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Question about scopes sold at Walmart

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by happygeek, Dec 30, 2009.

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  1. happygeek

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    I saw this: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=13143014 in Walmart today for 40 something dollars while I was picking up some more 22LR (they had some in stock :D). I was just wondering if anyone on here has experience with this brand. Obviously, it won't be as rugged as an Aimpoint M68 or comparable red dot sight, but I'm just looking for a cheap red dot sight for the wife's tacticool 22LR. As long as it'll hold it's zero and not die if it gets drizzled on I'll be happy. It'll only be subjected to the negligable recoil of a 22 and only need to be accurate out to 100 yards.
     
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    I have the BSA version on my son's 10/22 and it has performed fine.

    It tends to eat batteries pretty quick so have a spare and if the sun is really bright, the red dot will be hard to see, even on the highest setting.

    If you want the real deal, Midway has the camo Aimpoint on sale right now
    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=425182
     
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    I do NOT have one, and its not likely that I will.

    Having said that, I will comment nonetheless.

    Expect to get what you pay for on a $40 optic.

    I find it curious that the TASCO company web site makes no mention of what battery size is used, or what kind of battery life you might expect.
    http://www.tasco.com/single.cfm?s=Riflescopes&family=Red Dot&product=bkrd30

    If its like other cheap red-dot scopes, you'll need to install a new battery every time you take it to the range. Expect durability to be highly questionable. Probably OK for a .22 or airsoft. I wouldn't give it the opportunity to ruin a hunt, or fail under difficult conditions.
     
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    Should you want a scope-scope for the gun, the Nikon 4x32mm ProStaff Rimfire Classic at Wal-Mart for 100 bucks with rings is about the best value out there, in a scope for a .22LR IMO.

    I've had one Tasco and one BSA. I don't have them any more, and I won't get another of either.:)
     
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    how about a millet sp1 for 70 bucks?
     
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    I'll give them a look too
     
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    I would suggest a Bushnell fixed 4x for about $30.00 at said WW, the optics are decent, and the best feature is it will hold up well (the ones I have/had all did) and the battery life is infinite (but the reticle will appear black in color :D).

    :)
     
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