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Old 09-06-2012, 09:11 AM
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Re: Simmons 6.5-20x50

I inherited a 7mmRM several years ago which wore a Simmons Whitetail Classic scope. The scope lived on that rifle for at least 10 years to my knowledge. I only shot the rifle a three times with the Simmons. The scope was replaced by a Zeiss Conquest. The Whitetail Classic lives on a .243 now. If just sighting in and leaving it alone you should be fine. Is it as clear as the Zeiss? No. Is it as easy to adjust? No. Do I like it for an inexpensive scope on my .243 that will allow me to pop a doe in the 100-300 yard range year after year? Certainly. Will it be replaced with higher quality optic? Yes, but only when it fails me. Hope my opinion is of use. Have a good one!
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:06 PM
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Re: Simmons 6.5-20x50

The scopes came in today and I must say I am VERY impressed with the clarity for a $99 scope. I can read the 4"-5" address letters above a stop sign at 991 yards. played with the elevation adjustment and it is nice and pretty crisp. But like what was already mentioned the numbers on the AO are way off.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:53 PM
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Re: Simmons 6.5-20x50

Forgot to add, when both are set a 20 power this scope is clearer at 991 yards then my $500 hawke sidewinder. If anyone is on a slim budget and wants to try this scope but is unsure. TRY IT I dont think you will be disappointed. The olny down side I see is no parallax adjustment but not a big deal.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:59 AM
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Re: Simmons 6.5-20x50

My local gun dealer will not handle Simmons any longer because he had so many returns. I had two different 6.5-20 Simmons scopes years ago on my rimfire silhouette rifle. Sent both of them back because of focus problems. Once at a match, I saw a lady with this same scope on her Anschutz. When she walked past me, I asked her how she likes the Simmons. Her short reply was: "It's a piece of s##t"
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:18 AM
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Re: Simmons 6.5-20x50

I will report back once I get it mounted and shoot it some.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:01 AM
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Re: Simmons 6.5-20x50

They have gone to a new design in recent years with the Simmons scopes... different erector arrangement and turret system... "true-zero" I think they call it. From what I've read, they've been well received and are working great. The older Aetecs had some pretty decent glass in them... don't know if they're still using that glass, but it's on par with some scopes in the 500 dollar range.

Good luck with your scopes. They'll most likely serve you well.

here's a link you might be interested in... http://www.simmonsoptics.com/resourc...chnologies.cfm

Dan
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