Simmons Scopes - Rifle Scope Savings
A name synonymous with economical hunting optics, the Simmons rifle scope line offers a wide variety of models for the outdoorsman on a tight budge. While they also makes binoculars and spotting scopes for the sportsman, they are probably most recognized for their affordable rifle scopes. The majority of the rifle scopes in the Simmons scope lineup fall in between $50 and a $200 dollars with a great many of these models falling near or under $100. Some of their higher end scopes, like the Aetec, are available with features like side focus parallax adjustment and Illuminated reticles which are features not often found at this price level. Its more basic models like the ProSport are more basic with only one reticle available and adjustable objectives for parallax focusing.
Budget Friendly - While many hunters want a top of the line Leupold mounted on their rifle, the $500+ price tag is just not a realistic amount to spend on a scope for many hunters. While these riflescopes might not make too many hunters ultimate scope list, they do make their way onto many rifles because they provide an affordable option for hunters that cannot spend a lot of money on their hunting optics.
Simmons Comparison Chart
|Model||Predator/Varmint||44 Mag||ProSport||8 Point|
|Est. Price||$200 - $240||$110 - $220||$80 - $130||$40 -70|
4.5-18 x 44mm
6-24 x 50
3-10 x 44mm
4-12 x 44mm
4-14 x 44mm
6-21 x 44mm
6-24 x 44mm
3-9 x 40mm
3-9 x 50mm
4-12 x 40mm
4-12 x 50mm
6-18 x 50mm
4 x 32mm
3-9 x 32mm
3-9 x 40mm
3-9 x 50mm
Simmons Predator/Varmint- This is a new higher end rifle scope designed for the predator and varmint hunter. This model currently comes in either a 4.5-18x44mm or 6-24x50mm configuration. These Simmons scopes feature a 30mm main tube and have side focus parallax adjustment. The lenses on these scopes are also mulitcoated.
Simmons 44 Mag - As the name implies all models in this series feature a 44mm objective. Many of the higher power models in this series are equipped with side focusing parallax adjustment knobs. There are three reticle options within this series: Truplex (Simmons version of duplex), Mil-dot, and Smart Rangefinding.
Simmons ProSport - Available in options mostly aimed at the big game and varmint hunter, the Prosport series of rifle scope in available with the Simmons Truplex reticle. The 3-9x40mm models in this series are available in either a matte, camo, or silver finish; while all other models in the Prosport series are available in matte finish. High power models are also equipped with adjustable objectives for parallax adjustment.
Simmons 8 Point - These scopes comes in four different magnifications and all models come with a matte finish and a Truplex reticle. However, windage and elevation changes are still made in 1/4 moa click adjustments. This is their most economical line of scopes aimed at the entry level and budget scope categories.
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