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savasyn
11-05-2007, 2:12 PM
Tasco on sale at Big 5:
http://www.big5sportinggoods.com/cart/product_info.php?products_id=48

I'd probably use it about 5 times a year, which is why I'm not looking for one of the high end ones.

Pthfndr
11-05-2007, 7:24 PM
As long as you don't expect to see bullet holes at any distance more than 100 yards in bright daylight, it would probably be just fine.

larryb
11-05-2007, 7:35 PM
That is the one i just bought. I will say it is ok. As said do not plan on seeing any 223 bullet holes at 100 yards on regular paper targets. Works great at 50 yards on regular paper target and for 100 yards and beyond i use those easy see bullet hole targets. So far so good. If you want crystal clear clarity at long distances then look else where.

rksimple
11-06-2007, 8:05 AM
As long as you don't expect to see bullet holes at any distance more than 100 yards in bright daylight, it would probably be just fine.

+1. Save a little more money and buy something better.

maxicon
11-06-2007, 12:16 PM
A popular budget spotter is the Konuspot-80 20-60x80mm, which runs around $200.

Like with most optics, there's a certain price point where quality falls off pretty dramatically.

ocabj
11-06-2007, 12:43 PM
If you're going to get a Konus, get it from Jim Owens:

http://www.jarheadtop.com/KONUS.htm

If you buy it from him at the $225 price (+10 shipping), he donates $10 to a junior shooting team.

Plus, he'll even buy it back from you for $100 if you decide to sell it and donate the scope to a junior shooting team.

Prc329
11-06-2007, 12:50 PM
get the Konus. Everyone that I know that has one really likes it.