Bushnell Laser Rangefinder Review Roundup

Character look through golf rangefinder.In our Bushnell Laser Rangefinder Review Roundup you will find all of the currently available models from the top manufacturer of golf rangefinders.

Bushnell has a wide variety of laser and GPS rangefinder, and they are almost always the highest rated when compared with similar models from other brands. We believe this is most often because users find it easy to lock onto the target, even at long distances.

We approach every review that we do with an open mind, but if we had to pick a favorite brand for a laser golf rangefinder, Bushnell would be our pick, hands down! Find a model that fits your needs and you’ll likely be happy with your choice.

Current Bushnell Laser Rangefinders
Bushnell Pro X2Read Full Review

The new Bushnell Pro X2 looks like it will become Bushnell’s flagship laser rangefinder for golf. It replaces the highly rated Tour X with some very nice improvements. Like the Tour X, the Pro X2 has a Slope mode that can be turned to make it legal for competition. The improvement, allowed by the 2016 rules modification, puts a simple switch on the side of the rangefinder that toggles the Slope mode on or off. The Tour X required a less convenient faceplate change.

The Bushnell Pro X2 also moves the display toggle switch to the side of the unit for easier access. This allows you to switch from the standard black display to the red VDT display depending on conditions. It has 6x magnification, is fully waterproof, has Jolt technology that vibrates when it locks the pin, and ranges to within a half yard.

Review Score: 5.00        Slope: both

Bushnell Tour XRead Full Review

Wow! We’ve never seen a golf rangefinder with higher ratings than the Bushnell Tour X… Especially a high-end rangefinder. Usually, the expectations for buyers of higher priced models are so high, that the ratings suffer. Not so with the Bushnell Tour X. This model offers Slope but can be made “legal” by attaching the black faceplate, which turns the Slope off. We love having that option! If you want Slope as an option, but don’t want to have to carry the extra faceplate, you may want to take a look at the Bushnell Tour V4 or the Leupold GX-2i2. Neither of them has ratings as high as the Tour X, but both are solid performers and have an easy On/Off switch for Slope that allows them to be used in competition.

Review Score: 4.86        Slope: both

Bushnell Pro X7 Jolt (Slope)Read Full Review

This is the top of the line in golf rangefinders. It is a little larger than some of our other top picks, but has 7x magnification, Pinseeker with Jolt (vibrating bursts) and red numbers that make it easier to see in all lighting conditions. It’s fast and accurate to within a half yard. The Slope and “plays like” distance is easily obtained by holding the main button for an extra 2 seconds.

Review Score: 4.70        Slope: Yes

Bushnell Tour Z6 JoltRead Full Review

Jolt technology causes a vibration when you’ve locked onto the target. E.S.P. technology provides yardage faster and more accurately than ever before. The Vivid Display Indicators™ makes it one of the easiest to read golf rangefinders on the market. Bushnell Z6 has 6x magnification and a long battery life.

Review Score: 4.69        Slope: No

Bushnell Pro X7 JoltRead Full Review

The Bushnell Pro X7 with Jolt brings has the highest magnification level that can be found in a golf rangefinder. The 7x magnification brings the target closer and when combined with the wide body that makes two-handed operation easy, could make this the easiest to use laser rangefinder in golf. It also has jolt technology and easy to read red numbers. It’s larger and heavier than most other rangefinders, but if you usually ride in a golf cart, this model is definitely worth some consideration.

Review Score: 4.69        Slope: No

Bushnell Tour V4 ShiftRead Full Review

The Bushnell Tour V4 Shift is Bushnell’s response to the 2016 USGA and R&A local rule change that allows rangefinders with Slope to be used as long as Slope mode is disabled. We think this will likely become the best-selling slope ranegfinder on the market. Like it’s highly successful predecessors, it has Pinseeker for easily acquiring the flag over other objects; Jolt technology, so it vibrates when you have locked the target; and 5x magnification. Bushnell’s long history of producing the highest-rated laser golf rangefinders should also give you confidence in making this choice.

Review Score: 4.67        Slope: both

Bushnell MedalistRead Full Review

This is Bushnell’s most basic golf rangefinder, but we have seen it outperform rangefinders with more features and bigger price tags. For some players, the horizontal two-handed model makes holding the rangefinder steady, much easier. Because of the price and the ease of holding it steady, this is the #1 favorite rangefinder of one of our editors!

Review Score: 4.52        Slope: No

Bushnell HybridRead Full Review

The Bushnell Hybrid has been around for a long time. Until recently, there wasn’t any competition in golf rangefinders that combine laser and GPS. We still like this model, but the Callaway Hybrid has a few upgrades and one feature that really stands out over the Bushnell. The Bushnell only has one battery for GPS and laser, which means you have to remember to charge it after every 2-3 rounds. The Callaway Hybrid has two separate batteries which means you should never be caught without a working rangefinder. If that’s not an issue for you, price should be your guide, but otherwise check out the Callaway Hybrid.

Review Score: 4.50        Slope: No

Bushnell Tour V4Read Full Review

The Bushnell Tour V4 standard edition has two changes from it’s predecessor, the highly rated Bushnell Tour V3. The V4 is slightly smaller and has an easy-to-use focus ring. In previous years, we would expect this to become Bushnell’s top-seller, but this year we think the Slope version of this model will give it a run for its money. The reason is that the Bushnell Tour V4 with Slope has a switch that turns off the Slope mode, making it legal for most competitions as of 2016. If the price difference isn’t too much for your budget, we suggest taking a look at the Bushnell Tour V4 with Slope.

Review Score: 4.44        Slope: No

Bushnell Tour V4 SlopeRead Full Review

The Bushnell Tour V4 differs from the extremely successful Tour V3 by adding a fast focus system and Stabi-Grip technology for a better grip. However, what we love the most is that the V4 Slope model offers and easy on/off switch for Slope, which makes it legal in events where the USGA local rule is in effect. Other models required you to change the faceplate to make it legal, but the V4 and the new Leupold GX-2i2 are the only two models that make this really easy.

Review Score: 4.13        Slope: both

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