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Simmons Whitetail Classic

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Forum Name: Rifle Scopes
Forum Description: Centerfire long gun scopes
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Topic: Simmons Whitetail Classic
Posted By: 61paulc
Subject: Simmons Whitetail Classic
Date Posted: October/17/2010 at 15:51
Hello all,  can anyone advise me please!  I have a .22-250 rifle applied for and expect it back soon. As i already own a nice Simmons Whitetail Classic scope, i therefore would like to use it on the centerfire rifle. Can anyone advise if this scope would be up to the job. Cheers!


Posted By: tman1965
Date Posted: October/17/2010 at 20:01
Welcome to OT! With no more info to go on, and assuming the scope is in good mechanical order, and you like it... I see no reason not to use it. Those older simmons WTC and AETEC's were some good optics for what they were.

Sometimes my tongue outruns my brain and I say something I haven't thought of yet!

Posted By: lucytuma
Date Posted: October/18/2010 at 13:19
Agreed, while not top shelf I believe it will be very serviceable.

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." - Thomas Jefferson

Posted By: JLud
Date Posted: October/18/2010 at 13:21
I bought two of the Whitetail classic 6.5-20x50 from SWFA and they are very good scopes for the money, represent a good value especially on sale.  While not top end like pointed out, certainly adequate and will get the job done.

That thing on the old ride, some days I miss her.

Posted By: Poodleshooter1
Date Posted: October/19/2010 at 08:35
I've got a 2-10x 44mm model that was made in the Philippines in the 90s. Its adjustments are not that consistent,but it still holds zero. It has good glass with a wide field of view. Resolution is on par with a Nikon Pro-Staff or Bushnell 3200. Mine resolves just a bit less than my Nikon Buckmaster (40mm lens),and is more noticeably inferior to my Vortex Viper (44mm)
But then again, it didn't cost what those two did either!

Posted By: 61paulc
Date Posted: January/02/2011 at 14:00
Thanks a lot for the response guys! 
Got my new .22-250 tikka rifle lifted about 2 weeks ago and fitted and zeroed the simmons WTC to it.
It took me 14 shots to get it zeroed... but clover leafed the last 3 shots at 107 yards, sweet!
Decided to try out the Winchester ballistic tips on some foxes around home. Well was i in for a surprise, shot 5 foxes with 5 bullets and all stone dead. Best of all i was able to clearly see them without a lamp in the recent snow. furthest was 232 yards!
All in all i am well impressed with the scope and the rifle.

thanks again all!

Paul Yippee


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