Rifle scopes?

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Sindianip
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Rifle scopes?

Post by Sindianip » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:22 am

I am considering an OTC rifle hunt in CO this year. It would be my first rifle hunt for elk, we have done archery and muzzleloader the last 5 years.
I have a rem 700 30.06 topped with a late 90s flip over mount tasco golden antler scope.
My questions are:
- is it worth upgrading to a new scope? How much better are today's scopes then my current?
-any recommendations on brands? I would only be comfortable shooting out to 300 yds or so and want to get bad credit loans online for it.
Thanks for any advice!
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Re: Rifle scopes?

Post by Netpackrat » Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:40 am

I don't think Tasco has ever been particularly well thought of as far as optics are concerned. Were it mine, I would be looking to upgrade it to a decent quality variable (Leupold, Nikon, Vortex, etc) in a more standard type of mounting system.
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Re: Rifle scopes?

Post by BDK » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:04 pm

Optics improve, dramatically, from year to year.

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Re: Rifle scopes?

Post by Jered » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:23 pm

Get rid of that scope and put literally anything else on there.

I've used a friend's Tasco scope. Even my Bushnell Banner that's not exactly a high end scope was better than the Tasco.
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Post by Weetabix » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:17 pm

I had a 90's Tasco as my first scope. Everything else I've ever bought - even modern cheapies - has been better. Newer really is better.

Hard to go wrong with the brands mentioned above. I've read and heard that Primary Arms are pretty good on a budget, but I have no hands on experience with them.
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Post by HTRN » Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:45 pm

It would help if op gave us a budget for recommendations - I doubt he wants to spend 1500 dollars on a nightforce...

In the under a hundred category, the Bushnell Banner 3-9 is probably the best option..
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Post by Jered » Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:16 am

I put a Bushnell Banner on my 10/22. For the money, it's a great scope. The one I got was marked as made in Korea, too.

I also just put a Tract Toric on my Howa 1500 in 6.5 CM.
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