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#46 roguepixel



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Posted 22 June 2010 - 07:40 PM

I'm scoping out the Tour V2. I may have to wait though since I'll have to request this for Christmas.

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:36 PM

I like them both but own the bushnell..
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 07:16 AM

I am using a local companies range finder, works great and is much less costly than Bushnell and others. $160 USD

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:09 PM

The original question was Bushnell or Leupold. In researching laser range finders, I found that Leupold has less complaints about reliability - particularly versus earlier model Bushnells. But, they are also generally more expensive. I guess you get what you pay for.

In terms of GPS versus Laser Range Finders, my update is I'm still in limbo. I have a Skycaddie SG2.5 that is sitting in a drawer more out of protest than anything else. I know I should use it or sell it, but I haven't made up my mind yet.

Funds not withstanding, I'd love to go with a Leupold - even an older model. But, I just can't do that right now. Overall, if I look at things realistically, I've been playing without either for a couple of months now and haven't missed it too much. About half of the courses I've played have onboard GPS that I've been able to bum readings off of (even if I'm walking usually somebody in my group is playing cart golf). The other times I've relied on old fashioned sprinkler head yardage, course knowledge or local knowledge.

So I'm thinking this is more of a luxury rather than a necessity. I can wait and make a decision later or ask for a Leupold for Christmas in the off-season.
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Posted 29 June 2010 - 02:23 PM

I'm looking at getting a Laser Range Finder with slope, but I'm wondering if there are major differences between the Bushnell 1500 and the Bushnell 1600. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 10:19 PM

I've been thinking about the Leupold GX-3. ;)
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#52 harrison101



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Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:15 PM

I've been thinking about the Leupold GX-3. :)

I was just looking at https://www.golfclubs.com/ and the Leupold GX-3 got a great review. Now I'm thinking about buying it as well !

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