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Old December 30th, 2011, 01:31 PM   #1
 
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BSA Sweet .22 scope

Anyone use one? I'm thinking of getting one for my 22" 10/22. I can't find much about them in the way of reviews. Didn't find anything here on RugerFourm either. Any info appreciated. Thanks in advance.



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Old December 30th, 2011, 01:40 PM   #2
 
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I have a BSA Sweet 17 on a Savage .17 HMR and I really love it. It's a nice scope at a reasonable price, clear as a crystal, and mine is 3x12x40....The little .17 is "a shootin' piece of plunder" with that scope....I can only shoot about 90 yards here at my house, but it is right on the money and clear as can be! Hope this helps.
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I had a BSA dot (free fortunately) and a fiend bought a BSA "Sweet" series scope. I'll never buy anything rom them again. HoRrIbLe stuff and even worse service. Have $45 Simmons with better optical quality. Fr the money, I'd go Mueller. Check for reviews on them, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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Well... That's two reviews on the complete opposite ends of the spectrum. For $49 I'm tempted to try it. Dick's has a good return policy, so if it turns out to be complete junk, I can return it.

BlkHawk73, What exactly did you not like about it? Clarity, ability to hold zero, or what? Also, which Simmons do you have? I had a $40 Simmons 8-point on this gun until I gave it to my nephew. It was OK, but I wasn't terribly impressed. I figured I would try something different and see if I couldn't find something a little better for not much more money.
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My dot...the finish turned into a sticky, gummy, tar-like substance. Contacting their customer service resulted in them telling me I could return it and they could refinish it for me. Cost of that...$70. They wanted $70 to refinish their crappy product that I could replaced with a brand new one for 1/2 that price AND pay the shipping. PASS!
Next came the Sweet 17 scope...$130+ or so I believe it was and the optical quality was along the lines of an old Tasco 2x rimfire. Was horrible. Adjustments were iffy at best.
Typically I'll use the upper Simmons stuff as a bare minimum for a plinker, Mueller more likely now as a base as I prefer Burris or Weaver.
I'd try some searches on RimfireCentral and see what the masses of 10/22 folks feel about them all.
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Thanks for the input.
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Sportsman's Guide has them for $39:

Bsa Sweet .22 3-9x40 Mm Scope at Sportsman's Guide

I have two and don't think you can buy a better scope for the money! I have mine on 10/22s and they are great for plinking.
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What year was the 10/22 built? I ask because if its an older one I would go with a vintage Weaver. If its newer then anything that strikes your fancy would work.
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What year was the 10/22 built? I ask because if its an older one I would go with a vintage Weaver. If its newer then anything that strikes your fancy would work.

I can certainly see the idea behind this but unless it was an older finger groove, a old walnut model or an old RBI model, I don't see much reason to go the vintage route. Not as though they changed much.
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They work OK for 25-50 yards,inexpensive,clarity is not great,but works alright for plinking fun.
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I can certainly see the idea behind this but unless it was an older finger groove, a old walnut model or an old RBI model, I don't see much reason to go the vintage route. Not as though they changed much.
Funny you should mention a walnut model and a finger groove sporter.


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There ya go! Those finger groove models sure had a distinct look that seeing them now harkens back to the older days. Wish they'd have brought that style back for the 40th Ann model. Maybe for the 50th.
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What year was the 10/22 built? I ask because if its an older one I would go with a vintage Weaver. If its newer then anything that strikes your fancy would work.
It's not even a year old.
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Nothing sweet about the BSA 17!

I bought one, trying to save some money...yep, you get what you pay for. The clarity was ok, the A.O. was ok, once sighted, it held zero ok. But after 2 years, the finish turned into something like maple syrup! I've always used Breakfree to wipe down my firearms, including the scope body and NEVER had trouble from any other brand. But this BSA became a nightmare...even the black started coming off. I'd be curious to know what protection lubes the others who had sticky scopes used. I thought maybe it was the Breakfree, but looking at the forum, I think its just a funky finish. Anyway, save your money, buy what you can afford, but forget the BSA, lesson learned. Mine is on the 'junk shelf' in the garage now...it's really easy to find, it's the one that has dog hair stuck all over it

I replaced it with a Weaver, nice scope for the money.
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I use Breakfree CPL all the time on my scopes and never a problem. I have about a dozen Weavers and Leupolds and love them.
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