All the Redfields are fully multi-coated, nitrogen purged, waterproof, and shock tested. If you don't mind the 1" tube, it's a quality scope.
Some people prefer 30mm tube diameter because it helps with light transmission, but with a 52mm objective, I don't think that will be a problem. It is really only a consideration if you're out in the woods before dawn every day, and until after dusk.
I haven't personally looked through this scope, but on paper it seems well worth the price.
Deer hunters spend so much time trying to pattern deer that we forget that we also can be "patterned." After all, most of us hunt the same days and the same hours, so it isn't difficult for deer to figure us out.
While we would never recommend giving up hunting the traditional moving times for deer -- early morning and late evening -- it's important to keep in mind that deer will move at other times of the day. Sometimes hunting through lunch, or getting in your stand earlier than usual for an...