Rifle Scope Reviews

Simmons 8-Point Truplex reticle riflescope, 3-9 x 50mm (Matte) Clamshell packaging Review

Simmons 8-Point Truplex reticle riflescope, 3-9 x 50mm (Matte) Clamshell packaging Review

Simmons Eight Point Truplex reticle riflescope: A good entry level scope

Once you have mastered the basics of firing a rifle and want to progress to more precise shooting over longer ranges, your next accessory will most probably be a sight or a scope. As a novice you probably don’t want to break the bank on a high end scope.

In that case it is a good idea to start with a reasonably priced scope as you hone your skills and save up for the top of the range bad boys.

In this review we take the Simmons Eight Point Truplex reticle scope (quite a mouthful) through its paces. We look at its features, the positives it has to offer and the negatives that you need to be aware of.

You can make an educated choice about this scope and if it what you have in mind when you acquire your next target.

The Simmons Eight point triplex reticle scope weighs in at 1 pound (453g) and has a 3-90 x 50 magnification. It is water and fog proof so you can use it on misty nights or rainy mornings. It comes with a generous 3.75 inch eye relief. It has a triplex reticle and ¼ MOA (Minutes of Angle) audible click windage and elevation adjustment settings.

Features

  • It is made with ¼ MOA SureGrip audible click windage and elevation adjusters.
  • It has good optics with HD quality and fully coated lenses.
  • It comes with a truplex reticle
  • It has a 3.75 inch (9.5cm) eye relief
  • It is water and fog proof
  • It has a 3-9 x 50 magnification
  • Weight: 1 pound (453 g)
  • Dimensions: 2.5 x 5.6 x 15.4 inches ( cm)

Pros

  • It is has a bright, clear view
  • It holds the zero well and has a large field of view (50mm)
  • The eye piece will work well if you wear glasses
  • It has good illumination in low light conditions
  • It is easy to mount and to sight especially with fingertip adjustments
  • It has bold cross-hairs

Cons

  • The scope is designed for a short action gun and will need taller mounts for other types of guns
  • It is not very shock proof and will not like hard use
  • The zoom can lock up
  • The view is not very clear at higher magnifications

Summary

This Simmons 8-point truplex reticle scope is a good quality budget scope with good optics for its price. It fits well on a .233 and is effective over mid-ranges or with air rifles.

It holds its zero well and has good illumination in low light conditions, such as dawn and dusk. The cross-hairs are very bold and stand out against blurry backgrounds, so you will be able to accurately place your shots on target. This Simmons scope is easy to mount and centre and has a large field of view.

It is easy to sight because of the fingertip adjustments and rubberised grip. It is very reasonably priced and suited to anyone on a tight budget.

On the negative side, it is designed for a short action gun and will need taller mounts if you shoot something like a Savage 110 model. It is not very shock proof and will not handle hard usage over extended periods of time well.

The zoom can have some issues after prolonged use and lock up and the view loses its clarity at higher magnifications.

Comparison

As a budget scope the Simmons Eight point truplex performs well and has really good optics for the price, but if you are willing to spend a few more bucks, you will be able to get a relatively cheap scope with more impressive optics that can handle harder usage.

It compares well to other budget scopes but is not the best balance between quality and price, other scopes in this range perform better in terms of durability.

It has better fingertip adjustments than other scopes in this class and will allow you to make fast adjustments when you are out hunting deer or similar animals and is easy to install and sight. It holds its zero and has good clear bold cross-hairs that will help you with fine target acquisition.

Verdict

This Simmons 8-point triplex reticle scope is good for light use and if you need to think carefully about how you are going to fit your hunting habit into your budget. The price of this scope will make your wallet happy and if you don’t abuse it, it will perform well.

It is a good entry level scope and will work well for air rifles or light usage with heavier calibres and will help keep you on target with its bold cross-hairs. The optics are clear and you will be able to use it while wearing glasses when you target practise on the range.

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