Gear up for spring golf with these 5 high-tech rangefinders
If you’re prepping for the new golf season but don’t have a reliable distance-measuring device in your arsenal, now is the time to gear up.Get more news about Yard rangefinder Hunting,you can vist our website!
Today’s rangefinders have loads of features in addition to their distance-measuring capabilities. Many have a slope option that you can toggle on and off with a simple switch, and some even measure the effect of altitude and temperature.
The best part? New rangefinders are more user-friendly than ever before, offering better projection and easy-read displays. Check out five of our favorite models below, and while you’re browsing, make sure to click through the rest of the items on offer in GOLF’s Pro Shop.
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TecTecTec!’s non-slope reading entry on this list, the VPRO500, is an accurate unit that measures yardages up to 500 yards with as much precision as other best golf rangefinders that cost twice as much.
However, you make a few compromises when you opt for the budget option. If you’re interested in spending as little as possible for good, accurate reading, this is one you should take a long look at. But for really elite performance, you may want to spend a bit more.
When you first pull the VPRO500 out of the box, it feels a bit like a light, cheaply made plastic toy. Unfortunately, I have no faith that this will survive even a medium-height drop onto a paved cart path.
So I’d suggest buying a protective sleeve for it. However, the protective sleeve will run you an extra $15-20, and it makes the operation of the rangefinder a little clunkier.
A less noticeable but still problematic aspect of the VPRO500 is that the battery cover is just a sliding piece of plastic. Other, more expensive rangefinders have battery compartments that are locked and sealed (generally requiring unscrewing with a coin or similar) to protect against water entering the battery compartment.
There’s no such protection here, so you’ll need to be careful about keeping your VPRO500 dry. Don’t drop it into dewy grass, and use it under an umbrella if it’s raining. If you get it wet, make sure you dry it off quickly with a towel, and if it gets submerged, I’d suggest removing the battery entirely and letting it air dry.
The good thing is that you can get exact yardages to your targets with speed and precision for half the price of a comparable Bushnell or Leupold rangefinder. The VPRO500 has a pinsensor tech that helps ensure that you get the flagstick, even against a tree-filled backdrop.
The scan mode, which gives you a consistent reading while you move the reticle from target to target, is very effective as well — if you can see the numbers, which sometimes show up just out of sight and require a bit of tilting to display properly.
For the occasional golfer who doesn’t want to spend an arm and a leg on an elite rangefinder, the VPRO500 is an acceptable, if slightly flawed, option.