Tasco Rifle Scopes World Class Affordablility
Tasco has long been known for its budget hunting optics, including rifle scopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, and now even trail cameras. Tasco rifle scopes cover a wide range of shooting and hunting applications from plinking to long range target and varmint shooting. While many hunters might prefer to have a more expensive scope from a manufacturer like Leupold or Zeiss, they often to opt to buy a Tasco because they would not have money left to buy a rifle to put the scope on if they purchased one of these higher end rifle scopes. Tasco scopes are generally pretty basic without many extras. They don’t offer models with a 30mm main tube or side focus parallax adjustment. Also, there are usually limited reticle and finish options on most models. However, this helps them keep the cost of their optics down, and that is the main concern of those on a tight budget. Below is a comparison chart of rifle scopes made by Tasco, which is followed by a brief overview of each individual line.
Tasco Rifle Scopes Comparison Chart
|Model||Target&Varmint||World Class||Pronghorn||.22 Riflescope|
|Est. Price||$75 - $150||$50 - $110||$35 - $60||$50 - $60|
2.5-10 x 42mm
6-24 x 40mm
6-24 x 42mm
6-24 x 44mm
10-40 x 50mm
1.5-4.5 x 32mm
3-9 x 40mm
3-9 x 50mm
4-16 x 40mm
4 x 32mm
3-9 x 32mm
3-9 x 40mm
|3-9 x 32mm|
Tasco Target & Varmint – A long range rifle scope, this series comes in three different magnification ranges: 2.5-10x, 6-24x, and 10-40x. The 6-24x version comes in one of three objective sizes, a 40mm, 42mm, or 44mm. There are a couple configurations of this model that are equipped with an illuminated mil dot reticle. As might be expected these are larger scopes than an average big game rifle scope with the smallest model being 14 inches long and weighing over 19 ounces. Some of the higher power models in the series make wind and elevation corrections in 1/8moa, and have adjustable objectives for parallax correction.
Target & Varmint
Tasco World Class – Tasco World Class rifle scopes are also available in three different magnification ranges: 1.5-4.5x, 3-9x, and 4-16x. The 3-9x model is available with either a 40mm or 50mm objective. World Class scopes come with Tasco’s SuperCon coating and some models are available with mil dot reticles. All models make windage and elevation adjustment in 1/4moa and the 4-16 x models have an adjustable objective. There is one 3-9x40mm model in this line up that comes with an illuminated reticle.
Tasco Pronghorn – This line up consist of a fixed power 4x32mm model, and two variable power models, one a 3-9x32 and the other a 3-9x40. All models are adjusted in 1/4moa and there are no illuminated reticle options in this series. The 4x32 and 3-9x32 models in this line come with the Tasco 30/30 reticle while the 3-9x40 version is available with the 30/30 or Diamond reticle.
Tasco .22 Riflescope – Only one model is available in the .22 Riflescope line, which is a 3-9x32mm. These scopes use a standard one inch tube, make corrections in 1/4moa increments, and are set to be parallax free at 50 yards. This model comes with the Tasco 30/30 reticle as the only crosshair option. The 22 Riflescope comes with a black matte finish and carries a one year warranty.
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