Leupold GX-1 Review

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When we did our Leupold GX-1 Review, we definitely considered it one of the best values in a laser rangefinder, but we’re retiring that opinion as newer models perform better for about the same amount of money.

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Leupold GX-1 User Rating: 4.61 Stars 4.61 out of 5 (104 reviews)

Score compiled from multiple sources.

We summarized the Leupold GX-1’s most mentioned pros and cons from dozens of user reviews and here is what we found…

Most Mentioned Pros (in order of mentions high to low):
  • Accuracy
  • Easy to use
  • Compact size
  • Quick to acquire target
  • Quality/durability
  • Lightweight
  • Improves game
  • Ability to get yardage to any visible target
  • Scan Mode
  • 6x magnification
  • Battery life
  • Included case with bag clip
  • Useful on driving range
  • Price
  • Easy to Read
  • Water Resistant
  • Ability to select reticle configuration
  • Ability to get yardages with one hand
  • Works in fog
  • Customer Service
  • No downloads or fees
Most Mentioned Cons (in order of mentions high to low):
  • Three mentions of a defective product. Of course this would be covered by warranty.
  • Difficulty getting a reading
  • Difficulty hitting the right target
  • One mention of difficulty reading the display
Leupold GX1 Features and Specifications
Leupold GX-1
Slope No
Vibration N
Size (Width x Height x Depth) 4 in. x 2.75 in. x 1.5 in.
Weight 6.8 oz.
Battery CR2 Lithium
Battery Life 10,000 Actuations
Display LCD
Rainproof Yes
Magnification 6x
Maximum Range 350+
Minimum Range N/A
Notes -
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes
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