Bushnell Tour V5 vs Bushnell Tour V5 Shift

You might be asking, what is the difference between the Bushnell Tour V5 and Tour V5 Shift, and why should I buy it? That is a great questions, and one we will uncover in this comparison. Bushnell has always been the leading brand for rangefinder, and every year they find a way to step up the technology, features, and design. With the new Tour V5 and Tour V5 Shift models, Bushnell implemented the magnetic cart “Bite” technology, where your rangefinder can easily and firmly attach to the metal post on your golf cart, for easy accessisiblity. I have done several reviews on the Tour V5 matched up against cheaper alternatives as well as strong competitors and have absolutely loved the product. My only issue with the Tour V5 has always been the fact that it doesn’t include slope feature, when many other brands (often cheaper), do include slope. Enter Bushnell Tour V5 Shift…

Comparison

Bottom Line
Pros
Cons
Spec
Bushnell Tour V5
Bushnell Tour V5
Top-brand rangefinder
Was: $299.99
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Bottom Line
Highest quality from a trustworthy and reliable brand
Pros
High Quality
Feature Rich
Comfortable Fit
Clear Optics
Pin-Lock Technology
Magnetic Cart “Bite” Feature
Cons
Higher price range
Doesn’t measure slope
Spec
Range:
1300 yards
Magnification:
6x
Slope Feature:
No
Pin lock with Vibration:
Yes
Power Source:
3-Volt CR2 battery
Cart Magnet:
Yes
Our Winner
Bushnell Tour V5 Shift
Bushnell Tour V5 Shift
Top-brand rangefinder with slope
Was: $399.99
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Bottom Line
All of the best features and quality from the Tour V5 but with slope feature
Pros
High Quality
Feature rich
Comfortable Fit
Super clear Optics
Pin-Lock Technology
Magnetic Cart “Bite” Feature
Slope Switch
Cons
Very expensive
$100 more just for one feature
Spec
Range:
1300 yards
Magnification:
6x
Slope Feature:
Yes
Pin lock with Vibration:
Yes
Power Source:
3-Volt CR2 battery
Cart Magnet:
Yes

Our Verdict

It is very evident that both Bushnell rangefinders tested in this comparison are very similar in terms of specifications and quality, however, the difference lies in the slope feature which clearly sets the V5 Shift apart. The slope feature on the V5 shift makes it a superior rangefinder to the V5, but the question is, is the $100 premium for the extra feature really worth it? Personally, for someone like myself who really only plays at my own country club, I have a great idea of the approximate slope on each hole, and when playing, all I need to know is the respective distance from the position I’m in. On the other hand, for a player who plays in tournaments or plays at other clubs, the slope feature is extremely useful, especially for a lower handicap player who plays for score and needs very accurate numbers. The bottom line is that if you have the budget and necessity for the slope feature, the Bushnell Tour V5 Shift is better rangefinder for you, and one of the best rangefinders money can buy. If you aren’t someone who needs a yardage with an exact slope factored in, and don’t want to spend over $300 on your rangefinder, the Tour V5 is a great rangefinder that includes all the other features you could want. Both models are currently on sale, and won’t be discounted for long!

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