The Bushnell Pro X7 Jolt may not be the cheapest golf rangefinder than you can find nowadays, but it is certainly one of the best models ever made. Its listing price is $843.95, but you can usually find it on sale for $500. While there are units on the market that cost less than $150, there are also some units out there that cost more than $1000. The price may be average, but as you are about to see, the price is the only thing that is average about it.
Based on its specifications, this is the most powerful range finding devices of the moment. It has an overall range of one mile, a range of 550+ yards to a flag and a 1/2 yard accuracy. Considering the fact that most models are accurate within one yard, we will give the Pro X7 a lot of credit for being way ahead of the competition. The 7x magnification is also impressive since most units on the market offer a 5X magnification at most. Combine the amazing magnification feature with the HD optics and you’ve got yourself and amazing golf device that will handle any situation. Last but not least, the E.S.P.2 technology delivers incredibly fast and accurate readings. For example, within 125 yards, it is accurate within a tenth of a yard.
|Specs||Pro X7 Jolt|
|Dimensions||5.1” x 3.7” x 1.7”|
|Display type||Vivid technology|
|Maximum range||1760 yards|
|Eye relief||19 mm|
|Exit pupil||3.7 mm|
|Optical coatings||Fully multi-coated|
|Battery type||3V lithium|
It weighs 12 ounces and has the following dimensions: 5.1 x 1.7 x 3.7 inches. It is very lightweight and easy to hold. On the top and one of the sides, it features a textured rubber, non-slip surface which ensures a better grip. Better yet, the unit is fully waterproof, so if you are fond of playing in the rain, you can use it without worries. It has a nice black and silver design with red accents. It also comes with a convenient carry/storage case. However, with it being so small and compact, you can easily carry it in your pocket.
Not only does it have an amazing accuracy and magnification, but it is also packed with many other wonderful features. While it is tour certified, it can not be legally used when the USGA & R& A rule 14-3/0.5 is applied. That being said, the slope feature is quite neat. It measures slopes with a +/-1° reading accuracy and compensated range. The readings take into account the ball trajectory as well as the type of club used by the player. The slope compensation feature is particularly valuable when shooting uphill and it will really help you improve your game.
Aside from the slope feature, it comes with many other interesting features. For example, the pin seeker feature uses jolt technology in order to lock onto the flag without being confused by background targets. In simple words, when there is more than one flag in range, it will lock onto the nearest one. Moreover, in order to reassure you that it has indeed locked onto the target, the device delivers a short burst of vibration.
As we already mentioned, the device is lightweight and easy to hold. In order to provide clear readings, this unit uses a Vivid Display Technology which improves the contrast, the light transmission, and the clarity. Moreover, the brightness of the digital readout is also increased in order for the readings to be easily read in all lighting conditions. The readings are displayed in a bright, easy to read red shade.
This model comes with a 3-Volt 123 Battery and it features a post-thread battery door. It is quite efficient from an energy consumption point of view, and according to the manufacturers, the battery lasts for about 1400 ranges, which should last for about a season. In the past, Bushnell used to use 9v batteries, which were obviously more convenient. The switch to the 3v batteries was probably made out of size concerns.
When it comes to Bushnell, you shouldn’t be concerned about durability, since it is probably the most trustworthy brand. Nevertheless, in order to ease your mind, you should know that this model comes with a 2-year warranty.
Like with any well-designed rangefinder, the operation of the X7 is easy, ensuring that you won’t waste time on the golf course figuring out how to operate it. We can’t say that a certain feature or performance aspect of this model has impressed us more than the others have, but what we can say is that this device is a must-have for any golf player seeking to improve his or her game. It is compact, easy to use, and it delivers accurate measurements. Also, due to the fact that it boasts an amazing 7x magnification, you will have an easy time zooming in on your target to better see it, thus making smart decisions when you will shoot.