Bushnell Tour V3 Laser Rangefinder with JOLT Pin Seeker Technology
A Screen Door on a Submarine? There is nothing better than a classic burn, You are about as useful as a screen door on a submarine. To help those of you out there who dont get it, a screen door would not be a useful addition to a submarine. You see, submarines go under water, and a screen door would let that water inside of the boat. And water in a boat, as you well know, leads to sinking. As a result, screen doors are not typically found on submarines. There is a point to the non sequitur above. The point is that adding new features to something does not always equal improvement, especially if what you are improving is already an excellent product. Case in point, the critically acclaimed Bushnell Tour V2 laser rangefinder. The Tour V2 is an outstanding rangefinder. In fact, most of the people that I talk to consider it to be the go to rangefinder in the Bushnell line. But the V2 is also yesterday in the market, and yesterday just doesnt sell, especially when talking about technology. New and improved grabs dollars, provided the improvements are actually improvements. Enter the Bushnell Tour V3 laser rangefinder. Right away by the numbering, we can see that the V3 is one better than the V2.
Kidding aside, what does the change in the model number actually represent? Yes there are, but do they really make the V3 better than the V2? Cosmetic improvements are immediately apparent when we compare the V2 to the V3.The most obvious of these is the change in color scheme. Gone is the utilitarian gray and black. Sports a much flashier red/black/white scheme. Personally, I view this as an improvement, though in the area of aesthetics, you are always welcome to your own. If nothing else, this new color pattern does match the colors of the other recent Bushnell lasers, the Pro 1M. Its a nice marketing tool to let consumers know which lasers are Bushnell lasers. Ignore the colors for a moment and look a little closer at the case geometries. The case of the Tour V3 has been redesigned to improve the ergonomics of the unit, allowing it to fit more precisely into your hand during use. The Tour V2 didnt feel awkward by any stretch, but the Tour V3 definitely feels better, more comfortable. Here are the Bushnell Tour V3 Specs. PinSeeker Technology with JOLT Technology to zero-in on the flag. 5 yards 1,000 yards ranging performance. 300+ yards to a flag. Ergonomic design provides a stable grip. Press a button to turn it on, press it again to measure. I realize that all lasers work the same way these days, and that seemingly all of them could be classified as. Some company will break this paradigm eventually though. OK, lets take a look at the Tour V3s performance.
Is it really one better than the Tour V2? Here are some of the specific details. High Points for the Bushnell Tour V3. Its fast : On and lasing in moments.Improved Case: Bushnell has gone away from the magnetic closure found on pervious cases and moved to a zipper + bungee closure. Its not a huge change, but I definitely trust the bungee to keep the case closed more than I did the magnet. Plus, who wants magnets next to electronics. Ranges Non-Flags: Shoot whatever you need, the Bushnell Tour V3. Will give you the number. No need for intermediate targeting with this one. PinSeeker Technology: The Tour V3 had no issue picking up targets, even when there were other targets behind the flag. PinSeeker Technology still works like a champ, and this year there is a little extra in the mix.
The Bushnell Tour V3s JOLT Technology. Was something that really caught my eye when I first read about it.The Tour V3 vibrates just a bit when you lock onto target. Just a bit of bzzzzt.
My concern is that people could end up taking longer to read targets as they wait for the JOLT to fire. On the whole, I think that lasers make for very quick range finding, leading to improved pace of play. This could change though if one is taking more time by waiting for the JOLT.
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