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#1 leomessi10

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 04:23 PM

So I did a search of this forum and nothing came up. I just bought the soon to be released MG Golf MG600s rangefinder with slope and jolt. It seems like a steal for $120.

https://www.mggolf.c...efinders/#MG600

Has anyone used the old MG400?

I've never used a rangefinder in my life. I've used Golfshot GPS app for last 5 years or so and I'm excited for the new guy to arrive.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:36 PM

I'm thinking about buying one too, so keep me posted how it turns out. It looks like it's sold on amazon and elsewhere under the name laserworks, reviews seem ok on amazon:

https://smile.amazon...uct_top?ie=UTF8

https://smile.amazon...orks goniometer

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:56 PM

Found one more that had a bunch of reviews and a video review too of the model with the lcd screen:

https://smile.amazon...018FVPNDY?psc=1

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 05:17 AM

View Postleomessi10, on 13 March 2017 - 04:23 PM, said:

So I did a search of this forum and nothing came up. I just bought the soon to be released MG Golf MG600s rangefinder with slope and jolt. It seems like a steal for $120.

https://www.mggolf.c...efinders/#MG600

Has anyone used the old MG400?

I've never used a rangefinder in my life. I've used Golfshot GPS app for last 5 years or so and I'm excited for the new guy to arrive.

one of my playing partners got the new slope version.  its very good.  I have a Tour X... and it was (he is an older man, so had me figure it out for him) spot on with every shot i took with mine.  has a good display and the slope calculations can be turned off.  

So far everything Rich at MG has brought to market has been legit.  This same man bought the senior ball, and loves them.  They sure don't want to stop on a green, but they go off the clubs...
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Posted 27 April 2017 - 06:11 AM

Looks like a different version of the one I got from Dallas Golf last year.  I don't have anything to compare it to, but it works well for me.

Be sure to carry a spare battery, as mine gave no advance notice of the battery being weak before giving up completely.


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 10:54 AM

Anyone end up with one of these?
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Posted 25 May 2017 - 05:21 AM

Ididnt get one, but I  have plans to grab one as a backup and I am going to get my son back into golf this summer, I have some lessons lined up.  his biggest problem is that he isn't very good, but his natural swing is killer (and he is 6'2" and a bean pole)  so if our local YODA can get him hitting the ball, then he will be able to play with the local kids his age that play... they can break 100 but thats about it.  

He will be a Freshman next year, and the golf team lost 2 guys already...  so he could do that if he enjoyed playing.  my main reason is that we live on a golf course and it would give him some social interactions.


bad thing is that he is like me, and is stupid competitive...
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Posted 25 May 2017 - 08:10 PM

Well, I feel like MG golf never puts out any bad products. Maybe not the best ones, but very value worthy items. I feel like it's got to be pretty good for the money.
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Posted 26 May 2017 - 08:14 PM

Anyone?
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Hybrids: Taylormade Rescue Mid 16*, 19*
Wedges: Scratch 8620 53*, 58*
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Posted 27 May 2017 - 04:29 AM

Beuller? Beuller?

I guess only my neighbor got one.

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 07:49 AM

View PostGeaux Gators, on 27 May 2017 - 04:29 AM, said:

Beuller? Beuller?

I guess only my neighbor got one.

Lol. Sign him up and get him on here.
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Posted 27 May 2017 - 05:58 PM

yeah, not happening... he is 75
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Posted 31 May 2017 - 08:03 AM

As stated previously, I bought the same unit branded differently for Dallas Golf.  It's worked well for me ... until this weekend when I dropped it (my bad).  It was in the pouch that comes with it (thin, not much protection) and I was moving it from my bag to the front of the cart and dropped it on the blacktop.  It hit pretty hard.  It still mostly works, but seems to be having trouble picking up flags now.

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 12:30 AM

bought one today get it Monday will give an opinion next Monday .. one week should be enough to know :busted_cop:

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 01:40 AM

ok I've had it 2 weeks used it 8 times... it's surprisingly good for the $$$ .. slope  gives + or - 02% or more.. easy 2 use .. at this point it's well worth the $$$ the laser is easy to latch onto the flag jolt technology works well too.. so for 119.oo  happy with purchase


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 06:24 AM

yeah, its a good product.  most everything they sell is better than the price.. The Ball is a great one... I would mind if they did a yellow, or a C4tourX in a four piece...
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Posted 01 August 2017 - 08:03 AM

What good is the LCD Screen?

What is the difference between looking through the view finder and looking at the lcd screen

is it the same info?

How hard is it to lock on to the flag?

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 08:08 AM

My experience is most all lasers are very accurate. What you tend to give up in the cheaper ones is speed, distance capability, and ability to separate the flag from a busy background. Also durability and weather resistance. I've never had a problem with Bushnell. Currently using a V4 and it works great under all conditions.

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 08:17 AM

View Postcristphoto, on 01 August 2017 - 08:08 AM, said:

My experience is most all lasers are very accurate. What you tend to give up in the cheaper ones is speed, distance capability, and ability to separate the flag from a busy background. Also durability and weather resistance. I've never had a problem with Bushnell. Currently using a V4 and it works great under all conditions.

IDK I was messing with a tectectec and leupold 2i2 and 3i2  side by side by side and the tectectec was 2 to 3 yards off compared to the leupold

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 08:03 PM

I sent a tectectec back because in slope mode it told me something was 2 yards up hill. But when I shot the same spot going the other way it played perfectly flat.  Oh. And when shot on a bushnell tour x, it's 10 yards. Both directions.

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 12:00 PM

I just received the slope model and played today! The slope correction seemed to be very accurate on holes that were 3 degrees up. Locked on the pin fast and the jolt worked well. I have a tour6 without slope and wanted a slope as I play a lot of courses in Colorado that have elevation changes. I have 60 days to return but looks like a keeper for $120. Was also very clear and easy to lock onto the flag.Not sure about battery life but that is of a small concern and I always carry a spare. Distance was spot on with my Bushnell. The case worked well as I strapped on my belt. The unit is very light but had no problem holding it steady. I would recommend giving this a try.

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 03:10 PM

Thinking of grabbing one of these as well, does anyone know what type of batteries these take?

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 11:15 PM

It uses the standard rangefinder battery, the CR2.

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 04:03 PM

I think I'm going to pick one up, will come back with an update upon arrival

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:23 AM

I have been using one for 3 months now and could not be happier with it. It is very accurate and easy to use. I have used Bushnell's in the past and this is just as good and only $120. Highly recommend it.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:49 AM

Let me just report that I (and others judging from other forums) had problems with the previous generation (M400) where the digital numbers (inside the unit) became faded and unreadable.  I know some got satisfactory resolution from MG.  I have just started the process of seeing whether there is a warranty or MG will try and make me good somehow.  My unit is barely a year old (I must have bought it at the tail end of its product cycle).
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:37 PM

View Postthechief16, on 12 October 2017 - 09:49 AM, said:

Let me just report that I (and others judging from other forums) had problems with the previous generation (M400) where the digital numbers (inside the unit) became faded and unreadable.  I know some got satisfactory resolution from MG.  I have just started the process of seeing whether there is a warranty or MG will try and make me good somehow.  My unit is barely a year old (I must have bought it at the tail end of its product cycle).

Just a heads up, but if it was purchased via credit card, some card companies have extended warranties with electronics that were purchased using their card...might be worth looking into.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:14 AM

Thanks.  I'll look into it, if MG Golf ever responds to my email inquiries.
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Posted Today, 09:24 AM

So I've been using mine all season and I love it! It's well worth the $$$. I do tend to shoot a flag 3-4 times to get a good average because a couple times a round a number comes up that seems really off. I have noticed that it does tend to not work as well when the flag / stick isn't 3/4 visible or when there are tree branches in the way (prob the case with most lasers, just never used any other brands). My battery has lasted all season with about 2 rounds per week use. I def trust it over my gps on my phone (Golfshot).

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Posted Today, 10:15 AM

Have the slope version - MG600S....it works well...seems as accurate as others....best when in slope mode

no problems so far...would recommend!


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