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.
I must admit that I have missed a big game animal with a rifle. And not only was it a bull elk, it was the largest bull that I have had in my sights with a tag in my hand. But, as with most "missed shot" stories, I have an excuse. Moisture doesn't really ever bode well for hunting equipment. When moisture (either rain or snow) gets into a firearms barrel, nothing good takes place. A couple rain drops down there can change the point of impact drastically and a barrel jammed with snow after a...