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.
There can be too much of a good thing with antler rattling.
I like to hit the horns together for a good 30- to 40-second rattling sequence and then hang them up and resist the urge to hit them again.
This works to the hunter's advantage, because if a buck has heard it, he may have been 300 or 400 yards away and he comes in and he's not exactly sure where it came from.
When finally is time to rattle again throw a slight change-up into the routine.
The second time, don't rattle as loud...