Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:06 PM
I currently use the Leupold GX-4 and enjoy it a lot. The optics are really clean and the aluminum chassis inspires a bit of confidence in your gear. It comes with two faceplates to turn on/off the slope feature of the unit.
The club selector was a good idea when I first bought the unit, but after using it for sometime, it's a little limiting b/c every shot that requires more loft than a pitching wedge just gets suggested as a pitching wedge. When it comes to using my rangefinder, I find myself using it more within 150yds, So, the "PW" suggestion doesn't always fit. I would hope they release a firmware that allows you to dial in your wedges into the actual unit.
All in all, I really like my GX-4 and would buy it again if given the opportunity.
Good luck with your quest.
Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:05 PM
Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:37 PM
Edited by Guia, 09 August 2012 - 10:39 PM.
Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:36 PM
Posted 12 August 2012 - 09:31 PM
The "Nikon RifleHunter 550" has both "first target priority" mode and "distant target priority" mode that you can assign in the setup. You would use "first target priority" mode for golf so it will lock onto the flag/pin and not the distant objects. You say it has no "pinseeker mode"....just hold the button to "scan" and move the sight horizontally across the flag. It locks in the yardage very quickly. I wish it had 8x magnification instead of the 6x but the Bushnell V2 Tour only has 5x. I can't comment on the battery runtime yet but unlike the V2 Tour I've read nothing negative in that regards.
I wish I've used other brands/models to give you a direct comparison but I'd purchase the "Nikon RifleHunter 550" again. I'll post more feedback as I use the unit more.
Edited by agulfer, 12 August 2012 - 09:32 PM.
Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:31 PM
Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:43 PM
Just pay attention to agulfer's description of the target priority mode. Most hunting rangefinders (especially lower cost ones) use the "distant target priority" mode only and don't give you the option to change it, making them very difficult to use for golf.
You definitely do not want a rangefinder if it only has "distant target priority mode" which alot of the hunting models only offer.
Edited by agulfer, 13 August 2012 - 11:46 PM.
Posted 14 August 2012 - 07:02 PM
I have owned the Z6 since it hit the stores in April. Couldn't be happier with my purchase. Took me a few rounds to master the art of aiming a small, handheld rangefinder. I can now sight and shoot pins in 2-3 seconds. Very accurate and, so far, very reliable. You won't be disappointed.
Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:47 PM
Practice? We talking practice, man. I mean, practice?
Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:14 AM
yes, practice. Need to pinpoint the flags out there and mounds
Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:34 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:38 AM
thanks, i saw it. Might have to scoop it up.
Also, can you can lock on other objects, say like a tree or a bunker. Not just the pin.
Never had a range finder of some sort before
Edited by Lesmond, 17 August 2012 - 02:43 AM.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:10 AM
Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:00 AM
size/weight bother you?
I actually prefer the 1600 because of the bigger size, for me it is easier to pick up flags. It is not heavy at all and I have mine with the neoprene case. Go compare them, so many great choices out there but the deal on the bay for the 1600 slope is hard to beat.