Bushnell is probably one of the most recognized brands in golf when it comes to rangefinders, and the reputation is well-deserved. Bushnell has been building and improving their inventions for over 65 years till date and their devices are impressive. Their age speaks for itself since no company lasts that long if they are not good. Now, for this particular device, imagine all of Bushnell’s hard works and innovations, and then bring them together in a single unit. You will get the Bushnell Pro X2 Rangefinder! Is that not impressive enough?
The Pro X2 is Bushnell’s flagship device, and thus it is considered a top-tier device. This makes the rangefinder pricier than most devices in the market and rightfully so. You cannot expect to have almost all industry-leading features in a single device without it being expensive. However, it is not over the top since there are devices that are equally pricey.
Interesting facts and features about the Bushnell Pro X2 Rangefinder
The first thing you need to understand is that the Bushnell Pro X2 has a slope mode which goes against all tournament rules. However, this does not make the device unusable since all you need to do is turn the switch off for the slope mode and you will have yourself a tournament legal rangefinder.
The first thing you will notice is the yardage of the Pro X2 and prepare to have your mind be blown because it is INSANE! The Pro X2 can measure up to 1,300 yards at max and can measure distances as close as 5 yards. This is one of those devices which is both accurate and range heavy! This is an important factor since most devices start to lose accuracy from even as close as measuring beyond 250 yards.
The next feature is a must-have because… well, what rangefinder is a premium one if it does not have the Pin Seeker technology that makes rangefinder very accurate.
As a premium device of the highest quality, Pro X2 takes things a little further with using the Jolt technology that alerts you when you have hit your target, the flag!
You should already know that the Bushnell Pro X2 has a range of 1,300 yards at max, and can measure as close as 5 yards. This makes the rangefinder one of the best rangefinders a player can have in a field. Actually correct that; this range makes the rangefinder a must have for ALL professional players out there.
The slope technology is an additional feature that the device has that you can use outside of a tournament since it not legal to use slope mode when in a tournament. But this does not make the device tournament illegal since all you have to do to make the Pro X2 a tournament legal rangefinder is turn off the switch that turns on the slope mode.
The range does not deny you the ease of finding a flag since you have the Jolt technology that, through locking on, gives you a ‘Jolt’ that alerts you that the target has been locked-on and you have the accurate distance recorded. The Jolt feature is one of those things that only the best rangefinders have, and the Pro X2 is definitely one of them.
Like all the devices that use Pin Seeker tech, the Pro X2 is also a device that is exceptionally accurate. It has been tested that the rangefinder is accurate to ±1 yard up to 1,000 yards! This is more accurate than even the most used premium rangefinder in the market since you would usually see that rangefinders struggle to maintain that ±1 yard accuracy after 500 or 600 yards and the fact that the Pro X2 can manage that up to 1,000 yards is beyond amazing.
However, after you pass the 1,000 yards mark, the rangefinder has shown to be accurate to ±2 yards. This is not something you should worry about since you will find that even the best premium devices would struggle to hold this accuracy and most would be inaccurate to well beyond ±2 yards. This is undoubtedly one of the focal points of this rangefinder, and the benefits are enormous, especially if you are a professional golfer.
This being said, if you are an entry-level golfer, but you have the money to buy the Pro X2, you should take it since this will help you in the long run.
To summarize the display of the Pro X2, you can say that they have a Dual Display tech that allows you to choose between a sharp black display or a vivid red display, and it entirely depends upon your preference, or in some cases like lighting conditions. To be precise, you get to change the crosshair, the pin, and the yard readings.
Apart from that, the X2 allows you to zoom up to 6 times the normal sight. This is becoming a common zooming limit that almost all quality rangefinders have. You really do not need much more power since the 6x zoom does nearly all the jobs for you. You also have no problem with images since the sights are clear and crisp all the time.
Portability, Durability, and Design
There are devices that you have to hold in your hands to get that premium vibe, and then there are devices that just shine when you look at them, and the Pro X2 is one such device. Just by looking at it, and holding it, you can actually tell what an insane device the X2 actually is.
The Pro X2 is an extremely sturdy device that is made from sturdy materials that can take a hit. The design is a clear benefit since this device is actually waterproof, and not just water-resistant. This means that you can use it in any weather you like and you can even drop it in water. The device will hold out even if it is completely submerged in water.
The device measures at 4 x 1.5 x 3 inches and weighs 13.6 ounces, making the device compact and lightweight. For people who wear glasses, the X2 has 16mm of eye relief; however, even without your glasses, you can clearly see the readings because of the dual display technology. With all things said, it is pretty safe to say that the rangefinder is definitely a durable one.
Likable Features of the Pro X2
Cons with Solution
It is expensive.
The Pro X2 is, without doubt, one of the best rangefinders on the market, and that, of course, means that it would cost a lot. However, if you save enough money over time, this rangefinder will serve you for a really long time. With its range, lightning fast speed, and accuracy, the rangefinder makes one beast of a device. Even though you will get cheaper premium devices at this range, you will not find a rangefinder that is this good without spending money. For professionals, the price is of little concern since the service is outstanding.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why doesn’t the Pro X2 have mounting features?
This device is made in a way that makes it a handheld device, and it is pretty comfortable to hold. Even though the older models all have the mounting ports, new technologies have made it easy to use the rangefinder without a mount.
How is the Pro X2 a tournament legal rangefinder?
Since this device has a slope function, it should not have been a tournament legal device. However, since there is a switch that turns off the slope function, it can be made a tournament legal device; as long as you do not turn it back on (Slope Function).
Does the Pro X2 have a target lock on function?
Yes, it does. The rangefinder uses Jolt technology to notify you when you have locked on your target.
Can this rangefinder be used with glasses on?
Yes, you can use the rangefinder with glasses on. The Pro X2 has 16mm of eye relief, so it should be pretty easy to use while wearing a pair of glass.
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As far as premium devices go, this is definitely one of the, if not the best, premium rangefinders you can have. With the Jolt function, slope mode, Pin Seeker Technology, Dual Display Technology, and all the other advanced features, the rangefinder is a must have for all the professional players out there. Even if the price is a bit on the higher side, you can rest assured that even if you buy it, you will NOT be disappointed in it!