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#1 redrover69

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:59 PM

Just got back into golf....

Man things have changed!

New toy on the horizon  Rangefinder

Suggestions?
Thoughts?

Few finders Ive read about:

tectectec they are about 150
nikon coolshot 20 (or higher) they are about 150
breaking 80 can get for 99 bucks
leupod gx2i2 about 200

Are the rangefinders that take into consideration for slope a waste if youre in South Florida?

or any other ideas or suggestions?

Trying to find the best bang for the buck...

Thanks!

Edited by redrover69, 15 June 2017 - 01:05 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 04:00 PM

Unless you are set on a rangefinder or are really good this will do the trick to start.

  https://www.amazon.c...hnell neo ghost

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 05:29 PM

Thanks

I have an Apple Watch. I'd rather go for the hand held one like in my original post.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 08:11 PM

There are a ton of reviews of each of those on here if you search for them.

IMO, all slope functionality is a waste because it makes an assumption as to your trajectory.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:37 AM

 larrybud, on 15 June 2017 - 08:11 PM, said:

There are a ton of reviews of each of those on here if you search for them.

IMO, all slope functionality is a waste because it makes an assumption as to your trajectory.

I looked not much in the way of reviews on this forum for them....


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Posted 05 July 2017 - 09:52 PM

I just received the TecTecTec VPro500S rangefinder (the slope version) today and used it for 18 holes this afternoon. It worked like a dream.  For $179, I am extremely pleased with the early performance I witnessed today.

The pin sensor modes, both with and without slope, were easy to target and were always within 1 to 2 yards of a playing partner who was using a current Bushnell model. The scan mode was also very easy to use and came in handy for detecting distances to hazards and such. The normal mode, which I really didn't use much at all, could be problematic because my hands are not still enough to really isolate specific targets - I really don't care though because the other modes worked really well. I would definitely recommend this item to anyone.

The only thing missing is the vibration feature that is available on other some of the other more expensive brands, but I really didn't need it - the device was quick to display distance and it was easy to recognize when the flag was isolated. If things change I will update my review but after using this for the first time I am extremely pleased with the unit.

Additionally, my unit is water resistant and not waterproof. I do believe that there is a waterproof version, however.
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Posted 08 July 2017 - 10:14 PM

If you are still looking i would go with the leupold, you will not regret investing in a quality rangefinder.

If you are still looking i would go with the leupold, you will not regret investing in a quality rangefinder.
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Posted 08 July 2017 - 10:28 PM

I've been using a Caddytek V2 Slope for the last year and it has been outstanding.
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Posted 08 July 2017 - 11:02 PM

Have the coolshot and love it. Friend had the Tec Tec and I couldn't read anything but it might have been that one unit
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:03 PM

 Hardluckster, on 05 July 2017 - 09:52 PM, said:

I just received the TecTecTec VPro500S rangefinder (the slope version) today and used it for 18 holes this afternoon. It worked like a dream.  For $179, I am extremely pleased with the early performance I witnessed today.

The pin sensor modes, both with and without slope, were easy to target and were always within 1 to 2 yards of a playing partner who was using a current Bushnell model. The scan mode was also very easy to use and came in handy for detecting distances to hazards and such. The normal mode, which I really didn't use much at all, could be problematic because my hands are not still enough to really isolate specific targets - I really don't care though because the other modes worked really well. I would definitely recommend this item to anyone.

The only thing missing is the vibration feature that is available on other some of the other more expensive brands, but I really didn't need it - the device was quick to display distance and it was easy to recognize when the flag was isolated. If things change I will update my review but after using this for the first time I am extremely pleased with the unit.

Additionally, my unit is water resistant and not waterproof. I do believe that there is a waterproof version, however.

it's not clear from the tectectec website that slope can be turned off. can it?


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 08:35 PM

 Brimstone, on 08 July 2017 - 10:28 PM, said:

I've been using a Caddytek V2 Slope for the last year and it has been outstanding.

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 02:04 AM

I have a bushnell V3 and a Bushnell Tour X. I like the 6X zoom of the tour X compared to 5X zoom on the V3.

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 07:44 AM

 Rubenc87, on 20 July 2017 - 02:04 AM, said:

I have a bushnell V3 and a Bushnell Tour X. I like the 6X zoom of the tour X compared to 5X zoom on the V3.


LOL nothing like using 2 rangefinders! :)

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 12:55 PM

Man I really wanted to try a Caddview V2 + Slope on Amazon but they're unavailable.  Not even any resellers putting them up right now.  Also sold on the CaddyTek website.  Looks like they're selling a ton for that price.

Side note, I want to get it off Amazon because I have a rewards card with a good amount of money built up on it and also a gift card.  Have to keep my eye out.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 01:38 PM

 larrybud, on 15 June 2017 - 08:11 PM, said:

There are a ton of reviews of each of those on here if you search for them.

IMO, all slope functionality is a waste because it makes an assumption as to your trajectory.

I think that's a bit dismissive.   The Leupold unit requires you to enter your club distances.  It then computes your likely shot trajectory based on what club you're likely to use
from that distance vs the length of the shot.   At 170 yards to an uphill green, the club Dustin Johnson will be hitting will have a much higher trajectory (and therefore require much less 'adjustment') than
grandpa with his persimmon woods and the device's software accounts for this.

Yes, some people will hit a 6-iron higher or lower than another person given they are similar in distance, but I've found the adjustments personally to be helpful, especially when I play courses with marked elevation changes.

That being said, if you live in Florida, it's probably not going to be of much use.


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