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    Sweet 17™ Rifle Scopes 3x12x40 The main features of the Sweet 17™ are their ability to compensate for bullet trajectory by specific grain weight. The elevation drum will compensate for both .17/17HMR and .20gr has anyone used one of these? i had one of the older scopes and the turret would move to easy. seems like they fixed that with this scope.

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    Re: bsa sweet 17

    A buddy of mine has one of their Sweet 22 scopes. It's pretty close but he hasn't had the time to try a lot of different brands of ammo yet.
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    Re: bsa sweet 17

    i used to use BSAs before. 3 of them as a matter of fact. 2 of the supposed top of the line target platinums. after about 3 years they got all greyish and dark. then they wouldn't hold a zero. i sent 1 back, when i got back the replacement, the same thing happened within 2 years. when i got a replacement for that, i gave it away for free. i will never get one again, even if someone want to give me one. seems as soon as you tweek everything out, the scope goes bad and you start all over again. that was on a .22 lr, and a Ar-15.

    you'ld probably be better served with a centerpoint, tasco, simmons, or even a barska (for something in the same price catagory). spend a couple of hours with some ammo and make up some scope dope on what is actually happening with your actual equipment.

    different ammo shoots differently out of different rifles. if you don't happen to have the same set up that the turrets were based on, the turrets don't matter too much.

    granted you'll still be in the neighborhood, by an inch or so depending on distance, but nothing beats real data from a real setup.

    i was never a fan of the pre-determined reticles or turrets for that reason. just my 2 cents.
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    Re: bsa sweet 17

    +1 on what predator said. bsa sadly cant even hold on a rimfire, and the turrets will mostly likely do more harm than good (although i have never actually used one). ive tried both tasco and barska scopes on a rimfire, and they beat out my expectations. if you dont have the money to get better glass than those, then one of those two should do just fine

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    Re: bsa sweet 17

    I had a bsa sweet 22, the turrets were spot on. For the money it was a decent scope. The crosshairs were a little thick for truely target shooting, so I got rid of it. For what its worth, it worked well for me, but I only had it for about 9 months.

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    Re: bsa sweet 17

    Former owner of a sweet 17.
    Wind blew my rifle over and broke the turret first day out.
    They wanted ten bucks + shipping to fix it.
    I did not want to throw any more money down that hole.
    Did not last long enough to check if elevations were right.

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    Re: bsa sweet 17

    Just say no to BSA!
    It is almost the quality of the dreaded Counter Sniper (please forgive that I used that name).
    I have never seen one last long. They will not hold zero under ANY amount of recoil.
    The wind is not your friend.....unless you just farted.

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    Re: bsa sweet 17

    Bought > mounted > cursed at it > unmounted > returned > bought Falcon 4-14FFP > happy!

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    Re: bsa sweet 17

    I have one on my 93r17 and so far I've found nothing wrong with it.I had a Barska and it looked decent until you looked through it.It had a yellow tint to it and you had to adjust it twice before it did anything.I'd shoot about 2in. high at 100yds. and have to move it 12 clicks before it went down.I had the BSA set up within 9 shots(3-3shot groups at 100yds).

    For the money you can't beat it IMO.I have the older one I think though.Mine only has the drum for 17gr.Like tansinator said though,the crosshairs are on the thick side.That's about the only con I've seen in it.

    Another decent scope I picked up recently is the Tasco 6-24x42 Varmint scope.I read a lot,and I mean a lot,of bad things about Tasco but I found nothing wrong with it and actually think it's a great scope especially for the price.I found it hard to base buying a scope on reviews.You have to be the one to decide and try out what fits your budget/criteria.

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    Re: bsa sweet 17

    Mounted a Sweet 22 scope on my fiancee's Ruger 10/22, she likes it so I figure not worth the time to play around with the different knobs. I mounted a Mueller APV scope on one of my .17hmr's and a Nikko Sterrling on the other.

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    Re: bsa sweet 17

    I would not get a BSA. On mine Point of impact shifts when you go up and down on the power ring. You can see this when you use a bore sighting tool with a grid pattern to look at. Put the rifle or action in a vise then attach the bore sighting tool. Look into the scope without moving your head now move the power ring up and down and you will see that point of impact shifts on the sweet series scopes. I have tried this test on a number of scopes and for this reason BSA is at the bottom of the list on All of the scopes I have used or currently using.

    This is the ranking I have placed the scopes:

    USO ST-10 with ergo, illumination, erek, matching MOA reticle
    Nightforce NXS 3.5-15x50 NP-R2
    S3 series sightrons 6-24x50 mildot
    S3 series sightrons 3.5-10x44 mildot
    Bushnell 4200 6-24x50 tactical,
    Nikon Monarch UCC 5.5-16.5x44 AO
    Weaver Classic Extreme 30mm with illuminated dot 2.5-10x50 SF Duplex
    Weaver Classic Extreme 30mm with illuminated dot 2.5-10x50 SF German #4
    Nikon Buckmasters 4.5-14x40 SF
    Millett TRS-1 4-16x50 Gen 4 SF
    Bushnell 3200 10x tactical,
    Super Sniper 10x SF
    Super Sniper 16x
    Redfield tracker 3-9x40
    Russian PSOP 8x42 weaver
    Russian PSOP 6x42 dragunov side mount
    Russian PSO-1 4x dragunov side mount
    Seals 8-32x50
    Simmons 44 mag 6.5-20x44 AO
    Tasco 6-24x42 AO
    Tasco 2.5-10x42 AO
    Tasco model 706 12x AO Long Tube scope with Unertl Style External Mounts and adjustments
    BSA Platinum 8-32x44 AO
    Bushnell Rangefinding scope (idea is same as redfield accurange) 4-12x40 AO
    ATN 5x33l
    BSA 4x32
    Bushnell Sportview 4x32
    BSA Tactical 6-24x40 SF
    BSA Sweet .223 6-18x40 AO
    BSA Sweet 22 3-12x40 AO
    Fake Leupold Mark4 3.5-10x40 SF

    Take a look where the BSA stand. The only thing worse on my list from personal experience was the Fake Leupold and that was because the glass had air bubbles in them.

    Let me know if you have any questions on why I rated the scopes from best to worse in this order.

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    Re: bsa sweet 17

    wow!! thank you for all the info!! thats about what i thought about bsa. i didnt realy like the older bsa that i had, but the new ones seemed better. anyway thanks again for all the info.

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    Re: bsa sweet 17

    BSA= best scopes available......just kidding