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BSA Optics
Essential - Feature packed hunting scopes

Setting new standards of quality and reliability,


essential scopes are exactly that, an essential part of
any serious air rifle shooters equipment. Since their
launch in 2006, they have enabled shooters to take
the honours at many competitive events and become
the first choice for hunters and professional pest
controllers across the globe.
Packed with advanced features the essential starts Mil-dot reticule Illuminated mil-dot reticule Duplex reticule

with a one piece body of high grade aluminium and


has a fast focus eye bell, finger adjustable turrets,
fully multi-coated lenses, and a choice of reticules.
Amongst which is the BSA mil-dot, which ‘Air Gunner’
magazine described as ‘probably the best mil-dot
reticule available’, because unlike many inferior scopes
the dots are not spread out, but concentrated where
they are needed, in the centre of the pattern.
Fast focus eye bell
To ensure perfect
optical focus of
reticule and target

New finger
adjustable turrets
High precision
turret drums,
with 1/4 “ MOA
click adjustments
give improved
control, even when
wearing gloves

Model Reticule Fully multi-


coated lenses
4x32WR Mil-dot Give enhanced
target image by
3-9x40WR Mil-dot facilitating maximum
3-9x50WR Mil-dot light transmission
for a brighter clearer
4-12x44AO Mil-dot sight picture
Glossary
6-24x50AO Mil-dot
WR With Rings
3-9x40IR Illuminated Mil-dot
AO Adjustable Objective for parallax correction
IR Illuminated Reticule 3-9x32AO Duplex
MOA Moment of Arc 3-9x40AO Duplex
Catseye Illuminated - Perfect for low light conditions

Catseye scopes have been a firm favourite amongst Fast focus eye bell
To ensure perfect
demanding hunters since their introduction, but that
optical focus of
has not stopped us from continuing to improve them. reticule and target
Today’s Catseye scopes still have the fast focus eye
bell, one piece body tube and fully multi-coated lenses
that first made them so popular, but with the addition
of new finger friendly turret knobs and a seven stage
Illuminated 7 stage reticule
illuminated red floating cross reticule to ensure perfect
shot placement even later into the twilight, when
hunters using other scopes would already be heading
home. This new reticule, coupled with large objective
and ocular lenses, combine to create longer eye relief
without reducing the field of view, thus allowing faster New finger
target acquisition. adjustable turrets
With super smooth
ball bearing
races, and precise
1/4 “ MOA click
adjustments. The
turret knobs can be
re-set to zero

Fully multi-coated
lenses
Give enhanced
target image by
facilitating maximum
light transmission
for a brighter clearer
sight picture
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1.5-4.5x32IR Illuminated floating cross


3-10x44IR Illuminated floating cross
3.5-10x50IR Illuminated floating cross
Side Wheel Focus – High magnification – the ultimate target optic

Available in Hunting and Tactical versions, this is the Fast focus eye bell
To ensure perfect
ultimate in high power scopes. The Hunting version
optical focus of
has a single piece 1” body with ¼ MOA target turrets, reticule and target
while the Tactical has a 30mm tube and oversize
turret dials with “reset to zero” capability, which
feature knurled tops which are easy to grip in any
conditions. Couple this with a precise, smooth side
wheel focus, fast focus eye bell, fully multi-coated Mil-dot reticule
lenses throughout, and up to 32X magnification, and
your target becomes so close you could almost reach
out and touch it. Finger adjustable
turrets
With high precision ¼”
MOA click adjustments,
and turret knobs that
can be reset to zero.
Smooth side wheel
focus for
perfect range
finding and
crystal clear
sight picture

Fully multi-
coated lenses
Give enhanced
target image by
facilitating maximum
light transmission
for a brighter clearer
sight picture

Model Turret Reticule

6-24x44 1” Tube & Target Mil-dot


8-32x44 30mm Tube & Tactical Mil-dot
Sweet 17 & 22 - Bullet Drop Compensation (BDC) for 17HMR & 22 Rimfire

The Sweet 17 and Sweet 22 scopes have been designed using a system Model Reticule

Sweet .17
developed for use by military snipers, Bullet Drop Compensation,
3-12x40AO Duplex
or BDC; here’s how it works.
6-18x40AO Duplex
1. Zero the scope to your chosen distance, or instance 100 yards.
2. Loosen the locking screws on the elevation drum. Model Reticule

Sweet .22
3. Turn the drum until the 100 yard marking matches the 3-9x40AO Duplex
elevation turret indicator.
4. Re-tighten the locking screws. 6-18x40AO Duplex

You can now compensate the trajectory


of a bullet at any distance simply by
using the parallax adjustable objective Adjustable objective
to measure the range to your target, The objective lens group is
graduated from 15 yards to
and setting the elevation turret to the
infinity to help the shooter
required distance. So point of aim accurately estimate the range
and point of impact are always the of a target so he can then dial
same; it really is that simple! the correct yardage using
the BDC facility on the
elevation turret.
The Sweet 17 is specifically
calibrated for the 17 grain HMR
bullet, and marked for ranges from
100 to 300 yards, while the Sweet 22
is calibrated from 50 to 175 yards.
The Sweet 22 is also supplied with
three quick change turret drums, each
designed for use with the most popular
weight bullets, 36, 38 and 40 grains. Fully multi-
All Sweet scopes feature fully coated lenses
multi-coated precision lenses, Give enhanced target
a parallax adjustable objective lens, image by facilitating
maximum light
and are waterproof, fog proof transmission for a brighter
and shock proof. clearer sight picture

Duplex reticule
.22 Special Scopes

No respectable .22 rifle should be without one. These


precision scopes make your outfit complete for every
type of shooting, and you won’t get a sharper scope
than a BSA. Their parallax is set to 50 yards, and they
come with rings that fit 3/8” bases. All .22 Special
scopes are waterproof, fog proof and shock proof.

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4x32WR Duplex

Duplex reticule
Varmint Hunter Torch / Laser Combination

This combined torch and laser targeting system has been developed from those
used so effectively by Special Forces around the world. Torch or laser can be
used independently, or they can be used together depending upon the shooters
preference and the prevailing conditions. This highly versatile combo gives ultra
fast target acquisition, and is ideal for ratting and pigeon shooting in low light. The
Varmint Hunter Torch/Laser Combination is designed for use with scopes that have a
1” body and an objective lens of up to 48mm, it can also be used on scopes with a
50mm objective lens, but the bell may encroach slightly into the torch beam. Torch
beam range approx 25 meters, 5mw laser gives a 10mm dot at 10 metres.

Components of the Kit


1 x Triple mount 2 x Allen keys
1 x Flashlight 1 x CR123A 3V battery
1 x Flashlight remote switch 3 x LR44 1.5V batteries
1 x Class 3A laser 2 x Velcro stickers
1 x Laser remote switch 2 x on/off switches

Deerhunter
The BSA Deerhunter was designed for the hard working
man that hunts the same way. He wants a quality scope
that is accurate and will stand up to the demands of
a serious hunter. He wants a bright scope that has all
the features that he needs, but he doesn’t want to pay
over the odds. The BSA Deerhunter comes with finger
adjustable 1/4 “ MOA turrets, duplex reticule and amber
tinted dust covers to keep the lenses clean when not
in use, and the one piece scope body is finished in an
attractive non reflective black textured finish.

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4x32 Duplex
3-9x32 Duplex
3-9x40 Duplex
Setting up a Scope
Once you have mounted and zeroed your scope the zero should be checked
periodically to make sure it has not shifted. This can happen for a number of Optically Centering a Scope
reasons such as the scope being knocked, or changes in altitude or temperature.
If the point of zero has changed the scope will need to be re-zeroed before it is Find a sturdy cardboard box that measures about 5ins by 10ins and is 4ins deep or more. Cut the flaps off the box
used again. To ensure optimum performance from your scope it is always desirable and cut 2 “V” shaped notches into the top edges of the sides of the box so that your scope can be rested across the box.
Put something heavy in the bottom of the box to add to its stability and place the scope across the box with the turret
to keep the erector tube, which carries the reticule (crosshairs), as near to the
covers off. Put the box on a window sill or table so you can see through the scope. View the picture through the scope
centre of the scope body as possible when the scope is zeroed. Over adjustment as you rotate the tube through 360 degrees and see if the reticule stays in the same position, or if it appears to move off
of one turret will lead to a restriction of the amount of adjustment in the other, centre. If it does move adjust the turrets until the reticule seems to stay in the same place as if it’s rotating around like
and can result in difficulty in zeroing your scope. If this happens, you may need the spokes of a wheel. Don’t worry about what the reticule is lined up with as long as its centre is constantly covering the
to re-centre your scope; or if transferring a scope from one gun to another, same point. At this point you will be looking through the thickest point of each lens and the scope is not using any of the
erector tubes image moving capability. The scope is now optically centred.
you may need to pack the mounts to achieve zero. In which case the following
instructions may help.

Packing the Scope Mount


How a Scope Works Erector Tube
Erector Tube
Turrets
Turrets

Because there is only a limited amount of movement available to


Inside the body of every scope there is an
the erector tube, some rifle and scope combinations need extra
erector tube that carries the reticule, this is
help to enable the scope to be zeroed. This can be done by using
held in place by a return spring, and the
an adjustable scope mount, but if it is just a question of raising the
turret adjusters. When the scope is zeroed, Return Spring
Return Spring
Scope Body
Scope Body back of the scope to create more elevation adjustment, a simple
the position of the reticule is altered by
answer is to pack up the back of the scope.
turning the turrets; these push the erector
tube up and down or from side to side,
When material is introduced to the circular clamping section or ring of a scope mount it has a tendency to indent the
against the tension of the return spring.
aluminium scope tube and reduce the resale value dramatically. Even relatively soft materials can cause problems but
If a turret is adjusted too far in one direction
one method seems to overcome the problem. Start with a piece of aluminium kitchen foil cut to about 300 x 100 mm.
the erector tube will be pushed against
Then fold one edge over approximately 5 mm and then another about 7 mm and keep on folding successively 2 mm
the inside wall of the scope body which
larger zig-zag sections until the full length of 300 mm is used up. Each layer of foil is approximately 0.02 of a millimetre thick
will restrict its ability to move in the other
and this creates a platform where the edges are ultra thin and yet the centre of the foil is about 0.33 of a millimetre thick.
direction, and make it impossible to zero
the scope.
Trim a piece of the foil off to match the width of the mount and
place it into the bottom of the mount. When a scope is placed on
top of the foil, it holds the foil in place and at the same time, it
lifts the scope tube without marking it severely. The 1 inch or 30
mm circular shape of a mount is maintained and if more packing is
Mechanically Centring a Scope required to achieve a zero a second piece of 0.33 mm can be added
on top of the first.
Most scopes are centred when they leave the factory but if you are unsure of whether
yours is, here is what to do. Count the number of clicks from one extreme of the If the scope requires more packing than this to allow the turrets to
turrets travel to the other and settle for the middle ground. So if the maximum extent come into play the scope and / or the barrel need to be checked
of adjustment is 10 revolutions, set the turret to 5, which will give equal adjustment over by a gunsmith. Dry kitchen foil grips a scope tube very securely
in both directions. Your scope is now mechanically centred but ideally it should also be without the clamping screws being tightened to extremes and it is
optically centred. not effected by humidity or temperature.
Varmint Hunter Torch / Laser Combination
This combined torch and laser targeting system has been developed Components of the Kit
from those used so effectively by Special Forces around the world. 1 x Triple mount
Torch or laser can be used independently, or they can be used 1 x Flashlight
together depending upon the shooters preference and the prevailing 1x Flashlight remote switch
conditions. This highly versatile combo gives ultra fast target 1 x Class 3A laser
acquisition, and is ideal for ratting and pigeon shooting in low light. 1 x Laser remote switch
The Varmint Hunter Torch/Laser Combination is designed for use with 2 x Allen keys
scopes that have a 1” body and an objective lens of up to 48mm, it 1x CR123A 3V battery
can also be used on scopes with a 50mm objective lens, but the bell 3 x LR44 1.5V batteries
may encroach slightly into the torch beam. Torch beam range approx 2 x Velcro stickers
25 meters, 5mw laser gives a 10mm dot at 10 metres. 2 x on/off switches

Mounts
Accuracy is of paramount importance, the vital link between your rifle and scope can
make all the difference; which is why a high quality mount is not an extravagance,
it’s a necessity. Scopemaster Professional mounts are machined from aircraft grade
aluminium to the highest tolerances, and each one is individually tested before they
are passed as fit to carry the BSA name, which is why every mount carries a “No
quibble lifetime guarantee”. The unique two third upper saddle, one third lower
saddle wrap-around design, pulls the clamp down and around the scope, giving over
twice the clamping area of conventional rings, holding your scope more firmly, with Scopemaster Professional Scope Mounts
less chance of crushing the scope tube. All non-adjustable mounts have a recessed Code Model Reticule
“screw up screw down” recoil stud, and come with a single Allen key.
601 1 Piece Non Adjustable Medium 1” 9.3-13mm Dovetail
603A 1 Piece Fully Adjustable Medium 1” 10.5-11.9mm Gamo
603B 1 Piece Fully Adjustable Medium 1” 11.9-12.9mm S-10
603C 1 Piece Fully Adjustable Medium 1” 12.9-14mm Maxigrip
606 2 Piece Double Screw Medium 1” 9.3-13mm Dovetail
607 2 Piece Double Screw High 1” 9.3-13mm Dovetail
608 2 Piece Double Screw Medium 30mm 9.3-13mm Dovetail
609 2 Piece Double Screw High 30mm 9.3-13mm Dovetail

Medium mounts fit scopes with objective bell from 40-50mm.


High mounts fit scopes with objective bell from 48-56mm.
BSA Optics - You’ll like what you see

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Warranty applies in country of


purchase. Proof of purchase is
required. Warranty is limited to the
original purchaser. All BSA products
carry a limited lifetime warranty
with the exception of lasers, red
BSA GUNS (UK) LIMITED dot sights, scopes with electronic
reticules or lasers and pistol scopes,
Armoury Road, Small Heath, Birmingham B11 2PP which carry a one year warranty.
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Errors and omissions excepted.

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