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Bushnell Tour V4 Laser Rangefinder Review (NEW)

bushnell tour v4Yard Range: 5-1000/5-400 to flag
Magnification: 5X20 mm objective diameter
Display Type: LCD/Black
Dimensions: 3.11 x 1.57 x 4 inches, 6.6 oz
Tournament Legal: Yes
Waterproof: No. Rain-resistant
Measuring System: Yards/Meters
Measuring Distance: Distance only

Our Rating: 4.7 Stars

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Bushnell Tour V4 Review – New to 2016/17

If you’re an avid Bushnell fan, you’ll be pleased to know that Bushnell revamped both their laser rangefinders and golf GPS devices in 2016 to be better than ever! While seemingly simple to use, it’s anything but in design.

The new look is sporty and professional with an undertone of obsessiveness for accuracy. But, not only does it look good, it’s also lightweight and compact. It’s 6.6 ounces in weight and measures in at only 3.11 x 1.57 x 4 inches – 30 percent smaller than the Tour V3!

The Tour V4 combines everything great about a Bushnell rangefinder into one unit. It has PinSeeker Technology with Jolt to eliminate all doubts! With short, bursting pulses, you’ll know you’ve hit the flag, accurate to give or take 1 yard.

If you’re ranging past the flag somewhere out on the course, the V4 can range out to 1000 yards and 400 plus to the flag. No hazard or sand trap can get past you with these numbers!

While this is a non-slope model, the Tour V4 Shift allows you to toggle the slope feature on or off depending on tournament play. But, if you’re a pro, you’ll know what club to use without the slope feature. Enter here, the Tour V4! Why spend more?

PROs:
  • PinSeeker
  • Jolt
  • 1000 yard range
  • Fast-focus
  • Lightweight
CONs:
  • Suspect to shakiness

Bushnell Tour V4 Rangefinder Q&A

Is the this a Tournament Legal Device?

The Tour V4 is legal for tournament play because it lacks a slope compensating feature. However, with USGA changes in the rule 14-3, the Tour V4 Shift can be legal for tournament play if the Slope-Switch Technology is off.

How Many Buttons are on the Bushnell V4?

It only sports one button – for everything! It might take some getting used to it out of the box, but after some practice, it’ll be second nature.

Is this Rangefinder Comfortable to Use?

The smaller specs of the rangefinder allows for easy toting and use. The underside of the unit sports a small notch for thumbs. It’s outfitted with the same Stabi-Grip texture that’s ergonomically textured at the top of the unit for ultimate grip and comfort.

How Many Readings does it take to get the Jolt to Activate?

One! The PinSeeker and Jolt technology eliminates the need for multiple readings to get consistent distances. You’ll feel the pulse on the first shot with an accurate distance reading – say goodbye to doubt.

Who is the V4 Rangefinder Most Suitable For?

While other rangefinders in the Bushnell line can get you readings to within a tenth of yard, admit it, you’re not that good, and it may be an unnecessary feature. However, the V4 is perfect for average and amateur golfers who just want to know the actual distance to whatever you’re shooting at.

Is the Bushnell V4 Waterproof?

It isn’t waterproof per se, but it is water resistant and holds up just fine with some rain. Really though, it’s not like you’re going to be playing a round in tornado weather.

Does the Rangefinder come with a Warranty?

Bushnell always offers a warranty with their rangefinders, and this one comes with a 2-year warranty that covers everything outside of normal wear and tear. Some of the earlier models had issues, but Bushnell is replacing them free of cost.

Noteworthy Features:

  • PinSeeker Technology for faster and more accurate distance readings
  • Jolt Technology for pulsating action to lock onto the flag
  • 1000 yard ranging distance to shoot at anything and everything
  • Tournament legal for no-fuss use
  • Fast-focus system for quick and clear viewing
  • Stabi-Grip Technology for an ergonomic rangefinder experience
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Bushnell’s 2-year warranty

Our Verdict

To ping up the strokes, the Bushnell Tour V4 has Jolt technology for vibrating confirmation that you have the flag. It’s awesome and fast to use, but if you have a case of the shakes, you might need to steady yourself.

The Bushnell Medalist is another basic laser rangefinder for golf. There’s nothing fancy about it, but it does have PinSeeking technology to find the flag and get you a hole-in-one.

However, the new Leupold GX-5i3 is quite the jump up from the Tour V4. It has everything, but most importantly, it has PinHunter 3 which eliminates all doubt of inconsistent readings from the shakes.

But, keeping things within perspective, the Bushnell Tour V4 is a great, mid-level rangefinder for the obstacles on the course.

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