I received a press release today telling me about Simmons new Predator Quest line of rifle scopes. I've never used a Simmons scope so I can't comment on how well they work; but I'll pass on the news release for your info. The price on these is certainly right (note that it is US price) and they might be an option for shooters on a tight budget. Simmons is owned by Bushnell these days, so I'm thinking they should be widely available in Canada. Maybe I'll have to get one in and test it...
This is the 4.5-18X model.
Here's what the press release has to say:
"Simmons, a leader in high-quality, high-value sports optics for more than 25 years, has introduced a new line of all-weather predator hunting riflescopes. The new Predator Quest riflescope line is endorsed and used by Les Johnson, an expert predator hunter and host of the popular Predator Quest TV show.
Simmons Predator Quest scopes are ideal for all types of predator hunting. The scopes feature a 30mm tube for plenty of elevation adjustment on longer shots. With a practical side focus and fingertip adjustable turrets, shooters can make rapid adjustments to get a clear sight picture for both close- and long-range shooting.
“The Simmons Predator Quest scopes are both versatile and dependable – a must-have combination for serious predator hunters," said Les Johnson, internationally-recognized predator hunter and host of Predator Quest.”
Predator Quest riflescopes are enhanced with multi-coated optics for exceptional clarity and brightness. The fully waterproof and fog-proof scopes feature the versatile TruPlex reticle, which is ideal for rapid and precise target acquisition.
The 4.5-18x 44mm model is available for an MSRP of $189.00 and the 6-24x 50mm model is available for $229.00.
For more information about the Simmons Predator Quest riflescopes, visit the Predator Quest section online. To learn more about Simmons and its complete line of sports optics, visit www.simmonsoptics.com "
2011 NOV: I have a review of the 4.5-18X model published in On Target magazine. You can access it at this link and find the review about two-thirds of the way down: https://www.cfi-icaf.ca/files/OnTarget/OnTarget_Nov11.htm#10
I've also been using this scope on more than a few hunts; a couple are here: http://coyoteschool.blogspot.com/2011/11/magpies-decoys-and-coyotes.html#more and here: http://coyoteschool.blogspot.com/2011/11/zombie-coyotes.html#more