Review: Bushnell Patriot Pack Tour v3 Slope Edition




The Tour v3 Slope Edition is a compact unit with 5x magnification that easily allows you to pretty much shoot any target needed out on the course. I found locking onto my targets was easy, but also found with its compact size that I had a harder time holding it steady. It took me a few seconds longer to lock down a reading than the slightly larger versions. The slope, which is not legal for Tournament use unless otherwise posted, is the only holdup I had in terms of everyday use. So, this is a perfect unit to get accurate uphill and downhill readings for those not playing in any organized events. If you do play in organized events where the unit is not legal, I suggest creating a log of those uphill and downhill targets during regular play or practice rounds to fall back on to come event time. This rangefinder offers a great way to learn how the yardage is affected by uphill and downhill targets. I did have some issues locking on to a 296-yard flag with a strong backdrop. I kept getting the backdrop about 90% of the time. However, with all closer yardages I had zero issues, and were confirmed by the Jolt technology. Lastly, the Tour v3 Slope Edition comes with a nice case and a bright red outer protective skin.

Who’s it for?

With its lightweight and compact size this is an excellent unit for walkers, especially those that carry, though riders will find its application great as well.

Final Take

The Tour v3 Slope Edition is an excellent choice for players who aren’t looking for a top of the line unit with all the bells and whistles. Steady hands are needed to pick up the targets quickly.

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Bob Gomavitz

Bob Gomavitz Age: 59 Handicap: 4.6 Introduced to Golf: Age 10 Years Playing: 47 Hole In Ones: 2 Double Eagles: 1 Years in the Golf Industry: 14 Rounds Per Year: Over 100 Favorite PGA Tour Course Played: TPC Sawgrass Favorite Local Course Played: Royal Colwood Victoria, B.C. Most Famous Golfer that I played with: Fred Couples Most Famous Person that I played with: Kenny G (High School Teammate)Current WITB Driver: Taylormade 2016 M2 9.5 45" D-3 Graphite Design Tour Ad 60 Stiff 3 Wood: Taylormade RBZ 13 Degree TS Oban Revenge 7 Stiff 43.25” D-3 Hybrid: Taylormade R1118 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff Hybrid: Taylormade R11 Rescue 21 Degree Matrix Altus Stiff Irons: Taylormade Burner 2.0 4-PW KBS Tour Stiff Std Lie, Lofts and Lengths Wedges: Taylormade Rac Black 54 Degree TT DG Wedge Flex Wedges: Callaway X Tour 58 Degree MD TT DG Wedge Flex Putter: Odyssey Versa 90 degree #7 Super Stroke 3.0 34” Ball: Titleist Pro V1x, Srixon Z Star XV YellowTrackman Driver Swing Info Club Head Speed: 98-101 Ball Speed: 148-151 Angle of Attack: +1.7 to +2.6 Launch Angle: 12.7 to 14.1 Spin: 2400-2750 Angle of Descent: 39.8 to 37.3 Carry: 234-242 yards Distance: 258-272 yards Path: 0.7 to 2.4

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1 Comment

  1. I have small hands so the compact size is good! My only problem is picking up background. And why don’t they make a rangefinder that allows a person to turn off the slope during tournaments. Your suggestion about making notes on holes with slopes is right on, but I had to buy another range finder to always get accurate distances.

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