Callaway 300 Laser Rangefinder Review

One of the lightest and easy to use rangefinders out there for people who want a no nonsense piece of kit.

With their very own laser technology known as Pin Acquisition Technology (PAT), Callaway have produced a great little rangefinder with excellent accuracy thanks to its 6x maginification. Weighing at just 215 grams, this is also one of the smallest rangefinders and fits nicely in one handed in jacket pockets. Just insert the battery, hold down the power button, and you’re ready to go.

There are two pin seeking modes; standard and PAT. The PAT system is brilliant at picking out the flag when there are features in the background such as trees. You can choose between either meters or yardage and the display is easy to read with large numbers. However, in low light we noticed the display was somewhat difficult to pick up. The eye piece can be adjusted suit your eyesight and the 300 comes with a nice carry case that clips onto your bag.

Over 200 yards the 300 struggled slightly to pick out the flag, but up until then we could really fault it. Very nice piece of kit for the price and certainly worth checking out if you’re on a budget.

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The Callaway 300 Laser Rangefinder Review

Whilst the Callaway 300 is not the most feature-heavy rangefinder out there, it does what it says on the tin. It’s accuracy up to 300 yards is pretty epic and it’s one of the easiest rangefinders to use we’ve ever tested. The 6x magnification is decent for the price and the small size makes it exceptionally easy to carry with you on the golf course. All in all its accurate, simple and well-priced.

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Pros and Cons

PROS:
  • Two very useful modes that pick up the flag quickly.
  • Excellent value for money
  • One of the smallest rangefinders on the market.
    CONS:
    • Does not have many features such as slope recognition.
    • Difficult to read the display in low light
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    Key Features

    PAT Technology
    Just hold down the power button for a few seconds and the 300 will begin to scan the area in front, picking out the flag among the other features using Callaway’s PAT technology.

    Functionality
    Probably the easiest rangefinder to use that we have tested. Just chuck the battery in, hit the power button, and you’re off.

    Display
    The display screen of the product shows the distance, target mark and unit of measure (in meters or yards). Does not work well in low light though.

    Distance Finding Capability
    The 300 uses a 6x magnification to display the pin accurately up to a distance of 300 meters. Exceptionally accurate up to about 200 however.

    Approved for tournaments
    The 300 is pro-certified by golfers and complies with the USGA 14-3 rule for use in tournaments.

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