Bushnell Golf Pro XE Laser Rangefinder
- Slope with Elements
- Pin Seeker with Visual JOLT Technology
- Built In BITE Magnetic Cart Mount
- Positive Click Slope Switch
- Ranges 500+ Yards to a flag
The new Bushnell Pro XE shoots flags at 500+ yards to within 1 yard, making it the most powerful golf laser ever.
Temperature and altitude have been added to Bushnell’s patented Slope technology to give golfers the most precise compensated distances ever and new Visual Jolt features a red ring that flashes as JOLT vibrates for even greater feedback and confidence to know you are locked onto the flag.
Specification: Bushnell Golf Pro XE Laser Rangefinder
6 x 4.8 x 4.6 inches, 1.28 pounds
1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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15 reviews for Bushnell Golf Pro XE Laser Rangefinder
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Shane R –
I don’t normally write reviews for someone who reads reviews as much as I do. My old Bushnell V2 finally gave out and I needed to get a new rangefinder. Like everyone I was a little sticker shocked by the price of the XE, latest and greatest. I read reviews out there on all viable options from the Tour V4 to the no name new comers. I ended up buying the Precision Pro NX7 Pro Slope thinking it made sense that it was “almost just as good”, perhaps a little slower, but worth it for half the price. By the reviews I expected it to feel a little cheaper and it did, but I knew that. It arrived on a Thursday and I was on the course Sat morn. The lag in reading was noticeable, even compared to my ancient Bushnell. The deal breaker for me was not getting ant reading three times inside of 110. Nothing. Tried and tried and had to rely on my buddies V4. I returned it on Monday (no questions asked, Amazon just kicks rear) and ordered the XE….OMG, what an amazing difference and badass tool. The feel is awesome. It feels like what you expect from Bushnell. The optics are simply amazing. I had to figure out the brightness and how the jolt works ( do a little reading folks), bit it is flawless and worth every penny. Sometimes you get what you pay for, this is that case. I can’t give a high enough rating. It’s that impressive.
James Robinson –
Dead accurate and fast, and a call to customer service resolved one issue. But the jolt feature is erratic. I have to pan back and forth over the flag to get it to activate. My wife’s older version works fine, gives a nice buzz right away. This has a better viewfinder (more magnification), and the magnet to stick it to a cart is neat—no more sliding off the seat.
I purchased this unit as I live in NY and with the change of seasons I’m curious what the impact will be on the slope distance. I played with it today and it was flawless. At tee-off it was about 60 degrees. A 155 shot with a -2% slope called for a 157 slope-element adjusted distance. Pretty cool. I’ve read some reviews about the jolt feature not working. I don’t think those reviewers read the manual. There is no jolt unless there are other targets susceptible of triggering an alternate distance. If the pin has no other competing objects, there will be no jolt. Take it from someone who had a Leopold that gave false positives all the time — this rangefinder is very accurate.
Amazon Customer –
The eyepiece was very difficult to use. Lots of shadowing, making this top of the line virtually useless. Have no way of knowing if bad design or defect. Returned for credit.
Biff Johnson –
I’ve had my last range finder (Bushnell Pinseeker 1500) for over 12 years but it recently is having hard time locking on pins. At first I thought is me getting older at 66 years of age. But when I tried newer range finders that my friends played I had an easier time. So – which one to buy as there are so many out there cheaper than Bushnell. I read tons of reviews and tried out many but ended up selecting Bushnell’s top of the line Pro XE because my last one lasted fore 12 years and has served me very well. The newer model is smaller but very fast to lock onto the pin – even when you have hills or trees right behind the green it is very easy to lock onto the pin with confidence. The optics are crystal clear. When reading reviews I saw that people were not always able to get the visual red ring and vibration affect when locking onto pins. I concur with this finding as it does not always work, however, it still locks on the target and you know with confidence that its accurate as you can easily select a target behind the pin and compare – its that fast! My hands are at times a little shaky when targeting longer distances (over 200 yards), but the laser feedback is so fast that all I have to do is touch the fire button a couple of times and it hits the targets before my hands jitter off line. The Pro XE allows you do adjust the brightness of the red text – I found that you will want to adjust it to the higher setting and leave it alone – that way you can easily see the text in any kind of light including bright sunlight. The focus ring is “tight” and you will need two hands to adjust the focus for you and you will not have to adjust it again as it will not slide with use. I wear contacts and find now fault with the optics. My friends with glasses tried it out and they were also very pleased with the optics. I did find that I have to hold it just about a fingers width in front of my eye and its works great and is easy to hold steady that way. The Pro XE is very well build – rugged and easy to hold – its water proof as well. I took it to Ireland and it had no issues with cutting through the morning fog. If this range finder lasts me half as long as my last Bushnell (and I expect it will) its a deal. I paid $500 on Amazon Prime. I golf four times a week and highly recommend this to any golfer.
The crosshairs get blurry when using the dial to focus on farther distances. I would’ve thought this newer model to outperform the prior model. The red led is also not that great either bright days or when it gets really dark. With a brandname such as bushnell, you’d think they put in more attention to detail and precision. They are supposed to be the leader in range gauging optics. I tried calling their support line and was on hold for more than 40 minutes. Then their callback feature would fail. Bushnell what do you have to say? What will you do to right this wrong?
Miles Bern –
I’m an avid golfer (when it’s not snowing) and I’ve loved using this new Bushnell Pro XE. I was coming from a different brand’s laser that worked well, but didn’t have slope calculation. This laser has a high quality feel, and is on the heavier and larger side, but it fits my hand well and it feels like it will hold up well. The elements feature is neat too. I recently played in 40 degree weather, and with a 0% slope, the elements calculated a longer distance due to the cold, exactly the way it should. I can’t wait to test it at altitude, or on a warm day, where it should calculate a shorter distance. The only thing to note, in order to get the jolt when the laser has locked onto the flag, you have to scan over to the flag, instead of shooting right at the flag. Knowing this, it’s made the use of the laser excellent.
Brian Stoneman –
I bought this after sending back my Precision Pro NX7 with slope which was throwing up a lot of bad distances, would not fixate on the pin etc etcThis Bushnell is so much better in every single way.Build quality is incredible – it feels exceptional in the handThe speed at which its gets the distance is incredible – i mean under half a secondAccuracy is second to none7 x zoom really helps ALOT to focus on the pinBarometric readings are a joyShould have bought Bushnell first time but I tried to save money and go elsewhere. Wont ever do that again.
I always seek the best for my golf no matter what it is, hence why new Bushnell. Previously I had Pro X2, now I think it is actually better product then Pro XE. Reasons, firstly hate the new case the previous was much better so don’t really know why change something good and focus on improving the legal competition technology. Used the Pro XE in one round on first 9 the pin seeker only locked once pretty poor performance, had this sometimes with the Pro X2 but not as bad, tested them both in the same course the same playing condition. Forget, if a little foggy or misty conditions, does not measure at all. However, the build casing and quality feel is a top class. Magnetic tech I think is pretty poor as don’t think it is practical. Measuring new technology is illegal in competition anyway so why to pay for something you can’t use in competition. I am returning this item as not worth for the price tag and disappointed Bushnell as I don’t mind to pay but need to se reasons why…don’t think this is the case. Focus on anti fogging technology, improve jolt and locking, and stabilising image like new Nikon has ….
JOSE MARTINEZ-CAMPOS –
Really accurate readings including the slopes. I have not yet being able to evaluate how the weather changes affect distance calculation since I just bought it during the summer time. The pin seeker functionality does not work that well for me. Only on a few occasions the device vibrates to indicate it has effectively ‘seen’ the flag but, I still get accurate readings of the flag anyway without the vibration. So a feature that does not seem to work all he time but does not compromise the accuracy of it.
Prof David J. Galloway –
Superb kit. Undoubtedly the market leader. Works exactly as described in the manual. Some people fail to understand the jolt function. It works perfectly – providing you use it properly! Recommended.
Keith loader –
Such an easy rangefinder to use, even if you have shaky hands. Finds flag with ease!The magnification is brilliant.Fantastic product
Mr W. –
fionnuala hagan –
Excellent piece of kit!
Gerardo Chincoya –
Muy buena calidad, mediciones ágiles y precisas, sencillo de utilizar, aún no me toca mal clima pero es un alivio saber que es resistente al agua. Me gustó el estuche que viene incluido..