MY BROTHER BOUGHT ONE AND HAD TO SEND IT IN AFTER 2 WEEKS THE POWER ADJUSTMENT RING WOULDNT TURN. BUT I HAVE OWNED A AETEC FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW AND JUST BOUGHT MY OWN MASTER SERIES FOR MY MUZZLELOADER SO I GEUSS ANY ONE CAN HAVE A PROBLEM . I WILL STILL HAVE FAITH IN IT .
I replaced my Leupold with one. It is brighter , easier to focus, and eye relief is better. It is a whole lot less expensive. The glass is the same glass quality that Meade uses in their telescopes and that says alot. Meade also makes Redfield scopes. The tube is true one piece construction with fewer internal moving parts. Put it on one of my hard kickers and no problems so far.
The quality of Simmons has improved enormously and they are one of the better value for the dollar scopes on the market, but as with any product, you're usually better off staying away from the low quality entry level line-up and paying a few bucks more for longterm durability and satisfaction.
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.