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Old 01-25-2010, 02:06 PM
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BSA scopes... Deal or trash?

I was thinking about getting a 120.00 BSA scope to slap on a cheap rifle.... the scope i was looking at is 6-24x50 has anyone tryed one of theese out or heard anytihng
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:10 PM
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I was thinking about getting a 120.00 BSA scope to slap on a cheap rifle.... the scope i was looking at is 6-24x50 has anyone tryed one of theese out or heard anytihng

I hate to trash any product but this is one .

I bought my first one for a 17 HMR called a sweet seventeen and it looked like
the perfect one for the little rifle.

After I mounted it I was happy until I shot it. At first I though I had a problem
with the rifle because it would not shoot worth a darn.

And just to verify that was the problem I switched scopes and to my surprise it
hammered out a .326 10 shot group @ 100 yards with the other scope.

So when I realized it was the BSA I looked to see if I could see anything wrong
and just by accident I held the ocular lens and while looking through the scope
saw the cross hairs move.

So I immediately returned it to the store for another one . At the counter I showed
the clerk what the problem was and he said no problem we'll exchange it.

I thought "GREAT" untill I removed the new one from the box and it did the same
thing. (The threads are so lose fitted that if you move the eye piece left to right or
up and down the Point of aim changes even with the scope locked down.

Next I called my brother and had him check his and he had the same problem.

Now the BSA's are less than half the price they were when they first came out
(You think the manufacture knows something ? ).

I have found that any scope less than $250.00 are probably in the junk category.

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Old 01-25-2010, 03:31 PM
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Re: BSA scopes... Deal or trash?

To the question "deal or trash?" I think the answer is somewhere right in the middle. I have a 9x24x40 on a .204 and my assessment of the setup is that it's... acceptable, barely. I don't have changing poi problems like the previous poster, the scope/rifle combo will shoot <1" groups @ 100 yds. The problem mine has is that the optics are so poor that trying to shoot at anything out past 350yds is almost impossible due to "white out".
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:56 PM
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Re: BSA scopes... Deal or trash?

Thanks for the help guys.. another question is what would be a good long range scope to put on a .223. like i said i dont have a whole lot of extra money to spend so i guess whats the best deal i can get.
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:22 PM
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Re: BSA scopes... Deal or trash?

Check out the Vortex Crossfire line. pretty good optics for the price. I believe they offer a 6-24x50 with a fine crosshair.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:51 PM
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Thanks for the help guys.. another question is what would be a good long range scope to put on a .223. like i said i dont have a whole lot of extra money to spend so i guess whats the best deal i can get.
The Nikon Bushmaster 6x18x40 with side focus is a great little scope for arround
$300.00.

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Old 01-30-2010, 03:58 AM
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Re: BSA scopes... Deal or trash?

I second the nikon buckmaster, If you have to stay in 120 price range and can live with the 3x9 nikon makes a prostaff with bdc reticle that works well on my 223 out to a little over 500 yards. I have had one BSA and have regretted it ever since I got it. Seams to hold a zero so far but first time I took it out I made the mistake of looking threw my cheap little nikon next to it and thinking I should have just bought another nikon. The bsa glass just sucks in comparison.

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