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.
Let me start by telling you the story of two Johns.
John number one went on a day hike with a couple of friends in the Cascade Mountains about an hour from Seattle. He somehow got separated from his buddies and became lost. John was dressed in casual cloths for a warm weather day hike and had nothing but a lunch with him. He spent three days in those mountains and luckily made it out to tell the story.
John number two, a friend of John number one, was much better prepared when...