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Unread 06-24-2004, 01:46 PM
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cheap scope

I have heard from people that bsa makes a good scope for the price i was wondering if anyone has had any experience with these scopes are the good quality and are the adjustments accurate all comments and replies would be most welcome.

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    Unread 06-24-2004, 01:48 PM
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    Re: cheap scope

    As I recall, all I've heard is that they break easily and are not worth the trouble.
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    Unread 06-24-2004, 02:28 PM
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    Re: cheap scope

    May I ask your definition of cheap?
    I have seen several BSA scopes have major problems.

    A Nikon Buckmaster could be had for less than $200.00. And they have held up well for me on big magnum rigs..sakofan..

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    Unread 06-25-2004, 07:58 AM
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    Re: cheap scope

    BSA scopes aren't very good at all.

    I put a 3-12 on a 30-30 and it would bounce on and off of the target.

    I like to bump my scopes after adusting just to make sure they are settled but, when I bumped the BSA it would move a FOOT. I know I shouldn't base my opinions on them based on that one bad experience but, when it is the 1st experience w/ the product, it kind of stays w/ you.

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    Unread 06-25-2004, 09:05 AM
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    Re: cheap scope

    ...no such thing as "cheap...good"... sorry
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    Unread 06-25-2004, 12:20 PM
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    Re: cheap scope

    good for the price is probably right. However, it may not suit your needs. I have been down the low price route and unfortunately, good glass is not cheap.

    You can also consider used to lower your cost substantially.

    For optical and mechanical quality, I have had very good success with the Bausch&Lomb/Bushnell Elite line, Balvar, Scopechief (old ones), Banner (old ones made in Japan); Nikon Monarch; Burris Fullfield. On occasion you can find some Tasco World Class target scopes that were made in Japan. These are also very good and cheap.

    So take the time and look through a variety of scopes. You will quickly find out that without optical quality, your money is wasted. Without mechanical quality, you may as well throw rocks.

    If willing to buy used, $200 should get you some very serviceable optics. Now that's pretty "cheap".

    Jerry
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    Unread 06-25-2004, 01:24 PM
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    Re: cheap scope

    for the money the best scope i baught was a sightron. I baught a 6x24x42 for $347 out the door and I treat it like a old hunting gun (mean i dont treat it as well as i should)and it stays on and the clearity is great
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