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Many people are curious about the origins of Simmons Scopes. Although this brand is not very famous, still there are some hunters who seem to be in love with Simmons Scopes.
So the question is where are Simmons Scopes made? Generally, most of the Simmon scopes are made in Japan and China. The very first few scopes were made in the USA, whereas the newest models of Simmon scopes are being manufactured in the Philippines.
This was the brief answer to the question. But, I have a lot more to share about this topic. So, let’s drill down and learn more about this optics brand.
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Introduction to Simmons Scopes
Simmons Scopes was founded in 1983 and has since become one of the leading manufacturers of outdoor equipment such as rifle scopes, and binoculars. It is worth noting that this company was launched to offer fair prices, rather than produce flashy or gimmicky features.
Initially, this company was not much famous, however, the continuous struggle and efforts of the founder ensured that the company get due attention from the customers. This company started its journey by producing riflescopes for hunters.
After a few years, when the riflescopes of this brand made some good headlines, the company decided to expand the business by producing binoculars and spotting scopes which are again for hunting and shooting.
It won’t be wrong if I say that this company mainly targeted hunters and shooters. However, their binoculars are not as famous as their scopes are. The good thing is that this company has now started producing rangefinders as well.
In 2008, Simmons Company was acquired & purchased by the Bushell Optics company and it now works as a subsidiary of Bushnell. Keep in mind that Bushnell and Simmons have not been merged together. Instead, both work independently with their own brand name.
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Where Simmons Scopes Are Made?
Just like other US-based brands, Simmons also does not manufacture its products in the United States. Their scopes are manufactured in Japan, China, and the Philippines.
It is interesting to note that the company did manufacture some of its very first scopes in America. But due to high labor costs, the company had to stop production in the US and shifted its manufacturing to Asian countries especially Japan, and China.
A few years back, the company used to manufacture most of its scopes in Japan. But things are changing now as the Simmons brand is shifting its focus from Japan to the Philippines and China which is supposed to be a wrong call as it can affect the quality of its products.
Where Are Simmons Rifle Scopes Made?
Simmons rifle scopes are made in China, the Philippines, and Korea. The company has a manufacturing facility in China, where it produces a range of rifle scopes. These manufacturing units help this company to cut down the prices due to lower labor costs.
Simmons also has manufacturing facilities in the Philippines, where it produces some of its popular rifle scopes, including the Aetec and the Prohunter. Keep in mind that no product of Simmons is now being manufactured in the United States.
Not only rifle scopes, but Simmon is also manufacturing binoculars, spotting scopes, and rangefinders in the Philippines and China. I personally believe that those Simmons products that are made in Japan are of high quality. But you will get compromised quality in Chinese or Philippines-made products.
Frequently Asked Questions
Simmons scopes are mainly manufactured in Japan, China, and the Philippines.
No, currently, Simmons brand is not manufacturing any of its products in the USA.
Simmons scopes are available for purchase from various authorized retailers, both online and in physical stores. You can also visit the official Simmons website to buy their products.
I’m a passionate outdoor activist who has got special love for optics. The school studies in optical mechanics and the travelling experience has made me an expert in optics like binoculars, scopes, and other devices. Stay connected with us for in-depth knowledge!