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Hello,

I'm returning to hunting after too many years.  I've decided to get started on some coyote hunting.  I live in northern Nevada and coyotes abound.  I've decided on a .22-250 for my caliber and a 4-16x40 for my scope size.

Question,  and this may sound dumb,  but has anyone used BSA scopes?  They seem fairly priced.  What are the general opinions on BSA?  

I know Leopold and Zeiss are the top brands,  but I don't want to spend too much cash.   I've decided on Tikka for the rifle and they get GREAT reviews and are modestly priced.  

Any recommendations regarding BSA and suggestions for a new yote hunter would be greatly appreciated.   Perhaps there is a good website for newbie coyote hunters?  

Thanks
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http://www.coyotegods.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php
Coyote hunting forum.
 
Do you have a certain budget for optics?
 
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I would definitely stay away from anything made by BSA.  I've used 3 of them on friends' rifles and all 3 left a lot to be desired.  On 1, the optics were so terrible, I had to take breaks from shooting because it gave me a headache.  On 2 others, not only were the optics terrible, but the reticle came loose during the initial sight-in of the rifle.
 
You get what you pay for.  IMHO, you cannot get a decent riflescope for less than about $150.
 
Let us know what your budget is and we can provide some recommendations.
 
For a decent quality economy priced scope, I would look at the Sightron S1 series.
Or, for a little more $, the Bushnell 3200 series.
 
Both of which are infinitely better than BSA.
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Ditto Would pass on the BSA. Put one on a .17 HMR and it can't even hold a zero for one shooting session. Give us a budget and we can go from there.
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 I would look at Sightron SI ,,Bushnell  Trophy ( very reasonably priced ) , Legend or 3200 series, Weaver V series , Nikon Pro Staff or Burris Fullfield II ..All can be had for under $200 ... Rifledude nailed it  cost wise ...

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Thanks everyone for the replies and the great coyote link.

My price range is $200-250 for the scope.   

I've gathered thus far that BSA seems to be a brand to avoid.  Which explains the absense of almost ANY reviews about BSA.  I thought that was kind of odd.

It's been so long since I've been hunting,  I was suprized to learn tha Winchester no longer makes lever action .30-30s(I was not planning to use a 30-30 on yotes,  it's just a lot of fun to look at rifles again.  LOLOL)
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The 22-250 is a GREAT caliber you should do justice to it buy a GOOD scope for the gun. GOOD SCOPE + GOOD GUN = Happy shooter. With a 250.00 budget you will be able to get a GOOD scope. BUT I would stay away fro BSA...........
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