Originally Posted by cpttango30
Simmons got better when Mead Optics picked up the brand about 10 or 15 years ago. Mead makes good glass for telescopes and microscopes. They are not in the Nikon or ziess quality for medical optics but they are good.
You really need to check the Warrantee. A buddy put one on a rifle and went hunting. His partner did the same. Both rifles were in cases behind the seat, both were screwed up on the 1st shot. Simmons says they are not intended to be transported off of standard paved roads.
Scopes were crap and so went the hunt! I do have an older Simmons/ meade that is a tank. But, it is also a 3-9x32mm.