Simmons Wilderness 15-45×65 Spotting Scope Review

Simmons being less familiar brand is now as a part of Meade group. It had functioned for about 21 years and since 2002 it is been a part of the world’s famous celebrity brand. They are specialised in making of riflescopes, binoculars, capture view, spotting scopes and range finders. Also offers the related accessories to support the performance of its products. Their products fall into the catagoried series like the Master series, Wilderness and the Prosport series. The following is the review of Simmons Wilderness 15-45×65 Spotting Scope.

Design Overview:

Wilderness Series is based to suit for the serious outdoor enthusiasts like the hunters, bird watches, wild life and the nature observers. Gone are the days when you have to think you have to be there to watch them but with the invention and innovation of such products, observing from an unbelievable distance is made possible. Simmons 841208 Wilderness 15-45×65 Waterproof Spotting Scope gives a quick and closer vision and allows you to get up-close and personal to the viewing object. The body in the first hand has a unique design and it is so designed to give a light weight construction and the compact structure. The length and the height of this scope measures 13.7 x 4.3 inches respectively while it weighs 964 grams approximately. Made with the polycarbonate material that is durable and has impact resistant quality along with the light weight. It has a molded designed and hence are found no joints or attachment in the scope as well. It comes with the high quality rubber armouring that keeps it protected from water and fog along with the help of nitrogen purging.

Simmons Wilderness 15-45×65 Spotting Scope


All is well with the high index BaK4 Prism material and it has precision ground to enhance its quality. The lens of this Spotting Scope is fully multi-coated. This quality of lens modifies the wave length of the light that is been transmitted. And increased the brightness, contrast levels significantly. It also transforms the images with sharpness from the center to the edge of the lens.


Effective feature of this model is its zooming ability. It offers a variable magnification of 15x to 45x while all its other technical details change based on the set magnification. As per the demand of the situation the magnification can be selected with just a twist.


The size of the objective lens measures 65mm in diameter. The known fact is higher the aperture the better performing will be the device. This makes the image brighter and clearer as the light gathering ability depends on the size of the aperture.

Other technical specifies:

The field of view at the distance of 1000 yards is 98 feet at the minimum magnification and 51 feet at the maximum magnification. Simmons Wilderness 15-45×65 Bak4 Prism Spotting Scope offers a close focus of 34 feet and 38 feet based on the set magnification. Further the exit pupil that is found in the objective lens measures 4.3/1.4 mm. Most referred technical aspect with regard to the comfort in usage is the eye relief that is 11 / 7.5 mm for this model.

Included accessories:

Simmons makes the following accessories available on purchase of this scope and they are hard shell aluminium case, soft case, tripod and tripod case.

Read reviews of B&S Spotting Scopes, Bresser Spotting Scopes in this website.

Simmons Wilderness 15-45×65 Scope - Technical Specification Table

Manufacturer Simmons
Model Name Wilderness 15-45×65 Spotting Scope
Product Code 841208
Lens BaK4
Magnification 15 - 45x
Aperture 65 mm
Eye piece Built-in sliding sunshade
Optical coating Fully Multicoated
Construction Compact and light weight
Dimension (LxH) 13.7 x 4.3 inches
Field of view @ 1000 yards 98/51 feet
Close focus 34 / 38 feet
Camera adaptable No
Eye relief 11 / 7.5 mm
Rain guard Yes
Water proof / Fog proof Yes
Rubber armouring 964 grams approx.
Weight 360 gsm
Tripod No
Included accessories Hard shell aluminium case, soft case, tripod and tripod case
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