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    Simmons whitetail classic 1.5-5 x 20

    has any one use one of these i have herd good things about them and am thinking at getting one just to practice with on the .308 but i did think they were for air rifles

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    I had one a little while back it was mounted on a .357 carbine. At first I was very happy with it, the clarity of the scope was very impressive for the cost (about 100). Then after about 18 months to two years of use the scope went all to pot and wouldn't hold zero. The scope was replaced under the guarantee. I know of two other shooters who had similar scopes mounted on carbines and who had similar problems. It seems that there was a common fault with this scope hence the model has been replaced by a more robust design. It's a pity because these scopes are very popular for use on carbines such as the marlin and they are a nice neat design with reasonable optics for use on the range.

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    mite have shell out a bit more and get a leupold or ziess

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    I have a Leupold 1.5-5 x20 on my 9.3x74 rifle, a much better scope in my opinion but unfortunately I had a problem with that one also and it had to go back for repair. I do however like the Leupold and will probably stick with it, that is unless I come across a Meopta of similar size at the right price. I rather like Meoptas and have three of them, they seem bombproof.

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    I to like meopta but i think they have got to deer which leupold have you got i have been looking at the new 1.2-4x20 fire dot which looks good but will have a look in dortmund at the weekend

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    It's a European 30 that now sits on top of my Chapuis. The fire dot wasn't about when I bought my Leupold, a pity because they look quite good.

    Correction - scope is a 1.25-4x20 and not as I originally posted.
    Last edited by 8x57; 01-02-2012 at 07:06.

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    iv had one on a rimfire for the past three years i think its a great scope but not sure about putting one on a full bore there cheep to buy second hand so suck it and see
    Quote Originally Posted by boar & deer View Post
    has any one use one of these i have herd good things about them and am thinking at getting one just to practice with on the .308 but i did think they were for air rifles

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