Bushnell Tour V5 vs Callaway 300 Pro Rangefinder

Two well-established rangefinder models go head-to-head in this comparison of the Bushnell Tour V5 (one of the most recognized rangefinder models on the market), and the Callaway 300 Pro. Although Bushnell is widely known to make the best rangefinders in golf, the Callaway 300 Pro is no pushover, with tons of great features and a 4.5 star rating on Amazon from 7,400 reviews. On paper these rangefinder have a lot of similarities, but who will take the crown in this matchup?

Bottom Line
Pros
Cons
Spec
Bushnell Tour V5
Bushnell Tour V5
High-quality from the top brand
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Bottom Line
I have tested the Bushnell Tour V5 rigorously. Many of our comparisons and best lists have contained the Tour V5 and it is a pleasure to use every time. It always looks and feels more high-quality than almost any other product we test against, and it gets the job done very well and accurately. However, if you have read any of AllBirdies previous reviews of this product, my issue is the fact that I’m paying $300 for a rangefinder that doesn’t include slope. Now I know I could just order the Tour V5 shift, but then I’d have to spend an extra $100 on a feature that most competitors already include. The bottom line is the Bushnell Tour V5 is a well-trusted rangefinder that measure with ease and accuracy, but a lot of what you are paying for is a highly trusted brand rather than product features.
Pros
High Quality
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
Callaway 300 Pro
Callaway 300 Pro
Great performance from a mid-level product
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Bottom Line
The Callaway 300 Pro is unsurprisingly one of the Amazon’s best-selling rangefinders, due to two factors: features and price. This rangefinder was the winner of our “Best golf rangefinders under $200“, and for good reason. It has more than you could ask for from a mid-level rangefinder, and obviously one of my favorite features is the slope switch. In terms of optics and accuracy, the 300 Pro does well, however compared to the Bushnell, I would say it is not quite as clear and sometimes the pin-lock takes two to three tries. The build quality is very good, doesn’t feel quite as premium as the Tour V5, but for the price it is very comparable. The bottom line is that the Callaway 300 Pro is a wonderful rangefinder that does everything right. It’s affordably priced, includes all the features that you would need, and isn’t poorly made.
Pros
Feature rich
Slope feature included
Pin-lock technology
Cart magnet
Rain and fog resistant
Pin acquisition technology (P.A.T)
Cons
Not as high quality
Spec
Range:
1000 yards
Magnification:
6x
Slope Feature:
Yes
Pin lock with Vibration:
Yes
Power Source:
3-Volt CR2 battery
Cart Magnet:
Yes

Our Verdict

We have reviewed and compared the Bushnell Tour V5 many times now and it has only been beaten by its bigger brother the Tour V5 Shift. However, in this comparison, with everything that I was able to experience from the two rounds I had with the Callaway 300 Pro, I truly believe that with all things considered, the 300 Pro is our winner. What sold me on the 300 Pro over the Tour V5 was the price and the slope switch, the fact that I’m paying $100 more for a product that doesn’t even have this crucial feature was the kicker. The only negative thing I had to say about the Callaway 300 Pro was that the pin-lock wasn’t as efficient and the build wasn’t up to Bushnell quality. Ultimately, that leaves it up to you the consumer. How much more are you willing to pay for a slightly higher quality product from a well-trusted brand that sacrifices on performance-improving features such as slope? I know that if I was in the market for a rangefinder, and had $300 saved, I would be picking the Callaway 300 Pro and putting it in my bag along with the $100 bill I just saved as well.

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