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Hey guys!

 

I've occasionally had the opportunity of playing golf and always had amazing, memorable experiences.

 

Decided to pick it up as a serious hobby now but I don't really know much about it.

I decided I am going to get myself a golf rangefinder but not sure witch one to pick.

Saw some great options compared on this site and am leaning towards the Bushnell Tour V3:

I've set myself a budget of $250 for the golf rangefinder – what do you guys recommend?

 

Thanks ahead for all the help!

James Nelson
 

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The v3 is a good option - I love mine! The newer ones have a few extra bells and whistles, but the v3 is a little less expensive now, and does everything you need.

 

I would recommend keeping a spare battery in your bag - when it's dead, it's dead - no warning.

 

Other than that, it's a perfect choice!

 

 

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The v3 is a good option - I love mine! The newer ones have a few extra bells and whistles, but the v3 is a little less expensive now, and does everything you need.

 

I would recommend keeping a spare battery in your bag - when it's dead, it's dead - no warning.

 

Other than that, it's a perfect choice!

 

 

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I would agree. It's also very durable.

 

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If you just want a basic LRF check out the MG Golf M400. $135. There's a number of us around here that use it. My first one went funky after about a year but MG Golf replaced it with no questions asked. (I returned it to them for inspection)

If you sign up for MG's emails you sometimes find the M400 for a little less. Perhaps $125.

Their all leather gloves and the C4 balls are great also.


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I agree with alien8mycow.

I have the Bushnell Tour V3 and love it for its weight and durability. Do carry a spare battery with you. They are not your standard AA or 9V but rather the CR2. You can buy a 6 pack on Amazon dirt cheap and keep the spares in a refrigerator.

You may also want to follow the new thread here regarding the testing of range finders by the forum members.

ole gray is one of the testers and I am sure once he has his hands on it you will start seeing the feedback from him and the others.

I am not sure how soon you need it but it may be worthwhile to get their feedback on the newer model they are testing.


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3 & 7 Wood - TaylorMade M2

6i -Gap - TaylorMade M4- Stiff flex

Wedges - TaylorMade ATV 55* & 60*

Putter - Odyssey 2 Ball

Ball - Titleist Pro V1

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First of all..... welcome from sunny Italy and I wish you a happy New Year.

 

I own recently a Nikon Aculon AL11.  It 's the first range finder that I owns and I must say that it is very, very good. Small (It is in the palm of your hand), lightweight (gr. 125 without battery), waterproof (IPX4), very bright lens, real 6x magnification 6-550 yards, measuring also "continuous", very stable, MODE button to select the yard / meter units.The range finder does not calculate the slope.  Included nylon pouch with velcro that can be attached either on the belt or worn around the neck, or other, with the included lanyard. Bought on Amazon.it.  Quality / price ratio, in my opinion, excellent: € 138 (CR2 3V battery included). This is a summary of my topic (where you'll find photos of Nikon Aculon):

shotsaver SLR500

I hope I was helpful.

See you soon. 


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In my bag Callaway Org 14:

Driver: 10.5° Callaway XR-16 shaft Miyazaky limited edition c. Kua 39 /stiff
3 Wood: 20° Callaway GBB Heavenwood shaft Fujikura Motore Speeder 665 R flex
Hybrid 4: 22°Callaway GBB UST Mamiya recoil F3
Irons: Callaway Big Bertha 2015 5-PW shaft graphite UST Mamiya recoil F3 (2° flat) 
Wedges: MD3 S gring 49° bounce 10° (2° flat), MD3 S grind 54° bounce10°(1° flat) and MD3 58°bounce 8° shaft steel True Temper XP95 R300
Putter: Odyssey works #1 wide putter whith Odyssey Super Stroke slim 3.0
Ball
Titlest pro V1, Callaway supersoft ,Noodle long &soft.

GPS: Garmin S1

Range Finder: Nikon Aculon AL11 -  6X 

 

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First of all... Welcome from the Pacific Northwest!  Glad you joined us James. 

 

I also have the V3; well my wife does.  I use a GPS, she uses the V3, but I like the laser for certain shots.  The GPS works fine for most shots because I know the course.  I have found that the battery lasts about 6 months, but that could be only because it is not used on every hole. 


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Hi. I recently picked up a Precision Pro Golf NX7 rangefinder for $250 and it works fine for me. Pretty simple, 6x magnification, more accurate than I am :D. The adaptive slope technology can be turned on and off though. There are other similar brands in the same price range. 

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I went with an inexpensive rangefinder from Amazon that is similar to the one that MG Golf sells.  It was just over $100 with prime shipping.  This model does not calculate slope and I kind of with I purchased one that did.  Overall it has worked very well for me.  I have never used a more expensive model so I guess I don't know what I am missing.  It is easy to find the flag and get an accurate reading.  There is a setting where you shoot something behind the green then go to the flag.  When the yardage goes down you know you picked up the flag and have the right yardage.  Sure the jolt technology would make it easier but the current process does not slow me down.  


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4 Wood - Callaway Rogue - Project X Evenflow blue 6.0

Hybrids - Titleist 818 H2 -  3(c-1) and 4(c-4) - Tensei CK Blue 70 stiff

Irons - Callaway Apex  CF 16 5-AW - True Temper XP 95 Steel Stiff

Wedges - Ping Glide 54 SS, 58 TS

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Thanks for all the comments I am getting ready to pull the trigger on a NX7. I'll post out how I like it.

 

 

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Thanks for all the comments I am getting ready to pull the trigger on a NX7. I'll post out how I like it.

 

 

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Welcome! I reviewed the NX7 Pro for MGS. Great unit, small, accurate and slope calculations with the Pro model. There's a mail in rebate I believe and an additional few dollars off for being an MGS forum member. Such a great unit that I thought about picking up a second unit for my wife. Also, free lifetime battery replacement (uses a watch battery and I've already replaced mine through Precision Pro and it was painless and fast!). Search the boards for my review (can't search for the link while I'm using my phone).

 

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Driver:  :cobra-small: F8 10.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag:  :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :srixon-small: Z*Star

RangeFinder:918457628_PrecisionPro: NX7 Pro

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Welcome! I reviewed the NX7 Pro for MGS. Great unit, small, accurate and slope calculations with the Pro model. There's a mail in rebate I believe and an additional few dollars off for being an MGS forum member. Such a great unit that I thought about picking up a second unit for my wife. Also, free lifetime battery replacement (uses a watch battery and I've already replaced mine through Precision Pro and it was painless and fast!). Search the boards for my review (can't search for the link while I'm using my phone).

 

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We should talk on Wed if you are getting one for the wide. We have a few in the shop.

 

 

 

 

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:titelist-small: TS1 10.5 Fubuki 45g Shaft

:taylormade-small: SIM Max 5w 18* Ventus Black 

:ping-small:  G410 FW 7,9 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:titelist-small: T300 KBS TGI 80 5 iron thorugh 46 W2

:vokey-small: SM7 50.08, 54.08 and 58.14 

:scotty-small:  Phantom 5.5   35" 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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The MGS Best rangefinder for 2018 has just been posted;

 

https://mygolfspy.com/best-golf-rangefinder-2018/

 

Of these tested, which one would you go for...if $ was no object?

 

Me? I'd probably look at the Pro X2. Simple, accurate as hell & fast. That's all I'd need.


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Driver
:    :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 9.5*, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 60, stiff (MGS Official 2019 Tester)
3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  Classics Tour w/Black Widow Softspikes

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I grabbed this at PGA Superstore yesterday. My rangefinder is worth $143 as a trade! Makes me ponder the Tour V4 with slope....

 

 

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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 4/5 iron, Z785 6-PW, :Nippon:Modus 120X

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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I grabbed this at PGA Superstore yesterday. My rangefinder is worth $143 as a trade! Makes me ponder the Tour V4 with slope....attachicon.gifIMG_5493.JPG

 

 

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Most interesting....Hmmmmm! Thanks for sharing this! Checking now...

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In my       :ping-small: DLX Cart Bag:
Driver
:    :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 9.5*, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 60, stiff (MGS Official 2019 Tester)
3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  Classics Tour w/Black Widow Softspikes

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I have bought a Callaway 300 by reading this article about golf rangefinder from google. The budget of yours will really suit this model. Do not get me wrong, Bushnell Tour V3 is also an excellent product, but it will cost you more with almost the same benefits. If I list it out, you will basically get the same range, slope adjusted feature and laser technology with a higher price tag. You may get more out of Callaway 300 model compared to V3.  It provides additional features like the scan mode. Also, the magnification is 6x in Callaway 300 while Tour V3 only give 5x. So, it always up to the buyer what drives him more. If you want to go purely by brand recognition then definitely Bushnell is more reputable.

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There are number of options around us. But I think before  choosing  Best Golf Rangefinders you have to wear in your mind following tips as my one of the friend suggested me. We have to keep in mind Price, Model, Size, Weight and also we should check features of the Rangefinder. I found gold rangefinder for every type of player online on Grumpy Gopher's website. You can also visit their site as well if you want tips for choosing best golf rangefinder.

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5 hours ago, Farrah Donoho said:

There are number of options around us. But I think before  choosing  Best Golf Rangefinders you have to wear in your mind following tips as my one of the friend suggested me. We have to keep in mind Price, Model, Size, Weight and also we should check features of the Rangefinder. I found gold rangefinder for every type of player online on Grumpy Gopher's website. You can also visit their site as well if you want tips for choosing best golf rangefinder.

Nice to see his site lists MGS as the first source for recommendations. 


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:cobra-small: F Max 5 wood

:ping-small:  9 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*
:wilson-small: C300 4i-GP
:cleveland-small:  Wedges RTX 3.0: 52*, 56*
:ping-small: EYE 2 Wedge 60*

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
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Currently I am using Bushnell V3 rangefinder for golf. It is solid and I could continue to use it as it has been treating me well for more than 4 years. The battery life is excellent and the optics are solid at the moment I play golf. This is quite basic in modern technology, but it still does work most of the time.

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Golf rangefinders have brought a drastic change to golfing. Now calculating the target distance and viewing the required thrust is easy to achieve the mark.
If you're about to purchase the best golf rangefinder according to your needs, take the different types and specifications into account to meet your needs. 

The market is full of golf rangefinders and choosing the right one can be a daunting task for you. I have read a lesson online where they have shared a list of best golf rangefinder based on real-life experience.

They have listed 30 different models for testing and made a shortlist of 10 searchings over 30 days! Well after reading their blog I have come to know that the best golf rangefinder should be included these features: 

  • 500+ yards of the maximum range
  • water resistant
  • Lightweight (Up to 6-ounce)
  • Accuracy at about 300 yards
  • Must have the pin seeking technology
  • Warranty (2-years at least)

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