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2023 Official Member Review: Cobalt Q-6 Range Finder


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  Congratulations Testers!!! 

@Tom the Golf Nut @vandyland @DaveP043 @GolfSpy_APH
Looking forward to seeing what you guys are doing with yours so I can follow along with mine and maybe learn a few things I never thought of before!  Awesome team ranging here!  

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Great Group of Testers that will most definitely put this rangefinder through its paces!  Congrats guys!!

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Congrats testers! Looking forward to seeing how this competes in a market that’s growing more and more crowded every year. 
 

I’m still enjoying my precision pro, but there seems to be a lot of great competition here now. 
 

 

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Congrats. to those selected.

Diverse group, and looking forward to the comments and reviews!

Driver & Fairway: :titleist-small: Titleist TSR3 10 degree - :Fuji: Ventus TR Blue & :titleist-small: TSR3 15 - :projectx: Hzrdus Black Gen 4 

Hybrid: :titleist-small: TSR2 21 degree - :projectx: Hzrdus Black Gen 4

Irons: :titleist-small: Titleist T200 3G (4) & T150 - (5-G) - :projectx: Project X LZ 

Wedges: :vokey-small: Vokey SM8 54, and 58

Putter: :cameron-small: Cameron Phantom X 7.5

Ball: :titleist-small: Pro V1 & :maxfli: Maxfli Tour

Link to "Unboxing & Set-Up" post

 

 

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Congrats testers!

Driver: :titleist-small: TSR2, :Fuji:Ventus Blue 6 S, 65g Stiff

FW: :titleist-small: TSR2 3w, 15,  :Fuji:Ventus Blue 7 S, 70g Stiff

Hybrids:  :callaway-small: Apex Pro 3H, :Fuji:Ventus Blue 8 S, 80g Stiff

            :taylormade-small: Stealth DHY 4H, :Fuji:Ventus Blue 8 S, 80g Stiff

Irons: :edel-golf-1: SMS 5-6, SMS Pro 7-PW, Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff

Wedges: :vokey-small:SM9 48 F Grind, 52 F Grind, 56 M Grind, Aerotech Steelfiber i95 Stiff

Putter: :odyssey-small: Sri-Hot 5K Triple Wide, Stroke Lab shaft

Ball: :titelist-small: Pro V1

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Excellent group right here!!

 

In my :titleist-small: cart Bag:

Driver:    :cobra-small: King F9 9° - LH - Atmos Blue TS 6 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
               :srixon-small: Z U85 2 Iron
Irons:     :titelist-small: T200 4 Iron AMT White S300
  :titelist-small: T100S - LH - 3-48* - AMT White S300
Wedges:               Indi FLX- LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: 2 Bar Hybrid
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

Testing: Haywood CB/MB Combo Iron Set, 4-7 Cavity backs, 8-PW Muscle Backs, True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 Stiff, 2 Degrees stronger lofts.

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Congrats testers! 

@GolfSpy_APH I wonder if you can use it to determine the overall length of an ice sheet!?!? 🤣🤣🤣

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1 minute ago, TylorJudd said:

Congrats testers! 

@GolfSpy_APH I wonder if you can use it to determine the overall length of an ice sheet!?!? 🤣🤣🤣

I already know that! However can depend on the rink too. 

For reference I have never owned a range finder and only used one a handful of times so essentially a complete newby to this. I am really looking forward to this test and seeing how it integrates into my golf game/routine moving forward.

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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4 hours ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

Welcome all to the first Member Test for MGS Forum in 2023. The Cobalt Q-6 Range Finder! 
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Welcome our testers and follow along to see how they find the product in not only their final review, but updates all along throughout the test and post review for longer term follow up!

@Tom the Golf Nut
@vandyland
@DaveP043
@GolfSpy_APH

Want to be a tester for MGS Forum 2023? Be sure to go to our How To Become A Tester Thread to better your chances and get the ins and outs on how we select our testers!

Congratulations to the test group!  Have fun putting this range finder through some paces... we all look forward to your reviews.

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Love it! Congrats guys!! Excited to see if their marketing lives up to their hype! If so, you all just got in on something awesome!!

Driver - PXG 0811 XF - Gen 5, 9 degrees (+1 setting), Oban Devotion TR 65 04
3/5 Wood - Cobra LTDx Max (Blue Colorway)
Utility - Caley X01 Driving Iron (3 = 18*)
Irons (5-PW) - Caley 01T
Wedges (48, 52, 56, 60) - Indi Wedges FLX 48 / ATK 52, 56, 60
Putter - L.A.B. Directed Force 2.1 - 65*
Ball - Chrome Tour Triple-Track

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4 hours ago, GolfSpy_APH said:

I already know that! However can depend on the rink too. 

For reference I have never owned a range finder and only used one a handful of times so essentially a complete newby to this. I am really looking forward to this test and seeing how it integrates into my golf game/routine moving forward.

I have a handful of Christmas money that I'm considering dropping on a rangefinder, so I'll be following this test with some interest for sure!

Driver - :cobra-small:Radspeed XB at 7.5°, Aldila Rogue Silver 70-S
3 Wood - :cobra-small:Radspeed, Aldila Rogue Silver 70-S
5 Wood - :cobra-small:Radspeed, Fujikura Motore X F3 6-S
Utility - :mizuno-small: Pro 225 3i, Mitsubishi MMT 105S

Irons - :mizuno-small:Pro 225 4-5, 223 6-PW, KBS $-Taper 120
Wedges - :cobra-small:King Cobra Snakebite 52° & 58°, KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 S
Putter - :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Black Ten 35"
Ball - :callaway-small: Chrome Tour

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Congrats to the testers!  I'll be following along with interest cause I'm in the market for a new range finder 👍

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Driver:     :titleist-small: TSR3 9* UST Mamiya Proto LIN-Q Blue 

Fairways   :titleist-small: TSi2 UST Mamiya LIN-Q Blue 13.5* 

Driving Iron:   :titleist-small: U500 17* :Fuji:  Blue Ventus HB Velocore 

Irons   :titleist-small: T350 4 & 5, T200 6 - PW UST Mamiya Recoil Dart F4 105g

Wedges    :vokey-small: SM9 48*, SM9 52*, SM8 56* Modus Tour Wedge 

Putter    :cameron-small: Newport 2 w/ Garsen Ultimate grip 

Ball    :titleist-small:  *ProV1 Left Dot

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8 hours ago, TylorJudd said:

Congrats testers! 

@GolfSpy_APH I wonder if you can use it to determine the overall length of an ice sheet!?!? 🤣🤣🤣

Funny I use mine at work all the time for getting rough measurements of hallways and spaces (we have a few hallways in my building that are about 130 yards long)

Congrats testers on this multi use product!

 

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24 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

Testers,

What rangefinder are you guys using currently, if any? 

For those of you using one, what's it going to take to beat out your current one? 

 

I have a lot of the info in my intro which I wrote up today. I will post it in the very near future.  But anything will beat out what I have currently. Take a look at the photo then I will explain. 

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Yardage Pro 500 was my first one.  A nice two-handed dinosaur from 2005 era (roughly). Due to an unfortunate bounce, out of the cubby in the golf cart and me hitting the brakes trying not to run it over. Well, unfortunately I was as a second to late and hit the brakes when the unit was under the rear tire. Thus, skidding the unit for a few feet.  Sickening feeling. But the unit still works as long as I don't take it out of the case. The trigger is under the gray spot on the top. The case is the only thing holding the trigger in place.

I then went to a Logitech GPS which I hated as it only held about 5 courses. You had to pay a service fee every year to be able to upload different courses. But you had to delete them all then pick 5 again. I had enough of that. It also was not accurate at all (at least for my home course). 

Now comes the Tec Tec Tec laser. It worked great for a few years and then I forgot to take it out of my golf bag and put it in my carry on when flying. The pressure in the baggage area caused a leak and then half the display was gone. Customer service told me to leave it on the car dashboard on a hot summer day for 4 hours. This will burn out the fog inside the display. It worked for a few months, and then I had to repeat it every few months. You only get hot summer days in the summer so I couldn't always clear it out when I needed it.  But it is working currently. One of the digit locations is lighter than the other but you can tell the yardage for the most part. But this unit requires you to be rock steady or you can miss the flag and pick up a tree in the background. 

I'm looking forward to the Cobalt Q6. It has some nice features that my other units did not have. 

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:cobra-small: 3 wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex

:cobra-small: 5 wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex 

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:cobra-small: 5 Hybrid King Tec MMT R Flex

:cobra-small: Irons, Tour UST Recoil 95 R Flex (6 - Gap)

:cobra-small: Wedges, Snakebite KBS Hi- Rev2.0 54* & 60*

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Sorry no good to me I shake toooooooooo MUCH apparently, but I can hold a FULL glass of RED WINE and no problems lol...

I’m a hacker who loves nothing more than to change how I play, be that grips shafts and heads its all fair game lol…

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Congrats to those selected for testing. I can say without a doubt, that as a guy that never used a rangefinder before testing the Voice Caddie SL2 a couple years ago, it helps tremendously on new courses and wayward drives lol

 

Cant wait to hear your thoughts. 

 

 

 

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Driver:    PXG Black Ops 8* or Callaway Smoke AI TD Max 8.5* with an Aretera Alpha One Grey 65/4 shaft @ 45”

Fairway: :srixon-small: F85 3 wood with a XPhplexx Agera X @ 42.5”

 :srixon-small: F85 5 wood with a UST Elements Chrome 7F5 @ 41.5"

Driving Iron: :ping-small: Rapture 2-Iron 

Irons: :titleist-small: T150 4-GW with Modus 105R

Wedges:    :vokey-small: SM10 56M shaft TBD

:edel-golf-1: SMS 50* T grind with Steelfiber i110s

               :ping-small: Glide 4.0 46* zz wedge shaft

               :ping-small: Glide 4.0 E grind 54* zz wedge 

Putter: :cameron-small: 2024 Phantom 5.5 @ 34”

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16 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

For those of you using one, what's it going to take to beat out your current one? 

Currently using an amazon rangefinder (WOSPORTS w/ slope about $90) which, honestly, is not going to be hard to beat. The Cobalt is in such a price range that I think comparing it to my current rangefinder exclusively would be a disservice to this forum. I will compare it my current one but I will also use a friend's bushnell ($500) as I think that is much more relevant to the readers. Honestly, the Cobalt is more than I was willing to spend on a rangefinder several years ago when I got my current one (first one I had ever bought) so I will be coming at it from a "is there a SIGNIFICANT difference between this and a budget rangefinder." 

Here's what I would expect, target locking to be quick and easy. If I shoot the same thing multiple times it should give me the same number every time (my current range finder will jump around 3-4 yards on a flagstick which makes no sense as it is not like there is going to be something 3-4 yds behind the flag stick that is getting picked up. 20-30 yds would make more sense if it is alternating between the flag and trees behind it. The feature that I am VERY excited to see is the "magnification" feature. I don't currently have that so it makes shaky hands + small target = time consuming frustration. 

My goal above all is to give an honest, thorough evaluation of this product. If people are going to spend this much money I want to give them a lot (maybe TOO much?) of information.  

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You can see how excited we all are, 3 of the introductions are up, less than 30 hours after this thread opened.  To answer the one question I've seen, I currently use a Bushnell V3 (no slope.  I also own a V2 WITH slope that I don't use.  I did have a Precision Pro NX9 Slope rangefinder that I managed to lose.  I've rarely used GPS for golf, only occasionally on a new course where I wanted to see a bit of the hole layout.

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:callaway-small:Rogue SubZero, GD YS-Six X

:mizuno-small: T22 54 and 58 wedges

:mizuno-small: 7-wood

:Sub70: 5-wood

 B60 G5i putter

Right handed

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11 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

You can see how excited we all are, 3 of the introductions are up, less than 30 hours after this thread opened.  To answer the one question I've seen, I currently use a Bushnell V3 (no slope.  I also own a V2 WITH slope that I don't use.  I did have a Precision Pro NX9 Slope rangefinder that I managed to lose.  I've rarely used GPS for golf, only occasionally on a new course where I wanted to see a bit of the hole layout.

Make that 4 of 4!

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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Currently playing with the University of Central Florida Golf Association in monthly tournament play.   UCFGA handicap is a 23.4  and a USGA handicap of 17.8.   Currently use the Arccos system tracking  and a GPS rangefinder.   Would love to compare what I use with this model.

Gary F. Sweat.

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Just now, Gary F. Sweat said:

Currently playing with the University of Central Florida Golf Association in monthly tournament play.   UCFGA handicap is a 23.4  and a USGA handicap of 17.8.   Currently use the Arccos system tracking  and a GPS rangefinder.   Would love to compare what I use with this model.

Testers have already been selected. Or intros are up and as soon as we have the unit in have we will have unboxing photos then start the reviews. 

Be sure to follow along! 

⛳🛄 as of Nov 6, 2023 (Past WITB
Driver:  :callaway-small: Paradym TD w/ GD ADDI 6X Driver Shootout! 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ Motore F1 Shaft

Irons:   :titleist-small: T Series - T200 5 Iron
                                          T150 6-9 Iron
                                          T100 PW/GW

Wedge:  Toura Golf - A Spec 53,37,61 degree 

Putter:  Screenshot 2023-06-02 13.10.30.png Mezz Max!

Balls:     Vice Pro Plus Drip (Blue/Orange)

 

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