach shot, and a few other times each round scoping out hazards, beverage chicks and whatnot. It's never failed to grab the target quickly and accurately.
As far as the Leopold goes, from what I read, it's a great unit. Not sure what the big deal is on selecting reticles is, but for some, that appears to be a can't miss "feature". I also think that it's waterproof which on some days would be one less thing to worry about.
For convenience, accuracy and speed, I'd challenge any unit on the market.
I bought my Medalist for $145 new from Ebay. Not sure what the GX-1 goes for, but I'd be amazed if it's less than that.
I don't think you could go wrong with either unit.
Re: Bushnell Medalist vs Leupold GX-I
I'm going to stand up for the Leupold. I think it's a better system. It's smaller and easier to hold. And they advertise here, but I only let them over someone else because I believe in their products. Our review of the GX-I came out well before they began advertising.
Medalist Leupold GX-I -------- ------------ 4x magnification 6x magnification 300+ yd range (flag) 350 yd range (flag) PinSeeker PinHunter Weather resistant Weather resistant 1.8 x 4.4 x 3.8 1.5 x 4 x 2.75 9V Battery Widely available watch battery 2Y Limited Warranty 1Y Warranty Includes case Selectable Aiming Reticles, Includes case > 6.8 oz 6.8 oz Horizontal Design Vertical Design
I like the vertical design, the smaller size, the higher magnification, and the reticles on the GX-I. I like nothing more about the Medalist.
Re: Bushnell Medalist vs Leupold GX-II too have a medalist and although it's a bit bulky compared to some of the newer range finders, I have no real problems with it's size or performance. Althought I'm sure the Leupold is also an excellent range finder, I can't really say anything about it because I've never used one.
Re: Bushnell Medalist vs Leupold GX-IMy leupold has been very reliable, and i like the fact that you can choose your aming recticle. I bought one after i read the review by iacas, and have had no need to switch to any other. The case it comes with is very cool, and has a handle, so you can hook it up to your bag for easy acesss during your round.
I am looking at the medalist tomorrow, and the guy is asking $159.00. I will try it out on a few flags and other items at my club to make sure it's working properly. If it checks out, I think I will buy it. He says he was recently given a GPS as a gift and says he doesn't need both, but I'm a little concerned with the price being lower than what I see on e-bay and other places......but if it works I think I will buy it.