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.
I had the idea of calling antelope, never had heard one before and this was my first antelope hunt and archery one to boot. I know it sounds crazy to most hunters calling a antelope but I just had it in my head that I was going in the middle of the rut and they have to have some kind of vocalization at this time of year. Mention antelope hunting and calling in the same breath, well the old timers thought I fell off the rocker and the bets were on!The knowledge about antelope hunting and...