Review: GX-II Golf Rangefinder from Leupold

18Feb09

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It’s no secret – Leupold is known for their precision optical instruments.  They have the best, high quality scopes, rangefinders, binoculars, flashlights, and more to help you,  whether you are out in the field, on the golf course, or up in the stands.  Bees Who Buzz had the amazing opportunity to try out the Leupold GX-II Golf Rangefinder.  The GX line of rangefinders is the only kind to provide accurate ranging information matched to the slope of the shot, current conditions, and your specific striking distance.  It even has a feature called the Club Selector, which helps you choose which club is best for each particular shot.  Simply input the striking distance for three specific clubs and the GX-II will do the rest!  The rangefinder consists of 7 pre-loaded selectable reticle options which uses Leupold’s exclusive PinHunter Laser Technology to utilize a combination of cutting edge microprocessing circuitry and an advanced infrared laser to accurately and consistently hunt down the pin against any background, up to a maximum of 350 yards.  The Quick Set Menu makes it super easy to set up, allowing you to start using the device immediately (we had it set up in a jiffy).  It’s durable, weatherproof, and scratch-resistant, with a bright, clear optical system and accurate ranging.  Guaranteed for years and years of dependable use! 

Features of the Leupold GX-II Include:

  •  Displays in Yards or Meters
  •  Line of Sight Distance
  •  PinHunter™ Laser Technology
  •  True Golf Range™ Technology
  •  Inclinometer
  •  Club Selector
  •  Quick Set Menu™
  •  6X Magnification
  •  7 Selectable Reticles
  •  Scan Mode
  •  +/- 1 Yard Accuracy
  •  Weatherproof
  •  Low Battery Indicator

Available at www.leupold.com.  Visit the Leupold website to see all of their available products and to view videos of the GX-II in action!

About the Leupold family-owned company:

“Leupold & Stevens, Inc., is an American, family-owned, fifth-generation company that has been designing, machining, and assembling precision optical instruments and other products for 100 years. Founded in 1907, Leupold’s® success has been built on our commitment to our customers’ absolute satisfaction, and our commitment to building the best optics for the shooting sports, general and wildlife observation, and the military and law enforcement communities.”

The Leupold History:

It’s a decidedly American story: one century ago in 1907, a young German immigrant named Fred Leupold set up a one man shop at 5th and Oak Streets in Portland, Oregon, repairing optics for surveying equipment. Leupold & Stevens is still family owned, though our focus has turned from surveying to helping people all across the globe survey their environments with the innovative, high-performance sports optics and accessories.

A lot happened in between. Fred Leupold was joined by his brother-in-law, Adam Voelpel. Later, an ingenious and prolific inventor and consulting engineer named John Cyprian Stevens became a partner in the business. The small company survived the First World War and the Great Depression. But it was the Second World War that would change the company forever. Working with the U.S. Army on a riflescope and the Navy on optics for use aboard ships, the engineers at Leupold learned the secrets of waterproofing and durable construction that would completely change the world of sports optics.

Today, Leupold optics are renowned for their unchallenged ruggedness, absolute waterproof integrity, and their vastly superior optical quality. A century of observation and optical experience has gone into every binocular and scope we produce, and we think the results are well worth the extra effort required to achieve this level of quality.

In true American style, the philosophical foundation laid in our early years served as a template for the company as we’ve grown and changed over the decades. In fact, the firm’s founder established the clarity of purpose that we see at Leupold & Stevens today:

“We solemnly promise never to let down on quality, the customer is entitled to a square deal.”

 – Markus Friedrich “Fred” Leupold

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One Response to “Review: GX-II Golf Rangefinder from Leupold”

  1. Leupold has to be one of the most innovative companies out there thanks for the article


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