Bushnell Tour Z6 JOLT Rangefinder (1300-Yard Range)

bushnell-tour-z6-with-joltYard Range: 5-1300/450 to flag
Magnification: 6X21 mm objective diameter
Display Type: LED/Red
Dimensions: 1.3 x 4x 2.9 in inches, 8 oz
Tournament Legal: Yes
Waterproof: Yes
Measuring System: Yards/Meters
Measuring Distance: Distance only

Our Rating: 4.7 Stars

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Bushnell Tour Z6 JOLT Review

The Tour Z6 with JOLT has 6X magnification, Vivid Display Technology (VDT), and E.S.P. 2 (Extreme. Speed. Precision.). Ranging out to 1300 yards and 450 yards to the flag will be doubt-free with PinSeeker Technology and JOLT Technology to lift your confidence.

This is an excellent mid-level rangefinder that’s got everything you need for a great golf game. It’s compact, it has the vertical design, it’s waterproof, and it’s got 1300 maximum yards all displayed in VDT.

Loads of reviewers think it’s a pretty great rangefinder since together, they’ve given it a near perfect rating. The large majority of reviewers were very satisfied with this rangefinder.

PROs:
  • Price
  • Jolt
  • PinSeeker
  • 1300 yard distance
  • Waterproof
CONs:
  • Poor attachment piece (one report)
  • Hard buttons (require firm pressing)

 

Tour Z6 with Jolt Q&A:

Are the lens of the Z6 high quality?

This rangefinder has fully multi-coated lens which are the best that you can get. The more coatings you have on all the air-to-glass surface lens means more brightness, clarity, and better light transmission. Of course you’ve got to remember that the better the optics, the higher the cost.

Are there any accessories included like a case for the rangefinder?

From most sellers a carry case and batteries are included. The case is more like a hard case carry pouch. Most Bushnell reviews don’t mention it being too big or too tight for the unit.

However, it seems there are two types of cases available. One case is quite multi-functional as it comes with an attached swivel clip that can be secured to another bag or even a belt. It does have a magnetic latch for easy access too.

The other case comes with a carabiner for attachment to practically anything that you can loop to. The feature that both cases share is the zipper that can completely stow the rangefinder away.

Is the Tour Z6 durable?

This rangefinder is constructed with rubber armored housing with the grip surrounding the entire top half of the unit. It’s going to be comfortable to hold and will easily survive accidental drops.

Does the rangefinder have a separate menu button?

Unlike the popular one button laser rangefinders, there is actually another button separate to the power/firing button found on the left hand side of the unit. The mode button is handsomely disguised as a Bushnell brand emblem.

You can use the mode to change distance measuring between yards and meters, and you can also adjust the Vivid Display Technology settings here.

The two button design actually makes it simpler to use, and you won’t have to worry about holding down the firing button for a certain amount of time or accidentally being sent to the menu when you’re expecting a distance reading.

Is the rangefinder user friendly?

When it comes to ease of use with the Tour Z6, I happen to think of button action. Disappointingly to all those with a soft touch, you’re going to find that the Z6 requires excessive force to press the firing button.

If you consider yourself to have fairly good finger strength, don’t think you’re immune. Compared to other rangefinders in the Bushnell family, as well as others on the market, this button requires a firm hand. This flaw is definitely not a turn on.

Does the Z6 have an adjustable eye piece?

Yes, it has a manually adjustable diopter. This is great since you can manually focus in the image to your liking. The downside is, it’s very easy to accidentally turn, ironically unlike the very hard buttons.

Since it’s very easy to accidentally turn it, putting in and taking out of a case may cause you to have to refocus it every time.

Is the Bushnell Z6 rangefinder tournament legal?

The Z6 rangefinder measures distance only, and so it’s legal for tournament play. If you’re wondering if there is a slope version of the Z6, there isn’t. If a laser rangefinder with slope is what you are after, you might want to consider Bushnell’s new Pro X2. Alternatively you can visit this page to see more tournament legal devices.

 

Noteworthy Features:

  • PinSeeker Technology for closest target acquisition
  • Jolt Technology confirms target acquisition with short vibrations
  • E.S.P. Technology for guaranteed accuracy within -/+1/2 yard to 1300 yards and -/+1/10th yard to 125 yards
  • Vivid Display Technology for ultimate light transmission with 4 user adjustable settings
  • Fully Multi-coated lens for enhanced brightness and contrast
  • Built-in accessory mount
  • 2 Year Bushnell Warranty

 

Our Verdict

To ping up the strokes, there’s absolutely nothing to complain about the Tour Z6! It’s a winner in every way when you need accuracy, dependability, and clear images. However, there was a report that someone lost their Z6 even when it was mounted and secured.

While this Bushnell already has an impressive ranging distance of 1300 yards, the Tour Pro X7 Series can range out to a full mile. If you’re pinging out to 1300 yards, you may as well upgrade and ping out a mile right? Here, here, to splurging!

But, to stay within the budget, the Leupold GX-3i2 does have three reticles with an OLED display to play around with. It might only get out to 800 yards, but it’s a Leupold, who’s gonna complain?

However, for the distances you can get with a Bushnell and for a cheaper price, it’s a no-brainer!

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