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Thread Starter 

I've been given a laser rangefinder but am having trouble using it. it's a bushnell 5-700 (10x25).

 

some of the time it'll give me a distance(tends to be shorter distances) but more often than not it'll calculate and calculate but doesn't come up with anything.

 

i have tested this from my balcony and i get distances instantly (have tested up to 500 meters and it seems pretty quick and accurate), and "Quality" shows as full.

 

On a course it's different (low battery indicator doesn't show) as I just get the moving indicator showing it's calculating but after a few seconds get zip.

 

any tips? thanks golf nuts.

post #2 of 5
Thread Starter 

anyone? anyone?

post #3 of 5
Is it a golf specific rangefinder? I have a Leupold and all i have to do is click the button to get the crosshairs, then hold the button while placing the cross hairs on my target and yargage appears. Very consistent and only rarely fooled by competing background objects that i have learned to recognize.

Good luck!
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Read the manual to check if you are using it properly. Then try moving closer to the flag and see if the trouble lies with being able to lock onto it from far away.
Do you aim at the flag? I've seen people aiming at the pin or cup.
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Thread Starter 

I've crossed various emails with the Bushnell people and it0's marked "Bushnell", it's a knockoff. Received as a present, assume buyer bought it online.

 

As Bushnell told me "From the further information you have supplied ... I’d suggest you now have a very fancy paperweight."
 

:)

 

Thx for the ideas.

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