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Never Ever Buy or Use Simmons Rings

Discussion in 'Optics' started by vvllbs, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. vvllbs

    vvllbs Member

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    Well I had a little stash of nice rimfire rings and gave them to an employees son when he got his first .22. Picked up a few 22’s this year for myself and all I could find in town were Simmons. The heads strip out with no strength at all. They would have never stood a chance with my Wheeler Fat Wrench. These are worse than those five dollar Daisy rings. Absolutely terrible! Had to drill the heads off! 9e58e404d4b333cb0aff498ef5034634.jpg


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  2. mroper

    mroper Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    Wow where they for airsoft ?
     
  3. vvllbs

    vvllbs Member

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    Nope, it was packaged with a rifle scope.


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  4. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    Never had that problem with any rings. Crazy
     
  5. Brains

    Brains TGT Addict

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    I've got a couple pair of Simmons rings, never had a problem with them. Then again, I've never tried to go all Conan the Barbarian on the screws :) I just put a dab of thread adhesive on there and snug 'em down.
     
  6. benenglish

    benenglish Lifetime Supporter Staff Member Moderator Lifetime Member Admin

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    I've had lots of problems with lots of different rings over the years. Nothing teaches you to appreciate quality rimfire rings more than a Hammerli that won't accept anything that's not hard as steel and razor sharp. In my search for rings to fit that particular gun, I managed to buy and either ruin or discard about a dozen sets of rings.

    There's a lotta junk out there.
     
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  7. grumper

    grumper Well-Known

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    The cheapest rings I'll use are SWFA. Got a set for free when they were blowing out the last discontinued Bushnell Elite fixed 10x scopes.
     
  8. vvllbs

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    Sad thing is I didn’t take the Wheeler torque wrench to it. Even more disappointing that I bought the scope for the Rings


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