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.
"The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting,.. " Proverbs 12:27 NKJ
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***.
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.