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.
Here is an inexpenive and effective deer feeder I made recently.
No batteries to go dead, no hoisting it up in the tree, plenty of capacity, very easy to fill - so far, I love it.
I have made two of these and they are easy to build.
An empty 55 gallon drum, some 2x4's, some PVC tubing and fittings, a little bit of hardware and some paint - and you are ready to go.
I designed it so you can stand on the lower rung and fill it - the top is about 6.5 feet above the ground.
It holds about 375...