Which Rangefinder to buy?

I need help as I have no idea where to start if I want to buy a rangefinder? I know Bushnell and Nikon are the most popular ones. Would like one which also has slope calculation in the yardage as well.



Please advise...



Thanks



Amit
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  • ChristopherMcDonaldChristopherMcDonald Members Posts: 2,396 ✭✭
    I have had a lot of good luck with the tec tec tec available on Amazon. Has both slope and non-slope versions available. Competitively priced as well. I use the non-slope version and have never been off more than 1-2 yards in comparison to Bushnell and Leuopold devices



    https://www.amazon.com/TecTecTec-Laser-Rangefinder-VPRO500S-Battery/dp/B00UR4TEI8/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1542739241&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=tectectec&psc=1



    https://www.amazon.com/TecTecTec-VPRO500-Golf-Rangefinder-Binoculars/dp/B00OMXN0Z8/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1542739241&sr=1-2-spons&keywords=tectectec&psc=1
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  • kcd38kcd38 Members Posts: 270 ClubWRX
    Check out the Pinned Rangefinder. Performs like the ushnell for much less $
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  • SAMITKSSAMITKS Members Posts: 8 ✭✭


    I have had a lot of good luck with the tec tec tec available on Amazon. Has both slope and non-slope versions available. Competitively priced as well. I use the non-slope version and have never been off more than 1-2 yards in comparison to Bushnell and Leuopold devices



    https://www.amazon.c...tectectec&psc=1



    https://www.amazon.c...tectectec&psc=1




    Thank you, I think I am gonna go with the slope one. I appreciate your help.
  • ChristopherMcDonaldChristopherMcDonald Members Posts: 2,396 ✭✭
    SAMITKS wrote:



    I have had a lot of good luck with the tec tec tec available on Amazon. Has both slope and non-slope versions available. Competitively priced as well. I use the non-slope version and have never been off more than 1-2 yards in comparison to Bushnell and Leuopold devices



    https://www.amazon.c...tectectec&psc=1



    https://www.amazon.c...tectectec&psc=1




    Thank you, I think I am gonna go with the slope one. I appreciate your help.




    Best of luck let us know how you like it!
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  • scott_Donaldscott_Donald Aberdeen, Scotland & HoustonMembers Posts: 2,274 ✭✭
    I will buy the new version of the Bushnell X2 when it is released at the start of next year. was very hard not to buy the X2 this summer.
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  • GolfNuts4GolfNuts4 Posts: 711 ✭✭
    Look at MG Golf, I have been using their rangefinder for 2 years and completely happy and only $119..00
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  • GSDriverGSDriver Members Posts: 576 ✭✭
    edited Nov 20, 2018 #8
    Whatever you can find on sale, closeout, last year's model, etc.



    Having owned my share of these, I'd go with Nikon, who also makes for Callaway and likely others. My current Cally/Nikon is 10 years old and still works perfectly, my Bushnell's were good for 2-3 years tops.



    A buddy has the slope version, it's really not that helpful. If can live without, and going Bushnell, buy a hunting version for half of what they want for the 'golf' version, internals are the same.



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  • Skaffa77Skaffa77 No place like the Sand Hills! ClubWRX Posts: 6,841 ClubWRX
    Have previously used Leupold...great rangefinders. When that eventually failed (had it for 10+ years), I tried the Precision Pro...for the money...it's a great little rangefinder.
  • gee2626gee2626 Posts: 146 ✭✭
    I've been happy with my Precision Pro rangefinder. There's a sale on them right now. Use promo code: GOLFWRX, and you'll save another $20 on the sale price I think. Great value!



    Also cool they replace your rangefinder battery for life.
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  • propmanpropman Members Posts: 1,698 ✭✭
    No reason to pay big $$ for these things. Go with either the MG or Precision models. I have a Leupold - it's ok nothing special. I know 3 guys who have either the MG or Precision models - they are happy with them plus they are alot less $$ than Bushnells or Leupolds.



    I'm not convinced these name brands are worth the big $$. After all, it's just a range finder.
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  • delmerdelmer ClubWRX Posts: 439 ClubWRX
    I had the Leupold GX4i3 and I've got the Bushnell X2 now. Both of them are great. The one thing I miss is that we use it occasionally to judge pinballs that are outside of a couple flagsticks and the X2 doesn't give you tenths of a yard but over all it is solid. I play in a lot of tournaments so the slope function switch is really nice.
  • llamontllamont Members Posts: 1,823 ✭✭
    I have the Precision Pro w/slope and it’s been very accurate and reliable!
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  • @_the_crook@_the_crook Posts: 609 ✭✭
    we use the TekTek VPro500.

    works fine. not pricey.



    partner has a Garmin watch.

    good combo.
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  • ModadModad Members Posts: 47 ✭✭
    A couple of threads out there that discuss the Leupold and their lifetime warranty. I had a 3 year old Leupold I sent in for repair and received back the latest edition with slope!
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  • High Plains DriverHigh Plains Driver Chip Yipper Extraordinaire Members Posts: 2,377 ✭✭
    I played with a guy who had a Precision Pro NX7 and I tried it numerous times against my Bushnell Tour V3. When my V3 bites the dust, either the NX7 or NX7 Pro will be my next laser rangefinder.
    I am not brand loyal. I am just seriously OCD.

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  • 2Down2Down Members Posts: 140
    I used to use a Leupold. I now use a Nikon with VR. makes a huge difference for me as I can now hold it still and acquire pretty much anything.



    Nice to pick up pins several hundred yards out to plan a layup



    Good luck
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  • jwortsmanjwortsman Posts: 203 ✭✭
    I was able to acquire a Bushnell with slope at Dicks using a 20% off coupon, so made it worthwhile for me. Something else I learned a while back is that you don't have to get a golf specific rangefinder. You could get a hunting one (generally cheaper) and set it to "First Target" mode which is all the golf rangefinders are.
  • ShilgyShilgy Members Posts: 11,298 ✭✭
    Precision Pro is the way to go imo. And you get a discount from a supporter of this forum to boot!



    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1627018-new-pp-nx7-pro-vs-used-bushnell-tourx/
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  • vartanickvartanick Posts: 142 ✭✭
    For th money, I don’t think you get a better than the precision pro, really great performance.
  • GooseHookGooseHook Keep it Fraiche Members Posts: 11,643 ✭✭


    I have had a lot of good luck with the tec tec tec available on Amazon. Has both slope and non-slope versions available. Competitively priced as well. I use the non-slope version and have never been off more than 1-2 yards in comparison to Bushnell and Leuopold devices



    https://www.amazon.c...tectectec&psc=1



    https://www.amazon.c...tectectec&psc=1




    +1 for TecTecTec. I got one as a replacement gift for a lost Bushnell and ended up pleasantly surprised. My first one had an odd bug where it wouldn't read out the yardage, but two emails and two days later I had a replacement delivered. Their customer service was great to deal with.
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  • MrFlapjackMrFlapjack Members Posts: 2,589 ✭✭
    Precision Pro with slope and save a few bucks.
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  • Big BenBig Ben Members Posts: 8,929 ✭✭
    edited Nov 21, 2018 #23
    I own the CaddyTec another good very reasonably priced model. It’s worked fine all season for me no complaints.
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  • Golfer4LifeGolfer4Life Bob Parsons Bodyguard, Chump! ClubWRX Posts: 2,152
    I own the Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized. Best I ever owned.
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  • bradskibradski Members Posts: 2,319 ✭✭


    I own the Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized. Best I ever owned.




    This one is solid for sure
  • Golfer4LifeGolfer4Life Bob Parsons Bodyguard, Chump! ClubWRX Posts: 2,152
    bradski wrote:



    I own the Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized. Best I ever owned.




    This one is solid for sure




    I like it because is really compact and I can use it with polarized sunglasses without a problem.
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  • MrFlapjackMrFlapjack Members Posts: 2,589 ✭✭

    bradski wrote:



    I own the Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized. Best I ever owned.




    This one is solid for sure




    I like it because is really compact and I can use it with polarized sunglasses without a problem.




    I stopped wearing polarized sunglasses on the course when I found out they can affect depth perception.
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  • SkyGolf88SkyGolf88 Members Posts: 16
    I’m going to buy the precision pro if the price comes down on Black Friday. I understand it is reasonably priced compared to other range finders but range finder prices are too high to start with.



    Looks like a good range finder and they seem to have good customer service
  • scott_Donaldscott_Donald Aberdeen, Scotland & HoustonMembers Posts: 2,274 ✭✭
    SkyGolf88 wrote:


    I'm going to buy the precision pro if the price comes down on Black Friday. I understand it is reasonably priced compared to other range finders but range finder prices are too high to start with.



    Looks like a good range finder and they seem to have good customer service




    its already on sale, so tempting but I still want to see what the new X2 looks like.
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  • cavallothemancavallotheman Members Posts: 45
    Nikon coolshot 20 is $150 tomorrow



    Cannot beat that
  • SC4lifeSC4life Members Posts: 56 ✭✭
    Big Ben wrote:


    I own the CaddyTec another good very reasonably priced model. It's worked fine all season for me no complaints.




    I just bought the Caddy Tec from Costco for $129 online. I have used it one round and I am very impressed. Coming from the Bushnell 1500 the size is something I have to get used to but that is a good thing. Fits better in the bag. It does everything that my previous rangefinder does plus it has slope.
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