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bessemerbob 03-26-2009 11:46 PM

BSA Sweet line of scopes
What are you hearing about the sweet line of scopes from BSA? Anybody using them yet? I am looking to put one on a 223. The idea sounds great, but ive found before that these new ideas sometimes arent all they are cracked up to be!

cpttango30 03-27-2009 02:08 AM

For me from my experience BSA's are no good for any kind of accuracy.

I put one on my 223 group size went from .4" to .8" it doubled the size of my groups. Then it would not POA it would jump from shot to shot. first shot would be dead on next would go off say to the left then the next might go down then right then left then right.

I would put a BSA on a rimfire and that is about it. It works good for my 22lr and hols it at .5" at 50 yards.

Mark F 03-27-2009 09:52 AM

I've had zero luck with BSA also. Even on my .22 Ruger Mark II.

bessemerbob 03-27-2009 09:25 PM

Well is there a scope thats a 6*18*40 or higher power scope out there for less then $300. I really would like the maxpower to be 18 or higher!

cpttango30 03-28-2009 12:25 PM

Are you wanting a 6 or 18 or 40x scope or are you wanting a 6-18x40mm scope?

Try looking at Bushnell Elite 3200, Nikon Buckmaster, Weaver V series, Mueller are some good scopes as well.

There are plenty of places to buy optics on the internet Not just SWFA. The two I would really look at are the Weaver V series and the Busnhell elite 3200 some of this line is a little over 300 but most of them are right in your price range. The Muellers are in there as well. Take a looksee and you will be suprised at the quality you can get for $300. I personally think that if you are not shooting some sort of compatition you don't need to spend more than $500 on glass. and the $250 to $500 range in scopes is where you are going to your best bang for your buck.

There are a few on here and every message board that have more money than brains and are going to sit here and tell you that you need to spend $1000 + on a scope for a 22lr.

infotech 03-28-2009 12:59 PM

You can get midrange Nikons on ebay pretty cheap and they work fine. Leo's, Nights, etc are worth the money if you're a SWAT sniper or spec ops fighter.

I wish there was an affordable version of the Aimpoint T-1 - even 350 bucks is a bit much IMO but I'll end up buying one. Add a LaRue 4x magnifier and mount for Aimpoint and it gets really expensive really fast. I have some experience building telescopes and I'm very tempted to build my own version. They really are horribly overpriced for what's in them.

Yunus 03-28-2009 11:00 PM

I have a Nikon Buckmaster on my .223 4.5-14X. I'm very impressed with it. It was $300 though. I've shot a friends .223 that has a Simmons AETEC and it was also very good although it was more picky about eye placement than my Nikon.

bessemerbob 03-29-2009 03:02 PM

I tell you guys this is going to be hard. Right now I have a Buckridge high power, but that is a junk scope. Im thinking I will just put that in the trash! With how much it cost to shoot its probably not worth my time to use that junk. At the same time its going to kill me to have that new Savage just sitting there not getting used as the days get longer and warmer.

mrm14 03-29-2009 03:32 PM

Leupold VX-III
Put a Leupold VX-III 4.5-14X40mm on that Savage and be done with it. Boone and Crockett Reticle Is part # 55256 and costs about $525.00. It uses their "Ballistic Aiming System" and has hold points for 500, 400, 300, 250, and 200 yards. Real nice. Check out thier website and watch their Ballistic Aiming System training video and you'll see what I mean. I know it's just a tad over $500.00 but the bang for your buck is worth it IMO.

bessemerbob 03-30-2009 04:16 PM

Hmmm that is tempting. I will have to wait for a month or two to spend that much, but it could be worth it!

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