Bushnell Tour V4 Review

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This is our Bushnell Tour V4 Review for the standard version without Slope. If you are looking for the Slope model, see our Bushnell Tour V4 Shift Review.

Bushnell Tour V4 Jolt User Rating: 4.64 Stars 4.64 out of 5 (176 reviews)

Score compiled from multiple sources.

The Bushnell Tour V4 is the successor to the wildly successful Bushnell Tour V3. It’s a little bit smaller and has a cool new easy-to-use focus ring. This will likely be Bushnell’s top-selling laser rangefinder without Slope.

However, since the USGA has now allowed rangefinders where Slope can be turned off for competition, we expect Slope models with that capability to gain a piece of this market. The Bushnell Pro X2, the Bushnell Tour V4 Shift, and the Leupold GX-2i2 are three models you might want to consider if you desire a laser golf rangefinder that can be legal when it needs to be, but still has the Slope feature when you don’t!

Bushnell Tour V4 (Standard) Notable Features
  • PinSeeker with JOLT – provides short vibrating pulses to give a tactile confirmation that the laser has locked onto the flag.
  • 5x Magnification – brings the target in closer.
  • Fast focus system – allows you to change the focus easily with your index finger.
  • Ergonomic design with Stabi-Grip technology – more comfortable and secure grip.
  • Water resistant – no worries if you play in the rain.
  • 2 Year warranty
  • 3-Volt CR2 battery and premium carry case included

For our Bushnell Tour V4 Review, we tested it ourselves and read over 100 user reviews looking for common threads of praises or complaints. Here’s what we found:

  • Accuracy – Like most laser rangefinders, it’s accurate to within a yard or two. Users appreciated the accuracy over more often than any other attribute.
  • Ease of Use – The Bushnell V4 is easy to use if you have relatively steady hands. Most users agreed as this was the second most frequently mentioned positive factor. We did notice a couple of users struggled with holding it steady enough. If you are worried about it, consider the Bushnell Pro X2 or a golf GPS.
  • Compared to other models – This is our top pick for a rangefinder without Slope. Most users also found it better than the competition or models they had previously had.
  • Improves Game – Many users give credit to their laser rangefinders when they first start using one. The Bushnell Tour V4 is no exception!
  • Size / Weight – It’s compact and comfortable in the hand. Many users commented on these attributes.
  • Price – The price point is reasonable. There are less expensive rangefinders, from lesser-known manufacturers, but we give the performance edge to the Bushnell V4.
  • Features – There aren’t a lot of bells and whistles on the Tour V4, but it does it’s job well and Jolt technology is always a favorite feature on Bushnell rangefinders.
  • Speed – We agree with user positive comments regarding the speed of acquiring the target.
  • Clarity – The numbers aren’t that large on the display, but they are well placed and clear.
  • Case – It comes with a zipper case that can clip on your golf bag. This generally gets good reviews.

Bushnell Tour V4 Review (Standard Version) Summary

The reviews for the Tour V4 are very good and we give the edge to this model over comparable models from less expensive and less-known brands because it’s slightly easier to hit ground targets such as bunkers and layup points. It’s another solid performer from Bushnell at a reasonable price point and we don’t think you will be disappointed. The only regret we saw from some users was that they didn’t go ahead and get a model with a Slope feature that can be turned on and off. Specifically speaking, that would be the Bushnell Tour V4 Shift or the top of the line Bushnell Pro X2.

Bushnell Tour V4 Standard Specifications
Bushnell Tour V4 Jolt
Slope No
Vibration y
Size (Width x Height x Depth) 3.11 in. x 1.57 in. x 4 in.
Weight 6.6 oz.
Battery 3 Volt CR2 Lithium
Battery Life est. 1 Year
Display multi-coated LCD
Rainproof water resistant
Magnification 5x
Maximum Range 1000
Minimum Range 5
Notes *There is a slope model available here.
USGA Compliant (local rule) Yes
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