My shorts combined with black socks and black shoes always made a profound statement on the course, but apparently it is the Bushnell Limited Edition L7 that is the “ultimate in style.” I’m going to set aside the decision to wrap the L7 in hand-stitched textured leather, and focus on what really sets the L7 apart.

The L7 sits between Bushnell Tour V4 Shift and the Bushnell Pro XE, with the main differentiator the 6x magnification of the L7. This is similar to what Bushnell has done in the past with providing a single 6x option between multiple options at 5x, and the higher 7x magnification of it top unit. The Bushnell Limited Edition L7, as with virtually all laser rangefinders today, has a vertically held design allowing for easy use by just one hand – though you may need a second to steady on occasion for windy days or obtaining longer distance readings accurately.

As with the Bushnell Pro XE, there is only a single version of the L7 available, incorporating slope-adjusted technology and allowing players to switch between tournament legal mode, and then adding in slope-adjusted information.

To sum it all up, the Bushnell Limited Edition L7 has benefits of 6x magnification, not the 7x of the Pro XE, but very good. 450+ yard range should have you covered except for those situations where you are planning an additional shot ahead (then again, even the best rangefinders will struggle at that). The pitch as a leather-covered (watch for those wet days) Limited Edition to us is a stretch. We think the Limited Edition L7 will struggle, however, simply due to the fact that the market may not bear the $100 premium for the additional magnification beyond the Bushnell Tour V4 Shift. We absolutely believe it to be useful, but we believe most players who are looking for the additional magnification will step up to the Bushnell Pro XE. If you are taken by the leather wrap and 6x, however, we would encourage buyers to look for attractive pricing more competitive with the Tour V4 Shift.

Availability: Discontinued. Replaced by the Bushnell Tour V5 Shift.