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    what about a simmons wtc scope

    I need a new scope and im on a tight budget so how about a simmons WTC 3.5-10x50 ,its to go on a moderated all i have to consider is low light capability and is my rifles recoil gonna break it.
    Its under 150 new thats all.

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    It will certainly serve a purpose, but you will eventually want to upgrade. Simonds scopes are great for air rifles and rim fires, or for applications where you don't need high performance.
    You would be better off saving your gelt and enquiring at your local gunshops about a second hand Lisenfeld, Leupold or Meopta. The other thing to consider is that when you come to sell it you'll probably get about 30 for your Simmonds, but you'll more than likely be able to sell a better brand of scope for about the same money you gave for it.
    You can't say muntjac without saying, Mmmmmm.

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    I have a WTC 6.5 - 20 x 50 which I have had for about 12 years, and is mounted on my .22-250. I purchased the scope new and it has performed without fault. It is not quite as clear or as bright as my Sworo or my SB, but all the same an excellent piece of kit. I have heard that their current scopes are not quite of the same build quality as the older models, but as this is the only simmons I have used I cant comment. If it gets you up and running, go for it. I would buy another!



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    I can't comment on the Simmons but what I will say is that there are some top notch scopes available 2nd hand for that sort of money. You will probably not be getting a variable, but maybe you don't need one. Macleods had some 6X42 S&B and Zeiss available for under the 200 mark, I'd guess they will be worth what you paid for them when you come to sell which could make for a pretty low cost ownership experience.

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    I've got a WTC 6.5-20 x50 on my 17HMR, its OK but not great. My biggest gripe is that when the sun is low and at a certain angle the scope whites out and becomes unusable where a better scope would be fine.
    I wouldn't be happy with one on a stalking rifle. You'd be better off with something second hand and German.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingstonandy View Post
    You'd be better off with something second hand and German.
    Here here. Look at Meopta, Leupold, S&B, Swarovski, Ziess, Redfield.

    Dont buy anything cheap for a stalking rifle - it might cost you the beast of a lifetime

    "Even at the very bottom of the river, I didn't think to myself, Is this a hearty joke or the merest accident? I just thought, it's wet." - Eeyore

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    Second hand fixed german for my money if on a budget.

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    ok thanks for everyones help ill probably go for s schmidt and bender 6x42

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    I have a simmoms on my 270 and i would not change it never let me down even when i feel whith the rifle,and happy to shoot out to over 300 yards

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    I had a 6.5-20x50 Simmons on the .243,clarity not the best but did the job for a couple of seasons.Leupold 3-9x50 scopes under 300 and cant fault them!

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