Bushnell Medalist Rangefinder Review

‘Bushnell Medalist’

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Our Bushnell Medalist rangefinder review is the culmination of reading customer reviews and taking notes, studying its features and comparing prices to other laser rangefinders.

Our number one takeaway from our hours of research is that the Bushnell Medalist Rangefinder with Pinseeker is an excellent value for a name brand laser golf rangefinder.

Bushnell Medalist User Rating:
4.52 Stars 4.52 out of 5 (399 reviews)

Score compiled from multiple sources.

Most users loved the Medalist and found it very easy to use. For golfers looking for a laser rangefinder at with a lower price point, the Bushnell Medalist should definitely be a consideration. The one comment mentioned more than any other was that it was easy to use.

The main reason that the Bushnell Medalist would not make the cut for some users is that a lower magnification level probably makes it a little more difficult to lock on to targets, particularly distant targets. The majority of reviewers didn’t find this to be a problem. However, those who complained that it was difficult to be steady enough to get a reading and those who found they had to double-check a yardage two or three times to make sure they hit the right object, would probably benefit from the stronger magnification found on more expensive models.

One thing we noticed was that this was not the first rangefinder for many of the reviewers. Those moving from GPS golf rangefinders to laser noted how nice it was not to have to pay fees and deal with computer downloads. They also liked knowing that it could be used on any golf course, not just those available through the device manufacturer.

Overall the users had many more positive things than negative to say about the Bushnell Medalist, but read our list of pros and cons to see for yourself. Just FYI, the #1 “PRO” in our list was mentioned nearly five times more than the #1 “CON“.

Most Mentioned Pros (in order of of mentions high to low):
  • Easy to use
  • Accurate
  • Ability to get exact distance to any visible target
  • Pinseeker makes it easy (even at long distance) to lock onto the pin
  • Improves your game
  • Value (price)
  • Quality / Durability
  • Gets yardages quickly
  • Increases confidence
  • Compact size
  • No computer required
  • No fees
  • Works on all courses
  • Lightweight
  • 9-volt battery is easy to find and inexpensive
  • Great for getting exact distances to targets on a driving range
  • horizontal / not vertical
Most Mentioned Cons (in order of of mentions high to low):
  • Need to recheck to avoid getting distance to the wrong target
  • Difficult to hold steady
  • Battery cover falls off
  • Flimsy case
  • Product or display failure
  • Only has 4x magnification
  • Can’t hit targets that you can’t see (over a hill or through trees)
Bushnell Medalist Specifications
Bushnell Medalist
Slope No
Vibration N
Size (Width x Height x Depth) 1.7 in. x 4.5 in. x 3.8 in.
Weight 9 oz.
Battery 9V
Battery Life N/A
Display LCD
Rainproof Yes
Magnification 4x
Maximum Range 500+
Minimum Range 5
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes
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