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Tasco or Trashco?

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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:


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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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