Originally Posted by jjfuller1
stop by your LGS and take a look in the used section. i picked up a tasco 3x9. for 20 bucks. i bought it because after looking through it i couldnt believe the clarity. its on my bolt action .22 and so far so good. only hitting paper with it but hopefully soon i'll take some grey rats.
Good suggestion, I've also gotten a used, more expensive Nikon Buckmaster scope this way.
I bet that Tasco says it was made in Japan by the sound of the glass you're describing. Those are some very good, tough scopes. Tasco 3-9, Redfield "Wideview", Weaver K-4 or V-9(?), and Bushnell "SuperChief"(?) scopes were very popular back in my day on hunting rifles, and are still very good scopes today if you can find them and their seals are still intact, with no loss of gas. However, the glass coatings on Today's cheapest scopes are better than Yesterday's higher end scopes if you think about it, but those older scopes are still good scopes.