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#499701 - 11/19/07 07:24 PM Time to switch brands of scopes.......
oneshothc
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Registered: 01/09/07
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I have always used Simmons scopes for as long as I can remember. I have never had any kind of problem out of any that I have ever owned until now! I lost the eyeguard off of my scope that is on my muzzle-loader. I thought,"no problem, I'll just call Simmons and get a new one". WRONG!!! They told me that their scopes are made over-seas and that they cannot get replcement parts for them. It's a little rubber eyeguard, what's the deal? If you cannot get replacement parts for something, WHY HAVE IT? I will be switching to Nikon, Leupold or something before next season!
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#500868 - 11/20/07 03:35 PM Re: Time to switch brands of scopes....... [Re: oneshothc]
renegade50
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it seems like alot of the lesser priced scopes made over seas are onetime useage items ... lupys have the lifetime gaureentee here in the u.s..
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#504098 - 11/22/07 11:56 PM Re: Time to switch brands of scopes....... [Re: renegade50]
breeze900rr
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Yes lupy's do!!! I've had bout every scope there is.... simmons, tasco, bsa, bushnell, leupold, and nikon! Go with Nikon! Even the "cheap" Nikons (prostaff & buckmaster) have top quality brightness & optics. Accurate on top of that! and will stay that way!
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#505088 - 11/24/07 11:54 AM Re: Time to switch brands of scopes....... [Re: breeze900rr]
Southpaw
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#505182 - 11/24/07 01:50 PM Re: Time to switch brands of scopes....... [Re: Southpaw]
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I have primarily Leupolds, but the Nikons are some good glass as well.
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#510799 - 11/28/07 11:17 AM Re: Time to switch brands of scopes....... [Re: RUGER]
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Leupold, best scope out there dollar for dollar!
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#511863 - 11/29/07 08:16 AM Re: Time to switch brands of scopes....... [Re: Winchester]
breeze900rr
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Most are saying leupold or nikon. Neither would be a wrong choice!!! I have both and no complaint on either! Nikon seems to be a little brighter to me, but dont get me wrong the leupolds are plenty bright!

Edited by breeze900rr (11/29/07 08:18 AM)
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#511932 - 11/29/07 09:19 AM Re: Time to switch brands of scopes....... [Re: oneshothc]
TN RDG RNR
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Most things made nowadays are intended to be disposable. If you want a real quality product that will give you years of satisfied service you cant get it at Walmart and you have to pay for it.
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#512298 - 11/29/07 04:19 PM Re: Time to switch brands of scopes....... [Re: TN RDG RNR]
CZ284
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Anybody have Leupold and Nikon? Which one do you prefer? I have always used the Leupold Vari XIII, but have one gun that I don't shoot much and would like to put something not quite as expensive on it. Nikon makes a 3-9x50 I saw in a local shop for something like $229. I've heard they're good, and $300+ cheaper sure makes them attractive for a seldom used gun.

Thoughts anyone?

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#512787 - 11/30/07 09:04 AM Re: Time to switch brands of scopes....... [Re: CZ284]
breeze900rr
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 Originally Posted By: CZ284
Anybody have Leupold and Nikon? Which one do you prefer? I have always used the Leupold Vari XIII, but have one gun that I don't shoot much and would like to put something not quite as expensive on it. Nikon makes a 3-9x50 I saw in a local shop for something like $229. I've heard they're good, and $300+ cheaper sure makes them attractive for a seldom used gun.

Thoughts anyone?
I have a Leupold rifleman 3-9x40 and 2 Nikon Prostsaffs 4x32 and 3-9x40! Both are excelent scopes in my book but like I said earlier I prefer the Nikon cuz of the brightness, which is why I bought a second instead of leupold. The upper end Leupolds may be just as bright, ive never had one.
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