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Hello Folks,
 
Currently there is a special on the simmons WTC ($99).  Does anyone have information on how well this scope holds zero?  I don't need low light availabilty/ high resoluciton or ultra high magnification.  But, I would like to shoot out to 300 yards.  When both my skill and budget increases, perhaps I will venture out further.
 
I am aware that this scope does not have the glass of the Millet, SS, Nikon Buckmaster or Bushnell Elite, but that's ok because I won't be able to afford them for at least a few more years.
 
Thanks for you input.
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could you spend enough to buy a nikon prostaff?? they arent to much more
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Well, as a medical student, my hourly wage works out to about 0.64 per hour for the next 9 years.  So, I really have to watch what I spend.  That said, spending $100 on something that will simply break is a very bad choice because it will take me about 150 hours of work to reclaim that purchase price.   That is why I asked about holding zero.  I can deal with the glass issue; most of my shooting will be at paper on a Sunday afternoon.  Will the Nikon Prostaff prove to be more reliable?  If the odds significantly favor the reliability of the ProStaff, I will certainly have to consider it.  Otherwise, I should step very gently.
 
By the way, I too am from Minnesota (Moorhead), but left the job for school in TN.  Where are you at?
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about 80mi straight east of moorhead. my bro in law has a pro staff on his browning .270 which is a light weight rifle and has some what of a kick and has held up very well
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http://www.swfa.com/pc-1844-224-nikon-3-9x40-prostaff-riflescope.aspx
try that its $150 and its just as good of a scope as my 6yr old buckmaster is
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i would even sell you my old 3x9 buckmaster for $100 its on my 22-250 right now
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Oh, so are you over by Menahga?
 
Have you hear about any problems with the Simmons WTC 6.5 x 20 x 50mm that is on close out hear at SWFA (reg 249.00 now 99.99?  The other thing is, do you think this is usable magnification?  I know that the BSA / Tasco have some high magnification numbers, but it is really useless because of mirage etc due to poor glass.  Again, I will be shooting paper at mid-day out to about 300 yds.
 
Thanks for the advice on the Prostaff.  I have friends that shoot Buckmasters and Monarchs and they have been very happy.  One would think that while glass certainly will not be as good, the build quality has to be at least decent, or why would they even put ther name on it?
 
All thoughts are welcome so please chime in!
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well menahga is east and south of where im at im between detroit lakes and park rapids. if you plan on shooting coyotes alone this scope (wtc 6.5x20)would require you to carry a shot gun or a pistol if all you want to do is shoot paper its fine, my bro in law has a 6.5x24 on his 22-250 its a bsa and after 16x it gets very cloudy and basically unsuable, i dont know about the simmons as i have never owned one, the problem with the scopes i recommended is that @300yds its not likely you will see the holes in the target. but with your limited budget you dont really have a lot of choices i would take the simmons before i took a tasco or barska or bsa. the prostaff is built fine it just doesnt have the good glass the monarch has
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http://www.samplelist.com/ check this out they have good deals on scopes in here
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