Personally, I think Simmons sucks. Every one I have had just lacked any of the lense clarity that Burris and Redfield have. Plus, you can get a good Burris 3X9 for not a whole lot more than a Simmons Aetec.
My simmons is every bit as good as my lower end leopolds,same warranty,same light gathering,and i havnt had to adjust it in 4 years of hunting/shooting.Many brands have improved thier lines to compete with burris and Leopold,check them out.I bought my Simmons after a store owner suggested it over his leopolds forthe price range i was looking in,my next scope will also be a Simmons.
I prefer Leupold. And have never heard of a smear on an inside lens, deffinately something I will look at next time I buy a leupold. I have heard good things about Burris scopes though. My brother just got an Cabelas Alaskan guide scope and loves it so far. And I have to agree it is crystal clear, it came with lens covers that screwed in (didn't really like that) but it also came with a sun shade which was nice.
January: Last years Season has ended.Time to start focusing on next year's season. You will need to find out what bucks might still be alive that made it through the last years hunting season. After the hunting season sometimes bucks and does might leave your area and go to another traditional winter yarding area. But they will return to the area around late February early march to spend the rest of their summer there. At this time of year, the use of scouting cameras will be the tool in...