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Old 08-23-2017, 03:23 PM
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Question Disc Golf Range Finder

I am not impressed with any GPS based product when it comes to accurate measurements of throws. The UDisc measuring tool would be great if GPS was more accurate. Sadly, that is not the case. I can get the GPS accuracy down to 20 ft. radius in most situations (occasionally down to 10 ft radius).

But, as a novice player that will want to play many different courses once my confidence grows. what I really need is a good range finder based on precision optics, not based on GPS.

The one I am looking at is the laser rangefinder shown here https://www.precisionprogolf.com/pro...er-rangefinder.

Are range finders allowed in disc golf? Does anyone have any experience with optical based range finders in a disc golf context?

Thanks in advance for your input.
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:33 PM
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The one I have is a Bushnell 4x21 Laser Rangefinder, Bone Collector Edition. I picked it up using my Rewards Card but you can find from $90 (Used - eBay) to $109 (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...=Y&sku=1042301) and more expensive other places. It seems to work great and is very small (size of your hand).
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Old 08-23-2017, 05:49 PM
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the rules allow for range finders now.


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Old 08-23-2017, 06:27 PM
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Yes they are 100% legal, even the ones with slope (which is what I have). They work great, and I highly recommend getting one with the scan feature.

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And I thought Cam Todd was just thumbing his nose at the rules...
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:39 AM
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Yes they are 100% legal, even the ones with slope (which is what I have). They work great, and I highly recommend getting one with the scan feature.
Which model do you have?
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Which model do you have?
This one:

http://www.halooptics.com/range-find...ngefinder.html

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Old 08-30-2017, 11:02 PM
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I bought a basic used Bushnell one about a year ago off either off Bay or the Goodwill online auction for like $30-40. I've also seen them at Play it Again Sports for under $50. I would recommend one, but I wouldn't drop more than $80 on one unless you plan to use it for hunting. Patience is the key to getting one for a good price.

It will struggle to read at dusk or in really bright sun, but it works pretty good for the most part. It requires a bigger object the further the distance, so I'll usually laze a nearby tree or bush and estimate its distance from the basket. It gives the reading in yards, so I just triple the number to get feet.

I used it a bunch when I first got it, and it's quite accurate when compared to signage and pacing it out. I only rarely use it now, and I still get razzed from my friends when I whip it out, but it proves itself useful from time to time. It's especially useful on new or private courses where signage is lacking or questionable. It also comes in handy for second shots over 200'.

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I would look for a range finder that can also do hunting mode that way the basket is not perceived as the tall flag thing at most golf courses. Then I would look for one that can do longer ranges for good hunters hunting medium to large game, the longer range a range finder can go the more accurate the range finder will have to be to get close to the target for hunting.

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Old 09-05-2017, 10:38 PM
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The golf ones tend to use the flag stick as the marker for Range finder telling you the distance. If you buy one that also has a hunting mode then you can use it to determine the distance of the object be it, the basket, sign, or pole the 3 most common types of disc golf targets plus you can find out how far something like a tree is as well.
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