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Range Finder For Shakey Hands


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#1 Two_Putt

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 05:22 PM

Letís face it at 71 my hands just arenít as steady as they used to be. Is there a range finder that locks on the pin better than the rest?


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 05:55 PM

There are Nikon ones that employ the same VR Image Stabilization from their camera tech.   You could look into those.

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 01:14 AM

Also 71 and found small-footprint models didn't work for me... got the larger Bushnell Pro X7 as a present two years ago and it's perfect... the Jolt technology vibrates when it locks on the flag (the flag, as opposed to the stick, is an easier target). Also read about a technique that stops shaky hands - brace your elbows against your torso when sighting.
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Posted 27 January 2018 - 11:44 AM

My hands shake a bit, and once in a while I have trouble picking up a pin, but I canít wear one of those watches as I would have to take off my sunglasses, put on my reading glasses, read the information on the watch, take off and put away the reading glasses, then put the sunglasses back on. Too much hassle.
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Posted 27 January 2018 - 01:12 PM

I wear glasses so is the Bushnell Pro X7 glasses friendly?


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 04:58 PM

My 7 yr old loves to shoot me distances with my precision pro nx7 and always works great.

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 08:46 PM

A trick I use is to anchor my thumb (obviously the one holding the rangefinder) to my face, shaky hands solved.

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 08:51 PM

Nikon lowered their  price and they claim only Optical IS on the market.  Works with glasses too.  Worked very well.

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 08:59 PM

Have you considered using a gps instead?

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 08:32 AM

I use the Bushnell V4 and have no problem. I let my friends use it who claim they are shaky and it works for them too. I just aim at the flag (not at reflectors) and just sweep left and right once or twice. The technology locks on the flag and gives a quick vibrate signal that the reading is good. Pretty much shakeproof.


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Posted 31 January 2018 - 12:07 PM

View PostTwo_Putt, on 27 January 2018 - 01:12 PM, said:

I wear glasses so is the Bushnell Pro X7 glasses friendly?

Yes, see instructions below. Also, it's rugged, very easy to operate and the user manual wasn't written as an afterthought

ADJUSTING THE EYEPIECE


Your Pro X7™ is constructed with a twist-up eyepiece designed for comfort and to exclude extraneous light. For users


without eyeglasses, rotate the eyecup counter clockwise while pulling up until it locks into the fully "up" position. The


Pro X7™ provides extra-long eye-relief. If you wear glasses, make sure the eyecup is in the down position as this will


bring your eye closer the eyepiece lens allowing you to see a full field of view. To lower the eyecup from the full "up"


position, rotate clockwise while pushing down slightly. It is also possible to set the eyecup to positions "In between",


fully up and full down, which may suit some individuals better. The Pro X7™ is also equipped with an adjustable


eyepiece (+/- 2 Diopter Adjustment) that allows one to focus the VDT™ display relative to the image. Simply rotate


the diopter setting until the VDT™ is in focus


Edited by 8thehardway, 31 January 2018 - 12:07 PM.

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 12:08 PM

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 10:36 AM

The Nikon 80 VR and 80i VR is just what you are looking for. It uses image stabilization (vibration reduction) so the target does not shake. It was about time that someone took image stabilization from a camera and put it in a rangefinder. It works great and found it very easy to get the yardage.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:51 AM

I love the Bushnell x7. It is a bit big, but helps my father be steadier with 2 hands, jolt is great. You can get them for about $180 these days

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Posted Today, 02:43 PM

I have a little different take on this issue.  I played the

Nikon 80i VR with image stabilization AND the Bushnell Pro X2 side-by-side during the same round.  The image stabilization on the Nikon works very well, but the Bushnell is faster overall to pick up the pin even if you are not holding it really still because it picks up the nearest object even if the center of the aiming cross is moving across the pin from side-to-side due to shaking.  And when the Nikon locks on an object, a bold circle appears at the center of the viewfinder which is like a slap in the face where the jolt vibration is more like a punch in the face.  The Bushnell just works faster and the jolt is a more positive way of letting you know that you locked in to an object.  I favored the Bushnell for these reasons.



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