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over the years every BSA ive owned or used i have managed to break in short order, and its no suprise to anybody that they are known to be complete garbage.
 
with that said i hear everybody rave about these scopes, but with BSA's history im very hesitant to try it. when i hear somebody talk about one i wonder if they have actually shot more than a box of ammo through it, or if they just got very lucky.
 
has anybody here used a sweet 17 and REALLY put it through its paces, i would love to hear your feedback. i just bought a nikon monarch ucc 5.5-16X44 (more power than i even wanted too) for my savage 17HMR and between the bases being super low and barrel being the same contour as the barrel even with the highest 1" rings i can find it wont clear. so i have to buy a new scope anyway. just looking for something in the 3-9 range for the most part.
 
please dont come in here and say how BSA is garbage unless you have experience with the sweet 17, i know, and your preaching to the quire. there is too much good word about the sweet 17 going around to ignore and quite frankly it has me intrigued.
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I'm in the same boat I have come so close to buying one of the Sweet 22 and the Sweet 223 but I just cant quite bring myself to do it because I have had other BSA scopes go belly up without much effort. I's suggest you look on samplelist as there were some there that were dealer samples at reduced price, not sure if they are still there or not.
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I have a sweet 17 on my little Savage .17, and I guess it's just like anything else in the  optics world. You get what you pay for. I can look through it, see a reticle, and pull the trigger. Turning the turrets makes the bullet strike a different place. It does just what I expected. Nothing spectacular. For shooting pop cans in the middle of the day, it works ok. You may want something that holds zero better though. I suspect mine is very poor in that regard. It will hit just fine all day, then just start shooting somewhere else out of the blue. The turrets might not be what I'd call "accurate and repeatable" either. Hopefully soon it will wear an SS variable with a Kenton knob on it.
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im been reading reviews and feedback and for every 10 people that says yeah its good to go one says its a peice of junk. makes you wonder if the people who think its a good scope arent turning the knobs. im going to just look elsewhere, might call chris up and order something off the sample list.
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well i called to order a nikon off the sample list and it was already sold but had not been marked. i think thats how it has been for every scope ive called to order off of their. ohh well, back to the drawing board.
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Why would you buy something that you know is going to fail, hope I guess....that you can get one that will actual work...
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Are you sure it is the scope not holding zero . Or could it be sun movement , temperature change , shadows or the wind . Marvin
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I have a Sweet .22 that has been excellent for me.  The glass is OK, the knobs are OK, BDC is very good... I didn't pay much for it and it works better than I expected.  If it quit tomorrow, I would have gotten more than my money's worth...
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My brother has a sweet 22 on his .22 and he has put around 400 rounds through it and he can still hold a tight grouping. We squirrel hunt with our .22's and he can hit a squirrel at 100 yards no problem.
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I have a Sweet 17 3-9X and it won't hold the POI from one day to another.  I checked rings, bases, bedding, etc.  The Sweet 17's power adjustment ring basically locked up and I am afraid that if I turn it hard enough to make it move I might break something.  The Sweet 17 was not particularly clear and 100 yard targets are pretty fuzzy.  To fix the problems, I gave away the Sweet 17 to a kid who could not afford a scope and put a Mueller APV on my CZ452 American 17 HM2 and no problems.  Gun shoots great now and holds the POI from day to day.

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