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Old December 29, 2012, 07:54 PM   #1
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BSA mildot 4-16x40 good idea? Bad idea?

I have been thinking about putting a higher magnification scope on my 580-series mini-14 (I'm getting a bit long in the tooth and my eyes aren't what they used to be). Today I was in Academy and I saw a BSA 4-16x40 Mil-Dot Scope | Illuminated Reticle for $99. Is this a decent scope or a piece of junk?

I don't want to look a gift horse in the mouth, but $99 for a scope seems too good to be true.

So - this scope - good idea? Bad idea? Will it hold up on a semi-auto? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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Old December 30, 2012, 10:35 PM   #2
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There is a reason most experiened shooters think that BSA stands for Been Suckered Again. Keep searching - there are MUCH better scopes out there for not much more money.
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Old December 30, 2012, 11:40 PM   #3
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I hear a lot of bad things about BSA, haven't personally had any issues. Light gain on my buddy's Swarovski is about 30 minutes better which does count for hunting.
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