The next optic we will take a look at is the Tasco Rimfire Series 3-9x 32mm 30/30 Reticle .22 Riflescope (View on Amazon.com). This was one of our cheaper test scopes for the Ruger 10/22 Carbine. It is classified as a low to medium power scope and is reliable. It is not the most expensive scope out there in the market, but it’s good for small game hunting and plinking at the range up to 50 yards. You should be able to hit most small targets out to 100 yards, but I would not rely on the accuracy as much outside of the 50 yard mark.
It’s easy to sight in and find your zero point with the adjustment points on the top and side of the scope. One thing that was nice is that this scope comes with caps that cover both ends of the scope and it comes with scope rings which means you save some cost because you don’t have to buy them separately.
The lens has multi-layered lens coating and as a result is pretty clear and also scratch resistant. The plastic lens is relatively cheap but it gets the job done. Again, this is more of our budget scope and probably not what I’d consider the best scope out there in the market. If you are on a budget, it’s a good starter scope and would do well for quick trips to the range and weekends out in the wilderness. If you are a serious target shooter, this is probably not the scope for you.
If you are buying a scope for your son’s first rifle, this is a good choice. Most times I can group within a 3 inch radius at 50 yards and it gets a little bit more liberal at 100 yards, but still usually within a 6 inch radius.
I have since upgraded my scope to a Simmons .22 adjustable objective scope, but for my first optics purchase for my .22 rifle, this is one of the choices I could have made and am satisfied with it. While I have since upgraded my own scope for my optics purposes, I have kept this scope to pass down to my son when it becomes time for me to get him his first rifle.