I've owned a few Simmons scopes and I've never had a problem with them. They're not the best for low light shooting, but they get the job done. I have one that I used on my long range rifle (out to 500 meters) for 15 years. I gave it to my son a couple of years ago, he still has it.
I have a simmons 44 mag scope I belive the same model on one of my 243 rifles. And yes its a good scope I use this rifle as a back up for coyotes. I have shot deer and antelope at 200-300 yds. With this same scope and rifle no problem. Simmons has always worked well for me and at a good price.
I have a Simmons mounted on my 223,,,never a problem then I mounted a 2nd one on my M14 and I,m not sure but it lost Zero after 3 outings,,,so I put it on a newly acquired 22-250 and I think the lighter recoil will be perfect,,,never a quality Problem with either one of them,,,,,I would also Give Vortex a Look
That is the way i see it, when it comes to simmons scopes i have had a number of them. I bought deals from stores like K-Mart and wally-world. Some were good for shooting some were not so good. I call them buy backs well , pay your money and take your chances. However the best scopes from simmons i have used and liked were the ones from the simmons factory direct ordering. In other words i am not pleased with the scope deals that you get from the department stores.
I bought one of the Simmons 44mag scope about 20+ years ago to go on my .243
Remington and it was a variable power, just cant recall right off hand.
Low light shooting...well lets just say I thought it was me that couldn't see good!
I've had 2 others since, different models and my "eye sight" never did get any better with