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Old 08-02-2008, 12:00 AM
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got a question on the Aetec scope. ive heard that they a good scope and would like some input on them. im looking to buy a 243 rifle and will need a decent scope for it. it will mostly be used to hunt groundhogs and maybe deer too. im looking at a 4x12 power. any info would be helpful. thanks.
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:25 AM
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I have personally witnessed three simmons scopes fail,so I will never trust one for any type of hunting.
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:55 AM
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Old Atec incredible scope for the price tag....... New Atec -POS.
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Old 08-02-2008, 01:24 PM
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I've had an older Aetec on a .338WM for several years now and it's never failed. I haven't owned any other Simmons scopes so couldn't comment on their quality level.
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:43 PM
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What is your absolute maximum budget?
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:08 AM
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Simmons = junk
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:06 AM
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The last and only Simmons Aetec scope I bought went in the trash can. It would not hold zero on a .22 Hornet, I'm sure it would be even worse on a rifle that has some recoil.
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:40 AM
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Before Meade bought them out, back around 2000I believe, they were good scopes..... great for the money. Now, I don't know of anyone who has been happy with them. They went downhill big time.

I would not recommend buying one. There are other scopes for the money or a few $$$ more that would serve you much more reliably.
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:32 AM
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I purchased my Aetec scope about 6 years ago from BPS. I have it on my .50 cal omega, it has worked flawless for all those years and held true without needing adjustment since I originally sighted the gun in.

I am not sure of the quality now but I have had great success with mine and will not remove it from my gun.

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Old 08-14-2008, 01:27 PM
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i have an older Aetec and it works flawlessly..........WOULD NOT buy a new one.....
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