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which of these 2 is the better scope in 6-20 power?both can be had for $100.just putting it on a 223 handi rifle for plinking.thanks don
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I've had two Classic's crap out on me.  One each season for consecutive seasons.  Then Simmons sent me a new 44 mag--I guess since Simmons doesn't seem to offer the Classic in 3.5-10X50 anymore (that I've seen).  The 44 mag is 3.5-10x44 so I assume that it was as close as they could come to replacing what I sent in.

 

Optically the 44 mag is superior from what I rememberd of the Classic.  But more importantly it didn't break this past season.

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For plinking, the 44Mag is probably a little better built scope. I have a little 44Mag in 2-7x44 and it held zero fairly well for 6 six years than I replace it with a AETEC, and then a Conquest.  Also, l have the classic 6.5-20x50, it is okay but at higher power ranges it is not that clear past 14x or 15x.  I replaced it with a Burris FF2 and never looked back. Chances are if you plinck alot you will probably upgrade to a better scope, it is cheaper to buy a better built scope now than buying one of lesser quality, and spending more upgradeing latter.  
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