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mcubed4130
04-06-2007, 6:59 PM
Hey guys,

I've seen some previous threads about Mueller scopes in general.

But does anyone have opinions specifically about the "Mueller 3-10x44 Tac II" (mil-dot no illumination)

http://www.muelleroptics.com/products/MTAC31044.html

I'm thinking this would be a good scope for medium range shooting (less than 300 yards).

Opinions?

-M3

maxicon
04-07-2007, 3:21 PM
Don't have one, but there are some reviews on the 'net. You might have seen these already:

http://www.realguns.com/archives/126.htm
http://www.snipercentral.com/muellertac2.htm

http://www.google.com/search?q=mueller+%22tac+ii%

mcubed4130
04-07-2007, 5:20 PM
Yeah, seem um. And both articles in my mind are good reasons to buy the Mueller, I was just wondering if anyone - on the forum has actually had any experience with this one.

btw, as humor would have it... I'd had both those links bookmarked for a long time, and last month I decided - I would just buy the one from SniperCentral with the tactical knobs. Only to find out - they had gotten a batch that had the adjustment studs a slightly different size, and had to manually shave all their custom knobs to fit. They were so annoyed, they stopped carrying the Mueller Tac 2. Although they said they would sell me the custom knobs for $50... :)

-M3

battlehatch
04-08-2007, 4:02 PM
Mueller is good. My roommate uses one and has ordered another. I plan on getting one as well. They hold zero well, the picture is crisp , and they are durable. My roommate dropped his 12FV on the scope on some rocks, scratched it a bit. It still held zero perfect. I was really suprised at the price, made wonder what the catch was... Totally worth it IMO.

Harbinger
04-08-2007, 4:12 PM
I have a Tac II on my 24" Varmint AR and I LOVE it. It has always held zero and gathers more light than almost any mid-range scope brand. Eye relief isn't what I'd call the best, but that's why you pay the big bucks for Nikon, Leupold and Swarovski.

Get it, you won't regret it.

Mike

xenophobe
04-08-2007, 5:14 PM
Appears to be MIJ. Japanese optics would most likely get their glass from Nikon, as does Leupold. Japanese optics = good glass.

SI-guru
04-13-2007, 12:51 AM
Appears to be MIJ. Japanese optics would most likely get their glass from Nikon, as does Leupold. Japanese optics = good glass.

Nope, made in China.

Parag
04-13-2007, 8:20 PM
The folks on RimfireCentral (http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/) seem to like 'em. Apparently they're made to higher specs than most of the cheaper stuff from China.

-- Parag

maxicon
04-13-2007, 9:06 PM
My Mueller scope (bought used from Rimfire Central) is pretty well made mechanically. Optically, it's not the greatest - eye relief is very tight at high mag and it gets dark as you zoom in, but it's a very good scope for the money. Sure, a Leupold would be better, but the same features would cost 4x as much.

SI-guru
04-13-2007, 9:14 PM
In these price ranges the Bushnell Elite 3200 10x is hard to beat.

http://rifle-scopes.binoculars.com/images/321040M.jpg

swift
04-24-2007, 7:49 PM
In a moment of weakness I bought a Mueller 4-16x50 tactical scope with illuminated reticle from a guy who needed to sell. I had some problems adjusting the cross hairs, so I called Mueller. The guy told me that if I was at the top of the dial, I might be able to go two revolutions(!) and not change point of impact or move the crosshairs. Sure enough, when I dialed it all the way to the bottom and back up about midway, the crosshairs moved and then seemed to move properly. I'll need to do a range test to see if it will suffice or if it will be relegated to something less accurate.

The new scopes may be better, but be sure to buy it from a genuine Mueller dealer or from someone who bought it from a Mueller dealer and get the receipt. The limited lifetime warranty sounds reasonable, but to take advantage of it, you need the receipt (yours or someone else's) proving it was bought from one of their dealers.

What I learned: buy Leupold or better, even if it means waiting. Given the name (German) and the address (US), I had thought it would be an OK scope. That remains to be seen.



My Mueller scope (bought used from Rimfire Central) is pretty well made mechanically. Optically, it's not the greatest - eye relief is very tight at high mag and it gets dark as you zoom in, but it's a very good scope for the money. Sure, a Leupold would be better, but the same features would cost 4x as much.

FMJBT
04-24-2007, 9:01 PM
+1 for the Bushnell Elite 3200 10x40 Mil Dot. Nothing else I've seen in the price range (under $200) really compares.

shark92651
04-28-2007, 1:38 AM
I have the Mueller Tac II in stock and it has some very sharp and clear optics. The assembly is indeed in China but the lenses are from Japan. I think the Mueller is a great value. The clarity of the Tac II is a lot nicer than the 4-16x50 scope.