GUN Questions about a few brands of optics

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  1. [DWI]

    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I was wondering if anyone has any experience with any of these three bands of of optics.

    BSA
    Nc Star
    Tasco

    and if they wouldn't mind sharing their experiences with them. Basically I would need something that is accurate, hold zero and isn't going to fall apart or fog up on me. It doesn't need to be great for low light (though it working in low light wouldn't be minded) I know you can't get too detailed without me giving a specific model, but as of right now I just want to know about the reputation and quality of these three brands.
     
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    A lot of it will depend on what you're putting it on. If its going on .22lr or some other plinker and you aren't cranking the hell out of the adjustments constantly any of those would probably work. If its going on a .45-70, or your going to be constantly adjusting the elevation I wouldn't expect any of those to last a week.

    Out of that list, I'd choose the Tasco, which is the only one I've had personal experience with. The BSA are usually regarded as "avoid at all costs". The NcStar get ragged on alot for ripping off "tactical" designs, but I've also read they are an okay value for a cheap scope.

    I have a $60 3-9x Bushnell on my .22LR plinker and it has been fine. The adjustments suck balls but I zero'd it at 50 yards and haven't had to touch them since.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I've heard the BSA sweet 17's are actually pretty good. Plus since the 3-9 only costs $50 you can replace it pretty easily if it craps out.
     
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    kf4zht New Member

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    What is it for?

    For rimfires, alot of guys like muller, which are decent priced and supposdly good optics. I am probably going to get one for my next rifle.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I was actually thinking about for a .223, I'm sure its one of those things that will eventually get upgraded over and over again.

    It wouldn't be a tactical .223 more of a long range varmint type gun.
     
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    bigman7903 OT Supporter

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    i've heard that barska has some decent cheap stuff, but i dont have any personal experience
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    I've seen two tascos shit the bed :cool:
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    details?
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    the first I can't remember the details but it wouldn't hold a zero, the 2nd time my cousin has some 6.5-20x50AO monster on his deer rifle (remington pump .243, it looked quite comical) and when he tried to adjust the power the crosshairs turned with the knob. It also had some horrid glass in it, very hazy and yellowish in a way. Then again that's what you get for spending $100 on a scope with all those options (high power, big adjustable objective, etc).
     
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    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    if you're looking for a budget scope, look at mueller. you can get a 4.5-14x40 AO for 115 shipped from www.mizzouguns.com ive ordered 2 from him and they're both amazingly clear, ao is very accurate and it's straight on every time. 1 hole 5 shot groups out of my stock barrel & stock 10/22 with it :cool:
     
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    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    yeah, thats it. thanks :o

    you can call and talk to him. he's in AK so i think he's an our after CA time. really nice guy. i called both of my orders in and if i had something else to put a scope on, i'd buy a 3rd :o
     
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    Nice.
     

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