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Simmons LRF600 Rangefinder

Postby norman2012 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:21 pm

I plan to go prarie dog hunting in Arizona or Colorado next year and am considering buying a Simmons LRF600 Rangefinder. I have never used a rangefinder. Information on the quality of this rangefinder will be appreciated. Thanks Norman
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Re: Simmons LRF600 Rangefinder

Postby Steven_L on Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:16 pm

The Simmons LRF 600 rangefinder is an entry level product and would not be a good choice for your application. The maximum stated range on a deer is only 200 yards, and for a much smaller target like a prarie dog it would likely be under 100 yards. The 600 yard maximum range is for a large and highly relective target, like a boulder or car or building.

For just over twice the money you can get a Bushnell Scout 1000, which is a much superior product with several times the performance. I have used it on several hunts including for varmints, and out of all my rangefinders it remains one of my favorites.

You can range off protruding dog mounds at much longer distances, especially if the sand is lighter colored and reflective.

The last time I went for prarie dogs and drove, I shot them with 22LR, 22 WMR, 218 Bee, 223, 22-250 (my favorite), 270 Weatherby with 90 grain Hornadys going about 4000 fps, 10 gauge BBB, and .54 round ball.

I hope wherever you go you have lots of dogs to shoot at, and maybe a badger or coyote or two.
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Re: Simmons LRF600 Rangefinder

Postby norman2012 on Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:46 pm

Thanks for the information. Just what I needed to know. I will research the Bushnell Rangefinder. I will be going after the prarie dogs with a 22-250 Ackley Improved. My rifle is a Remington Varmit rifle that I had re-barrled with a Kreger (not spelled right) barrel and chambered for 22-250 A.I.
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