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Bushnell Tour Z6 JOLT

The Bushnell Tour Z6 JOLT is just what the name implies…the latest iteration of the Bushnell Tour Z6, with the addition of JOLT technology, which provides vibrating bursts when the rangefinder has locked on to a target. Other than that, the device retains all the same specs as the prior generation device: vivid display technology (picture red crosshairs and distances in the display instead of black, but not an OLED display), readings from 5-125 yards with ½ yard accuracy and distances displayed to 1/10th of a yard, and 6x magnification. Well, to be fair, the company does claim that its “E.S.P.” (Extreme Speed Precision) technology has improved versus the prior generation, but if so we are talking about the edges – the original Z6 performed as well as any device in the group in our speed tests, so prospective buyers don’t need to have any fears in this regard.

It’s predecessor the Bushnell Tour Z6 scored a solid 90 in our tests, and we expect the same of the Bushnell Tour Z6 JOLT. The device retains the same introductory price point as is predecessor as well, retailing for $399. And while this price is slightly above the average price for USGA-compliant (non-slope) rangefinders, it isn’t surprising for a device featuring rubber and metal waterproof housing, 6x magnification, distances to ½ (when under 125 yards), and crosshairs and distances displayed in red.

Retail price: $399
Availability: Discontinued. Replaced by the Bushnell Tour V4
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  • Ian

    Can anyone help.
    I am torn between the Z6 Jolt and the X7 Jolt.
    Has anyone used both of these, I am looking for ease of use, price is not an issue. The Z6 seems much smaller than the X7, which one feels better in the hand during use.