The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Gear and Accessories

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 11, 2010, 02:35 PM   #1
Join Date: January 14, 2010
Posts: 32
Hunting rangefinder for golf?

I know the golf rangefinders use a different estimation method so would be difficult to use in a hunting situation. But, can we use the hunting rangefinder for golf?
RamOchoa is offline  
Old February 11, 2010, 02:50 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: January 27, 2010
Location: Norfolk, VA
Posts: 2,905
You could try it, but I think you'll have a hard time getting a good reflection off of the pin, and the flat surrounding green won't reflect much at all. You might be able to range to a tree or a rock near the pin, and then estimate the distance from the tree/rock to the pin.
ScottRiqui is offline  
Old February 11, 2010, 09:44 PM   #3
Join Date: January 12, 2010
Location: "A Facist Subject" California
Posts: 64
Rangefinder for Golf

I think you could, some courses have an flag stick insert, for beam reflection, but my skills don't always give me a clear line of site to the pin...
Jobfix is offline  
Old February 12, 2010, 04:58 AM   #4
Join Date: January 14, 2010
Posts: 32
Gonna have to try it then.
RamOchoa is offline  
Old February 12, 2010, 09:46 AM   #5
Join Date: January 12, 2009
Location: O'Fallon, MO
Posts: 47
I have used a hunting rangefinder for golf in the past with success. Success as in able to find the distance, not able to necessarily hit it the desired distance!
"As you swim the river of life, do the breast stroke. It helps to clear the turds from your path."
-George Carlin
Strazznah is offline  
Old February 19, 2010, 11:00 PM   #6
Junior Member
Join Date: February 13, 2010
Posts: 3
Rangefinder for golf - absolutely

I just bought the Bushnell Laser Scout 1000 rangefinder for the rifle range; however, the description noted:

Accurate, compact, and user-friendly are some important characteristics one can expect from the Bushnell Scout 1000 range finder.

This amazingly small instrument can be extremely useful at the rifle range, in the woods or on the golf course. The user can range the target with the tap of a single button. The Scout 1000 is vertically configured. It offers comfortable one hand operation and is small enough to fit in your shirt pocket.

Bushnell Laser Scout 1000, ARC;

. . . guess I should try to check it out on the course.

Good Luck
vvaldez38 is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06613 seconds with 9 queries