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Location: NONYA,thats in MONTANA
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I would say Leopold then Simmons,if price is a factor be sure to check out simmons!!

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Location: Missouri/Arkansas
Joined: 08/21/2003
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Personally, I think Simmons sucks. Every one I have had just lacked any of the lense clarity that Burris and Redfield have. Plus, you can get a good Burris 3X9 for not a whole lot more than a Simmons Aetec.

Or getcha a Leupold.

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Location: NONYA,thats in MONTANA
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My simmons is every bit as good as my lower end leopolds,same warranty,same light gathering,and i havnt had to adjust it in 4 years of hunting/shooting.Many brands have improved thier lines to compete with burris and Leopold,check them out.I bought my Simmons after a store owner suggested it over his leopolds forthe price range i was looking in,my next scope will also be a Simmons. Thumbs up

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Location: Utah
Joined: 03/03/2005
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Although the overall quality of Simmons scopes has improved, especially their high-end models, I would definitely not count on it to consistently hand the recoil of a 300 RUM.

Less calibers perhaps, but not for the application in question. Stick with the Leupolds, Burris', Nikon, Weaver, or other high quality optics with a good reputation for service and you should be OK.

Steve

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Location: Colorado
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I've had good look with Simmons. They have a decent warranty and they've beefed up the warranty on their "master line".

http://www.simmonsoptics.com/ServiceSupport.htm

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Location: Wa.
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Burris has a quality product. I am very satisfied with my purchase.
I also have had good luck with the Simmons and, as I understand it, the warranty is an over the counter exchange.

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Location: Oklahoma
Joined: 11/02/2005
Posts: 58
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I prefer Leupold. And have never heard of a smear on an inside lens, deffinately something I will look at next time I buy a leupold. I have heard good things about Burris scopes though. My brother just got an Cabelas Alaskan guide scope and loves it so far. And I have to agree it is crystal clear, it came with lens covers that screwed in (didn't really like that) but it also came with a sun shade which was nice.

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