Callaway 300 Laser Rangefinder Review

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The Callaway 300 laser rangefinder is a solid, mid-priced option for players who want to dial in their distances on the course and on the range.


Before long, I fully expect that laser rangefinders will rub your back and tell jokes while giving the distance to every tree on the horizon.  I love technology, and I appreciate the need to differentiate your product, but at some point it’s all too much – I just want the distance to the flag!  The Callaway 300 laser rangefinder understands this, and it strips away all the unnecessary junk.

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Set-Up & Ease of Use

The Callaway 300 laser rangefinder requires zero set-up.  Unlike other, more complicated lasers, the 300 simply wants you to put a battery in it.

On the course, simply press the power button and the 300 displays the yardage.  If you hold down the power button, the laser enters scan mode and flashes the distance to each object that you aim it at.

There are two adjustments possible on this laser: switching between yards and meters and turning the Pin Acquisition Technology (P.A.T.) on and off.  Both are easily done by either holding or tapping the Mode button.

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Accuracy & Performance

Above all, you’re reading this section to get the answer to one question: is the Callaway 300 laser rangefinder accurate?  The answer is yes.  Whether compared to other trusted laser rangefinders or actual measurements, the Callaway 300 consistently put out the same, accurate numbers.

Beyond that, Callaway has their own technology that makes zeroing in on the pin easier.  They call it Pin Acquisition Technology, and it’s every bit as helpful as similar technologies from other leading manufacturers.  For those without much laser experience, this feature is necessary because there are often objects behind the flag that “steal” the laser’s focus.  P.A.T. makes sure that the distance you get is the distance to the flag, not the distance to the tree next to the back bunker.

The Callaway 300 features a grey display and 6X magnification.  This display is easy to read during the day, but can be harder to see at dusk or on heavily clouded days.

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The Callaway 300 laser rangefinder is a well-priced, high-value laser rangefinder.  The suggested retail for the Callaway 300 is $300, but, at the time of this review, I was able to find it for $280 on many sites and even less with a bit of digging.  While this doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of other lasers, it does well with the only truly important element: accuracy.

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If you want to get  precise yardages on the course without breaking the bank, the Callaway 300 laser rangefinder is one that you should look into.  It’s accurate, simple to use, and gets the job done.

Matt Saternus
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