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Old 04-24-2012, 10:24 PM
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Back in 1985 I purchased a Tasco 3-9x40 World Class Scope. I put that on a Ruger M77 in 7mm mag. And at the time, that was a fairly expensive (for the little I was earning then) scope for me. That scope has been on that same rifle for 27 years and I have NEVER had to adjust it. It has never failed me. It has never caused me one bit of grief. And it really is a good scope. Back then Tasco was a very reputable scope company that sold high quality scopes. And they still do I am sure. But I was so impressed with that scope, I saved money and put one of my Remington Woodsmaster 742 Carbine 30-06. Again, I have never had to touch that scope.

Since then I have purchased Leupold, Redfield, Bushnell, Nikon, Simmons, and all of them are great scopes. But it is hard to believe how well those old Tasco scopes have held up.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:22 PM
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I am a Leupold fan, owning about ten currently. Recently purchased a Bushnell Elite and was pleasantly surprised by quality and performance.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:59 AM
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I have been a longtime Leupold user but have recently gone over to Nikon Monarchs 2-8 for our 416 Rigbys and the Nikon Slughunter 1.65-5 for a 500 AccRelNyati.

The eye-relief is better designed. The Nikon 2-8 has 4.0-3.8" eyerelief which is OK, but the Slughunter has 5.0"-5.0" eyerelief throughout which is wonderful for a heavykicking rifle. (Even 5" eyerelief isn't foolproof, though, as a friend of mine demonstrated when shooting the 7000 ftlb rifle.)

Eyerelief is not the main criterion, though, for a scope. A scope must have excellent clear glass, and these Nikons qualify on this score. Excellent. 95% light transmission on the Monarchs, 92% on the Slughunter.

Finally, and as important, the scope must hold together. Judging from feedback of many shooters and thousands of big bore rounds, it appears that the Nikon are considerably more sturdy than even the fabled Leupolds.

So I would say that there is a new kid on the block.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:31 PM
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I have a redfield because that is what my dad gave me for my birthday when I bought gun. It's been true though the many deer I have killed and though my love Affair with guns!!!
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:13 AM
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My favorite of all my scope/gun combo's is my old M-7 4X Leupold on my M98 in 243

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Old 05-12-2013, 06:31 AM
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Leo 3-9x40

That's the one on the SBE I listed as my gun choice. I''ve better on a couple rifles, but for a shotgun, even one as good as the SBE......
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:47 PM
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Default Vortex

For the money and quality you get.....you just can't beat a vortex.
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:55 AM
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I've killed lots of deer with a plain ole Tasco 3-9 x 50,so that's what I'll choose.
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Old 10-03-2014, 04:40 AM
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I'm a big Nikon fan. I have 5 Nikons. The newer Nikon Prostaffs are the best bang for your buck scope. Extremely clear and concise optics, comparable to Leupold. And affordable. 3-9x50 Prostaff is my favorite.
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by 8mm/06
My favorite of all my scope/gun combo's is my old M-7 4X Leupold on my M98 in 243
Hi, me too
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