I have the tasco 2.5x10x42 mildot scope and my buddy does also. Mine is on a ruger 10/22 and his is on a 243 winchester. I think the scope is perfect for this application. You don't "need" the higher dollar scopes for hunting.
Not sure why there are people that have read this thread and post that you do. Maybe they should start their own threads about how great their 3000 dollars scopes are, this isnt the thread for that "obviously".
I also have a 2.5x10x50 nikon buckmaster scope that has worked great on my 50 cal muzzle loader, to 223 rem, and now currently on my 30-06. I just bought a 4x12x42 bushnell elite 3200 last year and it is also a very nice scope for the money.
Not sure where these guys are hunting that require these high end optics? I have never seen any "hunter" with any scope higher priced than a leupold.
I have two higher dollar scopes, a leupold vx3 LR 8x25x50 and a sightron s111 8x32x56. These scopes are on a 338-300 ultra and a 6mm dasher and serve their purpose accordingly.
If I "need" or require better scopes for hunting as some might think, I'd probably never harvest any big game. However, I have 2, 10 point bucks and a nice 8pt buck on my wall and they didnt require, march, nightforce, IOR, zeiss, or swarovski scopes.
FYI, nobody here is stating that if you have the money, not to buy the upper end scopes. I think the ops post was pretty clear.