Among others, Tasco Scopes, “Tasco rimfire Crosshair reticle riflescope” is a budget-friendly scope that’s easy to use, easy to mount, and stays in place most of the time. The optic quality isn’t world-class especially in low lighting conditions, but it is unfair to expect a cheap scope to deliver high-quality images at dusk.
It’s a long scope that measures about 16 inches in length. Surprisingly, this scope weighs just 4 ounces. It won’t make your weapon heavier than it actually is. It uses dovetail mounts so you would have to buy Picatinny mounts if you want to mount this on a Picatinny rail.
This scope offers a fixed 4x magnification. While it means you will be stuck with the same magnification for all your shooting with this scope, you also get to save on costs.
Most scopes with fixed magnification are cheaper than their counterparts with variable magnification. Also, scopes with fixed magnification are less likely to break down due to the minimal number of moving parts.
This is a cheap Tasco scope so you can’t really expect quality materials. Its tube and mount are made of aluminum. It has plastic bezels and caps, with a plastic adjustment knob for focusing.
But because of the integration of plastic the scope is also a lot lighter compared to its counterpart. It weighs just 4 ounces.
Crosshair reticle for more precise shots
This scope also features crosshair reticles, which users say significantly increases the accuracy of their shots. The downside, though, is that crosshair reticles aren’t known to be ideal for focusing on moving targets.
This Tasco scope is Ease of use
This rimfire scope is also getting a lot of rave reviews for being very easy to use. The elevation and windage knobs, for one, are described by their users as very easy to adjust. Some reviewers say that adjusting the focus can be a challenge, though.
This scope also features 15mm objective lens, which won’t blow your mind at all. But for its price, the lens is quite decent. It is suitable for plinking. It doesn’t gather a lot of light, though, so you should not expect a lot from it especially when you hunt with the sun going down.
- It is very cheap
- It is easy to use
- The crosshair reticle can help improve your accuracy
- Fixed magnification means the scope is less likely to break down
- It is lightweight
- Optic quality suffers past 50 yards
- You can’t use this when hunting in the dark
- You can’t use this scope for long range shooting
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where is it made from?
A: It is made in China.
Q: Does it need batteries to operate?
A: It doesn’t need batteries at all.
Q: Can it be mounted on an airsoft sniper?
A: No because it uses dovetail mounting instead of the weaver.
This is one of the cheapest scopes that you can find in the market today. The range is very limited and with a fixed 4x magnification, this scope isn’t ideal at all for long range shooting.
But if you’re buying a cheap scope like this, you can’t really complain at all about its lack of features. Instead, you should just focus on the good things you’ll get or enjoy from this scope.
Like its good built quality. The scope is designed for use in various weather conditions. It is also lightweight and thus won’t add extra weight to your weapon. It is also relatively easy to use.
And did we say that this is very cheap?