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BSA, 6 - 24x40mm (or 50mm).

 
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Old 01-18-2002, 07:36 AM
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BSA, 6 - 24x40mm (or 50mm).

I know, i know, i know!! I probably get what i pay for, BUT:
Can anybody tell me that the experiece is about this scopes. I consider to use this on my 22-250. Is this a very, very bad choice??
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Old 01-18-2002, 09:49 AM
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Re: BSA, 6 - 24x40mm (or 50mm).

460,

I have no first hand experience with them, but my brother owned one. He put it on a 243 and the scope only lasted a few rounds and the rifle could not be sighted in after that. He sent the scope back to the company and received a new one. When he pulled the brand new scope out of the box, there was a distinctive rattle in the scope. One of the lenses had come loose inside, and this was a brand new (never been mounted) scope. He sent that one back to the company and they sent another new one. He turned around and sold it without opening.

Based on that I would not reccommend one.

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Old 01-18-2002, 05:17 PM
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Re: BSA, 6 - 24x40mm (or 50mm).

460wby,

I had a BSA platnium series 6x24x40mm on a 300WM I bought as an entire set-up. I was fine for the first 20 rounds, then changed zero after every shot, would not track and generally went to crap. The recoil from 25 200gr HSM match grades took it apart inside.. If I didn't get it free, I wouldn't have another one.

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Old 01-18-2002, 09:38 PM
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Re: BSA, 6 - 24x40mm (or 50mm).

I have also heard negative reports on the BSA line of scopes. There are no good cheap scopes. By good, I mean one that will not only hold position, but track consistantly. The Tasco is a better scope in that price range but still not good. For about $275, you can get a Weaver V series which are great scopes for the money. Check out BearBasin.com and SWFA.com
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Old 01-19-2002, 08:49 AM
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Re: BSA, 6 - 24x40mm (or 50mm).

I have one that I first thought was a fine scope. It did not take long for it to start falling apart. To make a long story short, buy a better scope you will be much happier in the long run since you will end up buying a better scope down the road anyway. I understand that some of the older BSA scopes were made in Japan and that they were good bit better than the newer ones.
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Old 01-22-2002, 12:45 AM
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Re: BSA, 6 - 24x40mm (or 50mm).

Thanks guys.
You make me change my mind. I think I'll land on a Burris or Leupold. :p
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Old 01-22-2002, 01:56 PM
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Re: BSA, 6 - 24x40mm (or 50mm).

Every BSA I have seen rates right down there with Tasco...
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