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    Best Laser Range finder for the money

    I've recently been looking to buy a laser range finder, but there are quite a few choices in quite a few different price ranges. So bottom line, what models give me an easy to read, exact yardage from 250+ for the best price?

    Also what are your thoughts on those models?
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    Bushnell Tour V2 non slope, I love it.
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    There are reviews on a whole bunch of rangefinders on the home page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRod View Post
    Bushnell Tour V2 non slope, I love it.
    +1 Very good rangefinder for the money.
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    agreed, from what I have read Bushnell is the leader
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRod View Post
    Bushnell Tour V2 non slope, I love it.
    Agreed here. Make sure you get the Patriot Pack for a good cause and extra goodies like a skin and an extra battery. Costs the same if you got the regular ne without the goodies.
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    I have been looking at the Bushnell Tour V2. I was able to demo one for a round last week and was very impressed. I will probably be picking one up this week. Good value for the $.
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    I use the Leupold GX3 and it is very fast and very easy to read. Mine came from Blind9 Golf. Check them out. I actually pocket mine and have no issues with bulkiness. Go to ball, grab RF, hit it once to wake it up, hit it again to scan around....boom, 141. About a 10-15 second affair from my pocket and back to my pocket. It really helps me not worry about club choice. 250+ is no problem. Price I got from Blind9 was a no brainer compared to the V2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRod View Post
    Bushnell Tour V2 non slope, I love it.
    I 4th this one. Very easy. Just point and click.

    Paid $200 for mine. Worth every penny.
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    I have the Callaway LR550 yellow. I like it a lot! they can be found for $250-$275 and work great. I compared it to the bushnell which was also nice but it was $25.00 more so I went callaway. You can't go wrong either way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRod View Post
    Bushnell Tour V2 non slope, I love it.
    +1. I have nothing but positives to say about mine. It's made a difference.

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    I splurged a little and got the Bushnell 1600 SE after talking to a couple ex-caddies. I found the higher magnification made it a little easier to hit certain targets from a longer distance, especially measuring forced carries over bunkers and such. I think I paid $350 shipped(retail was $499, but yeah, who pays retail anymore?) but wow, I'm playing the best golf of my life since June. I've had a hole-in-one and shaved at least 3 to 4 strokes just from not longer guessing how far I'm away+knowing exactly what club to hit when I dial in a distance. I'd go to a store and test out the optics and steadiness before deciding on one tbh. I would have bought a V2 based on price but I like the fact I have to hold the 1600 with two hands to keep in steady.
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    Thanks for the thoughts so far folks, the v2 is definitely tempting, has anyone ever tried the medalist from bushnell? Also where is a good place to find the non-slope version of the V2?

    That 1600 is nice but man that's a lot of cash to drop loll.
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    I got a Bushnell Medalist last week from Amazon for $179 (looks like the price is up this week though). I'm a newbie to rangefinders so I can't compare it to others, but I thought it was great - very easy: point and click and you get the yardage. It's got the pinseeker technology (which can be turned on/off) so you can pick out the flag instead of what's behind it - I found this to be a nice feature.

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    is it worth getting a range finder? how much has it helped your games?

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