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Can someone tell me why?

 

It seems to me that rangefinders are the only product in existence that does not lose its value, every year companies come out with a new latest and greatest model, yet, the price of the previous years model does not change, or the very least only comes down by a few dollars making it not even worth buying last years model, and just springing for the new model for the extra couple dollars, the problem is that I don't have and don't want to spend $300 plus do get one, and you cannot even find a good used one for less than $250, so it's not even worth the buying used. When I say good, I don't mean condition, I mean that there are many bad ones on the market, I am talking about a good rangefinder. Crazy.

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I still use the original Leupold GX1, but basically the answer to your question is the older models work just fine. There's really no need to upgrade once you have one.

 

For something I've used for 3+ years and still going strong, I'd say the $200 (bought on sale + discount) was well worth it.

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Picked up an old bushnell pro 1600 for about 150 bucks (£90) on ebay.

 

It works great, tried it against new models, they are a bit quicker but not that much better.

 

But it took me months to win an auction at a price I was happy with.

 

But your right they do hold their value, much the same as other quality optics like binoculars and non digital SLR's.

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Rockbottomgolf.com has some for under $200 that are good. I would recommend signing up for the GolfNow Deal Caddy newsletter. It's GolfNow's version of a daily deal website. Yesterday was the GolfBuddy Gps. The voice one was $99 and the watch was $199 (I know they're not rangefinders but they do have deals on them). I'll post the link so you can sign up/see if the deal is still on:

 

http://dealcaddy.golfnow.com/m/deal/hartford?activeWhiteLabelMerchantAccessByDomain=true&activeWhiteLabelMerchantId=782&isMobileSiteView=false&localeSiteId=1031

 

They usually have one tee time deal based on your location and one product deal.

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Driver:Nike SQ 10.5* with Graphite Design Y6+

3W:Cobra S2 14*

4W: Nike SQ Dymo 17*

3H and 4H: Taylormade Rescue 19* and 22*

5H: Cleveland Mashie 23*

6H: Adams a3os Hollow-Back

7Iron-Sand Wedge:Callaway X-20 Series with Callaway Steel

Lob Wedge (60*):Cleveland CG-12 Black Pearl with Cleveland TRaction Steel Wedge Flex

Putter: Odyssey Versa #9

Golfball: Callaway Hex Black Tour

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Can someone tell me why?

 

It seems to me that rangefinders are the only product in existence that does not lose its value, every year companies come out with a new latest and greatest model, yet, the price of the previous years model does not change, or the very least only comes down by a few dollars making it not even worth buying last years model, and just springing for the new model for the extra couple dollars, the problem is that I don't have and don't want to spend $300 plus do get one, and you cannot even find a good used one for less than $250, so it's not even worth the buying used. When I say good, I don't mean condition, I mean that there are many bad ones on the market, I am talking about a good rangefinder. Crazy.

 

http://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/11272-bushnell-v3-jolt-today05-26-14-only/

 

This might be helpful if your looking for a good one

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Irons: Taylormade LT2's 3-PW S300 dynamic golds

 

Sand Wedge: Vokey 56* 256 10 Oil can 8620 finish True temper shaft

 

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I seldom carry my GPS anymore.  If I'm familiar with the course it's just the Bushnell Pin-Seeker on a daily basis.  The only reason I'd ever buy a new one, is if mine breaks.

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Driver :titelist-small:

Titleist 913 D2 10.5* (set to 9.75* / Neutral) 46" Paderson KINETIXX Kevlar Green - R

Fairway Wood

Tom Wishon 949 MC 16.5* Fujikura Speeder 569-A

Hybrid  :cleveland-small: Hibore 22* Aldila VS Proto Blue

Irons  :ping-small: G series 5-P

Wedges :ping-small:Glide 54* SS / 60* TS - SCOR 53*

Putter     :nike-small: Nike Method 001 / P2 Reflex grip 35"

Ball

Master Grip Tour C4

Bag

Datrek DG Lite  

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They re just a good investment. The GPS is nice, I like having a range, better is that my friend has his gps and I have my bush ell, front, back middle and pin. Sometimes there's 7 or 8 yards difference between the closest gps number and the actually pin. I suppose it depends on a players ability as to whether or not it matters.

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GPS is really nice for an unfamiliar course, but if it's your home course or one you play regularly, if I had to choose between rangefinder or a GPS, I'd take the rangefinder.

What's In The Bag

Driver :titelist-small:

Titleist 913 D2 10.5* (set to 9.75* / Neutral) 46" Paderson KINETIXX Kevlar Green - R

Fairway Wood

Tom Wishon 949 MC 16.5* Fujikura Speeder 569-A

Hybrid  :cleveland-small: Hibore 22* Aldila VS Proto Blue

Irons  :ping-small: G series 5-P

Wedges :ping-small:Glide 54* SS / 60* TS - SCOR 53*

Putter     :nike-small: Nike Method 001 / P2 Reflex grip 35"

Ball

Master Grip Tour C4

Bag

Datrek DG Lite  

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Sometimes there's 7 or 8 yards difference between the closest gps number and the actually pin. I suppose it depends on a players ability as to whether or not it matters.

LOL.....a GPS that reads 8 yards too long would probably help quite a few golfers ;-)

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LOL.....a GPS that reads 8 yards too long would probably help quite a few golfers ;-)

 

This..

 

Exactly.   

What I lug around the golf course in my MacKenzie Walker.

Driver -   Ping G410 Plus 9° Tour 65 S
Fairway -  :srixon-small: Z785 13.5° Tensei CK Pro Orange 70 S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: Z785  TTDG IT S400 3,5-Pw 1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX4 Raw 50° 54° 58°  TTGDTI S400 1° flat

Putters -   Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Nike  Method Converge B1-01 UST Frequency Filter/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider
Tour Black / Ping Anser F/ Scotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. All with different grips, weights, and lengths.
 

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There's plenty of deals out there, you've just gotta jump on them as soon as they pop up.  I missed the newest Nikon (AS with slope I believe is the name of it) that MGS did an article on the other day on eBay brand new that bid late at night and I was outbid at 167.50 (I bid $166.53 with a snipe service).

I also bought the Bushnell V3 Jolt last year when it was released through Golf Discount for $225 new using the MGS code (which Bushnell is now excluded from that promo code).

In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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Too funny BK and too correct.

Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,56,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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at my course, knowing the yardage is very important, we have large long greens, large wide greens, and some small greens, the problem is pin positions, there is also a lot of tiers and slopes on the greens, 5 yards could mean the difference between a birdie chance and double bogey. we have to be able to play to the correct part of the green.

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Had been using the Callway RAZR rangefinder based on the reviews here -- thing is freaking awesome!!!  However, just won a LeupoldGX-4i2 with the slope function -- it's also very good with tons more features (slope, club selection, etc), however….

 

For simply getting quick yardage and ease of targeting, the Callaway seems to do a better job.  

 

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Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

Stat Tracker/GPS Watch: :ShotScope:


 
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  • 4 weeks later...

I bought a Leupold GX-3i2 recently as an upgrade on a Bushnell Medallist that was meant to be a proof of concept and a way to learn my yardages...4 years later and I spent a lot of time trying to justify buying a new one when the one I had worked perfectly well and I still wasn't buying a slope version. It's hard to justify buying a new one when they last so well. Very happy with the decision. I'm bequeathing the Medallist to a friend who is suspicious of the gains you can make using one and knowing he will buy a Leupold when he sees how useful it is.

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LOL.....a GPS that reads 8 yards too long would probably help quite a few golfers ;-)

Make it 10.

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