Re: Ziess/ Scopes?
IMO, you pretty much get what you pay for - to a point. A 700 dollar Zeiss will have a much clearer, sharper image and will track better than the Simmons. They are in a different class. However, I like the VX III by Leupald. These are very good scopes for the long range shooter w. a budget. Zeiss Conquest's don't have the adjustment that the VXIII have. It all depends on what you want from your scope. I use Nikon Monarch because I cannot afford even the VX III much less the top notch scopes that many on this site will use such as the Night force, Swavarski, or tactical versions of the Leupalds, nikons...
Hope this helps.
I used to re-load but now I "hand-load".
-- Well, at least I try