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I purchased a new LR 559 Callaway golf rangefinder from a QVC auction. The problem with it is it isnt even close to accurate. I have a measured archery range back to 65 yards and the rangefinder is way off on the distance. At 10 yards it reads 16 at 20 it reads 22 at 30 it reads 31. I never get the same distance 2 times in a row. Do you have any idea what the problem could be. Thanks Roy Keffer

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O play well golf game you need accurate information like distance, range, etc. The Nexus Laser Rangefinder provides you with accurate distances to the flag that performed club selection easy and consistent. The laser technology is perfect to 1 yard and shoots ranges to the 1/10 of a yard. The High-level Target Lock Function filters out the object from your background to assuring you shoot to the flag directly. That helps not to distract from what's behind the flag. check this for

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Its a piece of ****, that happens when you arder through qvc. When you arder electronic devices for weights or measurements, first you must know exactly what you are looking at, make, model, and series,,, then read all of the reviews you can,, then go to a pro store-- (like our shop we are a pro archery shop) we refuse to work on peoples bows they bring in that they bought online, because half the time they recieved something that they did not order, they dont look like they did in the picture that the seller posted... always read reviews and ask the professionals.... I would return the item even if it was an auction, if you cant return it then ebay it-- but be honest when you post descriptions of the item, and the problems that you may be experiencing, trust me the buyers will appreciate it...

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