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Number of Reviews: 6
Average Rating: 9.5 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $50

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Extra-bright with a wide field-of-view, illuminated 5 M.O.A. Red Dot with 11-position rheostat, built on dovetail fits standard centerfire weaver-style bases. For shotguns up to 3" shells and handguns up to .357 magnum.
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The TASCO 30mm Red Dot is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
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Bernie776 Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
Period of
Product Use:
1 year
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Looking down the barrel
Marker Setup: X7 Phenom
remote line
Metadyne Launcher
Green laser sight
Sling
HK416 front rail assembly from TACAMO
Mad Dog 14" barrel
Squishy paddles
Collapsible CAR Stock.
90cu 4500PSI Pure Energy Tank.
45 degree offset sight rail
TASCO Red Dot Sight 30mm
Strengths: Easy to use.
bright dot
batteries are cheap and easy to find
Weaknesses: It's easy to forget you left it powered on and drain the battery...
Review: I love this sight. I was told by everyone at the paintball field it wouldnt work when I got it. Then I got 20 kills that day. A few weekends later, some guys had red dots on their guns...

However after a year of getting way more than my money's worth out of it, it finally broke.

I took a paintball hit directly on the front lens and it shattered. But this was after several direct hits there during the life of the sight so I don't feel ripped off or anything. Paintball is a rough sport.

So I am going to order another one, and also get those see through sight covers everyone talks about.
Conclusion: If you play milsim, red dots help a lot. This one is cheap, durable, and if you take care of it, it will take care of you.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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Foxhound4 Sunday, May 20th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
not much
Marker Setup: Smart Parts SP 8
Colapsable stock
tasco 30mm red dot sight
Q-Loader
Spec Ops Custom vest
Strengths: Durable
intimidating
Weaknesses: No clear blast covers
Review: I recently got a Tasco 30 mm red dot sight for my set up as listed above and I love it. The thing is nearly indestructible! Hopefully I didn't just jinx it but this sight can take a hit and keep on working! I think over my period of about 3 months or so this thing has been hit nearly 5 times which is not something to be proud of but it still is ticking! It has taken splatter so thick it was impossible to see out of but when I clean up after that game and wiped her down that dot was clear as day.
Conclusion: Anyone in the market for a sight needs to pick this baby up out of all the people I've seen with them no one has complaints. Its intimidating its accurate is durable and its just plain cool the only reason it gets a 9 is because it does not come with clear blast covers!
Rating:
9 out of 10
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allgunsblazing Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Daisy Red Dot
Brass Eagle
Marker Setup: Proto rail
Freak Barrel
Random Brand on/off (see review)
Victory Boarded Halo

Tippmann 98
G36C hand guard and rail
Six Position Stock
Tasco 30mm sight
Freak barrel
Ak mag kit
Polished Internals
Trigger Spring Mod
Strengths: 11 brightness settings
Tough !
Reasonalble price
Weaknesses: Havent found any yet
Review: I origanally had a diasy red dot monted just on my tippy, however when i bought the Opsgear G36c stuff, i decided that if i was going to milsim my gun, a cheap sight wouldnt cut it, (also daisy uses dovetail monts). I got the sight for 45 bucks at wallyworld, got it home and mounted it onto my gun, it looks tough, and is.

during a game, i got involved in a fairly heavy firefight, my gun later taking the brunt of the balls, and to my horror, just as i was lining up wat would have been my next "kill", through the sight, i watched a ball come from nowhere and SMACk, direct hit on the lense of my brand new tasco sight...
i walked off the field, pulled a rag out, wiped the piant off , and the sight was fine... and was in to play the next game

The sight mounts very firmly to the rails, and im sure if i wanted to, could pick my gun up by it, the 11 brightness setting are nice to have, however level is just the one i use. In daylight, the red dot is still visibleand is easy to use. This sight is very very good on batteries, and i have not had to change them yet, and the dot is still very small, (with the daisy, when the batteries got low, the dot became larger and blurred)

I also found that i can use both eyes open at the correct distance from the sight to have a eyes open picture of everything, a big plus, as you still have your perifieral vision to your left or right.
Conclusion: Tough, looks good, bright, $50 , why not?
i would recomend it.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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CreepingDeath69 Thursday, October 19th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
3 months6 of 8 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
-ADCO red dots
-Scopes
-looking down the barrel
Marker Setup: Spyder MR2
Riccoccett apache
Tasco 30mm Red Dot
Strengths: Easy targeting & to look through and find dot
11 brightness settings
Red optics look cool
Weaknesses: Im scared Iíll get a direct hit or drop it or something
Review: This sight is great. It's not to expensive, looks cool, and most importantly itís easy to use. The secret is to not use it like a scope but to look "past" it with both eyes open and you brain will superimpose the dot in you normal vision. It looks exactly like a laser sight but itís only visible to you.
Conclusion: This sight is recommended to anyone who gets mad at looking down the barrel (which doesn't work at all)
Rating:
10 out of 10
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ngcreese Saturday, August 19th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Marker Setup: Tippman A5
E-Grip w/ WAS Board @ Semi Auto -> Full Auto @ 20Bps
Flatline w/ Battle Shroud
Trinity Spring -- Red (plus spring compression washer)
Lapco offset 45* Dovetail and 90* Weaver mounts
Vortex Mod
Clippard QEV w/ 3/32 Barbs
Tasco 30mm Red Dot (Dovetail mount -- .22 )
Butler Creek #04 See Through flip-up scope covers
32 Degrees remote w/ On/Off
Pure Energy 72/3000
Special Ops Dagger Vest harness
Strengths: - Allows for quick and relatively acqurate target acquisition
- Increases your kill ratio
Weaknesses: - Would be nice if it came with the see through scope covers.
Review: I've really come to enjoy the sport of paint ball. But never as much as when I got my Tasco 30mm Red Dot. This thing draws a large amount of attention and compliments from others at the paint ball field. You know your marker is cool when the local paintball shop owner tells you that others have come in talking about how "sick" your marker was, that past weekend....

I enjoy playing a patient game of woodsball, when possible.

My marker is setup to first attempt to sniper my target, and if that fails, follow up with some good full auto action.

With this red dot, I can literally get very close to one shot one kill.

The key to fast use of red dots is to look through and past them with both eyes open and your marker up in front of you. This effectively "merges" the red dot into your complete field of view. This method is very useful when you are not secluded in a good sniper's position (i.e.: not wearing full camo and/or not laying in a shaded patch of bush)

When properly snipering, the one eye closed method works just as well.

For the most part, as stated by many others, where you place the dot, is where your paintball is pretty much going to hit!

This sight was bought at:
http://www.opticsplanet.net/tasco-1x30-22-reddot.html

It has 11 brightness settings, plus up/down & left/right alignment of the dot.
Same as the BSA 30mm Red Dot scope.

I got some Butler Creek #04 See through flip-up scope covers to protect my scope when I'm not in a good sniper's position. They compliment the scope perfectly... I keep the covers closed until I'm ready to snipe, then I pop 'em open and take the shoot.

You can see my setup here...
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k162/ngcreese/a5_reddot_co
vers_safe_position.jpg
Conclusion: Thank goodness for skeptics, else everyone would have one of these, and I wouldn't have an advantage over them.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, August 19th, 2006 at 7:55 pm PST
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Eclipse404 Sunday, May 28th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
3 months14 of 18 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Looking Down the barrel, TASCO 4x Scope
Marker Setup: 98 Custom, vert kit w/ expansion chamber, smart parts progressive barrel, stock barrel, bt rocket cock, 20 oz tank, polished internals, cyclone
Strengths: Easy to use and see the dot
Bang for the buck
Weaknesses: Does not come with clear blast covers
Review: It only took me one game to realize that it is almost impossible to aim looking down the barrel. Lining up the rear and front sights in the heat of a battle is almost impossible, and once you get it its hard to keep them aligned. After looking into multiple scopes, the e-dot was way tp expensive and I didn't want a cheap open build red dot. After buying this scope, i knew i would never look down the barrel again. This scope fit right onto my 98C without the need for a sight rail, maybe its because i have a cylone but thats a huge plus either way. It is also very easy to use, just turn the rheostat (intensity adjuster) and go. It is also easy to dial in, screw the caps off the adjusters, and turn them with a flathead. Its also cool how each click adjusts the point of impact only 1/2" at i think its 100ft, great for precision. After trying it out at a local woodsball game, the scope worked like a champ, i got 9 kills with it, despite the fact that i was shooting blue streak. I now shoot x ball bronze and it is amazingly accurate. This red dot also has two other pluses in my book; it looks badass, and it can take a hit, i got shot on the lens and it didnt break it, although im not sure how long any scope could take that kind of abuse. I wish it had clear blast covers, but thats not a problem with me cause it is such a small target. Also, with the rheostat on 11, I can still see the dot in broad daylight, nice and clear, and i can even see it when i point it at my ceiling light in my room.
Conclusion: Although i dont think that there is anything different about this scope from say, the BSA red dots, this is still a very good product, plus it was built for real guns so you know that it will be able to stand up to any abuse you can throw at it. This red dot would get a perfect 10 if it had a blast cover, so i must give it a 9.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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