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Scopes - Tasco:

Anybody ever use the 2 turret Tasco tactical scope with the parallax adjustment on the maintube by the eyepiece? Just curious.

gooch <>
USA - Thursday, December 24, 1998 at 17:36:16 (EST) 

Gooch, I have the Tasco scope (SS10x42) you mentioned mounted on my Savage 110FP. How can I help you??

Sarge <>
Area 51, NM USA - Friday, December 25, 1998 at 01:08:55 (EST) 

Gooch, I have played a bit with the SS10x42. What's yer question? I'll say this, for the money, it is the best deal on the market in a fixed power tactical type scope - that is if you can get a good deal. It is configured and operates very much like the B&L Tactical, which I am sad to see discontinued. For a ¼ minute scope, that one was tops except for the annoying rotating ocular.

Scott <>
USA - Tuesday, December 29, 1998 at 13:32:45 (EST) 

I'd like some input from REAL snipers (LE or Mil) regarding the Tasco SS10X42 and SS10X42M sniper scopes. I've read good reviews about both (Here and in Tactical Shooter). I own two, but haven't yet gotten to use them much. Any real-world use and opinions thereof would be appreciated. Thanks.
Chopper <>
USA - Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 22:18:24 (ZULU) 

I'm not a REAL sniper but I have used the Tasco Tactical scope quite a lot from 50 to 1,000 yards. My scope is a 20X with rear focus.

Out of the box, I had two complaints with the scope. The W&E clicks were very muddy from the much oversize o-rings that the manufacturer placed under the knobs. The optics, while very good, were not what I was accustomed to from Leupold and B&L scopes. The muddy W&E knobs were removed,thinner o-rings added (and lubricated), and now the scope is very satisfactory.

For my use there was not life on the line, but there were dollars involved. I really gave the scope a wringing out. The rifle was zeroed at 500 yards. The scope was taken to the stop in every direction and back to zero. All four shots, when returned to zero, were exactly where they should have been. This was done a number of times. The next test was moving three minutes in each direction, firing a shot, and returning to to o. All shots being exactly where they should have been. Over the long term it will be interesting to see how this scope holds up, but it is mechanicly one of the finest I've seen.

This scope has not been subjected to immersion in water, but certainly has been used in the wet without problems.

For the dollar, I would say that it is a great value. My scope not only paid for itself in 100 shots, it paid for the whole rifle! What more can you ask for?
Bill Wylde <>
Thawing - SE, Illinois, USA - Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 23:56:18 (ZULU) 

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