Re: Super Sniper
Tasco used to make the SS series of scopes. Then Tasco went under, and SWFA (apparently) bought the rights to these scopes, and is still having them made in much the same (identical?) fashion.
I've only used the Tasco SS version, and found them to be an outstanding value for the money. FWIW, if you are looking for a 10x version, then check SWFA's 'closeout/demo' webpage. There was a Tasco-made version for about $219 last time I looked, in new-in-the-original-box condition. (The box is not much to write home about, just non-descript white...)
it's not about need in the USA -- it's about WANT