Tasco Customshop scope

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  1. PA410goodshot

    PA410goodshot Member

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    Picked up a Customshop scope for 100 quid, to say I'm chuffed, working on a budget. Three shots and I had a zero at 35 yards 5 more shots and was printing nice tight touching group. Started to place paper targets and knockdowns at 10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50 and 55 to mark up side wheel all ranged fine and repeatable.
    My question is do I need to put targets every couple yards in-between the ones I've done or is that ok to get me started. Also do I need to do clicks for the distances, or can I just use mill dots for aiming.
    Thanks for any constructive criticism. :confused:
     
  2. RobF

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    I do every yard 10-20, every 2.5 from 20-30, then every 5 from there out and just divide the clicks for 2.5 to make life easier for my brain in competition. With a 1/4 MOA scope this isn't so necessary.

    I use clicks. Holding over for windage and elevation is becomes hard work.
     
  3. PA410goodshot

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    Thanks for that Rob, will have a look at that and see how I get on, over the next few days setting up. It was a quick play last night as light was fading.
     
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    The customshop was one of the best scopes for it's time, so for a ton you've got a bargain.
     
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    A very effective scope. Great rangefinders. If you set it up with temps in the mid teens you'll never be too far out. You might make a 55 yard target 56/7 in mega, mega hot conditions and 53 if the ground is frozen.
     
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    Thanks for the tips, do I need some sort of temp gauge, for Summer and winter then. Or do I just add or subtract a few clicks then when hot or cold.:)
     
  7. Peter Trimmer

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    I would like to give FT a go.
    Been considering a Tasco Customshop myself as a starter scope.
    Seems like a good option.
     
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    It was good enough for me to win our winter league some time back. I reckon they're extremely undervalued as a 2nd hand starter scope.
     
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    dave croucher FT, the sport where simple becomes complicated

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    Good scopes, ive owned and used lots. What rob says regarding ranges is spot on.

    One to avoid tho is the 12-60 version as it only comes diwn to about 14 yds
     
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    Yep and it's pretty crap optically as well. The 10-40s are normally a safe bet, as are the Deben 10-50x56's which were made by Hakko around the same time.
     
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    I think Simon Ayres and Nathan reeve own all the debens currently though :)
     
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    I have one started ft with it
     
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    What is the 8-40×56 like?
     
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    Good. That’s the normal one to be found. The duplex is the more common ret. My 10-40s were badged Walther but essentially the same and that’s what I used for years.

    The gaps between 50-55 are small, you’re probably only going to be able to split the distance between them at best. But they’re solidly made and take abuse. For a starter scope at the prices they can be had for they’re very good.

    Usual things apply to all second hand scopes, wear on the mag ring, slop in parallax mech but I’ve had quite a few and only had one bad one where the objective end had started to come loose.
     
  15. PA410goodshot

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    Hi Rob, do you still have any left, if so which ones are the best to have mildot or the target dot version, also once they are broken, or not working to their best, is there any one that services, repairs or rebuilds them ? Or are they just to old now and have become a throw away item.
    Many thanks
     
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    dave croucher FT, the sport where simple becomes complicated

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    My fave was the "2nd generation" 10-50 mildot.

    8-40s all good but follow rob's advice re wear and tear.
    There was also a "nitehunter elite" , identical in everyway just different branding. That was my first sidePA scope
     
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    I don't know to be honest, I moved house and everything is/was in disarray...

    I've definitely got 2 10-40 Walther ones, and I think an 8-40 custom shop, and I think a couple of debens and one broken deben which I think could be fixed if I find someone who knows optics.

    I just use them to set guns up these days, then once I get happy I put my comp scopes on.

    I think if they're not designed to be taken apart so I don't know if mine can be fixed. I know I can bodge it and if I get some N2 I can probably purge it, but depends what it's like after being open for a while.
     
  18. PA410goodshot

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    Thanks for all the input guys its most helpful. Going to have a play with it tomorrow. :cool:
     
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    The turret tops have weeny little screws holding them on; you'll need a 0.9mm allen key. Not a bad idea to get two or three as they are easy to lose.
     
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    Careful on range finding and magging down to shoot . some custom shops can change zero . ??? HOLLY
     

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