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jeepboy4life 04-01-2013 02:43 PM

Scope good or bad?
I recently purchased a remington 700 ADL SS in .243, this rifle will mainly be used for coyotes, foxes, and some woodchucks. It came with a no name junk 3-9x40 which i new had to be replaced asap. After a couple days of digging around i came across a Simmons 8 point 3-9x40 that came on my muzzle loader when i bought it. my question is will this scope hold up on this rifle and be good mated together for multiple years. I want a scope to zero on this rifle and then not have to worry about needing to replace it. does anyone have experience with this scope?

jeepboy4life 04-01-2013 07:26 PM

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chrishiggin29 04-01-2013 07:54 PM

I've not had any luck with Simmons scopes I've had to replace them within a year. Tasco , Bushnell are good scopes for the price

dteed4094 04-01-2013 08:18 PM

I've never had good Luck with Simmons but I was always taught not to say anything if I couldn't say it tactfully. What we do know about Control is; He is new to the forum, He has no tact, and He sounds like a gun snob. People come here to learn not to be ridiculed. I'm sorry for his rudeness.

Try the Simmons see how it does, It only costs a few rounds. I have several scopes that most gun snobs would call cheap, (which is only relative to the size of your wallet). One 700 Rem that shoots one ragged hole and has for 30 years without having the caps off the scope.

shouldazagged 04-01-2013 08:27 PM

I wish I could just say "April fool!" and lower the prevailing suspended BS quotient in here, but alas, I can't.

Sorry you got carved there, young man, but your reply tells me you might want to work on thickening your skin a bit. For future reference, there are jerks on every forum, and replying in kind just makes them jerkier.

I can't answer your scope question, but I'm glad you're here trying to learn.

huffmanite 04-01-2013 09:48 PM

Actually, I've had pretty good luck with with maybe 4 Simmons scopes.....but mine are mostly the Pro-Hunter models and one 44 mag made while Meade owned Simmons. Bought one more of these Simmons 6-18x44 ProHunters from Natchez just a few weeks ago.

FWIW, the 8 Point Simmons line was one of their more inexpensive line of scopes. I always bought only Simmons higher priced model scopes and I've no complaints about them.

Basically, you are not improving the quality of your scope on the rifle by putting an 8 Point Simmons on it.

c3shooter 04-01-2013 09:50 PM

First, as in most things, you get what you pay for. It MAY be adequate for what you are using it for. Not everyone drives a Mercedes- some folks find a Ford meets their need. In general, Simmons is not a "top of the line" scope, but it also does not carry a "top of the line" price tag.

However, if you search for Simmons 8 point reviews, there are several complaints about durability, the reticle coming loose and rotating, etc. It may work for you, may not, but would not expect too much.

Second- If I want cutting remarks or replies, I can get those for free from relatives and bosses. Uncalled for, so knock it off. I only say that once.

nitestalker 04-01-2013 09:55 PM

I have used some low end scopes on military rifles. The Simmons and Tascos have both held up just fine. The low end rifle scopes of today are much improved over the bargain lines of the past.

762 04-01-2013 10:05 PM

if it can handle a muzzle loader, i bet it'll handle a .243

Steel_Talon 04-01-2013 10:07 PM

The original Simmons ATEC line were very good scopes...

That being said you should try your Simmons on your rifle. Once you get it zeroed do a box test on it to see if the POA changes.

Box test = 1st shot on target. move reticle right 12 clicks fire shot
Move reticle down 8 clicks fire shot
Move reticle left 12 clicks fire shot
Move reticle up 8 clicks fire shot. Your shot should be on your original point of aim or back to zero.

Just make sure your rifle is nested in solid from the bench.

**Your scope needs be mounted properly to your rifle

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