Bushnell Tour V3 Jolt Review

If you are looking for a reasonably priced yet highly efficient golf rangefinder, then you should definitely consider the Bushnell Tour V3 Jolt. This model uses the most advanced Bushnell technologies, aside from the slope feature, which makes it legal for all types of tournaments. Moreover, not only is this device highly advanced, but it is also easy to use, featuring an ergonomic design and a user-friendly interface. The price for this golf gadget might be a bit more expensive than how much other models cost, but you can buy it at a cheaper price if you wait for discounts. We love it because it has the full package: an ergonomic design, a comfortable feel, and a great performance. We particularly like the PinSeeker mode with the vibrating JOLT technology, which makes target acquisition effortless.

Performance

This model requires a single hand vertical operation. In terms of visual tech, it doesn’t really surprise us with a lot of innovations. The 24 mm objective features a 5x magnification, which is decent, to say the least, considering the fact that nowadays there are units on the market with a 7x magnification. Its range extends from 10 to 1,000 yards, being able to measure distances within 300 yards to the flag with a +/ 1-yard accuracy. While there are also models on the market that are accurate within half a yard, a +/ 1-yard accuracy is more than one can ask for. Moreover, we have tested the V3 and what we can say for sure about the V3 is the fact that it delivers consistent accuracy. This means that if you measure the same distances over and over again, you will get the same results, which is more than we can say for other competitive rangefinders that advertise pinpoint accuracy. Moreover, the V3 can range flags without any prisms and reflectors. This unit is powered by a 3V battery. As we mentioned, since it lacks the slope features, this model is completely safe for all tournaments.

Specifications sheet

Specs Tour V3 Jolt
Dimensions 4.3” x 2.8” x 1.6”
Weight 6.6 oz
Magnification 5x
Maximum range 1000 yards
Ranging accuracy +/- 1 yard
Display type LCD
Battery type 3V lithium
Objective diameter 24 mm
Optical coatings Multi-coated
Eye relief 21 mm

Size and design

The device is lightweight and compact, having the following dimensions: 4.2 x 1.6 x 2.8 inches. It weighs 6.6 ounces and due to its ergonomic design and rubber coating, it is very easy to use. For easy transportation and storage, it comes with a premium carrying case.

Special Features

The Pin Seeker Technology is one of the best features it comes with. When the Pin Seeker is triggered, the Jolt Vibration is also activated, making it easier than ever to acquire any target, regardless of background objects. If you are wondering how it deals with background objects, the answer is pretty straightforward: when two or more targets are acquired at once, it simply displays the distance to the nearest one of the two targets. The Jolt feature delivers a short burst of vibration in order to let you know that the laser has locked onto the target. We also like the easy to read LCD display, which on SCAN mode shows continuously updated readings of the course.The readings can be displayed in both yards and meters.

Ease of use

Due to the compact ergonomic design, the Tour V3 Jolt is very easy to hold. The rubber armoring has an anti-slip feature, which makes the device easy to hold, even in humid conditions. This brings us to our next feature: it is very durable and it is fully waterproof, so you don’t need to stop playing at the first signs of rain.

Other considerations

The 3V battery is very easy to replace, featuring a Posi-Thread Battery Door. As far as durability goes, Bushnell never disappoints, their rangefinders being made of durable materials and having a very sturdy construction. This particular model is backed by a 2-year warranty. The V3 Jolt also available in the Patriot Pack. By buying this pack, you will support the Fields of Honor Foundation. This foundation offers scholarships to children whose parents were killed or permanently disabled while on duty. The pack includes the rangefinder with Folds of Honor bag and 10 Patriot tees.


Pros

  • Legal for tournament use
  • Range extends up to 1000 yards
  • Impressive +/- 1-yard accuracy
  • Easy to read LCD display
  • Fully weatherproof housing
  • 2-year warranty from the manufacturer

Cons

  • It doesn’t feature the slope technology

Final thoughts

The appealing and highly performant Tour V3 is, without a doubt, one of the best acquisitions that a beginner, mediocre, or professional golfer can make. Due to the fact that it can zoom in 7 times closer to a specific target, it will help you take better decisions when you will play in order to help lower your handicap. It is an investment that you must definitely make regardless of how well you think you play because it will get you out of many unpleasant situations. Best of all, it boasts a compact size that makes it easy to use it, this golf device not straining your arms when you play.

Frequently Asked Questions


?How does the Pin Seeker feature help?
When the Pin Seeker function is in use, you have an easier time locking onto the target you must hit the ball towards as background objects are ignored. It locks onto the closest object found in the distance, providing you with distance measurement to it.

?Does it allow zooming on targets?
Yes, as all quality devices in its niche do, it allows you to zoom in on your target so that you may more clearly analyze its positioning and the surrounding environment. It actually allows you to zoom in up to 5 times closer to the target, so you won’t miss a detail when tracking it.

?In what units of measurement does it display distances?
In order to be convenient and easy to use for everyone, regardless of the country the users are from, it displays measurements either in yards or meters. Select your preferred setting from the menu and you can enjoy using the device without having to use your phone to make any complicated transformations.

14 Comments

  1. Mark says:

    How accurate is this golf rangefinder?

    • The Bushnell Tour V3 Jolt boasts an impressive +/- 1-yard accuracy within 300 yards to the flag. This exceptional accuracy shows how trustworthy the product is, so you can safely buy it and use it to improve your handicap.

  2. Karol says:

    What magnification does it have?

  3. Darius says:

    Is it legal for tournament play?

  4. Brow says:

    How much does it cost?

  5. James says:

    Is it waterproof?

  6. Karen says:

    What is the maximum range of this golf device? I owned one that had a 500-yard range and I was not satisfied with it.

  7. Kaya says:

    What can you tell me about its accuracy?

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