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I was given an old Tasco 24 x 44 AO fine target dot. Don't have an idea what model # or year of manufacturer.  Has a silver deer or similar image on the turrett housing.  Glass is clear / reticule is crisp and straight. Focus is good.  Problem is that the owner says he could not get it to zero. I set it up using a arbor type bore sighter mounted on a windage adjustabe base.  I had to set the base windage screw full right and the scope's windage turret full also to reach windage center on the collimator. The scope tube does not appear to be kinked or bent as measured with a laser. I do see some left/right movement of the vertical reticule when adjusting the elevation turret. Also, the AO adjustment is grossly off - full infinity to correct parralax at 100 yds.  I was able to zero the scope and it is holding my setting. 

I believe the erector was compromised due to turrets turned beyond stops.   

Any comments on where to go next would be greatly appreciated. I'm not so interested in using the scope as in gaining knowledge.  Sure hate to see servicable equipment relagated to the trash bin if it can be saved. 


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The scope sounds like a Japan made World Class by tasco...good scope.  I would bet that he had problems with his mounts or gun, especially if it is working fine for you now.

 

Keep it and enjoy it.  Since tasco went out of business it has no warranty.  Bushnell bought the name tasco but only warranties current production scopes that they make under the tasco name.

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Thanks for the feedback.

 

With the help of another poster in the Target section, I was able to track down a vendor that offered this scope as a TSG2444 a few years ago.  This scope was built by Asia Optics in 1999 or 2000 and sold in the US by Tasco. 

 

After a bit of research and trial & error, I was able to optically re-center the erector and restore the scope to working condition.  My customer is pleased, both he and I have learned quite a bit about scope do's & don't.

 

As a bit of an update, the scope was mounted and zero set for the customr's after the erector was re-centered.  The customer reports that the zero is holding and is holding to 1/2 - 4 clicks using the 4 inch box method.  Impressive for a cheap scope, pretty good on any priced scope.  IMO, this a a fine instrument and although I have read bad press about the Tasco line, this one seems to be one of the good ones.  I prefer the fixed power Weavers myself for this type target application but I am impressed with the glass and reticule of this scope.  I helped him place witness marks with a bit of different colors of finger nail polish for bullet drop compensation for the ammo and ranges he is shooting.  He is pleased, I am pleased and I've earned another satisfied customer

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