Optics comparison between IOR and Tasco Super Sniper
I stopped in SWFA Optics last week looking for a new scope for a new gun project for my son. He wants a .22-250 for pig hunting so I was looking for a scope. I had heard a lot of good stuff about the Tasco Super Snipers and thought for $300.00 that wouldn't be a bad scope to put on his new rifle.
I asked to look at the 10X SS and asked how the optics were. I was told they could compete with a lot of upper end scope lines. Well then, I asked the gentleman behind the counter to bring out a fixed IOR 10X tactical so I could compare the two.
Well to cut to the chase, there was no comparison. I set both scopes up on the counter so I could look through one and then go to the other. I was looking at a big yellow building across the parking lot (probably 125 yards away) with big burgundy colored writing on it. I looked through the Tasco SS got it focused. The view through the scope looked good so I then looked through the IOR scope. WOW was all I could say to myself. The brightness, color and clarity of the building and advertising on jumped out at me. I then checked the Tasco and the building actually looked grainy and the colors were dull. No comparison what so ever.
I said to the guy that brought me the scopes, I thought you said the Tasco Optics could compete with higher end scopes. He said they could, but not against IOR’s, not to mention the IOR was almost 3 times the price. Which thinking back was a fair statement?
Still not sure what scope we’ll put on his new rifle. We’re going to go back and I’ll let him pick the one he wants for under $300.00
Distance is not an issue, but the wind will make it interesting!