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#1 Deege

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 02:18 PM

So am thinking of picking up a rangefinder, but the best rated brands are about twice the price of the cheapos.  I probably won't be able to swing it if I am going to have to shell out for a Bushnell or similar.  There are some cheaper brands available and just wondering if anyone has any experience with the Callaway, Sureshot or Callaway brands for rangefinders?


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Posted 20 November 2018 - 02:22 PM

have you considered Callaway?


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Posted 20 November 2018 - 02:26 PM

have you considered Callaway?

 

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 02:36 PM

I picked up a Sureshot with prize$$ from pro-shop - works fine, but I rarely use it over the Garmin GPS.


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Posted 20 November 2018 - 02:48 PM

I've got an el cheapo I bought 2nd hand for about $60 or $80, seems to work fine for me. Have heard good things about the Precision Pro units from Golf Clearance as well 



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Posted 20 November 2018 - 02:53 PM

Couple of mates use the Sureshots and they do the job.

 

Compared to my Bushnell Pro the distances are always different but always withing 2 metres. That's not saying that they are wrong - my Bushnell might be wrong for all I know. But they are consistently within 1 to 2 metres of each other every time so I would say on an accuracy level they are comparable.

 

In terms of longevity though, I've had mine for over 5 years now and its still going strong with no sign of any issues or wear. My mates Sureshot though, after 2 years is almost unreadable as the graphics on the display have all but disappeared.

 

Thats just anecdotal though - others might have different experiences.

 

When it was new though, it worked fine with the only noticeable difference besides the distance variations being the view finder wasn't quite as clear as the Bushnell.


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Posted 20 November 2018 - 03:00 PM

Just bought Boblov rangefinder on eBay. New. About $110. Compared to my previous $400 Leupold rangefinder, I prefer the Boblov.

 

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 03:08 PM

Deege, the cheapies work just fine.

Just make sure it has a pinlock (or similar) function,


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Posted 20 November 2018 - 03:19 PM

Have heard good things about the Precision Pro units from Golf Clearance as well 

 

Plus, fluoro green.  That could indeed be the go.


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Posted 20 November 2018 - 03:22 PM

Plus, fluoro green.  That could indeed be the go.

Not sure how that's a good thing but you do you ;)



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Posted 20 November 2018 - 03:25 PM

Not sure how that's a good thing but you do you ;)

 

This is because you have talent instead of flair and style.  I need the fluoro to divert attention from the lack of talent.


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Posted 20 November 2018 - 03:36 PM

This is because you have talent instead of flair and style.  I need the fluoro to divert attention from the lack of talent.

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 03:42 PM

I had a Sureshot Pinloc1000 for about 5 or 6 years that just gave up the ghost on the weekend

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 03:57 PM

I've got a Golfbuddy one....no problems at all.


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Posted 20 November 2018 - 04:10 PM

I've got a Drummond Golf cheapie - Golf Craft or some similar name. After nearly a year the display on the original one became dim and unreadable. DG Cairns replaced it under warranty. The replacement has been fine.

 

From experience all lasers give almost exactly the same reading once they lock on to the flag but some are better at picking up some flags than others.






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