Bushnell Tour X Review

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Our Bushnell Tour X Review is based on pros and cons reported by over 100 users. We look for recurring positive and negative themes within the reviews and summarize the results.

Bushnell Tour X User Rating:
4.66 Stars 4.66 out of 5 (222 reviews)

Score compiled from multiple sources.

First of all, this is the highest rated laser rangefinder that we’ve ever reviewed. What makes it stand out even more is that its price point is on the high side and usually that creates higher expectations which are seldom met.

In the case of the Bushnell Tour X, it seems that not only are expectations met but often exceeded!
Phrases like “best rangefinder I’ve ever owned” and “worth the money” were more the rule than the exception in the user feedback that we reviewed.

Bushnell Tour X Features
  • Exchange Technology – Allows you to use the Slope feature when you’re playing for fun and legally turn it off when you’re in competition. With Slope turned on, you can see the degree of elevation and an estimate of how much shorter or longer a shot will play.
  • Dual Display Technology – this is a fairly unique feature that gives the option to view red display numbers or black display numbers depending on the lighting conditions.
  • Pinseeker Jolt Technology – This gives a visual indication on the screen, plus a vibration when the target to the flag is locked on.
  • Magnification: 6x
  • Accuracy: measures to within 1/2 yard.

Below are the pros and cons mentioned by users. When reading these, keep in mind that nearly 90% of the comments we saw were positive.

Bushnell Tour X – PROS
  • Accuracy – Accuracy was mentioned nearly twice as many times as anything else, however accuracy is always the top mention in laser rangefinder reviews. Unless you have a defective unit, laser distances will be accurate to within a yard or two. This model even gives distances to within 1/2 yard.
  • Ease of Use – This was the second most common theme and although many reviews didn’t specifically mention it, the overwhelming enthusiasm found in many other reviews makes us believe that it must be among the easiest of laser rangefinders to get locked onto the target.
  • Better than the competition – There were many comments from users who were switching from other rangefinders and all but a couple were thrilled with the performance.
  • Price for Features – It surprised us to see how many people felt this was well worth the money. As always when a rangefinder is “high-end”, there were a few who make comments about it, but overall our impression is that this one truly is worth the extra money.
  • Dual Display Technology – Users really loved being able to easily switch the display color back and forth between black and red.
  • Game Improvement – Many users gave credit to the Bushnell Tour X for lowering their scores!
  • Size/Weight – Although this isn’t the smallest of rangefinders, overall the feedback was excellent.
  • Faceplate Exchange – Many users commented on how nice it was to be able to use the same device for competition as for practice and fun rounds. Simply change the faceplate to red to make it legal for competition.
  • Pinseeker Jolt – Many users seemed surprised at how much the Jolt reassured them that they had locked onto the target.
  • Speed – The speed at which the target was acquired was mentioned fairly often.
Bushnell Tour X Review – CONS
  • Price – Not surprisingly, the price was the biggest complaint… HOWEVER, we were shocked to see how many people felt it was well worth the money.
  • Pinseeker Jolt – There were a few complaints that the Jolt didn’t always work.
  • Display – A few users mentioned that the display was difficult to see in certain low light conditions. It wasn’t clear whether or not they adjusted the dual display or not.
  • Compared to Other Rangefinders – A few users felt that they had been happier with other Bushnell rangefinders.
  • Defective – There were a couple of users who felt they had defective models. One returned for a working model and the other did not say whether it was returned.


Honestly, this model isn’t for everyone. However, if you play in competitive events where slope rangefinders are not allowed, the Bushnell Tour X with Jolt should be at the top of your wishlist!

Bushnell Tour X Jolt Features and Specifications

Bushnell Tour X
Slope both
Vibration y
Size (Width x Height x Depth) 3 in. x 1.5 in. x 4 in.
Weight 8 oz.
Battery 3 Volt CR2 Lithium
Battery Life N/A
Display multi-coated dual
Rainproof Yes
Magnification 6x
Maximum Range 1,300
Minimum Range 5
Notes
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes, when the black faceplate is attached.
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