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Nikon CoolShot 20 or Precision Pro NX7 for HS kids


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#1 drnls1

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 10:46 AM

Son (10th) and daughter (11th) both play HS golf.  Both have been using Bushnell Neo XS past 2 years.  My daughter is asking for a range finder for Christmas and have narrowed it down to the 2 units noted in title.Might as well buy one for each child.   Both seem to have minor issues;  Nikon - slow to respond on long distances; NX7 - difficulty finding flag when a hill is in front.  Both are in my budget having to buy 2.  Suggestions of which one to go with greatly appreciated.  Thanks, Nelson

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 08:23 AM

I had the Nikon and replaced it with the Bushnell V4. The Nikon was absolutely fine up to about 175-180 yards. After that is was very slow and difficult to get a reading. Under those yardage’s its as good as anything out there. With the Bushnell any reading is easy and virtually instant. If you could find a deal on a V4 it will be all your kids would ever need. Keep your eyes open during all the upcoming sales.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:31 AM

Thanks, it would have to be a real good deal since I need 2 units.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:38 AM

I would go with the NX7.
Really.... how often is a hill going to be blocking the flag enough to mess up getting an accurate reading. I have the NX7 and my home course is very hilly. I have never had a problem not being able to get a reading.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:33 PM

Thanks for the response/suggestion.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:57 PM

I have been using the Nikon for over a year, and haven't really noticed any delays. No one has ever told me I needed to hurry up while I was checking a distance.
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:37 PM

Thanks for your experience.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:34 PM

I've had the Nikon for going on 3 years now and have no problems with it getting distances.  One thing I would like to mention that nobody has yet is the size.  I'm not sure of the Precision Pro, but the Nikon is a small unit and may be easier to handle, depending on your kid's hand sizes.  I actually like the very compact size and though I have large hands, have no problems with the unit at all.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:51 AM

Thank you, good observation on the size.

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Posted Today, 10:58 AM

Yes - size is an important consideration. The main reason I originally purchased the Nikon was so I could keep it in my pocket. When I got my V4 compactness was also considered. You keep the laser in your pocket you wont lose it. I sold a friend my Nikon and a month later he lost it.


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