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lampard
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Friday October 19, 2018 1:02 AM
Hi,
I am looking into purchasing a golf rangefinder. How does this piece of equipment determine the slope and change the distance based on that?

Nikon Coolshot 20

Nikon 8397 Aculon

TecTecTec VPRO500

Bushnell Tour V3

Precision NX7 Pro Laser Rangefinder

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jciapa02
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Friday October 19, 2018 4:06 PM
I've used the Bushnell and recently bought the TecTecTec rangefinder and I've got to be honest the TTT does the job. Here's my differences and I'll list the PROS for both.

TecTecTec Pros:
- Price (duh)
- Has everything the big name brand rangefinders give you: stickers, carrying case that zips and clips depending on your preference.
- The size, about every rangefinder will be palm size (unless you're Shaquille O'Neal)
- Pinseeking technology (TecTecTec provides a few different modes that I only struggle with locking onto my target if there are large or a number of direct objects behind, the laser will bounce off those instead of flag. I remedy by pointing down at the ground nearest the flag and assuming +/- 2 yard differences)
- First target priority mode, pinseeking mode, scan mode are all modes you can opt/change for that is included in the above mentioned "everything the big name brand" minimum asking capabilities you can claim rangefinders should achieve 'statement'.

Bushnell Pros:
- Professional backing
- More sturdy of a feel, you don't feel scared to drop on hard packed dirt or leave in the rain/cart
- Buzz when locked onto target
- Flashy cool expensive toy which may make you play more golf reasoning you want to go out and use it more.

I weighed all the options before buying and actually got as a gift and I'm more than happy with my TecTecTec VPRO500 tagged up with my common sense golfing skills. Sometimes it'll catch to other targets but with my buddy's Bushnell that happens too. I feel more than happy with not spending a ton on the Bushnell but I respect if you trust name and longevity over TecTecTec which could be seen as the WalMart cheap brand of a rangefinder. LoL

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Friday October 19, 2018 11:33 PM
I have a Nikon CoolShot 20. Mine doesn’t have slope and is very basic. There’s a need for steady hands and flags with reflectors work great. Good intro unit, does what it needs to do.

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Monday December 31, 2018 1:40 AM
A Best golf rangefinder is one of the easier ways to improve your golf game. Why? Well knowing accurate distances goes a long way in helping with club selection. Sure, it might not help your swing, but knowing the right club to use out on the course provides an advantage.

If you are one of those golfers that practices, you can use a rangefinder to dial in your yardages while practicing at the driving range.
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Monday December 31, 2018 5:27 AM
I use my range finder very little, mainly on par 3's or if there is a hazard to avoid. I use a garmin x40 watch which is fantastic. Mentioned about is knowing you distances, that is so so important. I not only measure the majority of my tee shot, but measure most of my other shots as well, I know I hit my 19.5* cobra f7 5 wood 182 to 184 yards every time, so I know where I am going to be. I play with guys that never measure their shots, either drives or fairway shot and it amazes me. You have to do it every round as it can change day to day, how you are swinging, weather, which ball you are using, time of day. I do this for all my clubs. I have a Bushnell Pro X2 range finder and like it.
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Wednesday April 3, 2019 6:23 AM
I love my Bushnell Tour V4. It's Just tell me the distance in a straight line, so if I go up or down the hill, I'll only look at what club will take me there if it was flat, then add or remove what my eyes say to my brain. It has the vibration that vibrates when you are blocked. It will take pins and nothing really reflective.
Read the review here: https://www.outdoorsbest.com/golf-rangefinder/

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