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Hi, I'm looking for opinions/recommendations on which scope to get. Simmons Whitetail 6.5-20x50 or Vortex Crossfire 6-24x50 (one without illuminated recticle).
If you could rate them on image size, clarity,brightness and whatever else you think is worth mentioning. I appreciate you help, thanks.

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I've never tried the Vortex but I have a Whitetail Classic. I used it for a while on a 22 target rifle and it was very clear and bright but the cross hairs were too heavy for what I was using it for. 
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Originally posted by sholling sholling wrote:

I've never tried the Vortex but I have a Whitetail Classic. I used it for a while on a 22 target rifle and it was very clear and bright but the cross hairs were too heavy for what I was using it for. 


What distances were you shooting from? I would like thin cross hairs too, and I want to be able to shoot accurately from 200-300 meter (since the local range offers it). Do you think whitetail would have been fine for that?

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Sorry Rem, I never owned a Vortex... I have had the Simmons but I did not like the heavy cross hairs and it would not keet it's zero very well.  My son use to shoot it at about 150 yards, and did well, but I sold it pretty quick after buying it.
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Well I ended up getting a Vortex 6-24x50. I hope I made a right choice.
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Originally posted by Trays 7940 Trays 7940 wrote:

Sorry Rem, I never owned a Vortex... I have had the Simmons but I did not like the heavy cross hairs and it would not keet it's zero very well.  My son use to shoot it at about 150 yards, and did well, but I sold it pretty quick after buying it.


From this image it looks like the cross hairs on Simmons are thin (at least the part that matters). Is the image inaccurate?
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I forgot to post the link to the image of cross hairs

http://swfa.com/images/simmons_truplex_popup.jpg
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Can't say its wrong, sir, there it is. 
I can tell you that the one I had was about twice the thickness.  On the sides and in the area that counts.  
Things that make you go hmmmmmm...
 
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Originally posted by Trays 7940 Trays 7940 wrote:

Can't say its wrong, sir, there it is. 
I can tell you that the one I had was about twice the thickness.  On the sides and in the area that counts.  
Things that make you go hmmmmmm...
 


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Clarity and image the Vortex is slightly better.But both get a little fuzzy on edge when you get past 12 power.Durability the Vortex may be better.Any Simmons that I owned has failed even the AETEC brand.I like the older Simmons scopes from the early 80's.  
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