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Can any body list for me in best to worst the rank of Simmons old line of scopes? not shure but,

1. Aetec

2. Whitetail Expedition

3. Whitetail Classic

Then I have no Idea

 

And they all suck is not a good answer.

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The one I had sucked.
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I don't know how Simmons has them rated, but from my personal experience:

 

1.  Whitetail Expedition

2.  Aetec

3.  Whitetail Classic  (avoid)

 

I've used or owned all three of these.  If possible, spend a little extra money and get a Burris, Bushnell Elite, Nikon, or Leopold.

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HVFD1610,

Simmons ranked their scopes the same way you did: Aetec, WTE, WTC.

They do not necessarily all suck (although I am certainly not a Simmons fan), but you can do better for the money.

ILya
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I am not quite an optics expert, but the I have been completely satisfied with the two WTEs that I have had. They may not have been a great buy at m.s.r.p. when Simmon was making them, but at the prices you can find them for now they seem like a gonga to me. My 1.5x6 is just a great little scope.

 

Kent

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Kent, whatever works you is what you should be using.  If your WTEs are holding up well and you are somfortable with their performance, then keep using them.

 

ILya

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But they do all SUCK. Better to buy an old 721 in 30-06 and put a good $400 scope on it than to spend $1000 on a rifle and put a Simmons on it!
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