Simmons ProTarget 3-12X40 Review: Parallax Adjustment Rifle Scope

We got a rifle scope for you guys to review from the brand called Simmons. No, it’s not from J.K Simmons (Haha). Simmons is an American based rifle scope making brand who has been making scopes for over 30years.

Their scopes are quite well known for packing lots of features within budget. That’s why we got a scope from Simmons which is technically not a budget but still quite cheap.

Simmons Pro Target 3-12X40: Outlooks

Simmons ProTarget 3-12x40

Specifications | Magnification: 3 – 12x; Objective Lens: 40 mm; Eye Relief: 100 mm; Exit Pupil: 13 – 4.5 mm; Linear FOV @100 yds: 33 – 8.6 ft; Reticle: Truplex; Weight: 20 Oz.

Build Quality

No, it isn’t. They are made out of aluminum and is pretty durable. To our test extent, we are pretty sure for a rimfire scope the ProTarget Truplex 3-12×40 going to serve you pretty well in the long run.

Also as the scope is shockproof you don’t need to worry about recoil hits. The matte black finish looks classy like top-end scopes and doesn’t feel like it is built cheaply. The build is also sturdy so we are pretty sure ProTarget going to handle deserted conditions like a pro.

Lens Quality

What impressed us the most is probably the multicoated lenses. We kept our expectations lower because we thought probably the lens won’t be that good. But it turned out to be more than decent.

The multicoating reduces the glaring issue also assures the scope is fog proof. Long story short we didn’t find any major light glaring issue, no dusty lens issue or any major distortion.


Rest assured my friend, the zoom feels really smooth and nice. Like we mentioned there were close to zero distortion and the 40mm objective lens for a scope that has max 12 power zoom is more than enough. 

You get plenty of viewable area. Also, the scope has a side parallax adjustment. Which can be useful in target practicing or hunting. To sum it up we are satisfied with the zooming experience.


Simmons ProTarget Truplex has a Truplex reticle. The Truplex reticle in our opinion is nothing special. The crosshair is pretty clean and easy to adjust to. 

As the scope is mainly aimed towards beginner hunter or long-range gunner the crosshair is clean so you can adjust yourself with the scope in no time.


The Simmons ProTarget Truplex has fingertip adjustable turrets. Which can be both pro and con at the same time. Let us explain –

  • The pro of fingertip adjustable turrets is that you can adjust and zero the scope quite easily without using other tools that usually you need to adjust turrets of a scope.
  • The con is that the turret might move on its own and changing the zero. Which can be problematic. But as the scope is shockproof we are pretty sure it won’t be the case.
  • But we felt like we should mention this just in case.
  • In short good turret experience easy to zero, but concerning at the same time.


  • Quite affordable.
  • Good build quality.
  • Good lens clarity and quality.
  • Fingertip adjustable turrets.
  • It comes with a lens cover.


  • Reticle is not illuminated.
  • Some complaints are available that lateral adjustment and parallax adjustment is kind of bad.

Simmons Pro Target 3-12×40 Review Summary

Simmons ProTarget Truflex is by no means a perfect scope. But it definitely can be a good beginner scope for new hunters. You just buy mounting clips mount the scope set zero and go target practicing.

I hope you enjoyed the review. This is TargetChaser signing out. see you guys later.

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