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What is a poor man's Night Force?

 
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:47 PM
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Re: What is a poor man's Night Force?

Scot,
I have to agree with you on some of your hunting idea's. When it comes to hunting rifles and in the field a 3x9 is the type of scope that 80% of the hunting guys use. A good 3x9 is hard to beat for the average Big Game Hunting. Many years ago I went to Norther B.C. moose hunting and I took my Ruger #1B 30-6 with a Jap made Tasco 2x6x 40 wide view, I might of got lucky but that glass never fogged, never lost point of Impact, I don't think I could of bought a better scope than it, I killed my 56" Moose at 375 yards, One shot Kill. I have allways thought that you have to scope your rifle for what type of Hunting or shooting you are going to do. My goal for this Old Broken Down has been, is to be shooting 1000 Yards with my 243WSSM, I also believe that a man's rifle is only as good as the glass that you put on it! I don't know if they ever made a 10x40x50 Tasco, for some reason I have that in my head, if I could buy a New Japan made 10x40x50 with Target Turrets I would buy it in a heart beat. Thanks
Greg
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:03 PM
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Re: What is a poor man's Night Force?

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Scot,
I have to agree with you on some of your hunting idea's. When it comes to hunting rifles and in the field a 3x9 is the type of scope that 80% of the hunting guys use. A good 3x9 is hard to beat for the average Big Game Hunting. Many years ago I went to Norther B.C. moose hunting and I took my Ruger #1B 30-6 with a Jap made Tasco 2x6x 40 wide view, I might of got lucky but that glass never fogged, never lost point of Impact, I don't think I could of bought a better scope than it, I killed my 56" Moose at 375 yards, One shot Kill. I have allways thought that you have to scope your rifle for what type of Hunting or shooting you are going to do. My goal for this Old Broken Down has been, is to be shooting 1000 Yards with my 243WSSM, I also believe that a man's rifle is only as good as the glass that you put on it! I don't know if they ever made a 10x40x50 Tasco, for some reason I have that in my head, if I could buy a New Japan made 10x40x50 with Target Turrets I would buy it in a heart beat. Thanks
Greg
Not sure how old your Tasco is but the older Tascos were very well made. I am talking those from the 80- and early 90's. I still have an old late 80's 3-9 that has been used and abused and has never let me down. Never lost POI, never fogged, good turret repeatability, and just plain reliable. I wouldn't hesitate taking it on any hunt.
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:47 PM
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Re: What is a poor man's Night Force?

I would say a vortex PST or a sightron3 would be the first ones I would look at.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:37 PM
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Re: What is a poor man's Night Force?

Hi Guys,
I ran acrossed this : Vortex Crossfire 6-24x50 AO Mil Dot for $135.00 it is new.
So what do you all think of it?
Greg
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:15 PM
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Re: What is a poor man's Night Force?

Crossfire is their low end. I have seen complaints about tracking.
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:30 PM
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Re: What is a poor man's Night Force?

Thanks Loner!
I think I am going to keep looking for a Tasco 10x40x50 mil dot made in Japan. I went back a couple years on the Hide and learned that the Glass in that Jap made scope was top notch. I have never owned a china made Tasco and I never will but I have owned several of the big varible Jap made Tasco's with real good luck!
Later
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:08 PM
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Re: What is a poor man's Night Force?

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I've compared glass side by side with Sightron SIII, Nightforce NXS, and IOR in comparable models, Sightron at least ties for best glass. They are actually better in low light than NF. Trying to shoot a jackrabbit @ 465 yds last night at dusk, my bro-in-law's NF couldn't pick him up well enough to shoot. My SIII had no trouble. Also done considerable dial testing to 1K. I own 3 SIII's, 2 in 8-32x56, and 1 in 6-24x50, all with LRMOA reticle. Nuff said! And I got all 3 for about what an upper end NF costs.
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I got the 6-24x50 with LRMOA2 retical. It's everything I could need for long range shooting at the moment.
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