BSA 2.5 8x36mm Mil Dot Reticle Scope

BSA Contender ScopeBSA Tactical Riflescopes: The Contender 4-16x40mm and Tactical Weapon TW2.5-8x36mm

We decided to add a couple of riflescopes to our inventory that would meet three criteria: First, they had to be adequate for mid-range tactical use. Second, they had to be able to serve as hunting scopes out here in the western U.S. Third, they must be of good quality and not savage our budget, preferably with MSRPs under $250.

Given our experience with F-Class shooting, we determined that the scopes needed to have at least 40 MOA elevation and windage adjustments. That tactical requirement narrows the field considerably. However, adjustments in that range are essential for competition shooting.

Having had an excellent experience with the BSA Edge pistol scope, we decided to check out the catalog of BSA riflescopes to determine if any met those specifications. We found several that appeared to meet our requirements. We selected two scopes for testing:, the BSA Contender 4-16X40RGBGE Tactical Scope and the BSA Tactical Weapon TW2.5-8X36 scope.

BSA TW2.5-8x36 ScopeFor those readers who have not read our review on the BSA Edge pistol scope, we will say again, "Today's BSA scope is not the BSA scope of the past." When Lou Riley took over as CEO of GAMO, he was determined to improve the quality and make BSA scopes competitive with other mid-range scopes, such as Weaver, Sightron and Burris. Long story short, he completely changed the way BSA scopes were made, insisting on only quality components, internally and externally. Not wanting to take anything at face value, we ordered the above tactical scopes for testing on our Ruger Mini-14's. Granted, Mini-14's are hardly target rifles, but they work for us. We use them for predator hunting and mid-range tactical shooting. They perform very well after they are given a trigger job.

BSA BSA Tactical Weapon Scope, 2.5-8 X 36
Sports (BSA)
  • Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Waterproof/Fogproof/Shockproof
  • Precision windage and elevation adjustments
  • MILDOT Reticle
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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