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I just bought a used Tasco 6-24X44 target scope(TG624X44DS). I've already got a Weaver V-16 that I'm going to use on a 10/22 I'm building up, but I thought this might be a decent scope for a .17 varmint rifle and the price was good. I haven't mounted it, but the optics seem clear at all magnification powers and all adjustments seem smooth. The only problem I can see so far is that the junky rubber "All Weather" finish is flaking off, and I'm helping it along with some acetone:) I wanted to know if anyone has had any experience with this model or any models from the Tasco target line. I know from some posts I've read in the past that Tasco has made alot of junk and also a few good models - I just don't know where this one falls. Here's a link I found to an online seller showing the same thing:

http://www.excaliburenterprises.com/scopes/tasco/TG624X44DS.html

Any opinions?
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I have a couple of the Tasco...

Japanese made TS 6-24X44 AO, the original "Target Silhouette" scopes with fine crosshairs and a 1/8 MOA dot. When they moved production to China they re-designated it the "TG." I've heard the optics and quality isn't anywhere near as good on the PRC made ones.
 

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Mine appears to made in China :(. I was surprised that it is clearer at 24X than my Weaver is at 16, and the Weaver is very sharp. Of couse this doesn't amount to a hill of beans if it won't keep its zero or if it loses zero when I change magnification power. I guess all I can do is take it to the range and test it.
 

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Tasco!

A-Rob,
I have the identical scope that you purchased. I bought it about a year and a half ago and have had no problems with it.
The more I shoot the more confident I become, and the more my scores improve. By this I mean, if I do my part, my scope and gun do their part. I have had no problems with adjustments or the rubberized finish peeling off. I also shoot a Burris scope which is a very well made piece of equipment. The adjustments on the Burris seem to be much tighter than the ones on the Tasco, but at 3 times the price it should be a little better, don't you think? But all in all I really enjoy my Tasco and have a great time shooting with it. I hope you enjoy yours and much as I do mine.
DougJr.
 

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I vote Trashco !!!

I bought a set of tasco rings for my Marlin 780 and they were JUNK!!! I know you were talking about a scope that cost a little more than my rings but if they can't make a pair of rings that fit, I would'nt buy a $200.00 + scope from them either! Just my 2 cents, thanks -Kevin-:eek:
 

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I had a Chinese made MAG IV 6x24-40 that was a very good scope for the money. It held its zero and was as bright as my Japanese Tasco that cost three times as much. BUT! I was using it on a target rifle and I had to depend on the scope holding out. I never really felt confident with it so I sold it.
I'd really have no problem buying another if I felt the need for a good plinking scope. JL
 
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