Formerly Tasco, NcStar is a company that made its mark making military scopes for many countries in Asia. They have since moved into the North American market, and are growing steadily. They have successfully partnered with many of today’s leading brands in the past twelve years. They are typically priced at 1/3-2/3 of the price of their competitors against their similar makes and models. Their illuminated reticules are a nice, dependable touch for low light conditions. Many of the features that they offer are not typically seen on machines that retail at prices around $600.00! They have been known for the last twelve years to manufacture and provide products to meet any budget for their consumers.