Simmons Scopes

Great Union - Great Design

A marriage made in heaven is probably what you could call the union between Simmons and Meade Instruments. Meade's dedication to capturing innovative, cutting edge and consumer friendly products led the company to acquire Simmons back in 2002. Simmons brought a rich history of research and development into the union and today, using the resources and expertise of the parent company, Meade Instruments, Simmons Outdoor Corp. is producing some of the great designs which are now reinventing the riflescope.

Aspherical Lens

Simmons Scopes are popularly priced and endowed with some rather sophisticated features. The AETEC line was the first to introduce the aspherical lens elements which were initially found in high priced astronomical telescopes and camera lenses. By reducing lens aberrations, this aspherical lens system makes it possible to obtain sharp, clear images across the entire viewing field. It is far easier to grind and mass produce spherical lens elements but recently Simmons has developed the way to produce these excellent aspherical lens elements for use in their AETEC line.

AETEC Standard Features

Some of the standard features on every AETEC scope include a 1" (25mm) diameter tube and fully multi-coated lenses for excellent light transmission and flare suppression. The incorporation of ¼ MOA fingertip adjustments and waterproof, shockproof and fog proof construction are also standard features.

To minimize the occurrence of scope cuts to the face, AETEC scopes feature long eye relief and are both comfortable and useable for those people who wear eyeglasses - something that isn't often taken into consideration in the construction of scopes.

And A Few Added Items

The reasonably priced AETEC scopes include some models which have illuminated reticles and the Simmons Truplex reticle is supplied in all AETEC scopes. The basic specifications of the AETEC 2.8-10x44mm (#802101) model are: Actual Magnification range (calculated from exit pupil diameter) 3-10; Objective lens diameter in mm, 44; Exit pupil range in mm 14.6-4.4; Field of view at 100 yards (in feet), 44-14; Optimum eye relief (inches) 5; Length (inches) 11.9; Weight (ounces) 15.5. This model does not have illuminated reticles.

The AETEC 3.8-12x44mm (Model #802104) is a Wide Angle scope with illuminated reticle and the specs are: Actual Magnification range 2.9-11.9; Objective lens diameter (mm) 44; Exit pupil range (mm) 15-3.7; Field of view at 100 yards (feet) 33-11; Optimum eye relief (inches) 4; Length (inches) 13.5; Weight (ounces) 20.

Rated a "BEST BUY" by many reviewers, the Simmons AETEC series offers great design, usability and price.