Scope. I.D.

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  1. fudge-1200

    fudge-1200 New Member

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    Recently aquired a scope but there is no makers name on it and was wondering if someone on here would know or have some idea as to what it could be.

    It is Gloss Black and looks really well made it is 6-24 x40 with a Xmas Tree ret, have included pcs The optics are excellent.
    Thanks.
    Gary.
     

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    Looks very similar to my Tasco TR (Twin ret) from the 80's...
     
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    Steve Hebby Beware the Chair

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    I think it could be a Zieler. They had that type of reticule and they were very similar to the Tasco (probably made in same factory);)
     
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    What does the Twin Ret do Rob.
     
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    That is a Zeiler do believe it was something to do with airarms the tasco TR had a little window on the zoom ring for bracketing animals
    Regards steve
     
  6. RobF

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    It's just a second aim point. So it allows you to bracket known sized objects to determine distance. There's a bunch of extra turrets it comes with that include ballistic drops of rounds (from memory) so you essentially bracket and dial it in and it's on zero... in theory.

    Not sure how it works with .177, but it's a bit of 80's holdover tech to play with :)
     
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    Thanks for all the info lads, I am amazed at how clear it is, I recently bought a Light Stream which I thought was good but this will take some beating.
    Gary.
     
  8. RobF

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    Old tasco's were made in Japan (iirc) and their optics were superb for the silly money they were. Even mid budget scopes these days often don't come close.

    I do wish I never sold my Kassnar 3-9x40 AO with etched ret. I have no idea how it would stand up to scrutiny these days, but now I know what to do with all the knobs and dials i'd like to do a retro rig. One thing I do remember is it was way better than my Shrike 4x40.

    I seem to remember in those days 40mm's started around £30-35 and went up in £5 increments by brand and class and feature. Top of the tree was the 3-9x56 Optima Moonlighters... but 80% of what we sold (or what people wanted) was the tasco range which had really good optics and were only a few £ over their next rivals.
     
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    Zieler.....a mate has one,but his is fooked.
     

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