Bushnell Tour V2 Review
The Bushnell Tour V2 golf rangefinder is top of the line when it comes to quality and performance in golf laser rangefinders. Powered by a 3-volt battery, this compact rangefinder comprises 5x magnification and features a rubber armoring, making it extremely easy to grip and handle in any weather conditions you may play in. It also comes with a handy and durable carry case.
The standard edition of the Bushnell Tour V2 is legal for tournament play but there is also a slope edition available for this rangefinder that can be used outside of tournament play.
Other handy features included in the Tour V2 are distance readings in both yards and meters and standard scan mode, which lets you pan across the landscape while viewing a continuously updated LCD display of the distances between you and the targets you scan.
Bushnell Tour V2 in Action!
Product Features of the Bushnell Tour V2
- 5x magnification
- Multi-coated optics for effective light transmission, clarity and brightness
- Scan Mode displays multiple ranges while panning
- Pinseeker mode allows easy acquisition of the flag without inadvertently capturing background target distances
- Slope mode allows you to accurately measure distances up-hill or down-hill (not legal in tournament play)
Product Specifications of the Bushnell Tour V2
- Magnification: 5x
- Objective lens: 24mm
- Range: 5 to 1000 yards
- Dimensions: 1.7 x 4.5 x 3.8 inches
- Battery type: 3 volt
- Weight: 9 ounces
Range and Accuracy
- Reflective: 1000 yards
- Tree: 600 yards
- Flag: 300 yards
- Accuracy: ± 1 yard
Pros and Cons of the Bushnell Tour V2
- Compact and light-weight
- Very accurate in measuring and calculating distances – within ± 1 yard
- Pinseeker mode makes it extremely easy to find the flag even with lots of obstacles in the way
- Slope mode enables very accurate reading even if measuring across uneven terrain
- Some users have complained about poor battery life
- Slope edition cannot be used in tournament play
Customer Reviews of the Bushnell Tour V2
Paul Callahan @ Amazon.com
“I have used a skycaddie for two years. In fact, both only lasted about 6 months before they broke. In a panic, I bought a Bushnell V2 w/ Pinseeker the day before going to Pinehurst and played 4 rounds of golf with it, three of the courses I’ve never played before. It does everything Bushnell claims. Its very easy to use and the Pinseeker mode works perfectly. It never gave me an incorrect reading. One day I was with a Pinehurst member who had a laser designed to work specifically with a reflective element on top of all the Pinehurst flags. Every reading on every par 3 was exactly the same as his to the yard. If you have never used a Rangefinder or skycaddie, I’d recommend the Bushnell range finder. It does everything a skycaddie does AND you can laser anything on the course, not just the geographic references the skycaddie has in its course memory. I’m bitter about my skycaddies expenses, but this thing works better. When I get my skycaddie back, I’ll use it but won’t spend the money to renew the annual membership this fall.”
Claudio Santis Mangiola @ Amazon.com
“Got this back in November so it has seen only a few rounds. I went for the ‘slope’ version and it works perfectly. Choosing between clubs for green approach is much easier, avoiding front and back bunkers also, and of course other kind of hazards. A must have in your bag that will help you take the precision of your golf to a new level. In my case, I’ve been able to get rid of a few hits in my card already.
Very easy to use, precise pin measuring, slope works perfectly and no battery problems so far. The case included is great with both zipper and magnet closure and a hook to easily clip it to your bag.
Seller service along with Amazon, perfect as always, and in my case waited for the best deal. Happy purchase. ”