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Rangefinder fir hunting anf golf?


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#1 Pulledabill

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 04:13 PM

Anybody use theirs for dual use? Which model?


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Posted 18 August 2018 - 12:44 PM

I think they use different logic. Golf laser looks for closest image (flag) and ignores rearward items (trees, etc). A hunting laser is reverse. A deer 30 yards behind some thin brush for example. There may be lasers available that have a mode switch (golf/hunting) but Iím not aware of any.

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 04:14 AM

Many (but not all) hunting range finders can be used for golf.   Look for ones that have a switchable targeting mode.  Different companies use different terms for the modes but it comes down to one mode that will ignore small signals and use the stronger return to get distance to a larger animal yet ignore small brush you might have to shoot through - this is the mode that's bad for golf (and tends to be the default for hunting and the mode used for units that can not be switched).  But as I mentioned, many hunting range finders allow you to switch to a mode that gives the nearest return regardless of the strength of the return (intended for smaller game).  That mode should work fine for golf.

I think Bushnell calls them "Brush" Targeting mode for the first (ignores small brush that might be in the way) and "BullsEye" Targeting mode for the second and the one you want to use for golf.

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 08:37 AM

Great question!

As someone has already stated, the configuration between golf rangefinders and hunting rangefinders are slightly different. Hunting rangefinders are configured with a last-priority configuration. This means that they want to be able to shoot past small branches, leaves, etc., without registering a distance until they hit something much larger. (Like the ground, a tree trunk or an animal.) Golf rangefinders are configured with first-priority configuration. This means that it will read a distance the first time it hits something -- most likely the flag or the flag pole.

If you're looking for a rangefinder that has both last-priority and first-priority technology, our NX7 SHOT might be for you. This is a crossover designed rangefinder for golfers and hunters that can be switched be first-priority and last-priority modes. It also has a scanning mode, which is great for people who want multiple distances in one motion.

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 11:02 AM

View PostPrecision Pro Golf, on 21 August 2018 - 08:37 AM, said:

Great question!

As someone has already stated, the configuration between golf rangefinders and hunting rangefinders are slightly different. Hunting rangefinders are configured with a last-priority configuration. This means that they want to be able to shoot past small branches, leaves, etc., without registering a distance until they hit something much larger. (Like the ground, a tree trunk or an animal.) Golf rangefinders are configured with first-priority configuration. This means that it will read a distance the first time it hits something -- most likely the flag or the flag pole.

If you're looking for a rangefinder that has both last-priority and first-priority technology, our NX7 SHOT might be for you. This is a crossover designed rangefinder for golfers and hunters that can be switched be first-priority and last-priority modes. It also has a scanning mode, which is great for people who want multiple distances in one motion.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 09:19 AM

View PostPulledabill, on 17 August 2018 - 04:13 PM, said:

Anybody use theirs for dual use? Which model?

Yes, I use the Nikon Coolshot 20. It can pick up flags, bunkers, trees, deer, turkeys, and pretty much anything you point it at. Only thing is the non slope version is white, so a cover/case would help when taking it into the woods.

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 03:48 PM

I tried a hunting range finder on the course and couldnt pick up the flag. Ive never tried my golf range finder in the woods.
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