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Old 01-04-2012, 12:48 AM
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It seems we both want the same things in a scope, I want Mil-Dot Variable Power, And for My AR-15 I wanted a Scope that could easily focus on something close (less than 50yds so a minimum power of less that 3x) and also have the ability to shoot out to the maximum range of the .223, With a 16" 1-9 twist im pretty much limited to 55-62gr ammo so 600yds is about it for target shooting with that setup. So the 2.5-10 fit my needs perfectly, I would have liked a 16x but i could only find 4-16x and 4x is to powerful for fast close range target acquisition.

I dont know exactly what your looking for but if you dont mind having parallax adjustment on the objective bell, The Big brother to what I bought is a 6-24x42mm for around $120 maybe less. If you dont like it most places have a 30 day return policy, plus Tasco has a 1 year warranty, at least thats what came with mine.
6-24x42 tasco varmint/target is what I've got on my 300wsm....its held up to 23 rounds so far...and after getting it dialed in, it hits right where I want it to every time....if it ever does go, I'm putting a millett 6-24x56 mil dot on it, think midway has em for round $325, I can get em at a local gun shop for round $250....
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:38 AM
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Re: high value low cost optics, scopes binoculars, spotters ect.

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Jehu,

I Let My Bullets Do The Talking, NOT The Price-Tag On The Box.

There are alot of great rifles out there but, and its a BIG but, 95% of people out there CANT outshoot the rifle they use. A rifle that is Capable of .5 MOA accuracy wont guarantee that the shooter will shoot it to its limits. Blaming your gear For your Mistake is an excuse, and one thats used all to often. Every company makes a lemon every once in a while, and some companies make junk. But As long as a Scope holds a Zero, And the shooter knows how to use it properly, long and difficult shots can be made. Regardless of the cost.

You Need to actually read what I wrote, the title to the thread is " High value, Low Cost" NOT " Low Cost=High Value" there is a difference.
I could have spent $300-$400 more than what I did, But I wouldnt have Got much If anything For the Extra money. I did Get a whole lot for NOT spending the money.

Your knee-jerk reaction to just reading about my $100 scope, is Exactly why I started this Post.
I never Said the Tasco I bought Is Better or Even just as good As a Ziess, Swarovsky Trijicon ect. Actually one of my First posts said "No its Not as Good as My Shooting Buddies Leupold" But Compared to some of the $150-$300 scopes I looked at, It is just as good or better.

I took a trip to eastern washington over New years weekend, I brought my AR-15, it was packed In a Case, Driven Over the mountains, Packed in another truck driven 45 min on a bumpy dirt road, then ATV'd 20min to a field and the only adjustment I had to make was elevation, Two 1/4 moa clicks to be exact. It needed a minor tweak because of the altitude and temperature change. And After the adjustment I was shooting a 18"x18" plate at 634yds (according to my Mil-dot calculation) and that was in 10mph wind gusting to 15mph. If I couldn't shoot,and read wind It wouldn't matter what equipment I had. I was looking at a $350 Bushnell, but the Tasco I bought Has all the features I want, And Obviously works well. Plus I saved enough for 9mm, 22wmr ammo, and binoculars.

Im not saying there aren't crap cheap scopes out there, Of course there are, But there Are also crap scopes in the $300 range.
I will never say A scope costing $600+ is junk, apart from a defective scope, they are great. For that price THEY BETTER BE. But Again as stated in earlier posts, that you obviously didn't read, everyone doesn't need a scope that costs more than the rifle it sits on.
Take your own advice, don't try to justify A $1000 dollar scope, saying "it will make my trophy shot for me", Its all down to the finger behind the trigger, But Go pick up the scope i bought and tell me its junk its A Tasco VAR251042M.

Redhead, Thanks for Getting It, and For the Tip on the Banners Ive Also had good luck with Bushnell I just got some Powerview 10-30x28's and for small light and inexpensive Bino's they work great.

I'm trying to have people spread the word about optics that don't break the bank, That also don't make you sacrifice quality. Despite what you may have heard gear like this is out there, all it takes is to look past a name and at the product itself.

The Shooter Makes the Shot, Not The Gear.
I don't disagree with most of what you said here and I don't need to justify anything. "The Shooter makes the the shot, not the gear"-in certain situations better gear allows the shooter to make the shot.
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:24 PM
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Re: high value low cost optics, scopes binoculars, spotters ect.

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TheFlyOnTheWall

It seems we both want the same things in a scope, I want Mil-Dot Variable Power, And for My AR-15 I wanted a Scope that could easily focus on something close (less than 50yds so a minimum power of less that 3x) and also have the ability to shoot out to the maximum range of the .223, With a 16" 1-9 twist im pretty much limited to 55-62gr ammo so 600yds is about it for target shooting with that setup. So the 2.5-10 fit my needs perfectly, I would have liked a 16x but i could only find 4-16x and 4x is to powerful for fast close range target acquisition.

I dont know exactly what your looking for but if you dont mind having parallax adjustment on the objective bell, The Big brother to what I bought is a 6-24x42mm for around $120 maybe less. If you dont like it most places have a 30 day return policy, plus Tasco has a 1 year warranty, at least thats what came with mine.
Right on man. I'll have to have a look. Thank you.
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:50 AM
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Re: high value low cost optics, scopes binoculars, spotters ect.

A Tasco will do fine during day light but low light situation are a totally different story. It all depends on your hunting situation on what you need and don't need. What you WANT is a totally different story all together. Do I need my main hunting rig to be a SAKO topped with Zeiss Victory? No. Do I want it to be? Of course since I can easily afford it. If I drop $2k a year on a hunting lease (not to mention other costs), what's a one time purchase of a $2k scope on the big scale?

Not to mention my son will be much happier to inherit a SAKO/Zeiss combo rather than a Remington/Tasco.

If you want great glass with a moderate budget, Minox ZA5...
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:22 AM
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Re: high value low cost optics, scopes binoculars, spotters ect.

Sami
I shoot at dusk all the time with my AR-15, Ive mentioned before A shooting buddy has the same rifle I have, but with a Leupold on it, His is a 30mm tube and a 50mm obj lens, Ive got a 42mm obj and a 1" tube. We both shoot up untill its too dark to see, And the difference between the two is a matter of minutes, And that is because of the bigger obj and tube dia. Yes the Leupold is higher quality but for the price of a new gun it better be. but with that said the difference between the two scopes doesnt give him an advantage or hinder my ability to make the shot,

I really think people have misunderstood what Im trying to say, NO a Tasco or Barska whatever isnt a Swarovsky or a Ziess or an Acog, Unless you havn't been affected by recent Economical events, Hell Even If you have the money, buying the "best" to a point WILL NOT give you better results, Thats what Im trying to get across. Unless you end up with something that is defective or junk you wont be any better off. The whole point of this thread is to Help People Find Great Gear they CAN AFFORD, having 10k in the bank Doesnt mean you can afford to spend it My savings are going towards a down payment on a house.

Thats the whole point Good Quality For great prices,We All Know That Stupid Expensive scopes Are good, Every Other post Is people Saying that youd be better off with a $1000 scope, because they are good. NO KIDDING!

Lets Cut through The BS, If you can Afford a 2k scope, Or if you cant look past the name, or the price, Dont bother to read this thread. Its not for you.

I know what I can Do, I know what My Rifle is Capable Of doing, those two Aren't the Same thing. Im not there I may Never be, And A $500-$1000-$10,000 scope or rifle wont make me any better of a shot, A Rifle Garunteed To shoot .5 MOA Doesnt make the owner capable of doing it.
Look At Carlos Hathcock 2,685yd shot with a 10x Unertl that man could shoot, And just now snipers are reaching that distance with the best equipment of today, He did it with GOOD from 40 yrs ago.
So instead of going and buying the "best" Im trying to find stuff that Good enough, Id much rather save some money and get more trigger time, Or take my niece to A fair or whatever.

So please If you have found something that Was a great Deal Good quality and not expensive. Even a great sale post it, PLEASE DONT tell us about how good something is, that costs more than I spend on rent for the month. Its not a Secret nor a surprise.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:16 AM
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Re: high value low cost optics, scopes binoculars, spotters ect.

well said and punto period. now i don't want to hear that i posted a swear word on this thread. my latino slips out every now and then. if in doubt look it up.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:11 AM
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Re: high value low cost optics, scopes binoculars, spotters ect.

Thanks, Thats All I want is to get high quality shooting gear for great prices, thats it.
"high quality low cost" is a phrase people seem to have alot of trouble understanding
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