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Old March 26, 2008, 01:06 AM   #1
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BSA optics: opinions needed

I'm considering the purchase of a BSA holographic sight from Midway; the price is decent and I don't want to drop a load of money (that I don't have ) on a sight for the rifle that will be used in our monthly combat matches.
Does anyone have experience with BSA products? Is this a good or bad idea?
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Old March 26, 2008, 02:15 AM   #2
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BSA isn't known for quality or durability. It's usually on the same level as a Tasco and I'm told are often made on the same Chinese production lines. After reading horror stories on rimfirecentral I went with a Bushnell red dot. it's bulky but solid. I'm also trying out another brand of cheapie holographic site but so far I'm not impressed enough to give out the name.
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Old March 26, 2008, 07:05 AM   #3
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I have 1 BSA scope. It is a 6-18x40mm on my 22lr. I have had a BSA 36x44mm platnum target scope that did not hold POA. I sold it for $25 to a guy for his turkey shoot shotgun. I would not trust them on any centerfire rifle.
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Old March 27, 2008, 12:55 AM   #4
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I have had 2 BSA red dots, and both have been great...its a good starter optic, but I wouldnt expect it to stand up to a beating like a duty weapon would see...
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Old August 18, 2008, 01:13 AM   #5
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I would not waste your money! I have one and the thing needed to be disassembled to re solder a wire after 100 rounds! Its hard to change the battery, and it cannot be used with both eyes opened the sight picture is off. I had it on a Glock 35 and it would not hold point of aim after a couple of hundred rounds,shot bullets allover and gave a 6" group at 50 ft. took the scope off and I had a 11\2" group!? I hand load and I have to use Lead indoors where I shoot so the sight did not take much abuse with recoil. Its built well enough but will not stand up to much abuse! I will put it on my Neotec, if it does not work out in the trash it will go!! maybe a Bushnell Holographic next.
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Old August 18, 2008, 01:50 PM   #6
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I have a BSA red dot scope and after just a few hours of use the switch broke and it wont turn off now. It now sits on a paintball gun and I have to take the battery in and out to operate it, the power button is completely worthless on it. If I were you I would spend just a little more money and get something higher quality.
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Old August 18, 2008, 01:55 PM   #7
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+1 for the Bushnell Red Dot. They need to improve their battery life though!
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