Nikon Coolshot pro issues

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BucketmouthBucketmouth Members  146WRX Points: 23Posts: 146 Fairways
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I have had my coolshot for a few weeks and Im still getting some false readings. Am I just using it wrong? I click the button to turn it on, point it at the target and hold it down until I see the green circle. Is there something different that I should be doing? Last night I hit it and it said 163. My carts GPS read 133. I was about 25 yards inside the 150, so I new I wasnt 163. Why am I getting the weird readings? I shot it several times. Thanks for the help

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  • dbdorsdbdors Houston, Clear Lake areaClubWRX  2226WRX Points: 293Handicap: 15Posts: 2,226 ClubWRX
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    There could e a number of factors. Does your course or the hole you mentioned have some elevation? Could be the slope adjustment.

    all I know is mine works well no issues. Did you buy it new? If yes give Nikon a call

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  • BucketmouthBucketmouth Members  146WRX Points: 23Posts: 146 Fairways
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    My wife bought it new for my birthday. Im not sure where, Im guessing Amazon. I understand the slope but I still hit my 135 club and ended on the far back of the green, Slope apparently didnt have an effect. Hmmm. I will check with Nikon.

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  • dbdorsdbdors Houston, Clear Lake areaClubWRX  2226WRX Points: 293Handicap: 15Posts: 2,226 ClubWRX
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    Sorry, but no idea.

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    Woods: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 8*, Fujikura Ventus 6 S, TM M5, 13*, MC Diamana Thump 75 S
    Hybrids: TEE CBX 119 19*, 22*, Project X EvenFlow Blue Hybrid 85 6.0
    Irons: TM M6, 5-GW, Accra 80i
    Wedges: Cleveland CBX 55*, 60*, Accra 80i
    Putter: Evnroll ER 1.2 blacked out, KBS CT Tour, 355g, 33”, SS Mid-slim 2.0
    Ball: Maxfli Tour
    Bag/Cart: '20 Nike Air Hybrid/BagBoy Quad XL
    Accessories: SkyCaddie SX400/Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized
  • Seeking70sSeeking70s Getting Shorter Every Year Members  91WRX Points: 54Posts: 91 Fairways
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    One Bad Reading? Other Holes? Probably was shooting a tree behind the green.

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  • cristphotocristphoto Members  3916WRX Points: 362Handicap: 7Posts: 3,916 Titanium Tees
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    If possible go to a local football field. Stand next to one goal post and shoot the other. 120 yards. Nice easy target. From there pace off 10 yards at a time and take readings. Or if there's a baseball field stand at home plate and measure foul poles and center field - they usually have a sign giving distance in feet. Good luck.

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  • T-3T-3 Members  155WRX Points: 62Handicap: 15Posts: 155 Fairways
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    I find that mine doesn’t always lock on quickly. Sometimes it is fine and sometimes it takes a while, or locks onto a tree or something behind the flag that gives an obviously wrong reading. I just release and re-hold the button until it finally locks on. Usually doesn’t take more than 30 seconds, but with a few attempts. This is my first rangefinder, so I can’t really compare, but I’ve used a few others from time to time, and didn’t think they were much better. But I am moderately frustrated by it, overall. The other day at the range I was attempting to shoot a flag at 60 yards and I couldn’t get it to lock, at all. But no problem locking on at 150-250. It’s just finicky.

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  • BucketmouthBucketmouth Members  146WRX Points: 23Posts: 146 Fairways
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    Yes, Thats what I would call it, finicky. Since I purchased it I have had to shoot things three or four times because the readings were not right. Playing a new course stinks because you have to go with what the rangefinder is telling you. I hit a rescue out of a bunker because it said 210. It ended up being 155. Im not trying to bash the unit, I really like it but either Im not using it correctly, or it isnt working properly. Still trying to figure out which it is. hmmm...

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  • T-3T-3 Members  155WRX Points: 62Handicap: 15Posts: 155 Fairways
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    Just to clarify, besides the occasional random lock on a distant tree that’s obviously wrong, the main problem I’ve experienced is difficulty getting it to lock on at all.

    Sometimes I’m sure it’s getting a reading from the pin with an accurate number, but it won’t lock. When it does lock on the pin, however, it has been accurate. I just keep re-pushing/holding until it locks.

    If you are getting inaccurate readings when you’re sure it’s locked on the pin, that’s a different issue.

    Good luck, keep us posted.

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  • cristphotocristphoto Members  3916WRX Points: 362Handicap: 7Posts: 3,916 Titanium Tees
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    That's why I traded in my Nikon Coolshot 20 after only having it a week. Painfully slow to lock on at 175 and beyond. Inside 150 it was quicker but my Bushnell V4 is warp speed faster and reliably gives correct readings.

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  • BucketmouthBucketmouth Members  146WRX Points: 23Posts: 146 Fairways
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    Im going to sell it, I dont have time to screw around with this stuff.

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  • T-3T-3 Members  155WRX Points: 62Handicap: 15Posts: 155 Fairways
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    Curious what you end up with and how it compares!

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  • payerasjlpayerasjl Members  858WRX Points: 106Posts: 858 Golden Tee
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    Did u talk to nikon? Any idea how their customer service is?

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