Tasco World Class Review: Budget Friendly Scopes!


The title might seem misleading to some people. But hear me out, the scope model name is world class. Whether the scope is world-class or not we are going to find it out in this Tasco world class review.

This United States based company named Tasco might not ring a bell to everyone but they are quite known for their budget-friendly scopes. Especially they provide some best rifle scope for under 100$.

In case you didn’t know Bushnell owns Tasco and we reviewed quite a bit about Bushnell here, we are hoping some good things from the scopes.

Just like most other scopes the Tasco world class has 2 different models under their belly. Well they are practically the same scope with slight different specifications, but we will mention both in this review.

Let’s continue with the review now, first with the specification –

Specifications of Tasco World Class 4-16x40 mm Rifle Scope

Topic Value
Eye Relief 3.7 Inches
Field of View 22.5 - 5.9 ft at 100 Yards
Finish Black Matte
Focus Type Eyeball
Length 14 Inches
Lens Coating SuperCon / Multi-Layered / Fully Coated
Magnification 4-16x
Objective Lens Diameter 40 mm
Parallax Setting 100 Yards
Reticle Illuminated Mill Dot
Tube Diameter 1 Inch
Windage / Elevation 1/4 MOA Adjustments
Weight 16.5 oz
Wide Angle Yes

For a sub 100$ scope, the specs don’t sound bad at all. 

Tasco World Class 4-16x40 mm Rifle Scope

Are The Lenses Any Good?​

According to Tasco website info, they are fully-coated. That means they are water-resistant and fog proof. They are not well coated for low-light shooting.

But if you are doing some daylight 3-gunning or perhaps hunting you can easily use the scope without any hinge. The lenses are good, we will give this to Tasco for giving good enough lenses to such cheap scope. 

Is The Build Quality Cheap Like a Toy?

No, it isn’t. The build quality is not comparable to top end scopes but it is still holding on fine on its own. To surprise you guys the scope is indeed made of aircraft-grade aluminum.

If you are still concerned, don’t be. Because it’s using the same material like those flagship or more than 500$ scopes.

Now we understand we said its not like top-end which is true, but it is also true that you won’t find the same quality build on any other sub 100$ scopes. It can take some hit from the recoil without any issue.


The reticle of the Tasco world class is a standard duplex style reticle with no marking on the crosshair. It’s quite easy to get the hang of. Also, you get more viewing area as no dots or markings are blocking your view. It will be unfair to hope like a Christmas tree style reticle in FFP in this budget. 


  • Super affordable price.
  • Good build quality.
  • Good turrets and easy mounting system


  • Not multi-coated.
  • Even if the scope is fog proof if you leave it under temperature for a long period the scope might malfunction.

We finished the Tasco world class review, the unit we reviewed was a 4-16x40mm model. Like we mentioned in the heading the world class series has 2 scope. Two very similar scope with slight difference in between them. And if you were hoping that is there something cheaper than the 4-16x40mm, your prayers have been answered.

The Tasco world class 3-9×40 is even much cheaper than the 4-16×40 variant while having lots if not all similarities. Let’s talk about those similarities –

Specifications of Tasco World Class 3-9x40 mm Rifle Scope

Topic Value
Exit Pupil 13.3 mm at 3x / 4.4 mm at 9x
Eye Relief 89 mm
Finish Matte
Focus Type Eyeball
Length 12.75 Inches
Lens Coating SuperCon / Multi-Layered / Fully Coated
Parallax Setting 100 Yards
Objective Lens Diameter 40 mm
Reticle Type 30/30
Tube Diameter 1 Inch
Windage / Elevation 1/4 MOA Adjustments
Weight 13 oz

Tasco World Class 3-9x40 mm Rifle Scope

As you can see, they are practically identical. We really don’t think that we need to go through the same review once again. That’s why we are just going to mention the main differences between the two.


Probably the only main difference that’s separating the two. While the big brother 4-16x can zoom up to 16x from base 4x zoom the smaller one can only zoom up to 9x.

Let’s be honest here 9x zoom is not bad at all. In fact, it’s like too much for the price you are paying. You are paying less than what you might pay for ammunition in one hunting session. There is no room to complain here.


As expected, the smaller one weights lesser than the bigger one. Well it’s kind of obvious and makes sense. But that doesn’t mean that the 4-16×40 version is super heavy. In fact, both of them are super light. You can just mount them and you shouldn’t even feel you have a scope sitting on your rifle mount.

That’s it, the two of the major difference between the two. Both are good scope in their own respective price-point. There isn’t much to complain about the two. If you are not willing to spend even 100$ on a scope you can blindly pull the trigger on the Tasco world class 3-9x40mm.

Parting Words

To be honest there isn’t much more left to talk about the scopes. It doesn’t have any fancy sensors or something like those you find in a night-vision scope. But for the price, you are getting a pretty solid scope that should serve you for quite a while. 

With that said we finish our Tasco world class review. We hope you enjoyed the read, in our humble opinion the scope does earn the name world-class for providing such a great scope under 100$.

Rest will be on your hand, but if you are a beginner who is looking for something just to start the hunting/long-range gunning career this could be a great starter scope for you. Once again thanks for reading we will see you next time.

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