Shot Scope PRO L1 Blue Laser Rangefinder Review

Shot Scope PRO L1 Blue Laser Rangefinder Review

By Paul Liberatore

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Father’s Day is just around the corner and if the dad in your family is serious about golf, I’m here to tell you one thing is for certain: he’s all about the latest and greatest golf equipment and technology. Whether it’s a new driver, pair of shoes, or the hot new ball all the Tour guys are playing, you can bet he’s got his eye on something new for his game and secretly hoping he gets a golf gift here in a couple of weeks.

If this sounds familiar, we’ve got the perfect gift idea for you here at Golfer’s Authority. We’re talking about the Shot Scope Pro L1 Blue Laser rangefinder.

Key Features

Adaptive Slope Technology takes uphill and downhill slopes into the equation making it easy to choose the right club every time.

Target Lock Vibration lets you know when you’ve zeroed in on the pin.

X6 magnification and a Precision Clear lens affords a crystal clear picture and high resolution.

When rangefinders first came out in the early 2000s, they changed the way golf was played. No longer did golfers have to search for sprinkler heads and pace off yardage. In short, the pace of play improved, and figuring out distances got a whole lot easier. 


Since then, rangefinder technology has continued to advance and the latest and greatest can be found in the Shot Scope Pro L1. 


This rangefinder has more bells and whistles than you can imagine and is perfect for any tech-savvy golfer.


Design and Technology

The Shot Scope L1 Pro Laser Rangefinder is easy to use. 

The scope itself is sleek and lightweight. It comes with a protective carrying case, lanyard, cleaning cloth, and replaceable CR123 battery. 

There’s no shortage of technology in this rangefinder either. To start, adaptive slope technology allows you to easily calculate linear yardage, as well as adjusted yardage. 

Dual optic displays allow your field of vision to exist in either black or red so that the picture is clear in any lighting condition. 

The PRO L1 Blue has a range of up to 875 yards and is accurate to within 0.1 yards. You can also switch the units to meters if that’s what you’re used to. 

An adjustable eyepiece and X6 magnification make it easy to adjust the focus to your individual needs. 

Suffice it to say, this scope has everything you could ever want in a rangefinder and a whole lot more. 

PROS

  • Price point is fractionally less than other rangefinders.
  • Scope incorporates more features and technology than other rangefinders making is useful on any course in any conditions.
  • 13-month warranty is better than warranties on most other rangefinders.

CONS

  • CR123 batteries can be difficult to find when they need to be replaced.
  • Excessive features may be difficult to figure out for golfers that aren’t tech savvy.
  • Shipping times may take a little longer during the holidays.

Our Experience

I’ve used my share of rangefinders over the years and the majority are more or less the same in their operation and function. Not to mention they cost an arm and a leg.

The Shot Scope PRO L1 Blue Laser Rangefinder sets itself apart from the competition for a number of reasons. First, it costs a fraction of other, more well-known range finders.

Second, it’s wide array of features, displays, and reliability mean that finding the right yardage is virtually guaranteed every time. Whereas other rangefinders promise to be accurate within a few yards, the PRO L1 Blue is guaranteed to be accurate within 0.1 yards. It doesn’t get much more precise than that.

As someone that owns multiple rangefinders (don’t tell my wife), the PRO L1 Blue is hands down my favorite.

Frequently Asked Questions

What features does the Shot Scope PRO L1 offer?

The Shot Scope PRO L1 offers several key features including Target-Lock Vibration, a Precision Clear Lens with red or black optics, and the ability to measure distances up to 875 yards. It provides accurate yardages comparable to premium rangefinders like Bushnell.

How does the accuracy compare to other rangefinders?

The Shot Scope PRO L1 provides very similar yardage measurements to the Bushnell rangefinder, with differences of at most 1 yard. It is able to accurately measure distances up to 400 yards to the flag.

Who is the Shot Scope PRO L1 best suited for?

The Shot Scope PRO L1 is ideal for golfers with steady hands who want precise yardages to the flag rather than just front/middle/back of green distances. Its affordable price makes quality laser rangefinders accessible to a wider range of golfers.

What are the pros and cons of the Shot Scope PRO L1?

Pros include the affordable price point, accurate yardages, Target-Lock Vibration, and ability to switch between red and black optics. Cons mentioned include the lens not being quite as clear as the Bushnell and the Bushnell feeling more premium in the hand.

How does the Shot Scope PRO L1 compare to the Bushnell rangefinder?

The Shot Scope PRO L1 provides very similar performance to the Bushnell, with only 1 yard differences in yardages. It is priced £100 less than the Bushnell. The Bushnell lens is slightly clearer and it feels more premium, but the Shot Scope is still an excellent option at a lower price point.

Conclusion

There’s no denying that technology has revolutionized how we play the game of golf. Clubs are easier to hit and go farther, the ball flies straighter, and digitization allows us to play faster, more precisely, and have more fun.

When it comes to measuring distances, there’s no better option than the Shot Scope PRO L1 Blue rangefinder. Not only does it incorporate all the latest and greatest technology, it’s moderately priced and guaranteed to perform day in and day out.

If you’re on the hunt for a cool gift for the golfer in your family and don’t want to break the bank, the Shot Scope PRO L1 Blue rangefinder is the perfect choice.

Paul Liberatore

Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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