Bushnell Tour V3 Slope Laser Golf Rangefinder Review

    The Bushnell Tour V3 Slope is a laser rangefinder which is, like its predecessors, based on the older Bushnell Tour V2 model (which still is a great rangefinder, by the way), having some new and handy features added to the package, but I’ll cover those after offering a proper presentation of the device’s main offerings and specs.

    The Tour V3 Slope is a compact and lightweight device, standing at 4.3 x 2.8 x 1.6 inches and tipping the scale at 6.6 ounces. It provides you with a range performance of 5-1000 yards, more than 400 yards to a flagstick, has a ranging accuracy of up to 1 yard and offers a 5x magnification.

    Also on board is the PinSeeker technology, which distinguishes targets from background objects. So far, so good, these things were also delivered by its previous version (the V3 JOLT). Wait a minute, I didn’t say anything about the JOLT technology, did I? Well, long story short, it makes your rangefinder vibrate when it’s locked onto a target. If you consider it annoying, you can turn off this feature.

    The most important upgrade is suggested by the device’s name and consists in the addition of measurements that are calculated according to the degree of the slope. Being provided with slope compensated distances and angle of approach is surely a nice advantage, so this feature is a most welcome enhancement.

    The Tour V3 Slope is powered by a 3V battery (which is included in the package) and is water proof, having optics that are coated for rejecting dust or rain. The device also comes with a carrying case. At $350, I’d say that it’s a bargain considering its features, modern design and durability.