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Old 03-08-2005, 03:13 PM
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i was looking to buy a new scope, and was wondering if anyone has had any experience with simmons scopes
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Old 03-08-2005, 03:59 PM
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Depends on the buck's you have to spend.Simmons is a Wal-Mart class of scope
and its all right for a starter.They all make a less expensive and more expensive
scpoe.In my Opinion the higher priced Simmons are good.They also make
a shotgun/muzzle loader scope.
These are good scopes to start with and learn.

I moved up to Zeiss scopes along time ago,but I think I've have had them all .

Except.....the Russian! Sorry, Sasha....
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Old 03-08-2005, 10:43 PM
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I bought a Ruger 77 MK II rifle in 30-06 from a friend that was topped with a Simmons 44 Mag. That scope has served me well over the last five years and I have no complaints. Have been considering upgrading however for a bit more light gathering.

I have a Simmons 4X on my .22 and it has been deadly on squirrels. And I have a Simmons 2X prodiamond on my turkey gun (Mossberg 835 which gives that scope plenty of abuse) and absolutely love it.

I have read horror stories on this forum about how lousy Simmons scopes are---but so far I have had no complaints. I'm sure I could do better spending some more bucks---and when some of those bucks come my way---perhaps I will---but I am a happy camper right now.
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Old 03-09-2005, 08:18 AM
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thanks for the responses
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Old 03-09-2005, 11:45 AM
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i really never cared for simmions scopes,,but thats just in my much are you planing to spend, and maybe we can help..
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Old 03-09-2005, 07:56 PM
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i have a simmons aetec on my omega and it is an awesome scope. it is the best out there for under $200. I also had a simmons 8-point 3-9x40 on a .270 rifle and it was a good scope. It was not near as high quality as the aetec, but i never had problems with it and it kept its zero. The aetec is a great scope and i highly recommend it to anyone.
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Old 03-10-2005, 10:07 AM
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Aetec on my Ruger #1 in 7 STW for about 8 years. Keeps its zero, clear and bright.
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Old 03-10-2005, 10:42 AM
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I have a simmons aetec. I love it and have had absolutely no problems with them at all. I think they have lifetime warrantees as well.
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Old 03-10-2005, 05:31 PM
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i found a prohunter 2.5-10X50 for $100 online
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Old 03-10-2005, 10:03 PM
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I have a 50$ 8 point 3-9x on my .243. Honestly as cheap as it was, I can't complain...I sighted it in last october and it's yet to loose it's zero. I was hitting skeet at 150 yards with it very commonly and even paper targets farther out then that....Of course I'd love a chance to get an upgrade if I can get some cash.
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