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Hey eveyone,

So I bought a BSA TW4X30 on Amazon as a very first scope (http://www.amazon.com/BSA-Tactical-Weapon-Mil-Dot-Reticle/dp/B002KCZ61O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361730095&sr=8-1).  When I received it, I noticed that the reticle was canted maybe 2 degrees counterclockwise (I used a level on the elevation turret to be sure).  I don't know enough about scopes yet to determine whether this is to be expected in a scope of this class or not.  So I am turning to you all for advice.  Is this canting to be expected?  Would I just get approximately the same thing if I exchanged the scope?  Will this affect accuracy?  Thanks in advance for everyone's input!
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YES to all questions. Sorry Dude, but that is why BSA is not usually recommended...
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Yeah, but I'm completely new to this.  I only found this forum after I bought this scope.  Anyway, I had to start somewhere and this BSA scope wasn't expensive.  Now I know.

So, when I'm ready to graduate from this first scope, what scopes would be good to check out for someone on a very limited budget?

Thanks for the input!
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Honestly, if money is tight, features and gizmo's are your enemy! The long-range, tactical style scope begins with the SS10x in my humble opinion. At $300 it offers glass and reliability on the same level as scopes costing twice to three times as much.

SWFA SS MRAD Scopes

SWFA SS 10x42 Tactical Riflescope
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Stock # - SS10X42MQ
  • Matte Finish
  • Patented Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm Tube
  • Rear Focus
  • OK for .50 cal
  • .10 Mrad
Specifications
Exit Pupil: 4.2mm
Field of View @ 100m: 3.9m
Side Parallax Adjustment (m):  10m-Infinity
Eye Relief (in):3.9
Diopter Compensation: -2 ~ +1 dpr
Click Adjustment Value: 0.1 MRAD
Adjustment Per Revoultion: 5 Mils
Total Elevation Adjustment:  Mils
Total Windage Adjustment 

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Type of Reticle: Mil-Quad
Coating: Fully Multi Coated
Waterproof: Yes
Fogproof: Yes
Shockproof: Yes
Weight (oz): 18.7
Objective Bell Diamater (A): 49.5mm / 1.949"
Bell Length (B): 119mm / 4.685"
(C): 69mm / 2.716"
Tube Length (D): 148mm / 5.827"
Overall Length (E): 357mm / 14.05"
(F): 49mm / 1.929"
Eyepiece length (G): 90mm / 3.543"
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Wow.  That scope looks phenomenally better than the BSA.  Thank you for your advice.  I will probably be picking up the scope you recommend in a year or so.

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