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Bushnell Pro X7 Rangefinder Review
Posted in Rangefinders, Reviews By Garrett On June 28, 2017
Bushnell Pro X7
The Bushnell Pro X7 is known as one of the best golf rangefinders of this year. In this article, we’re going to examine why this is the case.
One of the first things you notice when you pull the Pro X7 out if its box is the substantial carrying case that it comes in. The case is durable and very well made, and features a handy zip enclosure and elastic hook eye to make it easy to access when you’re on the golfing green.
While you’re using the X7, you’ll see right away that this thing was built for professionals. It definitely has a hefty weight to it, and you’ll notice that it takes more than its fair share of space in your golf bag. Fortunately, once you actually start using this on a real golfing course, it’s unlikely that you’ll care about its bulky size.
Getting up and running with the X7 is quick and easy, which should take you less than ten minutes in total. Popping in the battery is pretty straightforward, and the rest is smooth sailing from there.
However, if you are not familiar with range finders in general, then it could take you some time to acclimatize to the X7. The good news is that rangefinders work in the same was a way pair of binoculars; you just need to ensure that you have your eyes positioned correctly to get a clear view of the green.
As a final note, the Pro X7 is 100% waterproof and features some rugged coating on it. This makes it easy to take with you on course without worrying about being caught in the rain or about it flying off.
Like other models, using the X7 is straightforward. Simply point it at your desired target, push a button, and get a reading.
An unexpected feature of the X7 is that Bushnell has taken its simplicity to a whole new level.
You can hold the button down to get an extremely fast reading from the pin, and then hit it again if you’d like to get the distance from another object in the distance.
This rangefinder’s effective distance to the pin is up to 550 yards, and for other objects, up to 1760 yards away.
In short, the performance of X7 is blazingly fast, incredibly accurate, and unbelievably easy to use. So, you won’t need to worry about having to surmount a steep learning curve with X7, even if it’s the first time you’ve used a rangefinder.
Jolt And Slope
There are also a couple of other features to the X7 that make it stand out from other rangefinders in the market.
Jolt Technology: This feature is commonly seen among most of the rangefinders by Bushnell. Jolt Tech gives your hands a quick burst of vibration once you’ve honed onto the flag. This means you can know for sure that you are looking at the pin, as opposed to some trees or other doodads in the distance.
Slope Tech: Slope Technology is perhaps one of the X7’s most exciting features. It uses an inbuilt accelerometer to determine the degree of elevation change between you and the pin. It then calculates a degree change as a number on top of the actual yardage. When utilized properly, Slope Technology can give you an unfair advantage over other golfers on the green, which is why this feature is often prohibited for use in international tournaments.
The Bushnell Pro X7 is a very simple to use range finder, and comes with numerous features that represent the bleeding edge of golf technology.
The only downside to the X7 is its substantial price tag. At around $700, the X7 is definitely not for the faint of heart or for those who are just dabbling with the sport.
And to top everything off, the X7 comes with a long warranty period, and reportedly has exceptional customer support.
But if you are serious about winning more games, then picking up a rangefinder such as the X7 could significantly shorten your learning curve, as well as making your games easier and more enjoyable.
The golf rangefinder can be found on the company’s website, as well as through a variety of sports stores either online or in retail settings. As the Bushnell Pro X7 is a newly released model, it is due to drop in price. If you are patient enough, you could pick up a half-priced model in a few months as newer rangefinders get released to the market.