Tasco World Class

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  1. spazzy

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    Picked up a Tasco World Class 1.5-4.5x32 for my first ar build. I usually don't go for el cheapo glass. I am a huge fan of Vortex products but i couldnt swing the extra cost for this range toy/cheap blaster.

    I am pleasantly surprised with the quality and how clear the glass is on a $42 scope! I read reviews and thought I'd go out on a limb and try one.

    I will mount and bore sight this week and try to get out shooting Friday
     
  2. ColtPythonElite

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    Tasco World Class used to be pretty good scopes. I don't know about now though.
     
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    My experience is that the current crop of cheap scopes have the best images of any I've seen. As long as they survive the first few weeks they usually do just fine as well.

    I've had a few of the older Japan WC scopes, and while they are decent for the cost (originally) there are better current options for the same or less money.
     
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    I have a 3-9x50 world class from the late 90s that has seen a ton of use on my .270, and then got moved to my 6.8spc fairly recently. I love that scope. I think it was $80 new and came with binoculars in a bass pro sale. I got my money’s worth out of it.

    Tasco is made by the same guys that own a whole bunch of other scope brands. The quality on “cheap” budget scopes keeps climbing, and can be remarkable. Let us know how it does.
     
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    I am impressed by the increased quality of all scopes, including cheap ones. We live in the age of techno-innovation and magnifying glass is no exception. It just keeps getting better. So I hope for you guys who own them that the Tasco World Class is good scope and not an oxymoron.
     
  6. spazzy

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    Just wanted to update everyone on my thoughts of the tasco world class. I've had it out a few times and seems to hold zero, even after some deliberate banging around.

    The glass is still amazingly clear for an optic of this price point.

    I had a harder time sighting in than I usually do with better scopes. For example I would adjust up/down to where I needed to be and the next shot the right/left may have creeped/changed a bit after I did the adjustment to the up/down. Kinda frustrating, and I couldnt quite see the groups at 100 yards at 4 power so lots of treks back and forth.

    Overall I am impressed if it holds up. I will probably pick up another one for one of my 22s
     
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    I had one back in the 90s 3-9x40 pronghorn. It was the ride angle model and rode the top of one of my Sav 111s in 3006 for 6 years. Was still working fine when I sold it.
     
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    Wandering adjustments are one of the things your likely to fight with on cheap scopes.
    Some folks will tap the side of the scope to help settle the the adjustments after making them, personally I haven't found it useful usually.
     
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    Back in the 1980's, maybe into the 90's the Tasco World Class scopes were made in Japan and earned a reputation for being very good scopes. I'm not sure when they moved production to China, but even though it is the same name, it ain't nearly as good.

    The thing about cheap scopes is that sometimes they work great. Other times they don't. But on a low recoiling rifle the odds are better that it'll do OK for you.
     
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    The older ones worked well on a 308. Mine died when it was put on an inline.
     
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    When I got my AR-50 it used up a large chunk of available play money so I didn't have much to spend on the scope...but wanted to shoot it, so I put a Tasco WC Target 10x40 Dot and it's still on there working just fine. At a 1000yd shoot it seemed that everyone else had Leupold or Nightforce scopes and I looked through them but couldn't see where the extra $$$$$+ went. Yes...a little brighter on a cloudy and dark day...but I had no problems seeing what I was shooting at, and when some of the Nightforce guys looked through the Tasco they looked back at me and said 'Hey! This isn't bad!' Like they were expecting it to be really crappy...which it isn't. IIRC it was close to $200 back then (mid '90's) and unless someone is a 'scope snob' it's good enough to get the job done.
     
  12. hdbiker

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    Years ago when Tasco copes were made in Japan with Japan lenses they were good scopes for the money, just over 100.00 bucks. Now their made in China and cost around 50.00 bucks. Not sure how good the cheap ones are . hdbiker
     
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