How's the quality on the new scope ?
I wouldn't get too hung up on the old 3x12 scope. The scope by itself is only ~$130. I have had problems with the battery compartment not contacting the battery and therefor not turning on the illuminator when needed. I finally got a good contact and left it alone without any problems for the last 6 months, but it is poorly engineered in this area.
I do not care for the mil-dots much. For target shooting they may be fine, but in a hunting scenario I found it too cumbersome. I use the HHA speed-dial for elevation.
I will say the old scope does have pretty good light transmission in low light (dawn/dusk).
If I would have to buy a scope for the Tac this is what I think would be great:
- 3x9 power (It is not unreasonable to take 100yd shots with this xbow)
- Coated for good light transmission in low light (I like swarovski, Leopold, Nikon for these)
- Variable intensity Illuminated reticle. Preferably a german style post or dot reticle. Something that does not cover the target.