Callaway Laser Golf Range Finder

Nikon Callaway Golf LR1200 Tournament / Caddy Laser Rangefinder 8365 is the top model for Callaway Golf. 

Buy the Callaway LR1200 now.

This laser ranngefinder provides a quick and accurate distance measurement up to 1200 yards in hlaf yar increments.. This Laser Rangefinder by Nikon features multi-coated Nikon Optics, a high-eyepoint design, and a 7x magnification. A unique golf reticle found on this Callaway Golf Rangefinder allows you to see the ranging as you scan the landscape. A reticle backlighting option-LCD with back light allows the user to light up the display in low-light conditions.


The Callaway Golf LR1200 Rangefinder features first target priority mode which allows you to measure the distance to the pin on a green with woods in the background. This is similar to the Bushnell Pinseeker option. Scan-Mode allows for distancing different targets in succession, for up to 20 seconds just by eeping the button pressed. This rangefinder by Callaway – Nikon is compact, lightweight, and constructed to be waterproof and fogproof.

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Features of Nikon Callaway Golf LR 1200 Premium Laser Rangefinder 8365 include:

  • Fast, simple, one-touch operation
  • High-Eyepoint Design
  • Multicoated Optics
  • Waterproof & Fog-Proof
  • Focusing Diopter
  • LCD with backlight
  • Long Eye Relief
  • Capable of distancing different targets in succession, for up to 20 seconds, by keeping the button pressed
  • Reticle allows use to know ranging in progress
  • 1/2 Yard Increment Reading on LCD
  • Compact, lightweight design
  • Sport Case with Removable Travel Cover for Objective and Eyepiece

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I recently purchase the Nikon Monarch Gold 1200 and found it superior to the previous Nikon 400 range finder I had before. Its close object priority vs distant object priority is the same as Bushnell’s Pinseeker technology and works great. You do need to turn it on, as by default the NMG1200 is set for distant object priority. The only difference between the Callaway version and the NMG model is the case. I’d rather have the CAllaway neoprine case over the NMG carrying case, but with the price on the Callaway being hyped, they are not discounting it as much as the NMG model. Almost $150 less… I’ll live with the other case. I’ve compared it to the Bushnell (a friend has the Bushnell 1500) and they are both very accurate, the Nikon being a tad bit faster and smaller.

Difference Between Golf and Hunting Laser Rangefinder

Laser Rangefinders For Outdoor Sports

Laser rangefinders at one time were bulky, expensive, and used primarily by the military. With advancements in technology, rangefinders have become so compact that most models will fit in your pocket, and prices are as low as a couple of hundred dollars. They’ve also become popular for hunting, golfing, hiking, and other sports where knowing precise distances aids in performance.

There are scores of rangefinders available for specific purposes, each with their own specialized features. All, however, operate on the same basic principle: the rangefinder projects a laser beam out to an object; the beam reflects off the object back to the rangefinder; and the rangefinder calculates the time between the transmission and the reception of the beam to establish the distance.

The distance a rangefinder can accurately measure depends upon the rangefinder itself, but also depends upon the reflectivity of the object being measured. For example, a shiny metal sign will reflect more light than will the bark on a tree or the fur on a deer. Thus a shiny object such as a metal sign can be ranged out to well over 1,000 yards, while a deer can be ranged out to 300 to 400 yards. The angle of the object being ranged affects the measurable distance as well. If the object is perpendicular to the laser beam it will reflect more of the beam back to the rangefinder, while an object that’s at an angle will reflect less of the beam back to the rangefinder.

When the object being ranged doesn’t reflect enough light for an accurate reading, an alternative is to range a more reflective nearby object as reference. Deer hunters will often scout an area the day before they intend to hunt, and range objects for reference in areas where they expect deer to appear.

Most rangefinders have features that go beyond measuring simple distances. Models made for hunting and golf will often include inclinometers that measure the slope of the terrain to the measured object, and use trigonometry to calculate the precise distance to the object.

Many hunting rangefinders feature a ballistics mode that calculates the bullet drop at a specific distance, based upon ballistics information for a particular caliber, bullet weight and velocity. Some of these models will display the amount of hold-over required for the target at the measured range.

Certain models of golf rangefinders have a feature that lets the user focus on the flag on the green while ignoring objects around the flag.

Many rangefinders also include features that allow the user to range an object through rain or brush.

Nearly all rangefinders have a certain amount of magnification for viewing, much like binoculars. After all, you need to be able to see an object before you can range it. The amount of magnification you require depends upon your particular needs. A varmint hunter who routinely shoots out to 1000 yards would find high magnification useful, while a golfer would find that a lower magnification allows him to view more of the course.

Another consideration that’s important when selecting a rangefinder is the unit’s construction. If your sport doesn’t entail harsh weather or rough terrain, a model that’s weather-resistant is probably fine for you. However, if you anticipate the unit being subjected to rain, snow, as well as bumps and falls, you’ll want to consider weatherproof housings, rubber armoring, waterproof optics and other features to protect the unit’s electronics.

When affordable rangefinders first hit the market, their use was regarded by some as cheating. Today, though, responsible hunters recognize their value in getting a clean, humane shot. And most rangefinders are now legal for use in PGA tournament play.

The times have changed, and for the better.

By: Richard A. Baker

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Richard A. Baker is the publisher of GunShopFinder.com. More information by Richard A. Baker can be found at Hunting Rangefinders and Golf Rangefinders.