Bushnell Pro X2 Review

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Our Bushnell Pro X2 Review was updated in October 2017 and our impression got even better!

We think the Bushnell Pro X2 is likely the best laser golf rangefinder ever built.
You’ll pay more for this model than other Bushnell models, but far less than the Leupold GX-5i3 which has comparable features. In addition to testing this model on the golf course, we read dozens of user reviews across the web looking for positive and negative themes. Most of the comments turned out to be positive and the very few negative ones were never mentioned more than once. Many users said they felt the Bushnell Pro X2 was well worth the money.

Bushnell Pro X2 User Rating: 4.77 Stars 4.77 out of 5 (112 reviews)

Score compiled from multiple sources.
Here are the Bushnell Pro X2 Notable Features:
  • Slope-Switch Technology – easily turn slope on or off, making it legal for competitions allowing distance measuring devices.
  • Dual Display Technology – handy button on the side to toggle the red VDT with black depending on conditions. We observed that users really love this easy to use feature. Many also commented on the clarity of display.
  • Accurate to a 1/10th of a yard – we consider that too much information, but fortunately, you can turn off the decimal points if you prefer. Accuracy and ease of use were mentioned more frequently than anything else in all the reviews we read.
  • PinSeeker with JOLT Technology – vibrates when you lock onto the pin. This is a favorite feature for many users and our reviewers as well. It really does seem to impact the speed at which your brain understands that you’ve got the right number in your sights!
  • 2nd Generation E.S.P. – acquires the target quickly. This speed of target acquisition was mentioned frequently in user reviews.
  • Fully Waterproof (IPX7) – Most rangefinders are only water resistant, so we are happy to see this improvement.
  • Range: 5-1300 Yds; 450+ Yds to a Flag.
  • Magnification: 6x. Okay, we concede that 7x would be even better, but no one is making 7x models anymore.
  • Fast Focus System – a focus ring on the eyepiece makes it easy and fast to adjust the focus.
  • Stable-Grip Technology – the rubber grip over the metal housing gives you a solid grip.
  • Rubber Armored Metal Housing – very durable. The Pro X2 definitely feels sturdy and well built.

Bushnell Pro X2 Review Summary

Accuracy and ease of use were the most common themes mentioned by users and we fully agree. Many users felt the Bushnell X2 was superior to other laser rangefinders they had tried and we can’t remember one that we like as much. Jolt technology, slope switch, and the dual display technology were also mentioned frequently as favorite features. Users liked the size and the speed and many mentioned that it has helped improve their scores.

In conclusion, if the Bushnell Pro X2 fits in your budget, we highly recommend you order it today! With all of its features, we can’t imagine that you’ll ever want to replace it just for something newer and better. If it has the typical longevity of other Bushnell’s, you should get many years of use from it. If it’s not in your budget, don’t despair,
there are plenty of solid-performing laser rangefinders that shouldn’t break the bank!

Bushnell Pro X2 Jolt Features and Specifications
Bushnell Pro X2
Slope both
Vibration y
Size (Width x Height x Depth) 3 in. x 1.5 in. x 4 in.
Weight 8 oz.
Battery 3 Volt CR2 Lithium
Battery Life N/A
Display Multi-Coated Dual
Rainproof Yes IPX7
Magnification 6x
Maximum Range 1,300
Minimum Range 5
Notes -
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes* When Slope Switch is turned off.
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  1. Can I get distance aiming to the ground?

    • Golf Rangefinder Shop says

      Usually, you can get a distance to a spot on the ground with a laser. I often will aim it at a spot on the ground short of a hazard for a layup shot.

  2. Jim Carboy says

    I’m interested in the Pro X2 as a more accurate alternative to my current gps. I do wear prescription eyeglasses and if I needed to remove my glasses in order to use the device I would probably keep my gps. Any advice? Thanks, Jim

    • Golf Rangefinder Shop says

      Hi Jim,

      I haven’t personally used the Bushnell Pro X2 just yet, but I wear glasses and haven’t had any problems using previous Bushnell models or even less expensive brands. It’s hard to imagine that the new top of the model would not be able to be used by those of us who wear glasses. It has 16mm eye relief, but I think that it’s not as important for rangefinders as it is regular binoculars, as the main goal is to get the distance to the target and that is displayed in the middle of the display. If you do buy it, please come back and let us know what you think.

  3. Keith says:
    If I’m not using my rangefinder. If I take out the battery will the battery have longer life?

  4. chuck Ross says

    No , the battery will last just as long. Unit turns off, battery not in use.

  5. How is the X-2 in the fog?

    • Golf Rangefinder Shop says

      Hi Jim. I’m sorry to say that I haven’t been able to find that information and I know longer have one here to check it out. I’ll reach out to Bushnell, but you might get a faster answer by calling them to ask. Here’s their contact page: https://bushnellgolf.com/contact/

  6. Irene Fagley says

    Have only had my rangefinder for a few months. Today it stopped functioning.What could be the problem?

    • Golf Rangefinder Shop says

      Hi Irene. I’m not sure, but try taking the battery out and pressing the ranging button a few times. Then make sure you have a good battery and try putting it back in to see if it resolves the problem. If not, you are under warranty and should contact Bushnell.

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