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Nikon Coolshot Pro Stabilized


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#1 DrSchteeve

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 08:23 PM

Just tried in store. I'm coming from Bushnell Jolt and prior, but the combination of size, color, weight, red display numbers with incredibly fast information was enough for me, then the motion stabilization on top of that with (apparently) a green display lock on feature. Gotta go buy it now...painfully expensive, but right now I'm in a philosophical phase about money...

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 07:55 AM

This new model looks to me like the slope version of my original Coolshot 80VR which I dearly love. I would never consider using a non-stabilized rangefinder again. The updated model has some sort of fancy way of setting the slope adjustment on or off but otherwise probably works the same.

Highly recommended.
Everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 10:25 AM

View PostNorth Butte, on 02 August 2018 - 07:55 AM, said:

This new model looks to me like the slope version of my original Coolshot 80VR which I dearly love. I would never consider using a non-stabilized rangefinder again. The updated model has some sort of fancy way of setting the slope adjustment on or off but otherwise probably works the same.

Highly recommended.

Um....I believe it's a button. That's the fancy part (easy).
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Posted 02 August 2018 - 10:28 AM

Kind of like those old Staples commercials!
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Posted 02 August 2018 - 08:35 PM

Well it's not just a single button, but it isn't difficult, and pretty immaterial to me as I don't like using a slope function - I'd rather learn how to make those adjustments on my own as the rules allow.

Bought it today, used it for a round, and it is just killer. The speed with which it reads, the bright red display, the size and weight, just perfect.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 05:17 AM

Yeah, I briefly owned a slope version of the Bushnell Tour V2 and found slope offered virtually no benefit to me, even if it were legal. So my 80VR is the no-slope model.
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 01:31 PM

Just a follow up. Still, by a large margin, best rangefinder I've ever had. Not perfect - occasionally takes a little time to distinguish the flag from very busy backgrounds, but it always does and does so much faster than any other I've had. Price the only negative I would have.
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Posted 12 September 2018 - 01:37 PM

I went from a Leupold to the Coolshot Pro Stabilized and haven’t looked back.  To be fair, Leupold optics are much bettter, but most of the courses I play, including my home course, don’t have prisms sensors so the prism lock is pretty useless.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 08:48 AM

Is the Monarch 3000 model the same thing? Seems like it but I am not sure if ID (slope function) formula would be same for a golf shot and a gun shot.

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 09:55 AM

Does this range finder have little rattling sound when unit is off? Like when stabilization is off.?


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 06:53 PM

View Postjustbringit5151, on 07 November 2018 - 09:55 AM, said:

Does this range finder have little rattling sound when unit is off? Like when stabilization is off.?

Haven't noticed it.
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Posted 07 November 2018 - 09:07 PM

can you see anything wearing polarized sunglasses?
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:33 PM

View PostBraveAnthony, on 14 September 2018 - 08:48 AM, said:

Is the Monarch 3000 model the same thing? Seems like it but I am not sure if ID (slope function) formula would be same for a golf shot and a gun shot.

Pretty much yes.  I purchased the Monarch 3000 when they were on sale last month and it has worked perfectly.  Hit a flag on the driving range at 240 yards with no issues.  You can also turn off the slope functionality as well.

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 04:07 PM

View PostArpeggi, on 07 November 2018 - 09:07 PM, said:

can you see anything wearing polarized sunglasses?

I play 100% with polarized sunglasses and have had no issues.
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