Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Outdoor Gear > Optics
Rangefinder - Leupold GX-1 >

Rangefinder - Leupold GX-1

Optics Quality optics are a must-have for any serious hunter. Discuss them here.

Rangefinder - Leupold GX-1

Old 05-23-2019, 04:00 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2019
Location: florida
Posts: 10
Post Rangefinder - Leupold GX-1

I just started bow hunting this season and am loving it. The only real problem im having is judging how far an animal may be when im in the woods. Someone is selling a leupold GX-1 Rangefinder which is a golf rangefinder but I was just wondering if i would be able to use this in the woods. Correct me if i am wrong but from my understanding, you can use a golf range finder in the woods but you may not want to use a hunting range finder on the golf course. From what i have read the golf range finders are looking for something smaller while the hunting ones are looking for a bigger target. With that said you can still find the bigger target on a golf rangefinder. Has anyone ever used a golf rangefinder in the woods. I would be saving a good amount of money and am just curious to hear anyone's thoughts. Thank you in advance.
atmsozol is offline  
Old 05-23-2019, 06:42 AM
Nontypical Buck
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 2,430

if you go to leupold's web site it will show you the details of what this model does as to other models
from what I know of them without looking is, all models have some variances in how accurate they are and what sized magnification they have , and then HOW far they will take measurements on both reflective and NON reflective objects
it really has NOTHING to do with the size of the item, to a degree,
when you have higher magnification glass in the range finder, many find it easier to get the crosshair's/aiming point
on targets that are smaller, but again, this is a aiming thing and NOT how the range finder reads!
there are range finders designed to work more up close and some that work \farther out!
Lower magnification glass will allow use longer TYPICALLY in low light
Most archery hunting is done under 50 yards, so you do NOT need a range finer that can read out very far, but many will use one in other hunting, target shooting and thus want one that can read BOTH Up close and far away, this is why they make and sell so many different models LOL

weight can be a issue to some, and oddly as it sounds, some of the one's that read Farther out, are actually lighter than some of the only closer reading one's? mostly I gather due to the farther reading one's tend to me more expensive and get some better parts in things?

IMO< I see NO reason a golf range finder couldn;t be used in the woods, and vice versa, the quality of range finder is more important than , its marketing !
mrbb is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.