The Complete Guide to Bushnell Golf Rangefinders
Even the average golfer knows that calculating distance is pivotal to proper club selection. If you’ve been in the market to buy Bushnell golf rangefinders, the great variety of options can be a bit overwhelming.
With our Bushnell golf rangefinders comparison, you’ll be able to find the perfect laser rangefinder to fit your particular needs.
- 1 Which Bushnell Golf Rangefinder Is the Best?
- 2 Bushnell Medalist Rangefinder
- 3 Bushnell Tour V3 Jolt Standard Edition Golf Laser Rangefinder
- 4 Bushnell Tour Z6 Jolt Rangefinder
- 5 Bushnell Pro X7 Golf Laser Rangefinder with JOLT
- 6 Bushnell Tour X Rangefinder
- 7 How to Use Bushnell Golf Scope?
- 8 How to Use Bushnell Golf Rangefinder?
Which Bushnell Golf Rangefinder Is the Best?
There are several different modals that you should consider. Here are the ones that we think should be at the top of your list.
Bushnell Medalist Rangefinder
The Medalist Rangefinder is the basic model of the Bushnell golf laser rangefinder series. The Medalist comes with a standard four times magnification which means when you peer through the viewfinder, objects will appear four times closer to you than with the naked eye. This might not seem much, but is actually plenty of performance.
Imagine something that was 100 yards away appearing only 25? This gives you a lot of confidence when standing over a pitching wedge with water or sand between you and the flag.
The Medalist will be able to give you readings from 5 to 1,000 yards, and with its PinSeeker Technology, it will be able to identify the flagstick within 300 yards. This is perfect for the golfer who needs readings for shorter holes. And since the Medalists is rated to be accurate within +/- 1 yard, you can be sure that you will know the distance to the hole.
If you are shooting at the pin from over 300 yards, I would love to caddy for you at the open next year-please get in touch 🙂
The Medalist also comes with a carrying case and is constructed of rainproof materials so that your rangefinder will not be damaged should you get caught in a storm. This case is easy to flip open and closed and won’t cost you time and hold up your playing partners.
You might choose to do the same thing I do and leave the case at home in good weather. The medalist is fine tucked in a pocket on the front of my trolley bag.
It also comes included with a 9-volt battery and a 2-year warranty, so you can be sure that your Bushnell Medalist Rangefinder will last many rounds! Bushnell customer service is second to none, so if you d have a problem, they should be able to find a solution.
Bushnell Tour V3 Jolt Standard Edition Golf Laser Rangefinder
The Bushnell Tour v3 Jolt Standard Edition Golf Laser Rangefinder is a step up from the Medalist model (and the upgrade from the Bushnell Golf v2 rangefinder-already a solid performer). Like the Medalist, the Bushnell golf v3 Jolt will give you measurements between 5 and 1,000 yards. It also uses PinSeeker technology to identify the pin up to 300 yards (+/- 1 yard). It also comes with the 2-year warranty and it weatherproof for ease of mind.
The Tour v3 Jolt also comes with two important upgrades over the Medalist model. First, the Tour v3 Jolt will give you greater magnification: 5x vs. 4x. So, you will be able to see farther and with more accuracy.
Second, the Tour v3 Jolt features Bushnell’s “Jolt” technology. This amazing feature will send a “jolt” (i.e., a vibration) through the device as soon as it has zeroed in on the flagstick. This will give you confidence that the Bushnell golf laser rangefinder has indeed found the pin. No more guessing whether or not the rangefinder has found the pin instead of some other object near it.
Once again, this was something that screamed ‘gimmick’ to me at first. And then I thought about it a little more. How any times have you accidentally zapped the tree behind the green? Or thought that you had the distance, but really you hadn’t fixed on anything yet? Jolt goes a long way to getting rid of this issue.
I am actually pretty poor at fixing the flag with any rangefinder and I want a unit that helps me. Desperately starring through the viewfinder and being unable to get a distance has caused me to put more than one device in the ‘naughty rangefinder’ cupboard at home, so they better be good 🙂
The Tour v3 Jolt comes with a CR2 3-volt battery and Bushnell’s trademarked “Posi-Thread Battery Door” to ensure that battery changing is easy and won’t damage the rangefinder.
Unlike the Bushnell Tour v3 Slope Edition Golf Laser Rangefinder, this model will not be able to calculate for slope, making it easier to use in tournament play since you do not have to worry about disabling the slope function.
Bushnell Tour Z6 Jolt Rangefinder
The Bushnell Tour Z6 Jolt Ranger is a model Bushnell has specially designed for high-precision tournament play. The model is designed with “E.S.P.”: Extreme, Speed, Precision.
The Tour Z6 will give you accurate measurements between 5 and 1,300 yards with an accuracy of +/- .5 yards. And with the Jolt technology that sends vibrations through the device when it has pinpointed the flagstick within 450 yards, you can be confident that you have an accurate measurement. This gives you much greater range over the Medalist and Tour v3 models.
Also with this model is an adjustable diopter setting that lets the player adjust the level of magnification up to 6x. This is particularly useful in closer situations when a higher level of magnification might make it difficult to locate a particular target, but flexible enough for long-range measurements as well.
In addition to increased range and accuracy, the Tour Z6 also uses Bushnell’s “Vivid Display Technology” which enhances the image projected through the monocular. This gives the player crystal-clear images and makes it easier to focus on your targets.
As I said above, I am not the world’s most naturally gifted when it comes to fixing the flag. Anything that helps is good news and this screen certainly does that.
Its rubberized metal casing makes it durable and dependable as you make your way through a course and has the same easy open/easy close features as the rest of the range. Like other models, it is weatherproof and comes with a 2-year warranty so that you can have confidence that Bushnell will back up its product.
It also comes with one CR2 3-volt battery and Bushnell’s “Posi-Thread” battery door to ensure easy battery changes and protect your device.
Bushnell Pro X7 Golf Laser Rangefinder with JOLT
The Bushnell Pro x7 is designed to take the Tour z6 to the next level. And like the z6, it is certified for tournament use.
It has an extended range from other models. It is rated to give readings from 5 yards to 1 mile! This gives you many more options for long-range planning and strategy. And with x7 magnification, you will be able to make out targets in those longer ranges without having to squint or guess.
The PinSeeker with Jolt Technology will specially pick out the flagstick from among other targets and send a vibration through the device when it has locked on. And with the Pro x7, you can identify the flagstick within 550 yards, with an accuracy of +/- .5 yards. This should remove any doubt that you’ve identified the flag and give you confidence in measuring the distance for proper club selection.
The Pro x7 also uses Bushnell’s E.S.P., Vivid Display Technology which gives amazingly clear pictures in a variety of lighting settings. This gives the player a great advantage when trying to locate a target in less than ideal lighting conditions.
It comes with a premium carrying case to protect the device from damage (and is weatherproof) as it bounces around in your golf bag.
Like other models, the Pro x7 comes with a 2-year warranty and one CR2 3-volt battery so it is ready to use out of the box.
Bushnell Tour X Rangefinder
The Tour X is the best Bushnell golf rangefinder the company makes. Like other models, the Tour X uses Bushnell’s PinSeeker with Jolt technology to accurately identify the flag. It operates with a 6x magnification from 5 to 1,300 yards and can pick out the flag within 450 yards (+/- .5 yard accuracy). The E.S.P. and Vivid Display technology will give you the clearest images possible among rangefinders.
But in addition to these excellent features, the Tour X also offers several advanced technologies. First, unlike the other models covered here, the Tour X can calculate for changes in slope. This is quite useful in dealing with a course that has a high amount of changes in elevation. Some changes in elevation can make the difference of measurement to the hole anywhere from 5 to 50 yards. That’s not a small variation and could easily change which club you select.
The slope function can be disabled, which makes this device legal for tournament play.
The Tour X also comes with special dual technology display options which allow you to display the readout in a red or black text depending on which lighting conditions make it easier to read. No need to worry about whether you’ll be able to see the devices measurements!
And, of course, the Tour X comes with a premium carrying case, 2-year warranty, and is weatherproof. All of which guarantees the functionality of the rangefinder for years to come!
How to Use Bushnell Golf Scope?
Bushnell has specially designed their golf scopes to be easy to use. To use the scope to scan the field of play, all you have to do is turn on the device and peer through the monocular. Several devices (see above) will allow you to adjust the magnification so that you can change how large the image appears. This is especially useful when you need to turn down the magnification for close settings or turn up the magnification when viewing images far away.
How to Use Bushnell Golf Rangefinder?
Like the scopes, the rangefinder functions on the Bushnell golf rangefinders are user-friendly. The devices fit within the palm of your hand and have buttons on the top for easy control. To use the rangefinder simply point the device an object you want to measure and press the rangefinder button. If it is a flagstick you are measuring, models with the Jolt Technology will send a vibration through the device to indicate that is has found the flag and not some other object.