The Simmons LRF 600 Rangefinder is a nice, compact model that comes with accessories – including a nice belt case – not found on other comparably priced brands. I had initially purchased a competitor’s brand from a major outdoor online retailer and the product fell apart the first time I used it. The Simmons is easy to use, only a single button activates it. I carry it on my belt in near my spare ammo pouch and the light weight makes it virtually undetectable during a long day afield. However, the light weight is also a drawback. I worked in network television news for over 20 years, and the reason professional video cameras are heavy is to stabilize them during a shoot while holding them on your shoulder. The problem with any lightweight optics is keeping them steady enough to shoot, and the rangefinders are no exception. I found I often had to lean against a tree – something one doesn’t see much on the prairies of North Dakota, nor on golf courses, for that matter – to hold it steady enough to get a reading beyond 40 or 50 yards. Even then, it could be difficult and the limited range of the lower priced models is a drawback out here, when shots are normally measured in the hundreds of yards. None of that means I’m not satisfied with my purchase, however, and you would be too. You can spend hundreds of dollars more, but I’m not sure the price difference would really matter. Great buy for a starter rangefinder.
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