Re: Tac ii
I've considered getting the Tac II, but never did. You've probably read all the reviews and tests. Most, if not all, are positive. Rumor has it that its made in the same factory as the Sightron Big Sky. Not sure if its true or not.
Based on the reviews and features, there doesn't seem to be any scopes that come even close to the Tac II for price. I believe the eye relief is 3" to 3.5" and can be somewhat critical. Eye relief is not constant, but there will be compromises at this price.
I had a Mueller 4.5-14x40 APV that had the reticle come loose. Mueller sent a replacement right away, no questions asked. I was satisfied with their service. The APV sells for $120 and compared really well to my Nikon Monarch 4-12x40. I tell you what, I spent a lot of time comparing the two and several times thought the APV was just as good as the Nikon for much less money. It was only at the very last minutes of daylight where the Nikon was still useable and the APV was not. No big deal for me since it was on a 22lr plinker. The glass in the Tac II is supposed to be better than the APV, so it should be an impressive scope for the money.
I usually don't like to waste time or money on cheap optics, but there are a few like the Mueller APV that have changed my mind. There will be downsides and you have to be willing to deal with them however. One thing I wouldn't worry about is Mueller's customer service as long as they don't get bought by someone else or they belly up.
I wouldn't hesitate to get one if 10x is enough for what you want to do and you think the eye relief is adequate. Those are two big "ifs" depending on what you plan to shoot and how far, and how much recoil your 7mm has.
Last edited by 4th_point; 01-04-2009 at 01:09 AM.