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Old 12-27-2011, 07:46 PM
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Took one shot with the "cheap" tasco tonight, put a hole in the top of the corner post at 667 yards using the shooter app on my android, used the rectical range finder in the program to range it( Google earth says its 668) it said to dial 9.7 up (39 clicks) and 2.8 moa(11 clicks) right one shot and splinters everywhere...one shot one dead fence post! Shooter app $9.99...savage model 12 bvss 300wsm $625...tasco 6-24x42 $80...winchester silvertips $2.15 a POP...wooden corner post $20....the look on the game wardens face after he said ill never hit it PRICELESS!!!
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:14 PM
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Re: high value low cost optics, scopes binoculars, spotters ect.

Im glad other people have used those tasco scopes and like them, Now people will know im not nuts telling them a scope that costs a fraction of what they are used to spending is actually good
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:33 PM
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I'm fairly rough on scopes...all my guns are truck guns...they lay "unloaded" in the center of the front seat...pretty much at all times when I'm home, till April when turkey season is open and yote is closed, then its the trusty 870 12 gauge( hey 100 yards is long range for killing a turkey with a shotgun right) then May 1st and back in the truck the rifles go....I used to be a Simmons guy but I've got a cabelas target dot 17 hmr scope on my 17 now($90?) And the tasco on my wsm.....both ride and shoot flawlessly so far....
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:39 PM
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Re: high value low cost optics, scopes binoculars, spotters ect.

I just posted a review of Nikon's Monarch 3 binoculars. I used their 10x42's on a recent western muley hunt and was really impressed considering their $200-300 price range.

CLICK HERE to see the review.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:09 AM
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Re: high value low cost optics, scopes binoculars, spotters ect.

If some of you want to trust your hunt success to a $99 piece of crap then thats your business. But if you want to be still in the game when the buck of a lifetime steps out at the very end of the day or if you pay thousands of dollars for a trophy hunt then thats when Alpha Glass pays off. Buy the best you can afford but don't try and justify your purchase to make yourself feel better about it by comparing Tasco to Ziess or Swarovski because anyone here knows there is no comparison period.
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:22 AM
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Re: high value low cost optics, scopes binoculars, spotters ect.

Very true , but one can only go as far as his wallet will let him. I have had good luck with Bushnell - Banners . My Banners have been frozen and thawed more times than my toes. No moisture , great clarity to this day. Had to retire one. After 25 years , the springs gave out. Not bad for $40. I purchased a 2 for 1 Burris Fullfield pkg , 5 years ago. Looking at the objective lens, I noticed moisture. No- its poor glass cleaning and poor ground glass. End of story.

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Old 01-03-2012, 08:00 AM
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Re: high value low cost optics, scopes binoculars, spotters ect.

Every manufacture can have a lemon once in a while. My advise for young and budget shooters is this: in todays world most major rifle manufactures produce very accurate rifles and for most shooters to wring out that accuracy then good optics will allow them to do better especialy in low light conditions. Buy a good rifle and then spend 2-3 times its worth on optics to be the best you can with that rifle. Just my .02 others will disagree.
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