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February 25, 2006, 20:50
Anyone has experience with BSA rifle scopes are these any good? Thanks.
February 25, 2006, 21:37
Here's my take.
I got a couple of hunting rifles with the 3x9x50's (a .303 and a .308) and they work fine at $40.00 a piece to take deer out behind the camp. Not the brightest, but the eye relief is okay, they haven't fogged and Mr. Zero stays at home.
Now, what are ya plannin to use em fer? If I was lookin for a first class rig, you can pick up a 2x7x33 Leupold for $200.00. Great eye relief; and you're done fer your lifetime.
If you are a nut like one of my buddies whose got 20 mausers and Enfields in his safe that he uses for bringing up to camp and taking deer or putting holes in paper, then yeah, the BSA'a are fine for scopin "all yer rifles.
If your fly'n up to Alaska, or fittin up your survival FAL, then there are many better options within a few hundred dollars.
For a survival rifle, a Trijicon Reflex II will take Goblins lightnin quick in all light conditions (except into direct sunlight), with both eyes open, to minute of chest out to 150 meters.
For long range work, a Simmons Aetec or Whitetale Expedition at $150.00 or less, is a workable solution. Leupold and Nikon make some nice scopes at a little more. There are various other flavors guys here like. Like Dad said, you do get what you pay for.
February 25, 2006, 22:23
Thanks for replying Charles. Just for putting holes in paper out at 200 yds on weekend.
February 28, 2006, 17:55
For the same kind of money, I would also look at Bushnell models Sportsman or Trophy; Simmons 44 Mag (on clearance) (but not Blazer or Prairie Master).
Edit: Just saw this:
Posted by Attilla: Stay away from the BSA, Trueglo, Tasco, etc in the sub-$100 category. They are just junk. I tried a BSA and ended up giving it away. I looked a a True-glo in Cabela's, and it was obviously not parallax compensated at all.
March 02, 2006, 08:28
My comment about BSA was in regard to a Red Dot scope.
It was a virtually worthless piece of crap. They obviously do not understand the concepts of optics at all.
I have no experience with their regular rifle scopes, but I probably wouldn't buy one to find out.
I am a cheap kind of guy, as evidenced that I was willing to TRY the BSA. :)
But I am always willing to pay more to get quality if it is quality that I can really see and appreciate. When chosing a riflescope, I chose a Nikon Monarch 5.5-16 X44
I am no expert on this, but it did seem exceptionally brite and clear, and was a reasonable price. I had numerous other high-end brands to try in direct comparison.
March 03, 2006, 22:24
Any experience on russian scopes?
March 04, 2006, 00:09
Always buy the cheapest scope you can afford to have fail.
March 04, 2006, 23:47
I think that BSA scopes some of the worst optics pretending to be a riflescope.
I got one for a 22.
The thing didn't even adjust for windage and elevation more than an inch at 100 yds.
It would cost me more in shipment to and fro than it cost me.
March 05, 2006, 00:04
I picked one up today for my 10/22. strange that you guys are talking about this. I think the field of view and the brightness are junk but for 25 bucks it is better than open sights. Keep in mind what its purpose is for.
I got a Bushnell trophy for my son.
for anything bigger than .22 I don't settle for anything less than the Leupold mid range scopes (Vari-X III as of now)
March 05, 2006, 07:36
i have one of their "Deerhunter" 3-9x40's on an FAL. 10,000 rounds or so with no problems. I takes a couple clicks of adjustment after I remove the mount from the rifle, but that is the mount and not the scope. No adjustments other than that. I is clearer than equivalent Trasco, and simmons. No it isn't nikon or Leup, but it was $40, not $250.
March 05, 2006, 09:42
Originally posted by walkabout
Any experience on russian scopes?
I have a Vomz 2-10x50 T-post reticle that I liked initially, until... it collected condensation inside (2 yrs after purchase), and since it is "no longer in production" and I was SOL, I attempted to blow the condensation out, myself. Never been able to.
Chalk it up as another lesson in You Get What You Pay For.
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