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#1 silvertip-co

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 09:13 PM

I have had a lot of Tascos over the years, clear back to 1971 when I was a gun dealer in NCPA and never really had a bad one. Oh I had some that was better than others, and some that was worse than others(never as bad as a Simmons) . The one on my wifes Rem 700ADL 243 is a Tasco Gold made in Japan ( 80's) and is every bit as high quality as the Redfield Widefield TV view that is it a clone of (sorry about the preposition). And last week I ordered a new Tasco 3-9x40 mildot thru WM online cause I wanted a mildot 10x or under without paying a Leupy type price. I put it on my 7mm rem mag and it works great. Bushnell owns Tasco now and has for a year or so, so I anticipate their quality will be at least Bushnell Trophy mfg std or above( I'm all about manufacturing) . None of this has to do with what I saw today on the History Channel...

They were re-creating the Carlos Hathcock shot where he shoots the slope sniper thru the scope at 300 yrds and takes him out. They had an M40A3 set up at only 30 yrds from a gel dummy with a Tasco in front of him to imitate the enemy sniper. At 30 yrds with a 308 ( 7.62x51 ) and Lake CIty Match 172gr SMK ammo (std mil match/sniper ammo) the bullet did not penetrate the Tasco on shot one. Or on shot two. Or on shot three. So after using up their 3 Tasco (el cheepo Silver Antler) scopes, they put a Russian 'PU' scope on the bracket and of course it shot right thru the scope and hit mr gel'dummie in the head and passed thru.

At that point and after a few loud WTHs??? ( I was alone as usual) I wondered how many $750+.00 scopes could stand up to what them three cheapy Tascos did. Hmmm...

Edited by silvertip-co, 03 August 2011 - 09:19 PM.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 08:57 PM

Well I thought it was pretty cool anyway...
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Posted 09 August 2011 - 11:07 AM

It is, but personally I figured you pretty much had it covered and I had no comment until now... :P
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Posted 09 August 2011 - 08:12 PM

I saw that too and think I recall them saying back when the shot was made there where not so many lenses as there are in todays scopes and that was the reason that the shots in the reconstruction did not penetrate. I was surprised that the tasco was so tough.
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 08:30 PM

And all that drivel I typed doesnt address "optical quality" just, that they are a heck of a lot tougher than I ever thought. I mean a 308 at 30 yrds...

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