Golf Laser Rangefinder Product Comparion – Bushnell vs. Callaway Nikon

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Bushnell PinSeeker 1500 with slope

Bushnell has a 90% share of the market in golf rangefinders and with good reason – the quality and accuracy of their products is well known.

Released in 2006, the PinSeeker 1500 w/slope takes virtually all of the guesswork out of the game of golf. In the slope mode, this rangefinder will not only tell you the distance to an object, but how your shot will play.

For example, if you are on a 150 yard par three and it is uphill, this rangefinder will tell you, “Hey, it’s 150 yards to the green, but since it is uphill, it is going to play more like 165 – so use more club, you dummy!” Well, the slope won’t insult you like that, but you get the picture!

With several scan modes and fully, multi coated optics, you will easily be able to judge the distance to any object on the course – at a range of to 1,500 yards (that is almost a mile – enough power even for John Daly!). The only downfall of the slope version is that is not legal for USGA tournament play.

Bushnell PinSeeker 1500 Tournament Edition

This is the rangefinder that 90% of PGA Tour Pro’s use. The reason why? This version is legal for tournament play and is still the best rangefinder on the market for it’s price.

It features several scan modes, multi coated optics, and a 1,500 yard range. The only difference between the tournament and slope version is that the tournament edition does not have slope (and thus is legal for tournament play.

Bushnell PinSeeker Medalist

The Medalist is new for 2007 and is also legal for tournament play. It employs the same PinSeeker technology as the 1500 for better shot making and course management on any course, to virtually any object anywhere, any time of day. We prefer the Medalist over the 1500 because at $299.95 it is affordable and is smaller than either of the 1500’s. Features both PinSeeker and scan modes and has a range of up to 1,000 yards.

Callaway LR 1200

The Callaway (made by Nikon) LR 1200 Rangefinder is the flagship model of the Callaway lineup. It provides quick and accurate distance measurement up to 1,200 yards, and features what Callaway calls “First Target Priority Mode”. First Target Priority mode displays the range to the nearest target among multiple results obtained with a single measurement – useful when measuring the distance to a pin on a green with woods in the background. The LR 1200 features an LCD display with backlight – something the Bushnell rangefinders do not.

Callaway LR 800

The Callaway (by Nikon) LR 800 Rangefinder provides quick and accurate distance measurement up to 800 yards and also features First Target Technology. Range is up to 800 yards and the LR 800 also features an LCD display with backlight.

Click here to view a complete product comparison of all Bushnell and Callaway/Nikon products.

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