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Old 03-22-2007, 1:49 PM
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Default BSA vs Simmons scope

looking for a low range scope for my .22 rifle. I saw these two at my local Walmart...same magnification, roughly the same price....I'm not familiar with scope in general and haven't had time to read up...thought I'd see what you experts thought of the two....

remember...it's not for competition shooting...just to put on my .22 and shoot some pumpkins

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Old 03-22-2007, 1:59 PM
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For a CHEAP rimfire scope, I would probably get the Simmons 22 Mag 4X32. It has to be better than BSA, and the fixed magnification means that there is less to go wrong.

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=267844
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Old 03-22-2007, 5:00 PM
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I'm not really a big fan of either brand. The low end simmons scopes are really bad. Most likely they are probably made in the same factory as the BSA scopes, somewhere in China. For low end scopes, I've had pretty good luck with Leapers products. They tend to have better glass and more durable construction than other Chinese made scopes.

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Old 03-22-2007, 5:11 PM
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I've seen BSAs and I wouldn't even mount them on a BB gun. I have a Simmons Prohunter 3.5 X 10 50mm mounted on my Ruger 10/22 and my groupings are right around 2" at 100 yds. Has been holding up for a quite years now and does well against squirrels during the hunting trips.
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My gf's BSA red-dot scope is mounted on her AR, and hasn't broken or anything yet.
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My gf's BSA red-dot scope is mounted on her AR, and hasn't broken or anything yet.
I've seen decent reviews of BSA red dots over at rimfirecentral, but it's rare to see anything much good said about their magnified optics.
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Old 03-23-2007, 9:19 AM
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thanks for the info guys....really appreciate it.
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Old 03-23-2007, 9:29 AM
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I made the mistake of buying a BSA Sweet 17 for my .17HMR.

If I'm REALLY careful, I can keep it zeroed for a while... but it eventually drifts a few MOA at 100yds. The turrets adjustments are horrifically designed and the light gathering is sub-par.

OTOH, I bought a Mueller APV for my 10/22 and have LOVED IT. It's a rock solid scope with plenty of variable power and adequate light gathering.

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