Are Simmons upper end scopes crap?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Iron Worker, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    They're owned by Mead intruments. How do they compare with Bushnell elites? Or Weaver grand Slams? Are they garbage?Thinking of putting a Aztec 4.5x14.5x44 on my AR-15?
     
  2. .222

    .222 Well-Known Member

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    I have had some luck with them on low recoiling rifles. I have one on a 22-250 and it holds a zero. I would not consider putting one on anything with much of a thump. Optical clarity is lacking however. Additionally, I have done "box drills" with it and it moves as expected.
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  3. moochy28

    moochy28 Well-Known Member

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    I bought the aetec and put one on my 30-06, it's good to about two hundred yards. After that though I get a lot of distortion. So I only use it for river hunting.
     
  4. VSSF

    VSSF Well-Known Member

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    I've got 3 of em,one on my 30-06 and one on my 10/22 and one on my .50 Cal Encore M/L.My brother has 2 of them,one on a 300RUM and one on a 375RUM,yup,a 375.And they're all doing great.
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  5. Jimm

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    Ironworker ,

    How good a scope do you want on your ar ? I have always been a of the mindset that says buy the best you can afford . You will not be dissapointed so easily that way .H
    What do they cost ? I would recommend the nikon buckmaster line as I have purchase 3 of them for different family members as gifts . They have a parallax adjustment ( a necessity imo ) and track perzact !

    I reckon it boils down to how serious you are about what youre trying to do .

    Jim B
     
  6. captdavid

    captdavid Well-Known Member

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    I just have to ask!!!!!!!!! How big is you biggest river??? hehe, capt david /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  7. Fiftydriver

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    Captdavid,

    Off topic but just say your signature for the first time. You do realize this is LONGRANGEHUNTING.com don't you??

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