If you’re looking for a simple, compact and capable rangefinder that costs less than $300, one of the best choices you can make is picking the Callaway 300 Rangefinder.
This state of the art rangefinder will deliver you highly accurate results/measurements thanks to Callaway’s proprietary Pin Acquisition Technology, which gets the job done by providing you with a precise distance to the flag and not to the trees or anything else that might not interest you. Even from a far distance that goes up to 300 yards, due to its +/- 1 yard accuracy, the device will immediately lock on the pin, ignoring other background objects that might distract the laser’s focus. This baby has a range of up to 1000 yards and offers 6 x magnification, which is a pretty solid performance in this price range.
Another great feature of this laser rangefinder is its simplicity/ease of use; the Callaway 300 is designed as an intuitive device and requires absolutely no previous user-experience with similar gadgets. Its interface is pretty straight-forward and shows the yardage when you press the power button and displays the scan mode when holding down the button, offering multiple data points. According to your metering system, you can set the rangefinder to display distances in meters or yards from the Mode button. The Pin Acquisition Technology can also be turned off from here.
Design-wise, the Callaway 300 is a sturdy, compact and lightweight gadget, not to mention good looking. It can be used harsh weather conditions too, being fog and water proofed. The whole package includes, besides the rangefinder itself, a 3V battery and a carrying case that holds a built-in belt loop.