Nikon COOLSHOT 20 Review

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Updated Nikon Coolshot 20 Review… We were initially attracted to the price, the small size, and light weight of the Nikon Coolshot 20. User reviews are good, but we did notice that some people complained that acquiring distances to longer targets was difficult.

Nikon Coolshot 20 User Rating: 4.42 Stars 4.42 out of 5 (219 reviews)

Score compiled from multiple sources.

When we gave it a hands-on test, we found that at distances over 150 yards when there were trees or a hill behind the green, it was sometimes a little more difficult. The price point on the Coolshot 20 and the overall high ratings make it worthy of consideration for those with experience using a laser rangefinder. However, if you have the budget for something a little easier to use, we recommend taking a look at our current list of Best Laser Rangefinders.

The Nikon Coolshot 20 Review below is based on user feedback only.

The reviews on the Coolshot 20 are very good and the price is lower than the competition. Learning to use it should be quick, but for those of us used to holding down or pumping the button, it takes a mental adjustment to realize that you just push and release the button and let the rangefinder scan for the pin. There were mixed reviews on whether or not it was easy to acquire distances, however probably twice as many users felt it was easy, compared with those who did not. So if you are buying your first laser golf rangefinder, you may want to spend the extra and get something like the Bushnell Pro X7 that works best with two hands.

Most Mentioned Pros
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  • Accuracy (26.7%)
  • Easy to acquire distance (18.3%)
  • Price/Features (15.4%)
  • Size/Weight (14.1%)
  • Better than competion (2.8%)

Most Mentioned Cons
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  • Difficult to acquire distance (8.4%)
Nikon COOLSHOT Specifications
Nikon Coolshot 20
Slope No
Vibration n
Size (Width x Height x Depth) 2.9 in. x 1.5 in. x 3.6 in.
Weight 4.4 oz.
Battery CR2 Lithium
Battery Life N/A
Display N/A
Rainproof Yes
Magnification 6x
Maximum Range 550
Minimum Range 6
Notes -
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes
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