Leupold Golf Rangefinder Reviews and Comparison
Leupold GX Range Finder Comparison Chart
|Display||Red (OLED)||Red (OLED)||Black (LCD)||Black (LCD)|
|Weight||7.9 oz||7.8 oz||6.2 oz||6.8oz|
|LxWxH||4.2 x 1.4 x 3||3.8 x 1.4 x 3||4.2 x 1.6 x 3||3.6 x 1.4 x 2.9|
|Max Distance||800 yards||800 yards||800 yards||600 yards|
|Flag Distance||450 yards||450 yards||400 yards||300 yards|
|True Golf Range||Y*||N||N||N|
- Yellow Faceplate unlocks non tournament features
- True Golf Range - (Slope)
- Club Selector
- Online Average $499
The big news for the most recent version of Leupold's highest end golf rangefinder is that it now conforms to USGA Rule 14-3, which in general means that it can be used in tournament play where rangefinders are allowed. The really unique feature of this rangefinder is its changeable faceplates. When the yellow faceplate is attached the unit can access non tournament legal features like Club Selector or True Golf Range (Leupold's version of slope or angle compensated readings. However, by simply attaching the chrome faceplate these non tournament features are disabled and the unit can be used for tournament play. Note their have been several versions of the GX4 and to my knowledge the latest is the only one approved for tournament play so be sure to look for the latest configuration the Leupold GX4i2 model #119088.
- Sells at $100 discount to the GX-4i2
- Aluminum Housing
- High end red OLED display
-Online Average $399
The GX-3i2 is a close relative of the GX-4i2 golf rangefinder and is essentially a GX-4i2 without the Club Selector and True Gold Range features; it is a little more compact than its bigger brother because it doesn't have the interchangeable faceplates. Other than that the GX-3i2 is pretty much the same as the GX4i2 in that it has an aluminum housing, and utilizes Leupold's higher end OLED display. Basically if you want a higher end rangefinder and will not be utilizing non tournament features the Leupold GX-3i2 allows you to save about $100 over the GX-4i2.
- Pinhunter 2
- Prism Lock
- Full featured
- Online Average $299
The Gx-1i2 is basically Leupold's mid level tournament legal golf rangefinder. While it still shares the higher end features of the GX-3i2 such as Pinhunter 2, Prism Lock, and selectable reticles, it gives the user and option to save money on over the more expensive models buy using a polymer housing instead of aluminum and featuring a standard black LCD display instead of the higher end red OLED display found on higher end models.
Leupold PinCaddie 2
- Standard Pinhunter
- Scan Mode
- Unique Red Styling
- Online Average $199
The Pincaddie 2 Leupold's budget rangefinder for those that want a golf rangefinder but prefer saving money over extra features. However, this model still includeds the most important features of a golf rangefinder in that it features Pinhunter (a first target priority) and a scan mode which is helpful when trying to hit the flagstick from a great distance. The Pincaddie is made from a polymer housing and uses a black LCD display like the GX-1i2 but does not feature the selectable reticles, Prism Lock feature, or the new Pinhunter 2 technology; while these features can be nice to have they aren't essential. Bottom line saving money is more important to you than extra features you can save about $100 by going with the Leupold PinCaddie 2 instead of the GX-1i.
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