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6/2/2020 2:34:59 PM
Posted: 12/30/2002 3:06:17 PM EDT
Any opinions on this scope:
 Simmons AETEC Scope 2.8-10x 44mm Illuminated Truplex Reticle Matte

And is $186 the best price?

Link Posted: 12/30/2002 3:07:20 PM EDT
It's no Leupold, but it's a good scope for the money.  Don't pay more than $150 for that scope.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:41:58 PM EDT
The illuminated for less than $150? Cool. Where to look?
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 4:44:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2002 5:20:46 PM EDT by Hokie]
Damn...sorry man, didn't see the word "Illuminated"....

$186 is pretty good.  Cheers...and I'm going to an optometrist tomorrow...

uh oh...post#666
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 5:02:24 PM EDT
I feel so much better, now. Do you think there's a better scope in the price range?
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 5:19:31 PM EDT
I think it's a pretty good deal.  Anything else in that price range is comparable to a certain degree.  But I own a Simmon's Aetec scope (it's jumps around to different rifles in my safe) and it works very well.  Crisp and clear.

Again, it's no Leupold, but it's still a nice scope for the money.

I'm sure there are others out there that are just as good.  But I don't think the Simmon's scope would do you wrong.  I looked it up on the net, it looks like a good scope!  You can buy me one if you want to! [;)] Good luck!
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 7:53:28 PM EDT
I was thinking about buying you one, anyway. Hey, thanks for the advice. I'm grateful.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 4:42:34 PM EDT
The AETEC optics are clear and bright, they do however have alittle blur on fine objects.  ALso, their tubes are very sft.  I had one folede in by a Delta baggage worker.  THey do not have a "full lifetime warranty".  On the otherhand, they're brighter & clearer than my Leupold Vari-x II, though not as crisp.  The Nikon Buckmaster isn't as bright, but shares calrity w/ a more crisp image.  Overall, they're very good for the pricepoint!  ZT
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 9:19:30 PM EDT
Thank you... But now I'm wondering if the illuminated reticle is worth it... All I can think of is home defense. Any thoughts on this one?
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 5:10:11 AM EDT
Home defense requirements would not be met by any 3-10x44 scope that I kow of.  I dobt that you'd get a 50yard shot at an intruder.  ZT
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 8:03:03 AM EDT
Simmons is yet another PRC produced scope.  They're often "bright and clear" only at their lower powers; zooming in to max power usually makes them very dark so limits them to broad daylight.  Zero on inexpensive scopes moves around based on power too.

Check it out carefully before buying.  The least expensive optic I'd fit would be the IOR 4x (M2?) sight.

-- Chuck
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 10:15:58 AM EDT
Yeah, the zoom scope is not for HD. "Stand back, MF... Farther, farther! I can't quite get you in my sights!" So, I guess the other point is that the illuminated reticle is a useless and costly addition if your a target freak like me. OTOH, If I were thinking HD, I'd probably get an A2 top with Trigicon sights. I have Trig dots on my SIG 229, plus a Crimson Trace on the grips. That's my HD gun.

But I digress. As it happens, Bushmaster (recommends) the IOR sigt. But it's 2X the price of the Aetec...

BTW, do y'all know for a fact that the Aetec dulls at higher zooms? I've heard that the aspherical lens (is that right?) voids the problem and keeps the scope bright. Or am I off base and falling for the advertising?

Link Posted: 1/2/2003 9:45:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 6:27:48 PM EDT
SWFA!!! You guys are excellent.  I'll be calling you soon re: a Leupold Vari-XIII 4.5X14!

Use SWFA, they're customer service is fantastic and the prices are competative.
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