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Bushnell 201740 Pro X2 Manual

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Bushnell 201740 Pro X2

201740 – Bushnell® Pro X2 – Laser Range finder

Congratulations on your purchase of the Bushnell® Pro X2 Laser Rangefinder, our top of the line laser range finder for golfers and used by more golf professionals than any other brand. Th e Pro X2 is a precision Laser Range finding optical instrument designed to provide many years of enjoyment. This booklet will help you achieve optimum performance by explaining its adjustments and features as well as how to care for this precise laser range finding optical instrument. To ensure optimal performance and longevity, please read these instructions before using your Pro X2.


Your Bushnell® Pro X2 is an advanced premium laser range finder comprised of Digital Technology and turbo processors allowing range readings from 5–1300 yards / 5–1189 meters, and combines the best of a premium compact monocular with the new Dual Display Technology™. Measuring 1.5 x 4 x 3 inches, the 8-ounce Pro X2 with 2nd Generation E.S.P. ™ (Extreme. Speed. Precision.) delivers extremely fast acquisition and incredible ½ Yard accuracy and 1/10 precision from 5–125 yards and +/- 1 yard Accuracy from 126–1300 yards. Th e Pro X2 features PinSeeker™ technology with JOLT, allowing the golfer to easily and quickly “zero” in on the flag without acquiring background targets, and Superb Optical Quality.

The Pro X2 emits invisible, eye safe, infrared energy pulses. The Pro X2 Advanced Digital microprocessor and ASIC chip (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) results in instantaneous and accurate readings every time. Sophisticated digital technology instantaneously calculates distances by measuring the time it takes for each pulse to travel from the rangefinder, to the target, and back.


The ranging accuracy of the Pro X2 is plus or minus one yard / meter under most circumstances. The maximum range of the instrument depends on the reflectivity of the target. The maximum distance for most objects is 1000 yards / 914 meters while for highly reflective objects the maximum is 1300 yards / 1189 meters.

Note: You will get both longer and shorter maximum distances depending on the reflective properties of the particular target and the environmental conditions at the time the distance of an object is being measured. The color, surface finish, size and shape of the target all affect reflectivity and range. The brighter the color, the longer the range. Red is highly reflective, for example, and allows longer ranges than the color black, which is the least reflective color. A shiny finish provides more range than a dull one. A small target is more difficult to range than a larger target. The angle to the target also has an effect. Shooting to a target at a 90 degree angle (where the target surface is perpendicular to the flight path of the emitted energy pulses) provides good range while a steep angle on the other hand, provides limited ranging. In addition, lighting conditions (e.g. the amount of sunlight) will affect the ranging capabilities of the unit. The less light (e.g. overcast skies) the farther the unit’s maximum range will be. Conversely, very sunny days will decrease the unit’s maximum range.

E.S.P.2™ (Extreme. Speed. Precision. 2nd generation), our advanced second generation ranging technology, provides the fastest, most accurate ranging measurement based on target conditions. The laser analyzes multiple individual measurements to the target and calculates and displays the best possible result. Target variations such as reflectance, shape and color can affect the accuracy of a laser measurement, but E.S.P.2™ automatically assesses the conditions and improves the measurement up to 1/2 Yard Accuracy whenever possible from 5–125 yards. When this occurs, display readout precision will be refined to 1/10th yard. For those who prefer their distances displayed in whole units (full yard or meters), E.S.P.2™ can be disabled in the Setup Menu.



While looking through the Pro X2, depress the power button once to activate the display. Place the aiming circle (located in the center of the field of view) upon a target at least 5 yards away, depress and hold the power button down until the range reading is displayed near the bottom of the in-view display. Crosshairs surrounding the aiming circle indicate that the laser is being transmitted. Once a range has been acquired, you can release the power button. The crosshairs surrounding the aiming circle will disappear once the power button has been released (i.e. the laser is no longer being transmitted).

Note: Once activated, the display will remain active and display the last distance measurement for 7 seconds. You can depress the power button again at any time to distance to a new target. As with any laser device, it is not recommended to directly view the emissions for long periods of time with magnified lenses. The maximum time the laser is transmitted (fired) is 7 seconds. To re-fire, press the button down again.


The Pro X2 is equipped with an adjustable eyepiece (+/- 2 Diopter Adjustment) that allows you to focus the display relative to the image. Simply rotate the eyepiece until the display is in focus.
The Pro X2 features Dual Display Technology, which lets you easily toggle between a bright red display featuring VDT (Vivid Display Technology) or a crisp black display, based on lighting conditions or your preference. To toggle between red and black displays, briefly press and release the round “B” logo plate on the left side of the unit.


Slope-Switch Technology lets the golfer easily turn Bushnell’s patented Slope function on and off . Th is allows the golfer to conveniently utilize Slope to get compensated distances around the course when they want it and have a USGA conforming device that is legal for tournament play when they need it.


Your Pro X2 display incorporates the following illuminated indicators:

  • PinSeeker™ Indicator (1)
  • Aiming Reticle (2)
  • Battery Life Indicator (3)
  • Active Laser (4)
  • Distance Displayed in Yards/Meters)


Battery Indicator:

  • Full charge
  • 2/3 battery life remaining
  • 1/3 battery Life remaining
  • Battery Indicator Blinks – Battery needs to be replaced and unit will not be operable.

Remove the Posi-Thread™ battery door by lifting the battery door tab and then rotating counter clockwise.
Insert a CR2 3-volt lithium battery into the compartment negative end first, then replace the Posi-Thread™ battery door.
Note: It is recommended that the battery be replaced at least once every 6 months.

Crosshairs surrounding the aiming circle indicate that the laser is being transmitted. Once a range has been acquired, you can release the power button. The crosshairs surrounding the circle will disappear once the power button has been released (i.e. the laser is no longer being transmitted).

Ever have trouble getting distance to the flag? This advanced mode allows easy acquisition of the flag without inadvertently getting distances to background targets (i.e. trees) that have stronger signal strength.

For ease of use, the device will always be in PinSeeker™ Mode.
To use, align the aiming circle reticle onto the flag that you want distance to. Next, press and hold the power button and move the laser slowly over the flag or desired object until a circle surrounds the flag indicator. If the laser beam recognized more than one object (i.e. flag and background trees), distance of the flag will be displayed and a circle will surround the PinSeeker™ indicator informing the user that distance to the flag (i.e. closer object) is being displayed. The Jolt Technology provides two short bursts of vibration to confirm that the distance displayed is to the flag. There may be times when only the laser beam only sees one object in its path. In this case, the distance will be displayed, but because more than one object was not acquired, a circle will not surround the flag indicator.

Tip: While pressing the Power button, you can move the device slowly from object to object and intentionally force the laser to hit multiple objects to ensure that you are only displaying the closest of the objects recognized by the laser. Once the device has shut off, the unit will always default back to the last mode used.

PINSEEKER™ WITH SLOPE +/-™When slope is enabled by sliding the slope switch on the side of the unit up until “SLOPE” is visible, Bushnell’s patented Slope Technology is displayed. The Slope +/- mode will automatically compute an angle compensated range based upon distance and slope angle determined by the laser rangefinder and built-in inclinometer. This data is then combined with internal algorithmic formulas dealing with average club use and ball trajectories. The angle compensated range provides direction on how to play the shot (i.e. add distance if an incline, subtract distance if a decline). Slide the slope switch back down out of slope mode, and your Pro X2 now conforms to USGA Rule 14-3, with the slope angle compensated ranging feature removed.


Once in this mode, you will see a “ – – – ” in the field of view informing you that you are in the Slope +/- Mode. Press the Power button to obtain distance to the flag or other objects. Once the range is displayed, release the Power button. Once you have released the power button, a degree of angle and compensated range will be displayed beneath the standard distance.
In the example on the next page, the true distance is 162 yards, slope is +4 degrees, and the compensated (“play-as”) range is 173 yards.
The display would show this:

The distance to flag A in the drawing below is 162 yards. It is also 162 yards to flag B although it is on a slope. However, if you were to play this hole as 162 yards, the ball (X) would fall short of the hole/flag because you did not take slope into account.



The Pro Xa2 has Vivid Display Technology. This bright red LED display dramatically improves contrast, clarity, and light transmission while increasing brightness of the digital readout, making distance readings legible in low light environments. There are four intensity settings to choose from and this is the first setting within the SETUP menu. Hold the Mode button (“B” logo on side of device) for 3 seconds to get into the SETUP menu. The existing brightness setting will be flashing (i.e. BRT1, BRT2, BRT3, or BRT4). Pressing the Mode (“B” logo) button will toggle between the four brightness settings. “BRT1” is the lowest intensity while “BRT4” is the brightest. Simply press the Mode button until the desired brightness setting is displayed, then press and release the Power button to save the setting.


The Pro X2 can be used to measure distances in yards or meters. The unit of measure indicators are located in the lower right portion of the display. There are two measuring settings to choose from and this is the second setting within the SETUP menu. Look through the eyepiece, depress the Mode button (“B” logo) and hold it down for approximately 3 seconds to get into the SETUP menu. Brief presses of the Mode button will toggle through the brightness settings if the bright red LED display is selected. Press the Power button to go to the Unit of Measure options, and again briefly press the Mode button to select your preference. A change in unit of measure will be indicated by the illumination of the M for meter indicator while the Y for Yard indicator is turned off. If you are changing from meters to yards, the opposite will occur. The Pro X2 will return to the last unit of measure setting used each time the unit is turned on.

Enter SETUP menu: long press on Mode (“B”) button While in the SETUP menu:

  • Select setting for option: short press on Mode button
  • Save setting: short press & release of Power button
  • Select next menu option: short press on Power button

Exit SETUP menu: long press on Mode button, or let power time out

Display Brightness BRT1
Unit of Measure Y (Yards)
M (Meters)
ESP (1/10 units) ESP On


The Pro X2 distance readout to a tenth of a yard/meter (E.S.P.2 feature) can be enabled/disabled per user preference. With “ESP Off” selected (E.S.P.2 disabled), distances will be indicated only in whole yards/meters. With“ESP On” selected (E.S.P.2 enabled), distances will be indicated to a tenth of a yard/meter.



Gently blow away any dust or debris on the lenses (or use a soft lens brush). To remove dirt or fingerprints, clean with a soft cotton cloth, rubbing in a circular motion. Use of a coarse cloth or unnecessary rubbing may scratch the lens surface and eventually cause permanent damage. For a more thorough cleaning, photographic lens tissue and photographic-type lens cleaning fluid or isopropyl alcohol may be used. Always apply the fluid to the cleaning cloth – never directly on the lens.

Dimensions 1.3 x 4 x 2.9 inches
Weight 8 oz.
Ranging Accuracy Up to ½ yard accuracy from 5–125 Yards, +/- 1 yard accuracy over 125 yards
Range 5–1300 Yards / 5–1189 Meters
Magnification 6x
Objective Diameter 21 mm
Optical Coatings Fully Multi-Coated
Display Dual Display Technology™
Power Source 3-volt lithium (CR-2)
Field Of View 393 ft. @ 1000 yards / 131 meters @ 1000 meters
Extra Long Eye Relief 16 mm
Exit Pupil 3.5 mm
Includes case and strap Yes


Your Bushnell® laser rangefinder is warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for two years after the date of purchase. In the event of a defect under this warranty, we will, at our option, repair or replace the product, provided that you return the product postage prepaid. This warranty does not cover damages caused by misuse, improper handling, installation, or maintenance provided by someone other than a Bushnell® Authorized Service Department.
Any return made under this warranty must be accompanied by the items listed below:

  1. A check/money order in the amount of $10.00 to cover the cost of postage and handling
  2. Name, address and daytime phone # for product return.
  3. An explanation of the defect.
  4. Copy of your dated proof of purchase.

Do not send in accessories (batteries, case, strap, etc.), only the product for repair.
Product should be well packed in a sturdy outside shipping carton to prevent damage in transit, and shipped to the address listed below:

IN U.S.A. Send To:
Bushnell® Outdoor Products
Attn.: Repairs
9200 Cody
Overland Park, Kansas 66214

Bushnell® Outdoor Products
Attn.: Repairs
140 Great Gulf Drive,
Unit B Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5W1

For products purchased outside the United States or Canada please contact your local dealer for applicable warranty information.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights.
You may have other rights which vary from country to country. ©2017 Bushnell® Outdoor Products

NOTE: Your Bushnell Golf Laser Rangefinder should have a sticker with serial number on the outer package and on the product (see below). These serial numbers are used to ensure you are purchasing the unit from an authorized dealer. If you are unable to locate this sticker or if the serial number has been obscured, the product may not be authentic (counterfeit) or it may not have been purchased through an authorized dealer. In either case, Bushnell will not honor warranties on these products. You should return the unit to the seller for a refund, and purchase your rangefinder from an alternate location.
For a list of authorized dealers, please visit www.bushnellgolf.com


If unit does not turn on / display does not illuminate :

  • Depress power button.
  • Check and if necessary, replace battery. If unit does not respond to key presses, replace the battery with a good quality CR2 3-volt Lithium battery.
  • Ensure the display is on the brightest setting while in sunlight. While pressing Power Button, cover the objective lenses to determine if the display is on. See the display brightness setting instructions (pg. 9).

If unit powers down (display goes blank when attempting to power the laser) :

  • The battery is either weak or low quality. Replace the battery with a good quality CR2 3-volt Lithium battery.

If target range cannot be obtained :

  • Make sure display is illuminated.
  • Make sure that the power button is being depressed.
  • Make sure that nothing, such as your hand or finger, is blocking the objective lenses (lenses closest to the target) that emit and receive the laser pulses.
  • Make sure unit is held steady while depressing power button.

Note: The last range reading does not need to be cleared before ranging another target. Simply aim at the new target using the reticle, depress the power button and hold until new range reading is displayed. Specifications, instructions, and the operation of these products are subject to change without notice.


This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Shielded interface cable must be used with the equipment in order to comply with the limits for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules. Specifications and designs are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

Class 1 laser product in accordance with IEC 60825-1:2007.
Complies with 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 for laser products except for deviations pursuant to Laser Notice No. 50, dated June 24, 2007.
Caution: There are no user controls, adjustments or procedures. Performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in access to invisible laser light.

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