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Leupold GX Golf Rangefinder Reviews - 2022 Lineup


The Leupold golf rangefinder line is currently made up of just two models; the Leupold GX-2C and Leupold Pincaddie 3, with the first being a full featured golf rangefinder while the later is a more entry budget level option. Noticeably absent from the Leupold line are the premium full feature models with aluminum housing and red OLED displays. 


Leupold GX-2C


Leupold GX-2C

- 6x Black LCD Display


- TBR (slope)


- Club Selector


- Range Flag to 400 yards


- Online Average $329



The Leupold GX-2C is currently the top of the line Leupold golf rangefinder and while it does have a full set of features such as TBR for slope corrected readings, a Club Selector feature, and Prism lock; however, it does lack the high end aluminum housing and red OLED display of the previous generation high end Leupold rangefinders. That said the price of the GX-2C is significantly less when compared to the $500+ price tag carried by previous high end Leupold GX golf rangefinders.



Leupold GX Rangefinder Comparison Chart


Model Leupold
PinCaddie 3
Picture Leupold GX-2C Golf Rangefinder
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Leupold Pincaddie 3 Golf Rangefinder
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Model # 181268 181288
Est. Price $329 $199
Power 6x 6x
Display Black - LCD Black - LCD
Weight 7oz 6.3 oz
LxWxH 4 x 1.3 x 2.5 3.6 x 1.4 x 2.9
Range - Max 700 yards 650 yards
Range - Flag 400 yards 300 yards
Flag Lock Yes Yes
Prism Lock Yes No
True Golf Range Yes No
Club Selector Yes No



Leupold Pincaddie 3 


Leupold Pincaddie 3

- 6x Black LCD Display


- Flag Lock


- Pinhunter 2


- Range Flag to 300 Yards


-Online Average $199



The Leupold Pincaddie 3 is an entry level golf rangefinder with 6x magnification and a black display. It has a max range of 650 yards and can read the flagstick out to 300 yards away. This model does come with Flag Lock which helps the unit distinguish the flagstick from other nearby objects. The Leupold Pincaddie weighs only 6.3oz and is powered by a single CR2 battery. 



Rangefinder Features Explained


Prism LockIs a technology that when being used in scan mode will automatically beep and display the yardage to the pin when it locks on a flag equipped with a prism reflector. Also many courses now have certain hazards with these prism reflectors for easier targeting with a rangefinder.


TGR (True Golf Range): Leupold’s system of accounting for the angle of the shot; TGR is an advanced angle compensation feature, as it will not only accounts for the shot angle, but can also factor in temperature and altitude as well.


Club Selector: Within the TGR mode, there is also a feature that allows the unit to recommend which club to use. These recommendations can be based on factory settings or customized to your hitting distances by inputting how far you hit certain clubs.



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