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Bushnell Pro 1600 Waterproof Golf Laser Rangefinder Review

Having a good quality and accurate range finder on the golf course can really help your game. Bushnell Pro 1600 Bushnell Pro 1600 is one such range finder, and in this article, we will be taking a closer look at this particular model to see how good it is and whether it provides the quality and value you are looking for.

The Pro 1600 is made in the legacy of the company’s PinSeeker 1500, and the world’s first golf laser rangefinder that compensates for elevation changes. With the use of a digital inclinometer, the Pro 1600 can find the distance based on the degree of elevation change.

But instead of simply telling you how far the distance is, the golf laser rangefinder will tell you how far you should be playing it – no need to second guess your range in mid-swing. What’s more, is the Bushnell Pro 1600 is completely waterproof for games under the rain and comes complete with a premium carry case.

A closer look at the Bushnell Pro 1600

7x magnification: The impressive 7x magnification level offered by the Pro 1600 works perfectly with its lenses that provide a crystal-clear image quality. Its optics is strong enough to measure distances up to 1,600 yards with plus/minus yard accuracy.

With Pinseeker on, the unit doesn’t have any trouble finding targets, and is quick to do so as well. You won’t get a 2-second or 4-second delay, like those experienced from lesser rangefinders in the market, as the Pro 1600 a reliable and solid performer.

Performance: The Pro 1600 has a scuba gear type of feel, owed to its 100% waterproofing. Its lenses are also coated to make it water repellent, so water will always run off and never stick. This works great for those times when you need a laser rangefinder on a rainy course, and you can even let the unit sit on the damp grass without causing it any damage.

Bushnell-Pro-1600-2aFeel and cosmetics: While newcomers to the pro-line of golf laser rangefinders may find the Pro 1600 to be a bit on the large size, it still has a great feel and texture on the fingers. The horizontal orientation of the unit is also comfortable to hold, especially with the nicely-placed grooves that match the comfy finger positions.

There is no need to fumble for the controls either as the trigger button is made larger and easier to access, with contours atop the unit for guiding your fingers to the trigger conveniently. You won’t have to worry about accidental depressions either as the trigger is set apart from the mode button.

The Pro 1600’s eyepiece lens is integrated with an adjustment system that will let you adjust the unit accordingly if you’re wearing glasses when in play. To meet the strokes of different folks, the Pro 1600 comes available in three different color schemes – silver, gray, and black.

Ease of use: Following the same standard operation for laser rangefinders of today, the Bushnell Pro 1600 has a single button that can be pushed to turn on, pushed again for reading the distance, or push then hold for reading multiple distances while sweeping through numerous targets. Its horizontal orientation allows one-handed operation, but works best with two hands.

Additional information: The Bushnell Pro 1600 golf laser rangefinder measures 6.7 by 3.4 by 8.1 inches and weighs a Bushnell-Pro-1600-3amodest 1.7 pounds. It comes complete with a carrying case, eyepiece lens cover, camera-mount for tripods, cleaning cloth, and attachable lanyard to prevent the device from being dropped. Bushnell has the Pro 1600 covered with a 2-year limited warranty on parts and service.

Final thoughts on the Bushnell Pro 1600: Although the Pro 1600 has been around for a while now, the quality of this range finder still makes it a very popular product today. It is extremely accurate and has a huge range capacity, so no matter what you need to get a distance for on the course you can. The Bushnell Pro 1600 is very easy to use, and although it is not quite as small as some of the latest models, it can still be placed in your golf bag or pockets easy enough.

Bushnell Tour V3 Standard Edition Golf Rangefinder Review

The updated version of the Tour V2, the Bushnell Tour V3 standard edition rangefinder uses Bushnell Tour V3 advanced technology to help you get accurate measurements for up to 1000 yards. It is a very compact device and will fit into your golf bag, or even your golf trouser pockets very easily, and it does not weight too much either.

The Bushnell Tour V3 is legal for tournament play, so this can be your accurate caddie that gives you correct information every time you use it. This new V3 model uses a technology called JOLT. This tells you when you have locked in on the flag by vibrating slightly, so you know when you have a good fix on the pin and not an object behind it.

The rubber armoring on the case of the Tour V3 will provide protection for the device if it receives any knocks. It also makes it very comfortable to hold, especially if the weather is colder. TheV3 comes with a useful carrying case to keep it protected. It is powered by a 3-volt battery, and you will get a lot of usage out of it before you need to think about replacing it.

Key features of the Bushnell Tour V3 rangefinder

Bushnell Tour V3 Standard Edition Golf Rangefinder Review

Range and accuracy: As mentioned, the Bushnell Tour V3 can give you a range up to 1000 yards, although you will not need to use this full capacity on the golf course much. But from 300 yards and in, you will get an accuracy reading to within +/- 1 yard.

The Pinseeker technology used in the Tour V3 will give you the ability to home in on the flag effortlessly. If it picks up an object behind as well as the flag, it will take the closest object assuming this is the pin. Then when it is locked in and ready to take a measurement it will alert you using the JOLT technology we mentioned earlier.

5X magnification: So you can clearly see what you want to get a measurement of, the Tour V3 has a 5X magnification so you can zoom in to your target and select the exact position that you want to measure too. This is a very useful feature to have and will give you the ability to really pick your spots carefully and get incredibly accurate readings of each shot you want to hit.

Additional features: The Bushnell Tour V3 uses a scan mode, so you will get continuously updated information on the LCD as you move the rangefinder around the course. The ergonomic design of the V3 makes it very comfortable to use, and it is light enough that carrying it around in your pants pocket will not be a hindrance if this is what you want to do.

The cover of the Tour V3 is also water resistant, so no need to panic if it starts to rain as the device will keep the internal components safe and dry. It can be used with one hand perfectly well, and the scan mode will ensure that you can easily lock into the pin or any other object you want to get a measurement too.

Final thoughts on the Bushnell Tour V3 rangefinder: The Tour V3 is another really good rangefinder from Bushnell. This standard edition gives you a lot of range and accuracy, and with the pin seeking technology it uses, you will be able to lock in to the flag or any other desired object very quickly.

The design of the V3 is very user-friendly, it sits in your hand very comfortably and is light and easy to carry around. Overall, the Bushnell Tour V3 rangefinder is a really good quality device, and is perfectly legal to use in tournament play also.

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