Bushnell BowHunter Chuck Adams Laser Rangefinder is by far the best rangefinder on the market for the avid bow hunter as well as any firearm hunter shooting less than 850 yards."> Bushnell BowHunter Chuck Adams Laser Rangefinder is by far the best rangefinder on the market for the avid bow hunter as well as any firearm hunter shooting less than 850 yards.">
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by independent reviewer Nick Pullano of P&P Outdoors


The Bushnell BowHunter Chuck Adams Laser Rangefinder is by far the best rangefinder on the market for the avid bow hunter as well as any firearm hunter shooting less than 850 yards. This rangefinder was carefully designed with the help of multi world record holder Chuck Adams; this rangefinder has it all. It is equipped with Angle Range Compensation (ARC), a rainproof housing, light weight, and compact. There is nothing a bow hunter could ask for in a rangefinder than what the Chuck Adams BowHunter Rangefinder offers. Not only is this rangefinder mad with top quality performance, but is affordable to every bow hunter. This is a must when it comes time to head to the woods.

Since I have purchased this rangefinder, it’s gone on every hunt with me and I haven’t had a single complaint yet. I was able to harvest two deer this season, both which were ranged with this rangefinder before I decided to take a shot. No matter what the weather is like, rain, sleet and snow, this rangefinder works like a charm every time. Bushnell really went out of its way when designing this product. What I mean is that the quality is unmatched by any other rangefinder on the market. Bushnell also makes a rifle model for longer ranges. As an avid bow hunter, I purchased this model and I just haven’t been able to come up with a complaint.

Nick using Chuck Adams Rangefinder

With the dimensions of this rangefinder being only 1.4” x 3.8” x 2.9” (L x W x H) this rangefinder can fit into just about any pocket or hang from your neck with the neck strap with comfort. It weighs a mere 6 ounces making traveling with it easier than ever. You can’t even tell it’s there when wearing it! The size of this rangefinder makes a long three or four mile trek to your favorite stand or hunting grounds a lightweight experience. This piece of equipment can make or break a hunt, so having it at such a convenient size will eliminate ever thinking about leaving it behind due to pack weight.

Bushnell Chuck Adams


This rangefinder is of top quality and performance, hearing this might make you think that it will be complicated to use. Not at all, there is one button on the entire rangefinder making use quick and easy. One click turns it on; the second click ranges your object. Another thing not to be forgotten is the accuracy of this rangefinder. The accuracy is unmatched by other rangefinders. It has a magnification of 4X and an objective sixe of 20mm. This rangefinder has a Field of View (FOV) @ 1000yards of 403 feet. This makes ranging at long distances possible while not being too magnified and sacrificing not finding your trophy in the lens at distances as close as five yards.

All of the information needed when ranging is displayed clearly when you look through the rangefinder. The bow and arrow represent the fact that the rangefinder is in fact in bow mode (there isn’t any reason to not be in bow mode). The reticle is extremely easy to find and place on any object that you wish to range. The initial yardage is displayed beneath the reticle and can be displayed in yards or meters. The angle that you are ranging the object at is displayed beneath the initial distance (+/- 90ᵒ), depending on the angle of your shot, the true distance will change. As shown in the figure above, the number to the right of the angle is the distance that you should treat the shot to be at. Different distances and degrees will call for different true distances to shoot at. This fine rangefinder takes all of the guess work out of the equation by doing the math for you and giving you the exact distance that you should treat the shot like. This actually works; this rangefinder helped me harvest a beautiful eight point whitetail this year at 56 yards. I was 40 feet up in a tree and the angle was pretty steep, I would have treated the shot like any other 56 yard shot, but the rangefinder told me what I really needed like, therefore it helped me harvest a beautiful buck.

Bushnell Chuck Adams Edition Rangefinder

Bushnell really made a sturdy rangefinder here. This is a true story: While hunting in my hometown of Lapeer on public land, I took my climber stand for a hike out into the abyss of the dark woods. I found myself a good, comfortable 25 feet in the air. I did not have binoculars with me so I was scanning the woods with my rangefinder. I was not wearing the neck strap around my neck and I dropped the rangefinder. It fell straight down and landed directly on a root from the tree I was in and bounced ten feet away. The ground was frozen so it had a hard impact for sure. I figured that I had broken it so I decided to climb down. When I picked my rangefinder up, it wasn’t broken on the outside. I decided to try it out and to this day it still works flawlessly. If that doesn’t tell you something about the durability, I don’t know what will.

As a convenient extra, Bushnell added a case with every purchase of this rangefinder. I use mine and love it. It is well constructed and most of all quiet!

Rangefinder case

This Bushnell is the perfect addition to any hunter’s pack. It is a necessity to the avid bow hunter. When combined, the size, weight, accuracy and ease of use, all make for a quick easy shot that will help harvest that buck or bull of a lifetime when it comes down to the wire. It is smart enough for every hunting scenario yet easy enough for any hunter to use. This product would be a great gift for your favorite hunter. I HIGHLY recommend this product to every hunter out there. Don’t let your next hunt be ruined due to over or under estimating distance at that odd angle, get a Bushnell!

Bushnell BowHunter Chuck Adams Laser Rangefinder is by far the best rangefinder on the market for the avid bow hunter as well as any firearm hunter shooting less than 850 yards.">