Nikon Coolshot 40 Golf Rangefinder Review

The Nikon Coolshot 40 Golf Rangefinder comes with 6X magnification. It is the most powerful USGA approved rangefinder form Nikon`s range. It comes with Hyper Read technology and Nikons 8 seconds continuous measurement system.

Hyper Read is one of the systems implemented by the manufacturer to make keeping the ball on the short grass easier. It will take a quick measurement to various points of approach. The 8 seconds measurement scans multiple very small or thin objects and can thus determine the distance to pins. It can also determine the distance to tress or hazards as it continuously scans for 8 seconds.


  • 8-650 yards range
  • 6X magnification
  • First Read Priority Mode to locate the nearest target
  • Hyper Read Technology
  • 8-seconds continuous measurement
  • Rainproof construction


  • No angle compensation


The lightweight rangefinder comes with the best Nikon technologies which are USGA approved. Coming with 21mm lens and 5.6oz weight, the rangefinder is one of the best options for travelling players or golfers looking for a simple solution for measuring distances. It comes with the Hyper Technology, First Read Priority Mode and the 8 seconds continuous measurement systems. The technologies are powered by a CR2 Lithium battery.


The laser rangefinder combines some of the best technologies for performance. It comes with yardage measurement which is a popular Nikon solution to measuring the distances you can cover with your clubs. The laser will measure the performance on training day.

Keeping a log of the results can help you improve your results on the course. The First Target Priority Mode will show the range to the nearest pin against the background and will be a quick solution to locating your target even with more objects in the background. The Hyper Read Technology ensures you get a quick read on various points of approach and is useful during tournaments or training days.


The rangefinder follows Nikon’s compact design which is only 2.8” tall and ensure you can handle it with just one hand. At 5.6 ounces it comes as a light alternative and can be handled much easier than many competitor`s products. The buttons can also be easily accessible with one hand as they are situated on top of the rangefinder. The design of the product is modern and follows the lines of Nikon`s rangefinders.


The Nikon Coolshot 40 Golf Laser Rangefinder is a powerful USGA-approved rangefinder. It comes with a compact construction which will be highly appreciated by players of all levels. It embeds some of the most popular technologies which include: Hyper Read Technology, First Read Priority Mode and the 8 seconds measurement system.

It is solidly built as it is rainproof it can work in difficult weather conditions. With the 6X magnification and 650 yards range it comes as a good long distance reader. As long as you power it with a premium CR2 battery you will get quick readings which can be the source of improving your skills on the course, regardless of the weather.

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Nikon Coolshot 40 Golf Rangefinder Review
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