BSA 4×30 Tactical Scope Specs
Magnification: 4x
Objective Lens: 30mm
Eye Relief: 4″
Exit Pupil: 9mm
FOV @ 100 yards: 22′
Tube Diameter: 1″
Weight: 16.95 oz
Adjustment Click Rate: 1/4 MOA


BSA 4x30 Tactical Rifle Scope

When looking for a decent rifle scope for my AR-15, I usually won’t spend less than $100 dollars. In my knowledge, the less money you spend, the less quality you will receive.

I happened to be in a crunch one day; long story short, I broke my scope in a freak hunting accident and didn’t have the funds to buy the quality scopes I usually buy so I decided to start bargain hunting, not wanting to miss out on anymore of hunting season! While searching, I stumbled across a brand of scopes by BSA that seemed to have pretty positive user feedback.

One of the reasons why I had probably never heard of them before was probably because they are actually a British optics company, with factories in Birmingham, Coventry, Redditch, and Sheffield.

Although BSA first began supplying the British military with weapons in the mid 1800’s, they didn’t officially form BSA Optics until 1996 when they began producing riflescopes, lasers, red dots, and other shooting accessories. Everyone who knows BSA, loves them not only for their affordable price, but also for the high quality products they produce.

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Once I realized how much of a following BSA had, I figured they must have quality products, or everyone would be bashing them instead of praising them. I also have a few friends in the military I was able to get in contact with that mentioned many troops use BSA tactical weapon scopes and have much success with them.

After that, my mind was pretty much made up and I decided to give the BSA 4×32 Tactical Weapon Scope a try. Shortly after mounting my new scope on my AR-15 and firing a few rounds, I recognized how great of a choice I had made. Not only did it look fantastic on my rifle, but it was obvious that quality and accuracy were superb.

This scope is incredibly clear and allows you to find your target accurately and quickly. When I went to zero the scope, it only took 3 rounds and continued to hold through over 300 rounds. It features pull up adjuster knobs which push back down to lock it in place. This made it a lot easier to zero in than some scopes.

After taking this out a few different times, it’s obvious to me that I won’t have to worry about it losing zero very often. The eye relief is about 4 inches which was surprising for such a reasonably priced scope. I didn’t see any sort of a fish bowl affect until I was at least 4 inches away so I was very impressed with that.

This Scope comes with ring mounts along with two separate mounts for either an SKS or an AR so that adds a little versatility. You don’t necessarily have to use either of these mounts but it’s still a nice addition if you do need either one.

This Tactical Weapon scope is completely waterproof, fogproof, and schockproof, so that’s adds to the value of this scope. No matter what temperature it was, as low as 25 degrees up to 95 degrees, there was no effect on how well it worked. In the past I have experienced fog on the lenses and inside the housing when the temperature rapidly changes and there was nothing of that sort with this scope.

This is a solid scope that is really built exceptionally well and can handle a lot of recoil. There is consistently good accuracy and also includes both windage and elevation adjustments. As stated before, the optics are very clear which is due to the fully multi-coated optics.

It never goes out of focus so I always have a clear shot. Comparing this to a higher priced scope that I would usually use, this is one of the finest in terms of cost vs. performance values. One of the only downfalls for me would be that there is no illumination. I usually like to use either a red or green mil dot reticle in different circumstances and conditions but it’s really not that big of a deal; I’ll survive.

Looking back at all the features of this scope, it really is great quality, especially for the price. I will remember BSA next time I need scope in a pinch and don’t have the money to splurge on an Acog or any other $500 plus scope.

I guess there really is no point in spending hundreds of dollars on an expensive name brand scope when you can find all the necessary components in a scope that costs well under $100. There are the essential windage and elevation knobs, 4 inch eye relief, clear optics, fogproof, waterproof… I could go on but you get the point. Again, this BSA scope is great quality and well built, especially for the price!

This scope ranks amongst the other 4x scopes we’ve reviewed like the NcSTAR Mark III and Aim Sports Dual III. It has a larger eye relief than those two and usually rates better online.

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