phil in alabama said:
Tasco, BSA, Leapers, Norinco, what's the difference?
Phil, I have a Tasco Custom Shop scope that was a little pricey and is a **** fine scope. Certainly worth the money.
running boar said:
I have a japan tasco 6x24x44 that I like too!!!
They are fine scopes, have checked a couple out a time or two and didn't spend the dough on them (I know I should have)
I too have the 6X24X44 TS on my 10/22 and feel that the Japanese built Tascos which Microgunners custom shop scope is also one of the Japanese built scopes are very good quality and they do work quite well.
Look guys, Phil is entitled to his opinion and to a degree I'll side with him on that. Tasco made some pretty poor scopes other than the Japanese made Custom shop scopes and the World Class scopes which I feel are very good scopes. BSA in some circles has quite a following, in other circles they don't, but they too have made some budget scopes that are a waste of money and the same applies to Leapers and Norinco. Actually I haven't found a Leapers or Norinco that I've liked.
In the past I've made the point that even in some of the low cost brands there are scopes worth using. But and this is a biggie ..... most budget scopes made by the low cost companies are not that good and won't last. If you buy a low cost scope from a low cost brand (example: Silver Antler Tasco) you more than likely will end up with a scope that will fail you!
Worse scope I've owned was a rather expensive Redfield 5 Star that was a yellow, dim and blurry POS. I once pulled a Leupold of my 03 Springfield and replaced it with a lower cost scope that was new on the market .... A Nikon Monarch which was the best scope I've ever used. I had a buddy tell me what a mistake I made and how removing a gold ring was not wise. After he shot the rifle he had to admit while he was going to stick with his Leupolds the Nikon was a heck of a good scope.