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Hello all,

 

This is my first post on this thread so go easy on me. I was wondering if anyone in the MyGolfSpy community had any experience with this range finder. All i could find were a few 

amazon reviews and reviews of the older model. Seems like a steal for that price!

 

 

 

https://www.costco.com/CaddyTek-Golf-Laser-Rangefinder%2C-CaddyView-V2-%2BSlope.product.100419508.html

 

 

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Looks like it might be a decent product. Good price. Costco stands behind their sales.

Might be worth a look.

Let us know if you get one as I'd be interested.

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I bought a CaddyTek push cart for $99 from Costco a few years ago and it's been great. Take a chance on it and let us know how it performs.

 

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Looks like it might be a decent product. Good price. Costco stands behind their sales.

Might be worth a look.

Let us know if you get one as I'd be interested.

 

 

Going to try and grab one at Costco sometime this weekend. I'll report back 

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I bought a CaddyTek push cart for $99 from Costco a few years ago and it's been great. Take a chance on it and let us know how it performs.

 

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I think I might. Stay tuned

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Let us know how it is.  I've seen it on Costco's website and am very intrigued.

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Any feedback on this rangefinder?

 

 

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I have a caddytek caddyview 2 range finder. I play with others who have the name brand $300-$400 dollar range finders and I get the same distance everyone else does. The slope option does give different yardage as you would expect but I don't see a large difference in the slope yardage vs. actual yardage, but that could be because of the course I have available to me are relatively flat. This range finder does come with the option of non slope function as well, you will receive a small panel/tab that you clip on to the side of the unit for slope or non slope function. This can be switched in seconds and is very intuitive. It does have a "pin seeking" mode to it but I really can't tell the difference between the pin mode and regular. It doesn't buzz/vibrate when pin has been sighted so if you have some trees behind the green you may want to hit it a few times to verify correct yardage. It does have an adjustable focus which is nice and the optics I would say are up to par with anything else out there. Easy to use and switch between modes. Since this doesn't have the vibrate function or any way letting you know your locked on the pin it is a little more difficult hitting the pin from longer distances(say like 225yds and further). Overall for spending less than $150 I am happy with this range finder. I use this in conjunction with a GPS watch which makes it easier to rely on the distances given. if you are as budget minded as I am this is a good buy, you just maybe spending a few seconds more acquiring your target.

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I have a caddytek caddyview 2 range finder. I play with others who have the name brand $300-$400 dollar range finders and I get the same distance everyone else does. The slope option does give different yardage as you would expect but I don't see a large difference in the slope yardage vs. actual yardage, but that could be because of the course I have available to me are relatively flat. This range finder does come with the option of non slope function as well, you will receive a small panel/tab that you clip on to the side of the unit for slope or non slope function. This can be switched in seconds and is very intuitive. It does have a "pin seeking" mode to it but I really can't tell the difference between the pin mode and regular. It doesn't buzz/vibrate when pin has been sighted so if you have some trees behind the green you may want to hit it a few times to verify correct yardage. It does have an adjustable focus which is nice and the optics I would say are up to par with anything else out there. Easy to use and switch between modes. Since this doesn't have the vibrate function or any way letting you know your locked on the pin it is a little more difficult hitting the pin from longer distances(say like 225yds and further). Overall for spending less than $150 I am happy with this range finder. I use this in conjunction with a GPS watch which makes it easier to rely on the distances given. if you are as budget minded as I am this is a good buy, you just maybe spending a few seconds more acquiring your target.

 

 

Thanks for the solid review. May get one now :) 

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Sounds like a fantastic deal

I almost want to buy one just as a spare in case my bushnell takes a dump

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Not showing up on Costco website anymore.  Typical Costco, they have an item then it disappears forever when inventory sold out.  

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Recently, I set out to find a good rangefinder and search led me to the dead end. Most of the goods are Chinese copies or low-quality replicas. Then I found one site http://thebestgolfrangefinder.com/ where the products with the best characteristics were collected, thanks to them I bought my Nikon 8397. So far, everything works well, if any changes appear I'll write a separate post about this.

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Recently, I set out to find a good rangefinder and search led me to the dead end. Most of the goods are Chinese copies or low-quality replicas. Then I found one site http://thebestgolfrangefinder.com/ where the products with the best characteristics were collected, thanks to them I bought my Nikon 8397. So far, everything works well, if any changes appear I'll write a separate post about this.

I've found some of the 'best' (fill in whatever you're looking for) sites are really veiled marketing sites promoting a particular brand as the best even though they'll show and review other brands positively. So I'm very cautious about where I get my info from.

 

On the other hand I did have a Nikon LRF and really liked it. I just bought a NX7 Pro and used it today for the first time. Hands down best LRF I've had.

 

 

 

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Think I'll be adding this to the Christmas wish list this year

 

But wife will say she got me the GPS watch so why do I need this blah blah blah

 

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I picked up one of the Caddytek CaddyView V2 +Slope earlier this year.

Because of my frequent travel to the Hampton Roads, Va area and I keep a set of clubs there and my regular set here in Florida.  One one particular trip, I left my rangefinder in Florida and I felt completely lost without it on the course.

So...I figured it'd be a good opportunity to buy a newer model with the slope feature.  After doing some research and reading reviews, I settled on the CaddyTek CaddyView V2, which you can pick up on Amazon or eBay for ~$150.00, or if you're a Costco member, $129.99 on their website.

 

Regardless, here's my take on this unit.  I really wanted to pick up a RangeFinder with the Slope feature.  I was intrigued and thought it could really help me figure out the distances I needed to hit on my home course.  Although I play primarily in Florida, my home course has a LOT of elevation changes.  One hole, in particular has an uphill green that plays at +14 yards - and let me tell you, it plays every bit of that.  Same thing on downhill lies, I found this device to be very good at estimating the differences.  Several people in my 'gaggle' have slope features on their RangeFinders, so I like to compare them.  They paid quite a bit more than I did, and the estimations were either spot-on, or within a yard of each other.  I was in Colorado last week, with yet another buddy playing with a Slope enabled RangeFinder - same result.  Very accurate and similar results - but mine was $150+ less than theirs.

If I had to knock this unit for any reason, it'd be it's slower to pick up targets than my previous Nikon RangeFinder.  There are times when I had to step to the left or right, to get a slightly better angle on a flag, but it finds it with a little patience on those occasions.

The big question is - would I buy it again?  Absolutely.  For the money, it's an exceptional value and the accuracy and slope features are the same as the higher priced models.  It's not perfect, but it's very, very good!

I definitely recommend it.

-- P.J.

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I picked up one of the Caddytek CaddyView V2 +Slope earlier this year.

Because of my frequent travel to the Hampton Roads, Va area and I keep a set of clubs there and my regular set here in Florida.  One one particular trip, I left my rangefinder in Florida and I felt completely lost without it on the course.

So...I figured it'd be a good opportunity to buy a newer model with the slope feature.  After doing some research and reading reviews, I settled on the CaddyTek CaddyView V2, which you can pick up on Amazon or eBay for ~$150.00, or if you're a Costco member, $129.99 on their website.

 

Regardless, here's my take on this unit.  I really wanted to pick up a RangeFinder with the Slope feature.  I was intrigued and thought it could really help me figure out the distances I needed to hit on my home course.  Although I play primarily in Florida, my home course has a LOT of elevation changes.  One hole, in particular has an uphill green that plays at +14 yards - and let me tell you, it plays every bit of that.  Same thing on downhill lies, I found this device to be very good at estimating the differences.  Several people in my 'gaggle' have slope features on their RangeFinders, so I like to compare them.  They paid quite a bit more than I did, and the estimations were either spot-on, or within a yard of each other.  I was in Colorado last week, with yet another buddy playing with a Slope enabled RangeFinder - same result.  Very accurate and similar results - but mine was $150+ less than theirs.

If I had to knock this unit for any reason, it'd be it's slower to pick up targets than my previous Nikon RangeFinder.  There are times when I had to step to the left or right, to get a slightly better angle on a flag, but it finds it with a little patience on those occasions.

The big question is - would I buy it again?  Absolutely.  For the money, it's an exceptional value and the accuracy and slope features are the same as the higher priced models.  It's not perfect, but it's very, very good!

I definitely recommend it.

-- P.J.

 

Thanks for the review PJ, do you find yourself using this over your other range finder at any time or is it strictly your spare?

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Sorry for the delay, I hadn't turned on notifications for this thread - I didn't realize you had asked a question.

In short, this is now my permanent RangeFinder.  I really like the Slope Feature, the Nikon I'd previously used is now in my "spare" bag that I keep in Virginia.

-- P.J.

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On 6/26/2018 at 12:24 PM, shinton0984 said:

I have a caddytek caddyview 2 range finder. I play with others who have the name brand $300-$400 dollar range finders and I get the same distance everyone else does. The slope option does give different yardage as you would expect but I don't see a large difference in the slope yardage vs. actual yardage, but that could be because of the course I have available to me are relatively flat. This range finder does come with the option of non slope function as well, you will receive a small panel/tab that you clip on to the side of the unit for slope or non slope function. This can be switched in seconds and is very intuitive. It does have a "pin seeking" mode to it but I really can't tell the difference between the pin mode and regular. It doesn't buzz/vibrate when pin has been sighted so if you have some trees behind the green you may want to hit it a few times to verify correct yardage. It does have an adjustable focus which is nice and the optics I would say are up to par with anything else out there. Easy to use and switch between modes. Since this doesn't have the vibrate function or any way letting you know your locked on the pin it is a little more difficult hitting the pin from longer distances(say like 225yds and further). Overall for spending less than $150 I am happy with this range finder. I use this in conjunction with a GPS watch which makes it easier to rely on the distances given. if you are as budget minded as I am this is a good buy, you just maybe spending a few seconds more acquiring your target.

Good review - thanks for taking the time. Guess I'm not surprised that there are some very solid LRFs out there for a lot less than the top brands. I have a NX 7 Pro, it cost a bit more than your Costco one, but a lot less than my partners Bushnell and it has better features than his. . 

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