Anyone can recommed a good scope for the BSA Supersport?
I don't like the standard plastic sights. The dealer I bought it from couldn't recommend anything useful.
I have had BSA, Nikko Stirling, Hawke and Leapers scopes before.
The Leapers are the best, but cost quite a bit.
I like the BSA scopes. I had a BSA 3-7x32 on my Supersport and later changed it to the 4-12 Airking (that I now have on my HW). Got a 2-7 BSA again that will go back on the Supersport later today. My scope of choice for the Supersport.
I think the clarity of the BSA scopes are better than the Airking. I have both so can compare the side by side.
I also have a BSA 4-12 and Airking 4-12 the BSA is clearer than the airking. It does have a bigger objective bell though. Like them both. I shoot better with the airking as it's mildots are standard and the eye relief seems to suit me better. The BSA mildots are slightly closer together and will take getting used to on longer distances.
I managed to find today a BSA ESSENTIAL 6-24x50AO Scope. it was hidden right in the corner of a shop and none of the sales people knew it existed until I showed to them. Also got BSA medium 1pc mounts. The sales person was 100% sure that it'll fit the Supersport rifle. Even suggested if it doesn't to bring the rifle and the scope and he'll mount it for me. In my excitement I was mostly concerned about the medium mounts elevation from the barrel and the huge diameter at the front of the scope. To my disappointment when I got home, realised that not only the medium mounts are not enough high to clear the scope from the barrel but it's also way too long break the barrel and load the rifle !!!
Unfortunately have to go back to the shop tomorrow, return it and look for another combination.
How would you compare the quality of the BSA 1pc mounts to the Hawke 1pc mounts? The Supersport mounting grooves seem to be quiet shallow and I'm concerned about knocking out the scope mount from the recoil.
I am disappointed in Nikko Stirling's previous one piece scope mounts. Only the latest one piece scope mounts have built in grub screws to secure it. On both my CFX and HW97K it slides to the back as you shoot a few shots. The next turn on the fastening screws will strip them. I priced a one piece hawk mount from Rosenthal's in Cape Town that has the screw in it for R246.