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Bushnell Elite 1500 VS Bushnell Pinseeker 1500

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Bushnell Elite 1500 VS Bushnell Pinseeker 1500

Postby Guest on Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:11 pm

Bushnell Elite 1500 -VS- Bushnell Pinseeker 1500 Laser rangefinder.

Which one is better for both golf and field (hunting) rangefinder.

What is the difference of both model?


Postby Steven_L on Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:27 pm

The Pinseeker is made for golf and reads in the first priority mode. It will give a reading on the closest target and tries to ignore background objects like a treeline in back of the flag. The Elite has changeable modes of first and second priority to allow you to use it for golf as well as in the field.
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Postby ichiban on Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:22 am

The Elite 1500 is marketed more towards hunters while the Pinseeker 1500 is more marketed towards golfers but they are almost identical. The Elite has BullsEye mode while the PinSeeker has PinSeeker mode. Both modes work by giving you the distance to the closest object. For example, if you were trying to get the distance to a flagstick that is infront of a bunch of trees, it will give you the distance to the flagstick. Older laser rangefinders without PinSeeker and BullsEye had a lot of trouble in these scenarios. PinSeeker and BullsEye have made it extremely easy to get quick and accurate yardages.

The Elite 1500 also comes with Brush technology which is basically the opposite of BullsEye technology because it gives the distance to the furthest object. For example if you were trying to get the distance to a deer that was being slightly blocked by a tree, it will give you the distance to the deer.

I recommend going with the Elite 1500 since it is $50 cheaper and even gives you Brush mode which could possibly be useful even if you are going to use it just for golf.
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