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Contender 3-12X40 Rifle Scope

The Contender's clean design and thoughtful innovations make it a tremendous buy for the experienced shooter.longer ranges with faster recovery, range estimation, and better target identification.



• Waterproof, fog proof and shockproof.

• Sunshade included.

• Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Online price: Was $219.95 now $189.95 
Magnification 3-12
Obj. Lens Diameter (mm) 40
Exit Pupil Range (mm) 13.2-3
Field of View @100 Yds 31.4-8.3
Optimum Eye Relief (in) 4
Parallax Setting 10 to Inf
Click Adjustment Value 1/8
Adjustment Range 45-45
Transmission(%) Day/Night
Weight (ounces) 16.80

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REVIEW BY: Rusty Tuesday, February 23, 2016
I have this scope on my M1A1 and AR, I have BSA scopes on all of my large collection including big game, dangerous game and varmint. Never a problem even after a severe drop.
REVIEW BY: Jim Saturday, February 14, 2015
I have this on a Stevens 200 .223 Last weekend it put 5 shots in less than one inch at 200 yards on a calm day. SOLD.
REVIEW BY: seth Sunday, December 08, 2013
i got this scope over 2yrs ago to put on my m4 i like it a a lot but its not fog proof but other then that its one of the BEST scopes I've ever bought
REVIEW BY: Joshua Sunday, November 17, 2013
I put this scope on a .308 Win hunting rifle and I'm very pleased. Clear through it's range although it took me some time to get used to the reticle. The setting returns reliably to zero and so far, it's taken the pounding; can't ask for more. I would like to encourage BSA to develop one in 2-8 or 2.5-10 power range in this model.
REVIEW BY: Bob McC Sunday, April 14, 2013
Just mounted the scope to my new CZ 455 22 Magnum rifle and it was easy to sight in. Seems like a decent scope for this application. My only criticism is the manual. I would have liked to see a good diagram in the manual.
REVIEW BY: Fish Thursday, August 25, 2011
I have had this one mounted on my AR-15 .223 for over a year now and love it! Just get it on paper and it is all easy street from there to set your zeros. Doesnt matter if it sets in the gun safe for months or gets bounced around in the truck, have never had to reset zero this thing is tuff! Tuff enough I am gettin one for my new AR-15 458 SOCOM
REVIEW BY: CJM Thursday, March 10, 2011
Was very impressed except for the turrets. They easly pull past the first possition, forcing you to "fidget" with them every time you want to adjust windage or elevation. BSA is on to somthing here and I like it. The turret need a spring or other form of resistance between first and second possition.I would prefer allen screw lock down after zeroing and only two possitions on turret. When you change the current set-up, call me.....I will want one.
REVIEW BY: Jake Simmons Monday, August 09, 2010
I just got one for my remington 700 sps in .308 and it has really made long distance shots easy. Very good scope.
REVIEW BY: Stew Friday, December 25, 2009
Just got one of these for my remington 700 good looking scope that is very easy to sight in/ adjust. However make sure you get high scope rings as with med hight ones that I had was unable to twist in the magnification.
REVIEW BY: Jim Sheldon Sunday, May 31, 2009
Really decent scope. I have one mounted on an old Russian Mosin Nagant 91/30 (Yes I know, the scope cost twice what the rifle did) that was made in the same year I was born. The rifle is inherently very accurate and with this scope, it reaches it's full potential. I really like the side focus for setting parallax distance and the "Contender Reticle" makes it easy to judge windage and elevation other than where the rifle is zeroed. Also, the lockable/zero settable turret controls with 1/8 MOA clicks really make for precision setting of group center. Worth the money? Absolutely and it stands up to the extreme recoil of the 7.62X54R cartridge with no problems at all. Over 500 rounds downrange after mounting the scope and zero is still right where I originally set it.