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I am looking to aquire a cheap gun to hunt pigs and deer. I am leaning towards a Howa 1500 in .308. I live in Australia which means that any scope I buy I pay double what you do in the US.

 

As the gun will be just for hunting and not shooting one hole groups I don't want anything fancy (expensive) on top. I am looking at a Tasco world class 6x40. My question is will this scope handle the recoil of a .308?

 

I understand that they have a lifetime warranty, but the warranty won't be worth that much to me if I have just missed a good deer because of the scope.

 

I have read some bad reports of Tasco in general but both gunshops I go to recommend them.

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Hi

 

I dont know much about tasco as I havent owned one. But when i was looking for a new scope a few years back now I was told to go bushnell over tasco as tasco is crap. So i went with the bushnell and up too now it has been a great scope. I just put a better scope on my .308 (burris sig select) i still have my banner and am putting it on my .223. It is a great scope and like it very much. But i dont know if bushnell do a 6x40. Infact i havent seen any fix power bushnells but i think that is a NZ thing.

 

good luck with finding a scope

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Hello Scotty

 

Tasco's are CRAP do not trust the gunshops($$$$$).Spend a little extra money

and get something that will outlast me and you and that you will love and trust.

 

 

Lets us know how you do .

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Originally posted by SVD666 SVD666 wrote:

Hello Scotty

 

Tasco's are CRAP do not trust the gunshops($$$$$).Spend a little extra money

 

I'll drink to that

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actually if it has been sitting on the shelf for the past 20 years, it will be a great scope for the money. tasco went out of busines a while back and now all there stuff is crap because someone else is running the company. A weaver scope is moderately priced and won't fail you.
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A decent and inexpensive fixed 6x scopes is a Weaver K6 6x38.

Tasco World Class is a crapshoot.

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I would if possible buy Leupold or Nikon but I would be quite comfortable with the Weaver K6 and really tickled to have a Weaver Grand Slam. Having said that I have one 2.5x shotgun Tasco scope and  3 tasco world class 3-9x40 scopes that I have had on everything from .375 H&H and 50 cal musket to .308 etc, They all still work just fine and have been quite reliable. Typically the fixed power scopes are a tad tougher than the variable scopes. I understand price being a factor as I am limited how many more Leupold Mark 4 scopes the wife will tollerate, so yes tasco scopes can be crap but so can some of the burris scopes that I have come across this year. It's a roll of the dice you may get a good one you may not but I havent had any of the ones I bought break and none is over 5 yrs old.
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Tasco.

Made in China under poor QC.

 

Stick to:

Made in the USA, Japan, Europe.

You will be glad you did.

 

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Originally posted by SVD666 SVD666 wrote:

Tasco.

Made in China under poor QC.

 

In that particular area, due to the extremely large population, they need to do whatever possible to provide jobs.

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Right -Tasco's are crap but the fact remains that I have three of these $30 Tasco 3-9x40 world class scopes in among my collection of very expensive scopes and none of those crap scopes have failed and the 1/4 moa clicks are fairly close.  Would I rather have the weaver - you bet - the K4 and K6 scopes are an excellent value. Now for scopes that have failed me Burris 3-9 short mag, Burris 3-12 pistol, Simmons. Could be I got lucky with mine but if one of these thirty dollar pos scopes breaks I wont loose any sleep over it.
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Originally posted by scotty scotty wrote:

I am looking to aquire a cheap gun to hunt pigs and deer. I am leaning towards a Howa 1500 in .308. I live in Australia which means that any scope I buy I pay double what you do in the US.

 

As the gun will be just for hunting and not shooting one hole groups I don't want anything fancy (expensive) on top. I am looking at a Tasco world class 6x40. My question is will this scope handle the recoil of a .308?

 

 

I believe that a fixed 6x40 Tasco will hold up to the recoil of a .308.  That is certainly not my first choice of scopes and I would recommend that you pay more and get more. If you can buy a Nikon Monarch or a Leupold VXIII or a Weaver Grand Slam or one of the other better quality scopes you will be well advised to do so. I would recommend a Savage 10FP  with 20 in heavy bbl with accutrigger for a rifle since mine shoots extremely well.

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I just got my son a 22-250 Savage 11FL.....synthetic stock, short-action with Accu Trigger  L is for Left Hand...... I'm telling you....... that AccuTrigger is awesome!!!!  You could probably get that in a package gun and "demo" so-to-speak the "cheap" scope path (simmons I think) for under $375.00.  Then, if you don't like the cheap scope...you can save up and buy a better scope for next year or whatever. 

 

I'm not familar with the Howa, but I have a Remington 700 BDL and 3 BARs.... an old Wards made bolt (I think made by FN) and a couple Rugers along with several old Savage 99s and  when I buy another gun...it will be a Savage with AccuTrigger!  I really don't think you will be dissappointed.  Make sure you get a new model with the bigger "safety"..... the old version is too small and allmost impossible to move with gloves on.

 

My next 3-9X40 will be a 4200 or Zeiss Conquest.....I looked at both last night at local shop and liked them both.  I got nice scar on my forehead from a scope, so i'm leaning towards the Zeiss.  It will depend on if I have the extra $120 or so it'll take for the Zeiss.

 

Good luck and let us know what you get and how it works out for ya.

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