Most Appropriate Scope for BSA Ultra

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  1. heidi

    heidi AA MPR, BSA ULTRA

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    No doubt this has been asked before.

    What would the most appropriate size of scope to fit a BSA Ultra ? I know the rifle isn't the most ideal rifle for FT but it managed yesterday to knock down at 40 yrds with a 4x32..

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    Gary Martin sultans of spring

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    magnification or objective lens?
     
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    paul4be Why do I bother????????

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    To do what with?
    Is this still in relation to trying to use the Ultra for FT??
     
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    heidi AA MPR, BSA ULTRA

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    Appropriate Scope BSA Ultra FT

    Both and yes for now I intend on using the BSA Ultra for FT that is until I can acquire something a little more suitable

    As I've just had to buy a replacement 10m target rifle an FT one will need to wait a little.

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    paul4be Why do I bother????????

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    It is going to be a big high mag scope then as it will need to be capable of range finding.

    What is your budget as this will greatly affect your FT scope options. A big Nikko is pretty much always a safe bet as an farily "easy" FT scope to use. It is a big heavy lump of a scope though.
     
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    plus 1, big nikko well documented and used in FT.
     
  7. heidi

    heidi AA MPR, BSA ULTRA

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    Budget up to £200

    What do you recommend ? I'm guessing nothing smaller than 40-50mm objective as for magnification ?
     
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    paul4be Why do I bother????????

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    You may struggle to find a scope that will be properly up to the job for that sort of money.

    Are you able to support the gun in a stable way and also use a scope sidewheel at the same time?

    I would guess that side PX rather than something with front AO would be easier?

    You might find a Hawke Sidewinder 8-82 or a Viper 8-32 for your budget, but can't say I have used either.
    For a big Nikko you are realistically going to be looking at £300+

    There is a new BSA side focus Quarry King 8-32 for about £130 but no idea what they are like. SOme people have found that they have dropped lucky and found a ZOS scope from fleabay etc that works for them.

    Your are going to need mag above x32, and most scopes like that will have a fairly large objective lense at 50mm+

    I am sure that there will be shooters on here who have good experience of budget FT scopes who will hopefully pipe up. :)
     
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    Have used a 32 mag then a 50 mag on a rifle about same size as an Ultra worked well. Perhaps be best to try a big scope on your Ultra before you buy one . As you are new to FT be better to try a few scopes and get a few people to look at anything you are considering.
     
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    Dont buy a scope yet - Come along to Broadlands again and see the range that members are using and talk to us. Nobody will mind you having a look through their kit. Members have everything from 3-9 to 12-80x and most things in between.
     
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    heidi AA MPR, BSA ULTRA

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    Hi that's what I was intending on doing before spending out loads and knowing my luck I'd buy something that was totally useless for what I want and wouldn't sit ok on whatever rifle I end up with.

    I will be there on Saturday

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