I should preface this blog post by saying that I’m not the one who has used a lot of rangefinders on the course. With that said, the more regularly I play and the better I become, the more I find myself long for knowing exact distances to the pin.
During the past few weeks I got my hands on a Bushnell Pro X7 Jolt Slope rangefinder, and all I can say is that it really comes up to my expectations.
Indeed, this is by far the best golf rangefinder I’ve tested for the site, and I’m really wondering whether it is a coincidence that I shot my second best score ever in my very first round with the X7? Long story short, I’ll let you be the judge.
One of the first things you’ll notice when you take the X7 Jolt Slope out of the box is the beefy carrying case that comes along with the package. Not only is this case very well-made and durable, but on top of the conventional zip closure, they’ve integrated an elastic hook and eye to make it even much easier to access when you’re on the golf course.
Picking this thing up, you’ll possibly instantly know that this isn’t your weekend duffers rangefinder. It’s got some heft and will take up a little more space in your golf bag – however, once you bring it on the course you’ll notice that that part actually won’t bother you too much.
Putting the battery in is extremely easy, and getting everything setup and get used to the device is also pretty simple. Within 10 minutes of hands on experience with this item, I was totally proficient. I was running around my own home and my deck spotting everything from buildings to trees off within the distance. Who would have known that all it would take is just a pitching wedge to get to my neighbors’ deck down the street.
As I said earlier, this is not a small rangefinder.
If you’re familiar with using a rangefinder it may take a few minutes to get used to the sight of it. Just like binoculars, you have to have your eye in the right position in order to get a clear view. When I first got out on the course I could see that the picture wasn’t as clear as I remember it being at home. That’s also when I found the ring at the base of the viewfinder for focus purpose – much better now, yay!
The Pro X7 is completely water-resistant and has some rugged rubber coating on the outside, so it’d be easy to cruise around the course with it on your cart seat without worrying about it flying off.
From : Review Updater