Are you an avid hunter, birdwatcher, or nature enthusiast? If so, you know the importance of having a reliable spotting scope by your side – or you are looking for one to take with use for travel use. The Simmons Rings 712060 Hunting Scope Spotting is a model that’s worth checking out.
This scope has some impressive features that will make your outdoor adventures even more enjoyable and a price that will suit many. In this review, we’re going to take a closer look and see if it lives up to the hype.
- Country Of Origin: China
- The package length is 41.402 centimeters
For hunting, birdwatching, and other outdoor activities, Simmons Optics manufactures and distributes binoculars, rifle scopes, spotting scopes, rangefinders, and other optical instruments. As one of the most trusted names in the optics and outdoor industries, the company was founded in 1983. A trusted source of quality optics, Simmons Optics has gained a reputation for providing high-quality optics and top-notch customer service.
Let’s start with the basics – the optics. The Simmons Rings 712060 has a stated magnification range of 20-60x, which gives you plenty of options when it comes to observing your surroundings. It also has a 60mm objective lens that allows for a wide field of view, so you can take in more of the scenery. This is very much scope for terrestrial use – and not for stargazing.
The lens is multi-coated to improve image clarity and brightness, and the adjustable objective lens allows you to fine-tune the focus and correct parallax. All in all, you can expect crisp, clear images on distances to 200 yards in our experience.
However, in our experience, it is best for distances up to 200 yards – anything beyond that, the optics leave a little to be desired with the colors seem a little flat. For shooting up to 100 ft, this is great, especially at the price this is being sold at.
The eye relief is also not good at higher magnification levels.
Design and Durability
This spotting scope is built to last. It’s waterproof and fog-proof, so you don’t have to worry about the weather conditions. It also has a straight-through design, which some people find more comfortable to use than angled designs. It comes with a tripod and carrying case for easy transportation and setup, and it’s also easy to adjust the magnification and focus with the zoom and focus knobs.
In addition to the features already mentioned, the Simmons Rings 712060 also comes with a tripod and carrying case. The tripod makes it easy to set up but is a bit on the flimsy side, and the carrying case makes it easy to transport. It also includes a zoom knob and a focus knob that makes adjusting the scope a breeze.
Pros and Cons:
- Price is very reasonable and represents excellent value for money
- A wide range of magnification options (20-60x) for any observation task
- Wide field of view and good light transmission for a bright and clear image
- Multi-coated lenses for improved image clarity and brightness
- Waterproof and fog-proof
- Easy to transport and set up with the tripod and carrying case – although tripod isn’t the best
- Adjustable objective lens for fine-tuning focus and correcting parallax
- Some people may prefer angled designs to the straight-through design
- Optics beyond 200 ft are below expectation
- Eye relief is less than optimal especially at higher magnifications
- It may be bulky and heavy for some users
- The zoom knob may not be as smooth or consistent as you would like
All in all, the Simmons Rings 712060 Hunting Scope Spotting is a great option for anyone who loves the outdoors but lets be honest and manage expectations. We have seen these spotting scopes sell for a very cheap price so do not expect the quality that you would expect from the very high-end Spotting scopes of Vortex and Swarovski.
The adjustable magnification range and multi-coated lenses are reasonable, and the durable construction will hold up to the wear and tear of outdoor use. It’s easy to transport and set up and it’s waterproof and fog-proof. In our opinion, this is a great choice for a low cost travel scope or for target shooting.
However, the straight-through design may not be for everyone and it might be a bit bulky and heavy. But if you’re in the market for a reliable spotting scope, the Simmons Rings 712060 is definitely worth considering – especially at its price.
If however, you are looking for more quality scopes (and the prices tend to escalate), we would look at these Vortex spotting scopes.
UK Born and Bred Optics enthusiast. Love travelling, sports and supporting Bolton Wanderers! Love Vortex & Nikon products.
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