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Posted: 11/7/2002 7:52:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2003 6:19:20 AM EST by SWFA]
Link Posted: 11/10/2002 6:05:38 PM EST
Is it true that the prices will be higher? Will the $299 price for the rear focus model still stand? Or will it be higher?

Link Posted: 11/11/2002 8:08:38 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/11/2002 2:34:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By SWFA:
All pre-orders are guaranteed to be at $299.95 and $399.95 for the side focus.

SWFA, Inc.

What's the latest you'll accept a PRE-ORDER?
Link Posted: 11/12/2002 7:59:09 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/12/2002 2:54:59 PM EST
I gotta question for you, CF. I'm looking for a good quality scope. I don't have the money at the moment to buy 2-3 different scopes for different applications, so I want to make one purchase and make it count.

I'm building at tactical-type rifle and want a good optic for it. The TASCO SS seems like a great choice (quality at a good price). But what does one LOSE in going with a FIXED power scope? I'm also considering the VX II tactical (kinda comparing apple and oranges here?) and the VXIII tactical (i know, i know THIS one is a lot more!), which are VARIABLE power scopes.

So, my question is this: If I want the best all around scope for a precision rifle, is it best to go with a variable power scope? How close is too close for a 10x scope? Will trying to use scopes for targets 100 yds or less be an impossible task?

Link Posted: 11/12/2002 6:05:14 PM EST
do you have the 20 power unit in stock, i do not need the side focus, if you have one i will buy it now, tasco ss
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 5:35:39 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 5:36:24 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 8:18:31 AM EST

Point blank question:

What are your thoughts of this scope being provided that is identical to the Tasco SS scopes you currently have on backorder?


I would be worried if I had a contract that says I was the only one getting these, and saw this....

Link Posted: 11/13/2002 12:29:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/13/2002 12:31:39 PM EST by urbankaos04]

Originally Posted By SWFA:

The SS line of scopes would be a good choice. A fixed power scope will not allow you to zoom in closer or zoom out for a wider field of view. A fixed power scope has less lenses and the ones that it does have are all fixed. This makes it more durable and brighter. You can easily use a 10x scope as close as 25 yards. There are benefits to having a variable powered scope and the only way I would choose one over a fixed 10x is if it was a 6-20. I see no benefit in using a 3-9x over a fixed 10x for precision target shooting.

But isn't easier to "lose" your target when you have a target that is kinda closer (i.e. 100-150) with a 10X scope, because of the smaller field of view? Since I have ZERO experience with optics, I'm just trying to figure out the potential limitations of a fixed pwer scope, especially a 10X.

My concern, I guess, is how big the FOV is for a 10X scope at ranges from 100 -250 yds. I guess the military snipers must be taking really LONG shots since they seem to specify 10X scopes, right?

Thanks for any info.
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 1:25:53 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 1:36:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 2:06:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/13/2002 2:07:55 PM EST by urbankaos04]

Originally Posted By SWFA:
A fixed 10x does have a more narrow field of view than a lower power. For target shooting this is fine, but could present problems for hunting applications or quick shots.

The Leupy scope is looking better and better with each response I get...hmm...
Link Posted: 11/13/2002 3:00:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By SWFA:

You know my feelings on the subject. I will not be pulled into an argument with you (again). There is no reason for it and neither of us will convince the other.

So.....have a nice day.



You are right. I NEVER meant it to be an argument. I guess my distaste for a certain member got the best of me. My apologies.

FWIW, I had requested Stokes clear out my posts from the EE. I'm glad he took to it.

Sorry for the misstep in the EE.

Good luck......as I said you do run a great business.

Link Posted: 11/13/2002 4:00:09 PM EST
I would like to have an opinion from SWFA and others on how the Bushnell Elite 4200 series mildot scope stacks up against the Tasco Super Sniper and the Leupold tactical models? The 4200 is under $400.00. I don't expect it to beat out the top of the line Leupolds at that price point, but would like to know what the trade offs are at that price point, because $400.00 is about what I can afford to put a scope on my 20" heavy barrel, flat top, varmit AR.
Link Posted: 11/15/2002 3:11:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/15/2002 6:06:17 PM EST
It seems that the Super Sniper is of way better quality than the lower end Tascos. How does clarity and brightness compare with the Leupold VX-II and Vari X-III Tactical? I have a Tasco Mag IV which cannot compare to the Leupold. But I guess the Leupold costs more also.
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 11:31:17 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 1:58:32 PM EST
Only thing that the lower Leupold price points have on the Tasco SS line, is the lifetime transferable warranty. Otherwise, the Tasco is pretty close to Vari-X III and Weaver Grand Slam brightness and clarity. Wish I still had access to the college physics labs and stuff so I could measure the light transmission and such of a bunch of scopes. It's a good buy for $299.99. Ed
Link Posted: 11/25/2002 7:20:13 PM EST
That SS scope is becoming very tempting, especially for the price. Thanks for the info.
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 11:17:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/27/2002 11:47:24 AM EST by nightstalker]
I've probably missed it but what is the benefit of side focus vs. rear focus? For target shooting at 100-200 yds, would 20x be too much? It seems as long as FOV is not critical, the higher power would be preferable.
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 8:19:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/20/2003 9:05:11 AM EST
I'm looking for a scope for my Olympic Arms Ultramatch (.223, 20 inch barrel). I'm not sure what distances I'd be using it for (not under 100 yards, though), but it would probably be without sandbags and a bench. Which of these scopes would you recommend? Or is there something else in a similar price range ($500 or less) that you would recommend?
Link Posted: 1/20/2003 10:43:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/27/2003 10:18:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By SWFA: I'm looking for a scope for my Olympic Arms Ultramatch (.223, 20 inch barrel). I'm not sure what distances I'd be using it for (not under 100 yards, though), but it would probably be without sandbags and a bench. Which of these scopes would you recommend? Or is there something else in a similar price range ($500 or less) that you would recommend? I would suggest the 10x SS. Great power range to do just about anything. The 16x and 20x will be too difficult to use without a benchrest. The 10x has good eye relief, field of view and light transmission. Also consider a Leupold Tactical 3.5-10x40, $459.95 and the Weaver Tactical 4.5-14x44, $499.95. Chris SWFA, Inc.
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Thanks. I'm also looking for a scope for a Serbu BFG .50 that I should be receiving in a few weeks. Serbu recommends the Super Sniper on their site. How would the Leupold and Weaver hold up on this gun? Any other suggestions for around $500 or less?
Link Posted: 1/27/2003 1:23:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/29/2003 1:17:40 PM EST
What would you have to compare with a Tasco CU8x40x56? Did they all disapear? I have a friend that wants one bad and I won't let him have mine.
Link Posted: 1/30/2003 6:25:31 AM EST
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