March 1999

Variable Power At Your Fingertips: Tasco Gets Our Best Buy Nod

In this showdown of eight riflescopes, the $475 World Class 6-24X unit was big, bright, and accurate. Other recommended items include big glass from Burris, Weaver, and Leupold.

Shooters of many different stripes enjoy the flexibility 6-20X and 6-24X variable riflescopes give them. These products’ extended power ranges allow them to be used at their low settings for indoor air rifle or rimfire and centerfire hunting use. Dialed up, they allow shooters to shoot spots on silhouette targets or pick their spots on long-range game animals with .300 Win. Mag-class beanfield rifles. With the right glass and mounts, a shooter can easily make one of these variable scopes work in several scenarios, assuming its owner has the skills and steadiness to use the high-mag settings.

Ideally, such products should provide crisp looks at targets and accurate adjustments to compensat...

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