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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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BSA scopes?

Any thoughts on BSA scopes? I am looking at a goldstar with EZ hunter reticle. I am considering it for a rifle that sees limited use so I do not want shell out the cash for a Leupold. I happened to see a deal from a mail order house and thought I could get some opinions here, thanks.

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Love my cheap illuminated BSA on my Marlin 22 WMR. Deadly scope for night time shooting for fox thats for sure...
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i wouldnt use it for anything that has a boom to it. would work just fine on a .22
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Thanks gentleman.

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About 15 years ago, I shot .22 rimfire silhouette matches. I bought a BSA 6-20x and it would not focus. Sent it back, got another, same problem. That was the last BSA I ever bought. One time between relays at a match, I noticed a lady with the same scope on her Anschutz. When she walked past me, I asked how she likes the BSA scope. Her response was "its a piece of s***.

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i wouldnt use it for anything that has a boom to it. would work just fine on a .22
I always thought they were .22 scopes in the past but had expanded the product line. Sounds like it would not be a good choice for my .35 Whelen though.

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Re: BSA scopes?

You generally get what you pay for in optics.

That being said..... I have $20 BSA red dots on $1000 3 1/2" magnum turkey guns that have been functioning flawlessly for 8-10 years. I have a fixed 4x and a 3-3 BSA from Wally World on .22's and have had no problems. I have an 8-32 BSA Platinum that rotates in and out of duty atop a .220 Swift. Optically, it's obviously not a Swarovski. But it holds zero and the turrets produce repeatable adjustments.

Don't know that I will ever buy another one. But if I don't it's NOT because I had any problems with the ones I already have.

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I had a catseye once, after 4 shots sighting it in
(.308Win) the crosshairs fell apart.
Thats my only experience with BSA optics.
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