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Bushnell Golf Rangefinder Reviews & Comparisons

The 2018 line up of Bushnell golf rangefinders consist of three models: the Pro X2, Tour V4 Shift, and Tour V4. This is in contrast to an eight rangefinder lineup Bushnell had just a few short years ago; this is likely a result of a recent USGA rule allowing for the use of full featured rangefinders as long as non tournament features can be disabled. Thus eliminating the need for manufactures to basically make a tournament and non tournament version of each of their rangefinders.

Bushnell Rangefinder Comparison

Model Bushnell
Pro X2
Tour V4 Shift
Tour V4
Picture Bushnell Pro X2 Golf Rangefinder
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Bushnell Tour V4 Shift Golf Rangefinder
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Bushnell Tour V4 Golf Rangefinder
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Estimated Price $499 $399 $299
Magnification 6x 5x 5x
Display Black or Red Red - LCD Red - LCD
Tourament Legal Yes Yes Yes
Slope Yes Yes No
Pinseeker + Jolt Yes Yes Yes
Battery CR-2 CR-2 CR-2
Warranty 2 year 2 year 2 Year




Bushnell Pro X2

Bushnell Pro X2-  Torunament Legal


- Slope and Jolt


- Select Red or Black Display


- .5 Yard Accuracy


- Online Average - $499


The Bushnell Pro X2 is Bushnell's premium golf rangefinder; and includes the all their popular features plus a unique dual color display. A common annoyance with all laser rangefinders is that black displays are often hard to pick up in shadows or as darkness approaches; while red displays can be hard to pick up in really bright conditions. The Pro X2 is the only golf rangefinder we are currently aware from any manufacture that can switch between a red or black display. Also setting it apart for the other models in the Bushnell line is that the Pro X2 is rated as waterproof unlike the other models which are only rated as water resistant. Finally, the Pro X2 has 6x magnification versus the 5x of the other models, and ranges with half yard accuracy compared to one yard accuracy other Bushnell rangefinders.

Bushnell Tour V4 Shift

Bushnell Tour V4 Shift- 5x Magnification


- Slope and Jolt


- Red LCD Display


- Water Resistant


- Online Average - $399


The Tour V4 Shift, like the Pro X2, is equipped with Bushnell's Jolt and Slope technologies. The Jolt feature will vibrate when flag has been successfully ranged; while the Slope setting, which can be disabled for tournament play, gives the user a range to the flag with the angle of the shot factored in. The Tour V4 Shift comes with a full time red LCD display and comes with a 5x magnification.


Bushnell Tour V4

Bushnell Tour V4- 5x magnification


- Jolt


- Red LCD Display


- 2 Year Warranty


- Online Average - $299


The Tour V4 is a more basic version of the above model, with the biggest difference being this rangefinder does not come with Slope angle compensation capabilities; however it does retain the Jolt feature for positive confirmation when the flag has been ranged. The Tour V4 utilizes the red LCD display and 5x magnification like the Tour V4 Shift, and like the other two Bushnell golf rangefinder models is powered by a single CR2 battery and covered by a limited two year warranty.   



Bushnell Rangefinder Features


Pinseeker: This is Bushnell’s target priority technology that aids in picking out the flag even when against a background of other objects. When the rangefinder picks up more than one object in a single reading it will display the closer of the two objects, which is helpful when trying to range a distant flag with trees or other objects behind it. The unique feature of Pinseeker compared to other target priority systems is that it will let you know when it has received two readings at once by displaying a little flag with a circle around it; this means that displayed reading is the closer of the two ranged objects.
Jolt: Models equipped with Jolt will vibrate briefly to let the user know that the flag has been targeted.
Slope: This feature is used to take the angle of the shot into account whether it is an incline or decline. In this mode the rangefinder will display the actual distance to the flag, the slope of the shot in degrees, and the “Play As” distance. The slope feature is available on Pro X2, and Tour V4 Shift models, both of which are capable of disabling this feature by sliding a switch on the housing of the unit and thus making them legal for tournament play.
Other Common Features: Bushnell golf rangefinders are all capable of reading in either yards or meters, are powered by a single CR2 battery, and backed with a two year warranty against defects in material and workmanship.

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