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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)?

Burris?
Weaver?

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.
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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.

Thanks
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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