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marksman13
November 28, 2006, 10:17 PM
Anybody used the cheap BSA red dot scopes? Anybody think they would handle the recoil of a Remington 742 in 30-06? Just curious about everybody's opions. I have a little project rifle that I am trying to put together.

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Jackal
November 28, 2006, 10:21 PM
I my opinion, the cheapest red dot that seems to work is the Bushnell Holosight. I have had a couple of the cheap BSA's and usually just end up giving them to people. The problem is the horrible parallax. Move your head, even slightly, to one side or the other and your POI changes drastically. My advice? Save your pennies for a Holosight.

chris in va
November 28, 2006, 10:45 PM
I agree with Jackal. I've had one on my HiPoint carbine for a while. The parallax does move around a lot, so I just keep in mind to have it centered when I shoot. Not sure what it would do on a hunting rifle though...

marksman13
November 28, 2006, 11:55 PM
How much would the holosight cost me...close to $180 right? Or am I thinking of something else?

bclark1
November 29, 2006, 12:04 AM
I've heard that if you're going low-end, the Tascos are better than the BSA's. I just bought a Tasco for an AR and will hopefully have some firsthand input this weekend.

R.W.Dale
November 29, 2006, 12:11 AM
I've heard that if you're going low-end, the Tascos are better than the BSA's. I just bought a Tasco for an AR and will hopefully have some firsthand input this weekend.

I have both and by all apperances the Tasco appears to be the exact same part as the BSA in all respects other than the name plate. They are both OK (meaning that they work) and they have held up to some pretty stout abuse. But if optics quality is something you care about I'm also gonna reccomend saving up for a higher end piece. If all of your shots are 50 yds or so then a BSA will probably serve you well.

possum
November 29, 2006, 12:53 AM
i had one on my ar when i didn't have the money for an aimpoint or an eo-tech which i now have on there, but i still have the bsa laying around somewhere, i will probally put it on my ruger 22/45 one day. i used it for a long time on my a2 model ar-15, the sight worked great, the mount on the other hand that i bought for it wouldn't stay locked down. but that is no fault to the red dot.

aaronrkelly
November 29, 2006, 02:21 AM
I have a BSA on a little 9mm carbine, works great.

I dont think I would stick it on anything with considerable recoil and expect it to work for long.....

Finch
November 29, 2006, 02:40 AM
When I first got my AR, I need to get a cheap sight for it so I could scratch my itchy trigger finger ( no rear sight on the upper, saving for a flip up). So when I was at Wal-Mart I found these little gems. It did ok, bullets went in the general direction that the dot was at. It did loosen up though after every 100 rounds or so.

WhenI fianlly got my YHM flip sight, I threw it on my 10/22. It does alright on that.

51Cards
December 1, 2006, 12:56 AM
I've used Hakko, Bushnell, and now I'm pretty fond of the ATN Digital Compact. It lives on my Mk III, and it's pretty happy there.

My first Bushnell Trophy died, flat out, in 5 minutes. Second one is OK, but zero shifts with reticle change. It's now on a Mini-14. I'm not thrilled with a tube red dot on a carbine.

The Hakko Panorama was very accurate, but experienced some reticle shift. Nice big open lens. It's back in its box. It will probably go back on the Mini-14.

The ATN is click-less, reticles are dot, post, post-and-dot, and do not shift at all. It's small, and very light. I haven't taken it off yet, so I can't swear to repeat-to-zero ... but if you're splitting hairs on bullseyes, I don't think anything repeats completely. The weaver mount stays on when the battery is changed --- the upper body comes off, which may be a positive, in terms of zero.

Far as I can tell, the ATN is a keeper. Not an Eo, but darned good. All of these are around $120 - $160, as I recall.

hossdaniels
December 1, 2006, 10:08 AM
For a tube type, the ultradots are hard to beat. I think they can be had for around $125. Lifetime warranty and long battery life.

gunny1022
December 2, 2006, 10:35 AM
Had the ATN on a M44 Scout. Very well made. The dot in a circle is fast and accurate. Paid $90.00 on Ebay. Wish still had it. Went to the potty at public range and no rifle when I returned.

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