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Posted: 12/20/2005 7:24:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 6:42:58 AM EDT by kindstranger]
Are the Simmons Pro-Diamond scopes reliable for a plinker? I'm looking at the low power variable.

I helped my brother-in-law build a Stag Arms A3 M4gery, and he has a removable carry handle for his main sight.

I have a budget of about 100 bucks, more or less, to get him a range optic.

All I'm looking for is: it won't blow up, reasonably clear, adjusters that work, good overall quality given the intended uses.

Are there other options other than the Leupold shotgun scope (may be an option)?


Tha­nks for the help.

Edits in bold.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:07:49 AM EDT
anything else is going to be a couple hundred bucks. i was also thinking about using one, for a beowulf. seemed to be more options for a 32 obj than a 20. if a 32 is ok there was a cool reticle on a mueller.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:09:16 AM EDT
I like it a lot!!!

Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:16:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 10:29:21 AM EDT by Hellhound]
I have one, have not mounted it yet, will put it on my midlength when I find the type of mount I want.

It is the 1.5X5 power model.

I want a Larue mount, just cannnot justify the $$$. One day....

I have a set of throw lever mounts now (cannot think of the name!!) and they are medium height, need the large.

It (the scope) appears to be clear and I do like the diamond shape a lot better than a standard dot.

I got mine from CDNN for $50.00.

Made in the Phillipines rather than China....

For $50.00 I think it is a good deal.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:34:29 AM EDT
I like mine. Wish it had 1/4 moa clicks instead of 1/2.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 3:59:28 PM EDT
They are a really good scope for the money. I had one mounted on one of my ARs in a LaRue mount.

The scope is now on my 10/22. Not that there was anything wrong with the scope, I just changed my mind and or approach to the project I was working on.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 6:59:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 7:09:19 PM EDT by Robert2011]

You want the 20, not the 32. The 32 sacrifices FOV.

At 1.5x you will see the front sight as a bad blur in the scope if it's not a fold down. If sunlight reflects off the FSB the blur gets worse.

For $50 it's a great introduction to low power scopes and you will have enough $$ left over for a LaRue SPR mount so you can properly mount it. I forgot that you have a carry handle.

Get a Leatherwood type extended mount and Leupold medium rings.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:51:54 AM EDT
It's clear, wide view and quick on target . It's the best $49.95 scope I ever had. It may not have the hundred dollar clicks but once zeroed in, the diamond does it work.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:45:09 AM EDT
Ok, so what is the best mount for $30-50 that will clear the front sight? Same criteria..

Thanks for the help guys.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:28:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 8:33:05 AM EDT by Onslaught]
The Armalite one piece mount on sale for $55 at ADCO gets my vote!

If that extra $5 is too much for you, PM me and I've got a RRA 1" scope mount EXACTLY like the one Wildearp used on his Simmons above that I could probably part with. IIRC, they are a TAD taller than the Armalite mount, which is a good thing.

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:41:37 AM EDT

If you are mounting on the carry handle the one I named above will work fine. It's high enough.

If you have a removable carry handle and want to mount the scope on the flat top receiver the best option is to remove the front sight base and replace it with a fold down model.
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