I'll stick with American made, I see better looking through toilet paper at my age.For right now I have a 3-9x40 Vortex on my muzzy which I took off the 7mm. Figured if I was going to purchase a new scope I wanted to upgrade the 7mm to a 4-16x42 Vortex. I have been looking at Vortex's lower power scopes that max out at 7 power and may purchase one of them if I decide I want a smaller scope on the muzzy and think the 3-9 would be better off on another rifle.
You should look at the Vortex 1x scope for your muzzy if your happy with 1x. Its way better then the TC scope. I see a bunch of Vortex 1x scopes on KSL for almost new prices but I think the prices will be dropping soon. I have the TC on my first muzzy and hunted with it for a few years then put the Vortex on the new muzzy and have to say the Vortex is a lot clearer and to me its not like looking through a toilet paper roll with cross hairs like the TC is.