Compasseco has began offering a new scope from Tech Force that is a bit different from their standard 3-12×44 scope. Keeping the quality optics found on the TF 3-12×44, Tech Force has added a larger ocular lens that allows the shooter to enjoy a longer eye relief. A focusing ring is found on the ocular end, aiding in bringing the image seen through the scope into focus.
An addition to the new scope is the illuminated center dot on the reticle. A welcome aid in low light conditions, this illuminated center dot really helps when zeroing in on your target, especially if you are shooting at a silhouette of a game animal or a target. All too often low light conditions prevent an otherwise achievable shot.
I mounted the test scope on my Air Force Condor in .177 and began to have fun. To make it more interesting, I also mounted a Walther Laser Sight on top of the scope, and played around with making the two red marks match up on target. Time and time again I was able to move one sight, such as the laser, and then match it with the Tech Force scope. It was very handy to have the Laser Sight set for one range, such as a short 15-20 yards, and then be able to look through the scope for longer shots, and still focus on a red dot as my focal point.
The lenses on the TF 4-12×44 IL are all multi-coated, which reduces glare and reflections while offering a nice, bright view. I found the image nice and crisp, with the duplex reticle and center red dot easily focused upon. At just over 1 lb. in weight, the scope will not add much weight to your shooting setup, and would make a good choice for your medium-powered adjustable scope.
As you can see in the pic above, I have combined a TF one-piece high mount with the 3-12×44 IL scope and a Walther Laser Sight, which comes with both a flashlight and a laser combined. This combination allowed me to walk through a garden area and put the laser on a rabbit that is close-by and bag him from the hip. Later in the same walk, a rabbit further off at 30+ yards was taken with the TF scope, using the illuminated center dot in low light as I was pest-controlling right at dusk.
Here are the details on the TF 3-12×44 IL scope:
Objective: 44mm Field of View
Eye Relief: 4″
Tube Diameter: 1″
Weight: 1.05 lbs
Reticle: Illuminated Red Dot Reticle with Duplex Cross Hairs
Adj Size: 1/4 MOA @ 100 yds
Manufacturer: Tech Force Optics
Currently selling for $99.95, give this scope some serious consideration as your medium-powered scope for just about any air rifle you want to put it on. It is robust, will handle the shock of spring-piston air rifles, and provides a large field of view for the shooter. Just another great product from Compasseco and Tech Force manufacturing.