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Old 07-16-2008, 12:20 AM   #11
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LOL, no there is no problem with the AR, I got all of that sorted out already. It does not like some of the ammo I was trying. I got ahold of an old Army buddy of mine and he sent me 4 different types of hand loads he had made up for me, and I got the AR performing wonderfully, half inch groups at 100, on iron sights. He has 500 rounds on the way to me now. My new issue is, if I want to shoot pigs, it is always at night. My Nikon on my 7 mag lets me see the pigs, when I cant see them with my naked eye, so now I want some kind of scope on the AR as well. God I hope all of this is making sense. I did buy a quick disconect mount to put the scope on, and I kept my flip up iron sight just incase I might need them.

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Old 07-16-2008, 11:10 PM   #12
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Ok I have had 2 BSA scopes One a 6-18x40mm that is on top of my Remington 511-x 22lr. It does good for a 22 lr. I also had a Platinum 36x44mm target scope. I for some reason put it on my 223, my 1/2" 5 shot groups opened up to nothing less than 3/4" with 90% of my groups shooting around 1" That is unacceptable for me. Both the BSA scopes have very poor light transmission I can put the 6-18 next to my Weaver and boy can you tell the differance between piss poor glass and good glass. Stick it next to my Leupold VX-II or my Bushnell elite 4200 and it will knock your socks off of how much differance there is then again we are talking about a $75 scope vs two $500 scopes.

Now I have a remington 511 score master 22lr that is topped with a Weaver KT-15 15x40mm that scope is a very good scope for the $250 I paid for it. The rife it is on will shoot 1" 5 shot groups at 100 yards.

Look at nikon, weaver Bushnell before looking at BSA.

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Old 07-21-2008, 01:32 PM   #13
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I have a BSA on my .22 and it does fine out to about 75 yrds. After that the groups opened up wide. For a cheap scope on a cheap, no recoil firearm it is not bad, but I would not bet my life on it.
Now on the other hand, I tried out a BSA red dot on my .223 and it shot great. At 50 yrds. it shot about a half inch group, and at 100yrds. it shot about a one inch group. I have no idea how long it would last in the field, or how realible it might be over time, so again I will NOT bet my life on it. I was just trying it out. I might put it on my kids pelet rifle. These are just my experiances.

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I will make this short and sweet Leupold or Burris you get what you pay for!!!

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Yup Leupold is buying all there stuff from over seas and "Assembling" here in the states. I guess that makes them "American Made" right? they used to use 100% American parts in their scopes.

I will never buy another Leupold. My 6-18x40 VX-II has more and 4" of eye relief change from 6 to 18 power. My Bushnell has maybe 1/2" of change from 6 to 24 power. Huh but my Bushnell is not as good as a Leupold according to some people. My Bushnell is much brighter then my VX-II bordering on VX-III brightness for 1/3 or 1/2 the price of a Leupold.

I am not a big fan of Burris because the like to put giant objectives on all their scopes. Can hardly find a 40mm objective from them anymore. I will not shoot anything over 40mm there is no need for it for what I do. That is just a waste of glass and they look stupid to me with a 50mm objective on a rifle. LOL looks like a clown nose on them. Plus 95% of the people with big GAINT objectives are shooting with their chin on the stock and not their cheek. Then they piss and moan about their rifle not being accurate when it is really them because they are teetering on the point of their chin trying to shoot.

The only way I will go bigger than 40mm is when I buy a nightforce for my bench rifle I will have made in a few years.

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Had to put in my 2 cents worth. I just bought a 6-24 BSA Mil Dot scope and the light and glass seem fine. It's on my HK SL8 (.223) so maybe the lack of a huge kick will keep it operational for a long time. I figured for $50 bucks it will do me fine. I am not a competitive shooter I just use the rifle for target practice and plinking stuff. If the BSA fails I will be sure to post an update but for now I am happy with the purchase. Time will tell.

I have a 6-18 Bushnell on my Mini 14 for about 15 years now? Was $80 back then. Still works great.

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I have 2 BSA scopes - one 2-7x TV View ($20) on my Henry .22 Lever and one fixed 4x I just put on an AR-15. The AR shoots 1/2" groups all day at 100yds, and the Henry shoots 1/2" groups at 75 yds. That's all I need! My Bushnell Sportview is about 15 years old and still works as good as the day I bought it. I also have a few Simmons variable and fixed power scopes that I've had for many years that are still working just fine. One is a fixed 4x shotgun scope on a Marlin 512 Slumaster that kicks so much it's uncomfortable to shoot. It has about 100 rds. through it with the Simmons scope, which still holds a zero. If you abuse your weapons or scopes maybe a Leupold or Swarovski is good for you - I treat my guns and scopes with care, and they return the favor...

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