Back in February of this year I did a review on the Tech Force 6-24×40 scope. Tech Force has since added another feature to this scope that is sure to please many shooters…..a mil-dot reticle.
Mil-dots are useful for compensation without adjusting the reticle by using the adjusting knobs. For hunters in windy conditions, simply compensate by using the mil-dots to the left and right for windage, or up and down for range adjustments. Practice with the scope helps the shooter determine how far away an animal is, and how to aim accordingly.
As you can see, the 6-24×40 MD scope is a long unit, well over 15″ long. I mounted this sample on a TF-78 that I converted to PCP, and spent a portion of my afternoon sending Beeman Kodiaks downrange to my heart’s content. The scope’s reticle held firm, as I knew it would on this very light recoiling airgun. But if you refer to my February article, I mounted the previous model on my RX-2 for recoil evaluation, and after hundreds of shots, it held up just fine.
On high power, the light gathering capabilities were scaled back quite a bit, but remember that this scope is a budget scope, coming in at less than $100. It has the same features of the non-mildot version, in fact being listed as the same scope with an option for you to choose as to which reticle you want to receive.
The adjustment knobs are set at 1/8″, not 1/4″ @ 100 yards. This allows finer settings to be achieved for precise target work.
One of the features that is becoming more scarce is the metal objective covers. This is a feature from years ago that is still available on many Tech Force scopes, and the added protection from dust and accidental damage to the lenses is a welcome addition in my book. Screw the covers on, place the gun in storage, and expect a dust-free lens the next time you pull the scope out to use it. Great for traveling or storage necessities.
So if you are looking for a budget scope with the features you desire, take a look at the the Tech Force 6-24×40 MD, or any of the other Tech Force scopes. They all deliver to the budget-minded shooter!