Bushnell Tour V3 Rangefinder Review

For the 2018 golf tournaments, the Bushnell Tour v3 Laser Rangefinder remains our favorite model. It’s compact, lightweight and easy to grip. This weather-resistant rangefinder can also magnify the course up to 5 times so you can see things with more depth and detail. With the 24 mm objective, this device can measure the distances to certain objects situated within 10-1000 yards. And when it comes to targeting the flags, it gives a reliable reading up to 300 yards with the accuracy of +/- 1 yard. Active the scan mode and know the whereabouts of the pins across the landscape in its LCD display. 

This new brand of rangefinders is getting more and more popular because of its vibrating feature. They have decided to blend the PinSeeker tech with the JOLT tech. What you get with this is the laser that this device uses, scans the target and when it locks the target, bursts of vibration is set to inform you of the upcoming target when it is triggered.

Features of Bushnell Tour V3

Pin Seeker Technology – Since a golf course contains a lot of objects alongside the flagsticks, having the pinseeker technology in the rangefinder feels like a lifesaver. It cuts the confusion about the soft, not-so-reflective targets into half so you can focus on the pin ignoring the trees or other distracting things stood across the foreground and background. For players with glasses, its thoughtfully structured optical offset will be proved another asset while scanning with this technology.

JOLT Technology – While the pinseeker technology reduces your stress a little more than swinging without any measurement, the JOLT Technology reassures you about whether the laser has locked onto the flag or not by producing a quick jolt/ vibration. This feature not only helps you get a precise reading but also boosts your self-confidence in making a more accurate shot.

Slope Technology – It’s always tricky to know the exact distance to puttholes that are either above or below the ground on which you’re standing right now. Due to the inclining/ declining effect, they seem way too close/far than the actual distance. However, coming with the slope technology, the Bushnell Tour v3 Laser Rangefinder can calculate the gap between yourself and the target situated on an inclined or declined arena. During the process, it takes into account the slope of the angle from the kit to the pin and reveals the effective yardage for the hole.

Class 1 laser: To make it safer for measuring the targets with naked eyes, the manufacturers have ensured that the MPE (maximum permissible exposure) doesn’t go exceeded by using the class 1 laser in this rangefinder.

Legal for tournament play – As the product description says the Bushnell Tour v3 is legitimate for golf tournaments. Nevertheless, since this model comes with the slope mode that most of the professional matches don’t allow, we recommend you to enquire about the tournament authority’s opinion on its usability.

Accessories and warranty – This model comes with one 3-volt Lithium Metal battery and a carrying case. Besides, it’s backed by a 2-year warranty.

Pros

  • Affordable price.
  • 10 – 1000 yards range finding performance with 300 yards to flag + 1 yard of accuracy.
  • PinSeeker Tech combined with JOLT Vibration that activates when PinSeeker is triggered.
  • Legal for tournament play.
  • Easy to grip design.

CONS

  • 5x magnification.
  • JOLT tech is not a separate feature.
  • Water resistant, not waterproof.

Final thoughts

We must admit that with so many features, the Bushnell Tour v3 Laser Rangefinder can certainly help a golfer lower his score. With each shot, whereas the amateurs will understand their styles better, the precise target measuring feature will encourage the pro players to beat their own best score. So, no matter in which stage/level you currently are, its less than 0.5mW average power output along with the class 1 laser will surely improve your swings. In fine, the pinseeker, jolt and slope technologies are the traits that will help you become a better player to remain ahead in the game.

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