Simmons Rangefinder Review: Volt 600, Venture & LRF 600 comparison

Welcome to the Simmons Rangefinder Review. We bring a detailed review of Simmons most popular Volt 600, venture, and LRF 600 models of hunting laser rangefinder. Whether you are a hunter or a golfer perfect rangefinder device elevates your game. Although Simmons has outstanding features, it still has a low price compared to other market brands.

Simmons Rangefinder Review

Simmons rangefinders have a solid body and are easy to operate. Although the optics of this brand are good in quality, they still miss coating. The Simmons rangefinder has all basic functions with accurate results, but they lag in advanced features.

That’s the reason Simmons is a famous brand when you are searching for a low-cost hunting laser rangefinder. Here are some best Simmons Rangefinder Reviews:

1. Simmons Volt 600 Review


  • Range: 10-600 Yards
  • Weight: 7.7 Oz
  • Display: LCD/black
  • Magnification: 4X
  • Size: 1.9×3.6×4.2 inches
  • Angle compensation: No (volt 600)/ Yes (volt 600 Tilt)

Volt 600

  • Economical
  • Simple one-button operation
  • Perfect size
  • Lightweight
  • ± one-yard accuracy
  • Different finishes available
  • No scanning feature
  • Difficult to measure distance for objects in shadow


Volt 600 is contoured to perfect shape with or without gloves. It comes with rubber housing. Although it doesn’t have anti-slip rubber, the quality of housing is good. The device is fog proof so that we can use it in cold weather.

Volt 600 has a simple one-button operation that makes it easy to use. Volt 600 rangefinder always provides quick and perfect results. The device’s range is 10-600 yards, which are enough for bow hunting, rifle hunting, and target shooting.

Simmons 600 provides +/- one-yard accuracy, which is equal to other expensive devices. This device comes with 4X magnification, so; it can provide you with a closer view. Volt 600 has an LCD view, which is crystal and clear. However, it comes without backlit, so it isn’t easy to read in certain light conditions. 

One drawback in this model is the absence of continuous scan mode so, pressing the button again for the next target is necessary. 

The following rangefinder has low light gathering capability. Therefore it is difficult to take the distance in low light and targets in shadow. As it is a cheap model, that’s why we can not expect all high-end features from that.

The Simmons volt 600 uses a 9-volt battery, which is an excellent move. However, the battery is not included in the package. You have to buy it separately. It comes with a storage case with a belt loop. 


If you are a beginner, this rangefinder device is an excellent option for you as it is cheap and simple to use, and provides accurate results. Therefore it is worth to buy for the money.

2. Simmons Venture 6×20 Review


  • Range: 10-625 Yards
  • Accuracy: ±0.5 yard
  • Weight: 4.7 Oz
  • Magnification: 6X
  • Objective lens: 20mm
  • Length: 4.05 Inch
  • Slope Function: yes
  • Waterproof: No

Venture 6×20

  • Perfect for bowhunting & golf
  • Lightweight
  • Inclinometer (slope calculation)
  • Accurate
  • Ergonomic device
  • Quick results
  • The scan feature is slow.
  • Low battery capacity
  • Not gives the same result when the target is behind the bushes.


The venture model has an ergonomic design. Same as volt, this rangefinder also has rubber housing. Combining laser rangefinder with 6×20 monocular makes it perfect for hunting and golf.

The device provides quick results within a maximum range of 625yards. The result provided by this device has ±0.5 yard accuracy.

The venture has a built-in inclinometer, which combines with a tilt system that provides slope-adjusted distance. You can use the device with confidence, whether you are shooting or driving through greens. 

The optics of the device provides a clear view. The venture model runs on a CR2 battery. It is not fully waterproof.


It is undoubtedly equally useful for golf and hunting with some extra features. If you are looking for a budget device having features of premium devices, then go for it. As the device is a low cost, you have to compromise on some features. Otherwise, it is good at this price as compared to other brands.

3. Simmons LRF 600 Review


  • Range: 10-600 Yards
  • Weight: 7.7 Oz
  • Display: In view LCD
  • Magnification: 4X
  • Battery: 9volt
  • Accuracy: +/- one yard
  • Dimensions: 4.2×3.6×1.9 inch

LRF 600

  • Perfect eye relief
  • Lightweight
  • Beautifully designed
  • Excellent field of view
  • One button operation
  • No slope feature
  • Not much accurate after 300 yards


The ergonomically designed device has a plastic housing. It has plenty of ridges Iso it is a nonslip device. There is no need to worry about the weather as it is weather resistant.

The device is simple to use as it has only one button. LRF 600 is a very basic device that doesn’t have many features; it only provides linear distance. However, we get an instant result after pressing the button for a few seconds. As there is no inclinometer so, it cannot calculate the angle of incline or decline.

The range of the device is 10-600 yards. However, it is not much accurate above 300 yards. Within 300 yards, it provides trustable results. The magnification of the device is 4x so that we can enjoy a closer view.

One more positive thing about the device is its wider field of view. This rangefinder provides a crisp and clear view. On the other side, it has a mediocre light gathering capability. Therefore it is difficult to view results in low light conditions.

The Simmons LRF 600 uses a 9-volt battery, which is not included in the box. However, it includes a carrying case.


Simmons LRF 600 is a great device to use if your beginner and looking for a cheap rangefinder. It provides the right results up to 300 yards. The slope calculation and other advanced features are missing in this model.


How do I change my Simmons rangefinder from meters to yards?

Press and hold the button after turning on the device for approximately 6 seconds when looking in the eyepiece. You will see units of measure changes from the meter to yards.

Are Simmons rangefinders worth buying?

Yes, we will recommend you if you are a beginner, especially with a limited budget. The Simmons rangefinders are simple to use as they have on-button operation. Advance features are missing here.

You can LRF 600 as a good option without a slope option. If you want a slope feature Venture 6×20 is a better alternative. 

Our Verdict

Simmons has its name in producing basic rangefinders at a low price. Their products are simple to use as they are operated with one button only. As they are making a budget device, so we can not expect advanced features. 

However, they give a precise result, which is the most needed feature. Also, Simmons devices are not fully waterproof. We will recommend the device for a beginner. 

Simmons volt 600 and LRF 600 are perfect budget devices without slope. However, you can avail slope feature in the Simmons venture model with some extra money still it is at a low price as compared to other brands.

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