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Old 09-04-2012, 09:23 PM
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Simmons 6.5-20x50

Has anyone used the Simmons whitetail classic 6.5-20x50 scope that $99 on midway? I know I know you get what you pay for but the reviews were pretty dang good but I wanted to know if any of you guys have looked through or used one. Thanks.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:21 PM
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Re: Simmons 6.5-20x50

Anyone? Max range the scope would be used is 400 yards MAX mostly 250 and in.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:32 PM
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Re: Simmons 6.5-20x50

there are worse scopes in that price range, but dont expect much. forget about clarity and tracking for sure. but in the 100 dollar price range with a high zoom scope its probably the lesser of all the evils.

the thing you have to remember about reviews on midway or similar sights is the reviewier may not know jack about scopes. i watched a youtube video once saying how great the barska was because of the nice smooth turret adjustment. he said "the adjustments arent really jumpy like alot of scopes" obviously a CLICK is susposto click not free wheel. for reviews you need to stick to sites like this where folks actually know whats good and bad
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Re: Simmons 6.5-20x50

The only time we will be adjusting the scope would be sighting it in and after that we wouldn't touch it. I hope it's a half decent scope.
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Re: Simmons 6.5-20x50

what caliber?
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Re: Simmons 6.5-20x50

I bought one several years ago to use on my first mauser build. I needed a varmint type scope and didnīt have much to spend at the time. It is a decent scope for what it is.

Other than zeroing it, I have not adjusted it very much so I canīt comment on repeatability. Optical clarity was decent. Absent mirage conditions, the entire magnification range is usable. The AO works well, just donīt pay attention to the distance markings. The outside diameter of the objective is HUGE, so the scope has to be mounted pretty high. This is a big, heavy scope.

Because of its size, weight, and how high I had to mount it, I ultimately replaced it with a BSA tactical scope from Midway. The BSA wonīt impress anyone at the range when I uncase my rifle (for that matter, neither will my rifle) but I really like it.
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Re: Simmons 6.5-20x50

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what caliber?
We just ordered 3 but one will go on a .308 win and one on a 7mm-08.
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