This is a nice scope for the price. Clarity is good. I have several BSA scopes and they are the most reliable of the "budget priced" scopes that I have owned. The side focus feature is really nice. These scopes prevail where others fail.
Anybody that does not consider buying this affordable scope to use with a 17 HMR rifle is missing out on a wonderful symbiotic relationship between shooter, rifle, and optics. The ease in which just minute adjustments on this scope can delivery the user great accuracy at all distances.
I have owned three of these and in all cases they were pretty well dialed in right out of the box. A 22LR or Magnum load is no problem, with just a minor adjustment you can go between 22 or .17 loads effortlessly. With the latest .17 ammo that preforms better then it's predecessor, this scope has been designed to interface beautifully with it.
I have used this scope on my Savage .17, and the latest Savage .17 semi automatic rifle recently offered for sale. It also performs well on my Henry Rifles, 22LR, 22Magnum, and .17. It's almost as easy as just removing the scope from one rifle and mounting it on a second rifle. Little or no adjustments needed.
I haven't put it through its paces yet, but I went to the range and was put up dime size groupings at 42 ft. with a Savage Arm 93r17 rifle. Can't wait to stretch it out to 100yds to see what it really does.
Pros: Quality of materials that make the scope are good, simple instructions,
Cons: A little hazy at max magnification
This is a fairly good little scope, I have it on my high end 22 mag rifle and I find the range settings to almost match up very close out to 200yds, only issue is that the clarity past 150yds isn't the best, you may want to consider looking at Barska varmint scopes or rimfire scopes for the price but I cant confirm the quality of those.
Pros: low price, decent quality
Cons: Not so clear past 150yds
I have not tried this scope out past 100 yards yet.
The optics are fairly bright.
The problem is that you need to have your eye positioned PERFECTLY when shooting. There is very little variance when acquiring the target which means a lot of squinting, at least in my case.
Cons: Eye relief