BSA 6 - 24x40 Mil-Dot Rifle Scope

BSA Contender 6-24X40 RGB RiflescopeIllustration courtesy of BSA Optics.

We ordered this scope to mount on a Remington Model 700 (.22-250 Rem) that we use for coyote and prairie dog hunting. We wanted a medium priced scope with enough magnification for long shots at small targets.

The scope comes with a matte black finish to eliminate reflections from the scope body. It was shipped in a sturdy box, well packaged with foam to prevent possible damage during shipping. Thank goodness, not a blister pack.

Features and Specifications

  • Exterior finish: Matte black
  • Mil-Dot Reticle
  • Illuminated Reticle with Rheostat Knob on Ocular bell (Red-Green-Blue)
  • Battery: CR2032 Lithium (included)
  • Magnification: 6x-24x
  • Ocular Bell Outside Diameter: 45 mm
  • Fast Focus Ocular Bell
  • Objective Bell Outside Diameter: 49mm
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 40 mm
  • Optimum Eye Relief: 4 inches
  • Parallax Focus: 10 yards to Infinity via side knob
  • Adjustment Graduation: 1/8 MOA
  • 100 yard FOV (feet): 4.2 (24x) to 16.7 (6x)
  • Internal Adjustment Range: 35 MOA
  • Main Tube Diameter: 1 inch
  • Length: 14 inches
  • Weight: 17.37 ounces
  • Fully Multi-coated Optics
  • Waterproof - Fogproof - Shockproof (Climate Xtreme Protection)
  • Nitrogen filled tube to prevent internal fogging
  • Push/Pull Turrets with Zero Reset
  • Ocular bell and Objective Lens dust covers
  • Threaded 3 inch Sun Shade included
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Country of Origin: People's Republic of China
  • 2014 MSRP: $229.95

We would have liked an internal adjustment range of 45 MOA instead of 35 MOA, since elevation is the major adjustment required for long range shooting. However, a 20 MOA rail takes care of that quite nicely. We use 20 MOA rails on our F-Class target rifles, even though their scopes have 45 MOA adjustment range.

The 1/8 MOA adjustments are ideal for a long range scope, potentially allowing for small changes in elevation and windage. The push-pull turrets for elevation and windage, with their zero-reset capability, worked well. It was nice not having remove turret caps or use coins to make adjustments. The design of the turrets allows for smooth and easy adjustments. They may not be as sleek looking as conventional turrets, but we will trade that for the convenience of the "gear head" design.

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