Bushnell Tour V4 rangefinder Review

Man golfing with a rangefinder

Bushnell has been a famous name among golfers as it is carrying several products which make obtaining distance to the green easier for the golfers. One of these is the Bushnell Tour V4 rangefinder. Some of its features are as follows:


  • Fast focus system
  • New ergonomic design
  • Objects appear five times closer
  • Accurate to use within yards
  • PinSeeker with JOLT tech to confirm the laser zeroed in on the flag
  • Rain proof
  • Two-year warranty

Bushnell Tour V4 Golf Rangefinder

When this Bushnell rangefinder review is recapped, it would say the laser is similar to the Bushnell Tour X Jolt, but with an enhanced design and 30 percent smaller. The latter is a bit chunky and delivered a lot but is difficult to slip into a jacket pocket.


The Bushnell Tour V4 Slope Laser Rangefinder comes in a smaller size and has a contoured design as well as rough gripping pads that give the feel that one is holding the unit more securely. Its focus can be controlled by rotating the stiff dial fronting the eyepiece which is an advantage.


The Tour X’s focus wheel is separated and fronting the rotating eyepiece. When it is taken from a case and knocks the wheel, it has to be refocused, which can be a hassle as it takes time. For the Tour V4, the focus stays put every time it is taken off and that is fortunate.


The Tour V4 comes in two versions – the Standard and the Slope. The former measures distance and has a grey front while the latter measures the slope’s effect on distance and comes with a red front. Meanwhile, the slope measurement of the Tour X should be disabled so it would be legal for competition. It is done by changing the red cover to black, meaning, one has to always bring both covers. The Tour V4’s Slope function can be disabled through the main power button. Holding and clicking the button on top will change the settings so it can be legally used in tournament plays.


For a small upgrade, the Tour V4 Slope is less hassle and more convenient and its slope function enables one to see how the elevation affects yardages. The rangefinder picks out a flag at 400 yards max as well as big objects, such as the most adjacent bar at a thousand yards, according to its manufacturer. At 300 yards, some reviewers were able to get a jolt on a flag. However, going beyond 250 yards would need to hold the unit steadily to pick up the flag.


The Bushnell Tour V4 will vibrate when locked on as a notification that one has hit the flag. Getting a jolt may differ with distance and how the flag moves. The rangefinder is run by the CR2 battery which is easily replaceable by unscrewing the cover via the pop up tab on the battery compartment. The Bushnell case that packs the unit can hang from a bag.


The Bushnell Tour V4 is an amazing laser with a quality package, compact size, clean functionality and fast results. Most importantly, it can add value to anyone’s game.