Simmons 6 x 20 ProHunter Rangefinder Review

Simmons 6x20 ProHunter Rangefinder Review

Affordable, Accurate, Easy to Use Range Finder Option

Similar to backpacking, when I go out hunting or scouting, I like to have redundancy in necessary gear. The wrinkle is I don’t want to pay a premium for my redundant gear. This brings us to the “Simmons 6 x 20 ProHunter Rangefinder Review”. I have a Range Finder I am very happy with, but again, I was looking for an inexpensive backup, just in case. In this Simmons 6 x 20 ProHunter Rangefinder Review blog post, I’ll take you through my experience with this rangefinder, its features, and whether it stacks up to the job for the money. So grab a coffee, sit back, and dive into this review!

Simmons 750 6 x 20 PROHUNTER Rangefinder

Simmons 750 6 x 20 PROHUNTER Rangefinder

The Simmons 750 6 x 20 PROHUNTER Rangefinder is a compact and versatile device designed specifically for hunting and shooting sports. It is supposed to be a fairly accurate and reliable range finder at an inexpensive price point.

I had heard good things about the simplicity and accuracy of this rangefinder, and with the 6 x 20 configuration, I was eager to test it out.

Features and Specifications of the ProHunter Rangefinder

  • Magnification: The rangefinder offers 6x magnification.
  • Objective Lens: The objective lens has a diameter of 20mm.
  • Range Finding Capability: The rangefinder measures distances up to 750 yards.
  • LCD Display: It features a clear and easy-to-read LCD that provides information about the distance to the target.
  • Targeting Modes: The Simmons 750 PROHUNTER offers multiple targeting modes to suit different situations. It may include options such as “Scan Mode” for continuous distance updates as you move the rangefinder across the landscape.
  • Compact and Lightweight: This rangefinder is tight and lightweight.
  • Weather Resistant: The Simmons 750 PROHUNTER is built to withstand outdoor conditions. It has weather-resistant features like rugged housing, water resistance, and fog-proofing.

How a Rangefinder Works

A rangefinder is a device used to measure the distance between the user and a target. There are various types of rangefinders, but I will explain the basic principles behind a laser rangefinder.

A laser rangefinder operates by emitting a laser beam towards the target and measuring the time it takes for the beam to travel to the target and back. Here’s a step-by-step explanation of how it works:

  • Emitting the laser beam: When you activate the rangefinder, it emits a short pulse of laser light in the infrared spectrum. The laser beam is typically very narrow and focused, allowing for precise targeting.
  • Propagation of the laser beam: The emitted laser beam travels through the air toward the target. It moves at the speed of light, approximately 299,792 kilometers per second (186,282 miles per second).
  • Reflection from the target: When the laser beam reaches the target, it gets reflected toward the rangefinder. The target could be any object reflecting light, such as a building, tree, or solid surface.
  • Detecting the reflected beam: The rangefinder has a receiver that detects the reflected laser beam. The receiver is usually positioned near the emission point, allowing it to capture the reflected beam quickly.
  • Measuring the time of flight: Once the reflected beam is detected, the rangefinder measures the time it took for the laser beam to travel to the target and back. It does this by precisely measuring the time between the emission of the laser pulse and the detection of the reflected beam.
  • Calculating the distance: With the measured time of flight, the rangefinder uses the speed of light to calculate the distance to the target. Since the speed of light is a known constant, the rangefinder can use a simple formula: distance = (speed of light x time of flight) / 2. Dividing the total time by 2 is necessary because the laser beam travels to the target and back.
  • Displaying the distance: The rangefinder typically has a display that shows the calculated distance to the user. It may also provide additional information, such as angle compensation or other measurements, depending on the features of the particular rangefinder.

The Simmons 750 PROHUNTER Rangefinder

Range Finding Capability

One of the standout features of the Simmons 6 x 20 PROHUNTER Rangefinder is its simplicity and accuracy. It is as simple as point, press, and reading results. This feature is particularly useful when hunting in open fields or mountainous terrains where estimating distances can be challenging. Knowing the exact distance, particularly when hunting archery, can be the difference.

Simmons SPH750 Prohunter 6x 24 mm 750-Yard rangefinder

between harvesting your game or going home empty-handed.

Weather Resistance

Simmons ProHunter 750 Laser Range Finder side view

Hunting often involves spending long hours outdoors, facing unpredictable weather conditions. The Simmons 6 x 20 PROHUNTER Rangefinder is built to withstand these challenges. It is rainproof and fog-proof, thanks to its rugged construction and O-ring sealed optics. This means that even in adverse weather conditions, I can rely on this rangefinder to perform flawlessly and provide accurate readings.

Ease of Use

As a hunter, I appreciate equipment that is intuitive and easy to use. The Simmons 6 x 20 PROHUNTER Rangefinder excels in this aspect. Its simple two-button operation allows me to quickly and effortlessly measure distances with a button press. The clear LCD display provides instant readings, ensuring I don’t waste time fumbling with complicated settings. This simplicity is a

Simmons ProHunter® 6x 24 mm 750-Yard Laser rangefinder

game-changer, especially when I must act swiftly during crucial moments in the field.

Compact and Lightweight Design

Simmon laser rangefinder portable and easy to store

When it comes to hunting gear, portability is key. The Simmons 6 x 20 PROHUNTER Rangefinder ticks all the boxes. It is compact, lightweight, and easily fits into my small top backpack pocket or pants pocket. Carrying it around doesn’t add significant weight to my gear, which is crucial for those long treks in pursuit of game. Its ergonomic design also ensures a comfortable grip, allowing me to hold it steady while checking the range.

Battery Life

The last thing any hunter wants is their equipment to fail them during a hunt. The Simmons 6 x 20 PROHUNTER Rangefinder battery life is solid. A single CR2 battery can last for an extended period, ensuring I won’t run out of power when I need it the most. I haven’t run out of battery yet, so it is thought to say precisely how long it lasts, but I will update this section.

How the Simmons 750 PROHUNTER Rangefinder Did in Our Tests

Archery range with prohunter rangefinder

For ranges out to 75 yards, I ran the Simmons 6 x 20 PROHUNTER Rangefinder through tests at the archery range. It was spot on every time. I was sighting in a new Black Gold Mountain Lite archery sight, and the range finder was a big help.

Range at exactly 20 yards

When adjusting to set my sights, I often changed shooting spots to sight in the exact yardage. When I did, I would re-range previous targets adjusting for how many feet I had added or subtracted from my new target to get an exact yardage. The rangefinder made the appropriate adjustment on the previous target 100% of the time.

Although not directly related to the rangefinder, it may have been a factor- more likely total luck. I was sighting in at 50 yards (exactly), and something pretty dam exciting happened. I had adjusted my sight after the first arrow. The second arrow was right in the kill zone, and my third arrow landed inside the “nock” of my previous arrow. It was the damdest thing I ever saw at the archery range.

50 yard arrow shot- robin Hood style

I have also taken the Simmons 6 x 20 PROHUNTER Rangefinder on numerous scouting trips, and it has consistently exceeded my expectations. Its range-finding capability has been spot on, especially when scouting in vast open fields or marking game in hilly terrains. I have marked the game as far out as 216 yards and have felt very confident that the readings were solid.

Scouting trip to Lost Creek

The rangefinder’s weather resistance has also been proven on several outings. I’ve encountered rain, snow, fog, and extreme temperature variations during my scouting, and the Simmons 6 x 20 PROHUNTER Rangefinder has remained unaffected. Its durable construction and reliable performance in varying conditions have given me the confidence to consider it on this season’s archery hunts. It is much more compact than my other unit.

The ease of use of this rangefinder is a big plus. With its simple one-button operation, I can quickly measure distances without hassle. The clear LCD display provides instant readings.

All in all, this is a great product for the money, and to date, I would not only recommend it for a backup or scouting but would consider it for a primary rangefinder.

Simmons 6 x 20 ProHunter Rangefinder Review Conclusion

In conclusion, the Simmons 6 x 20 PROHUNTER Rangefinder has proven invaluable for hunters like me. Its range-finding capability, weather resistance, ease of use, compact design, and long-lasting battery life make it a top choice for any hunting adventure. With this rangefinder by my side, I have experienced increased accuracy, improved shot placement, and enhanced overall performance in the field. It has become essential to my hunting gear, and I highly recommend it to fellow hunters who value portability, accuracy, and reliability.

So, whether you’re a seasoned hunter or just starting your journey, consider adding the Simmons 6 x 20 PROHUNTER Rangefinder. It will elevate your hunting experience and help you become more effective and successful.

Simmons 6 x 20 ProHunter Rangefinder Review FAQs

Can the Simmons 6 x 20 PROHUNTER Rangefinder measure distances accurately in different terrains?

The rangefinder is designed to provide accurate distance measurements in various terrains, including open fields and mountainous areas. Its maximum range of 600 yards ensures precise readings, allowing you to adjust your shooting technique accordingly.

Is the Simmons 6 x 20 PROHUNTER Rangefinder suitable for adverse weather conditions?

Absolutely! This rangefinder is rainproof and fog-proof, thanks to its rugged construction and O-ring sealed optics. It can withstand challenging weather conditions, ensuring reliable performance even in the toughest environments.

How long does the Simmons 6 x 20 PROHUNTER Rangefinder battery last?

With a single CR2 battery, the rangefinder boasts impressive battery life. It can last for an extended period, even during prolonged hunting trips. You can rely on its long-lasting power to support your hunting adventures without worrying about battery replacements.

Can hunters use the Simmons 6 x 20 PROHUNTER Rangefinder with glasses?

Yes, this rangefinder features an adjustable eyepiece that accommodates hunters wearing glasses. You can easily adjust the focus to ensure a clear and comfortable view, regardless of whether you wear glasses.

Does the Simmons 6 x 20 PROHUNTER Rangefinder come with a warranty?

Yes, Simmons offers a limited lifetime warranty on the PROHUNTER Rangefinder. This warranty covers any manufacturing defects and ensures you can enjoy your rangefinder with peace of mind.


  • Michael Hodgdon

    A firearm, shooting, outdoor, and hunting enthusiast for over 35 years. Thank you all for the suggestions on topics you would like to see; we'll keep posting as you keep sending them in. Please comment; we will try to answer all comments quickly.

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