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Bushnell Tour V5 Laser Rangefinder Review (V5 & V5 Shift)

Bushnell Tour V5 Rangefinders

The Bushnell Tour V5 Laser rangefinder is the best yet in the range with the fifth generation featuring more technological advances added in the V5 and V5 Shift.

Featuring 5x magnification Fast Focus System, more clarity from the lens, improved PinSeeker with JOLT technology to confirm a target is locked by emitting a vibrating pulse and accuracy to within one-yard.

There are two models – the V5 and the V5 Shift, which has the added feature of Bushnell’s Slope Technology which can be switched off for competition and tournament play.

In this article, we take a look at the differences between the two models, what each offers and how Bushnell have improved the latest generation.

What Bushnell says about the V5 and V5 Shift rangefinders:

“Size, speed and accuracy evolved with a new generation of tech – featuring PinSeeker with Visual JOLT, BITE Magnetic Mount, and next level clarity and brightness.

“Know exactly when you’ve hit the pin, with vibrating pulses and a flashing red ring – for confirmation you can see and feel when the laser locks in.

“Magnification, definition and vivid color unite for a difference you’ll see in both your sightline and your handicap.

Bushnell Tour V5 Rangefinder

“Trust your Bushnell for precise distances that make all the difference – and add an edge to your game with yardage accuracy within 1-yard.

“Slope-Switch Technology lets the golfer easily switch the Tour V5 Shift in and out of Slope mode. Tour V5 Shift is legal during tournament play when Slope is disabled.”

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Bushnell Tour V5 & V5 Shift Rangefinder Features & Design

Bushnell have introduced two models in the fifth generation of the Tour rangefinder as the V5 and V5 Shift replace the Tour V4 measuring device.

The V5 is the standard version of the rangefinder, while the Tour Shift is the more enhanced option with slope feature for use outside of competitions.

Bushnell Tour V5 Shift Rangefinder

The V5 Shift slope can be used to generate adjusted distances depending on terrain for uphill or downhill shots, and can be turned on or off depending on whether you are playing competitively or not.

Both versions of the rangefinders feature the latest and updated versions of the PinSeeker with Visual JOLT technology to confirm distances and BITE Magnetic Mount for storing the device.

Bushnell have also improved the display and with better clarity and brightness to make reading distances and information quicker and easier than in previous models.

The accuracy is now to within one yard, providing added confidence, and the devices can be paired with the Bushnell app for 3D flyovers of holes including distances.

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Verdict: Is the Bushnell Tour V5 & V5 Shift Rangefinders any good?

Bushnell have enhanced the distances, accuracy and features in the latest version of the Tour rangefinders to help take things to the next level.

There is also a secondary option available with Shift technology in the V5 Shift, which gives the ability to have distances adjusted to the slope of the course. That is an excellent addition, although you must remember to turn it off before competition.

Both of the V5 models are impressive and build on the already impressive Tour V4 rangefinder that has been trusted by golfers.


How much does the Bushnell Tour V5 Laser Rangefinder cost?

The V5 and V5 laser rangefinders retail for around $329.

Does the Bushnell Tour V5 Laser Rangefinder come with a case?

Yes. The rangefinder comes with a protective case which can also be hung from your golf bag.

Is there a warranty on the Bushnell Tour V5 Laser Rangefinder?

The rangefinder comes with a Two Year Limited Warranty, although it does not cover damages caused by misuse, improper handling, installation or maintenance provided by someone other than a Bushnell.