Bushnell Medalist Laser Rangefinder Review

Whilst the Bushnell Medalist Laser Rangefinder is not the most stylish rangefinder on the market, it’s a good work horse and the Pin Seeker technology works well.

Most impressive among the Medalist’s features is the Pin Seeker mode. Simply point and shoot and the Pin Seeking technology will seek out the pin, even with distracting objects behinds like trees and club houses. Another feature is the scan mode, allowing you to measure distances between you and your targets in real time. The scan feature enables you to get up-to-date distance measurement readings when you’re scanning the device from side to side.

The LCD display is clear and functional and has a higher resolution than most others in the same price range. With a range of 5 to a 1000 yards, the Medalist certainly sands out for the price. For golfers though, you can expect accurate pin reading up to about 250 yards. The 4x magnification system does the job well enough, particularly with reflective objects. The Bushnell Medalist Laser Rangefinder is made up of a light but strong rubber armouring, thus allowing it to be lightweight and portable, but not delicate. The device is rainproof and feels robust in the hand and you can certainly carry it around without constantly worrying about accidentally breaking it.

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Bushnell Medalist Laser Rangefinder Review

For serious golfers who want a bunch of features o their rangefinder, the Medalist probably doesn’t cut it. However, for golfers who want simple rangefinder that work well around the 150-250 range you really cant go wrong. The display is clear, the two pin modes work well and the casing is secure and light. Well worth it for amateur golfers who want a work horse.

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Video Review

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Pros and Cons

PROS:
  • Has two pin modes – Scan and Pin Seeker.
  • Small, lightweight and durable.
  • Good accuracy up to 250 yards.
  • High resolution display for the price.
CONS:
  • Not the most attractive rangefinder
  • Fairly flimsy carry case that probably won’t last long.
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Key Features

Technology
The Pin Seeker technology is great at seeking out the pin in distracting environments. The Scan mode gives out live readings as you scan the device from side to side.

Range
From 5 – 1000 yards, the Medalist is impressive for the price. For the pin though you should expect up to 250 yards.

Display
Comes with a simple LCD display that has excellent resolution. Although very bright, it can sometimes be a struggle to read in low light.

Approved for tournaments
With a lack of slope recognition technology, the Medalist complies with the USGA 14-3 rule for use in tournaments.

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