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Location: Southern Virginia
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One of my favorite scopes of all times was the older Japan-made Tasco World Class scopes. They're hard to find now, but a friend of mine gave me a fairly new Tasco 3x9x50 World Class scope the other day. I know that the quality isn't there anymore, but it fit perfectly in the Redfield rings on my 700 BDL .270. The optics are crystal-clear. Anyway, I've never had a 50mm scope before. Do they collect light alot better than the 40? Thanks for any replies.

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Location: Misouri
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Tasco has been bought and sold so many times over and brought in so many sub-contracted junk for years. Buy cheap, buy twice. All scopes can fail (yes even high quality). Cheap scope are MORE likely to fail than the higher quality ones.

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All things being equal, the 50mm objective does collect more light than a 40mm. The real world performance is usually somewhat different. Most of cheaper 50mm scopes will transmit only a little bit more light than the quality 40mm scopes. It's the image that comes through the ocular (eyepiece) that matters.

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JCalhoun wrote:
tes;

All things being equal, the 50mm objective does collect more light than a 40mm. The real world performance is usually somewhat different. Most of cheaper 50mm scopes will transmit only a little bit more light than the quality 40mm scopes. It's the image that comes through the ocular (eyepiece) that matters.

Yes indeed.......

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I think bushnell is the owner of the tasco line now. Their old tasco titan line was a real tough scope as well. I have since switched to leupold and have no reason to change.

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Just curious...Since youre emphasizing "modern day" what is it that is specifically modern day about these designs? Or are you just talking the style?

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