Bushnell G-Force DX
Accuracy - 98%
Magnification - 94%
Features - 89%
Ease of Use - 91%
We like this laser rangefinder because it has excellent specifications, but also because it is waterproof, and cased in a rubber-armored metal housing that will keep it intact in any conditions.
As relaxing and laid-back as it may appear, golf certainly isn’t an easy sport. It requires patience, concentration, accuracy, and power of approximation. Not to mention and a lot of practice! Although natural talent is an important factor in the performance of every sport or activity, practice is even more crucial to becoming efficient in the sport…especially golf, where it is said the more you play, the better your swing becomes. You just have to keep playing and practicing your swing, and your arm muscles will eventually get used to that motion, making you more and more precise. However, we mustn’t forget the main purpose of golf… relaxation. You don’t want your game to become too intense or engage in harsh competition with your fellow players, no matter how good they think they are! Golf is about having fun and performing as best you can. The great thing is now we have technology that you can use to help you improve your game and accuracy, more specifically, the golf rangefinder.
Golf rangefinders, or laser rangefinders as they are commonly known, can be used to measure the distance between you and your target, thus allowing you to make changes in your performance. It can measure how hard you swing the club, how you hit the ball, and so on. These devices are allowed in professional competitions as well as casual situations. So if you’re a beginner or a frequent player, you can use a rangefinder to make the most of your time on the course. Laser rangefinders have lots of other applications in the military and in other sports like hunting and archery and they are just as useful in golfing. Here, we will present you reviews of some of the best products on the market. Today we will take a look at the Bushnell G-Force DX Golf Rangefinder, which is one of the most precise and accurate rangefinders you can buy.
When you go looking for a golf rangefinder, one of your main concerns has to be accuracy. A device that is performing well will have accuracy within a couple of yards, starting with about 1 or 2 yards ahead of you. In a nutshell, it should be able to calculate distances perfectly. The Bushnell G-Force DX Golf Rangefinder has an accuracy of +/- 1/2 yards, so it can be pretty accurate up close as well. Always ask to test your chosen product before you purchase it, so you can make sure there are no manufacturer defects and that the device makes correct calculations. Laser rangefinders use a laser beam that gets pulsated in the direction of your target, and then it measures the time it takes the beam to reach the targeted object and return to the user. Based on that, it calculates the distance between you and your target. Most commercial grade rangefinders are not accurate within millimeters, but they can still be very precise for golfing purposes
The precision of this Bushnell rangefinder is based on an object lens of 21 millimeters with 6x magnification power thanks to its Vivid Display Technology. Overall, it features precise range measurements between distances of 500 and 1300 yards. Because these devices are intended for different purposes, the Bushnell even has specifications for deer or tree range accuracy. For instance, it has a tree ranging performance of 900 yards, and deer ranging performance of 600 yards. Its Reflective Ranging Performance reaches a maximum of 1300 yards, more than sufficient for any kind of activity you use it for.
The size and measurements of a golf rangefinder are important, because you have to be able to have a good grip on it and hold it steady for an accurate measurement. It has to be comfortable enough to hold with both hands, but ultimately it is up to each user to decide which kind of style suits them. The Bushnell G-Force DX Golf Rangefinder
measures 3.4 inches in length, 1 inch in depth, and 2.9 inches in width and weighs about half a pound, or 227 grams, so it should be quite easy to carry around and use. There are two design versions of this rangefinder; the more common one is black in color, but you can also purchase the camouflage version if you intend on using it for hunting. It is covered in a rubber-armored metal housing and it is fog and waterproof. These specs are not that useful for a golf player because they won’t be found playing golf in a pond or during the rain, but it is good to know that this device is equipped to handle more than you need.
This laser rangefinder is also endowed with a Selective Targeting System, otherwise known as First Target Priority; when you’re browsing for rangefinders, look to see if they have any special targeting modes. These modes can be very useful in certain situations, however they are not allowed for professional golfing competitions. If you’re just in it for the fun, then you may actually enjoy “playing” with these features and see how they improve your game. For instance, this product does not feature a Slope Mode, which measures distance taking elevation of the ground into account, so it could be used professionally as well.
The Bushnell rangefinder has three rangefinder targeting modes: Scan, Bullseye and Brush. The Scan Mode allows the device to actively seek for the target you have in mind. You point it in the direction your target is, and if there are no other obstacles before or around it, it will lock on that point and make a faster calculation of the distance between you. The Bullseye mode is particularly useful for smaller and closer targets, whereas the Brush Mode is made to ignore background landscape like tree branches, boulders and so on, so it might be more useful for hunting or target practice. And because it was designed with hunting in mind, it also features Bow and Rifle modes; the first provides true horizontal distance between 5 to 99 yards, and the second provides bullet drop data in inches between 100 and 800 yards.
Ease of Use
If you have used laser rangefinders before, then you should know how to use this device as well. You just need to turn it on, place it in front of your eyes, and try to point it as accurately as possible in the direction of your target. For those who have never used one, it can take some time to learn how to use one accurately. One of the modes described above can help in certain situations, and the more you use the magnification power, the easier it will be to locate your intended target faster and get quicker measurements. The rubber grip of the product makes it easy to hold and point, but what will actually make it easy to use is the second generation E.S.P. (Extreme.Speed.Precision) turbo-processor.
The display on the Bushnell G-Force DX Golf Rangefinder is a through-the-lens LCD display that shows measurements in yards or meters (as you prefer), and is easy to read without disturbing the vision. The Class 1 laser beam used by the device is invisible and safe to the eye, so there are no health risks involved. As for the color of the display results, red is usually the best color, so check with your retailer before purchasing. The product works with one 3-volt CR2 battery, so you can determine how long it lasts and how efficient it is. Although it is a rather expensive product, the Bushnell is very efficient and precise. It comes with a two-year warranty, so you can trust in its quality. Being a hunt-level product, it will be all the more performing for a relaxed game of golf.