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Contender 4-16X40 Scope

The unique reticle on the Contender, allows for more precise adjustment consideration, by using the detailed trangle system.



• Waterproof, fog proof and shockproof.

• Sunshade included.

• Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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Magnification 4-16
Obj. Lens Diameter (mm) 40
Exit Pupil Range (mm) 13-3
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) 17.00

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REVIEW BY: Russ Tuesday, November 04, 2014
had this scope for a while> Shot it out to 800 yards performs well and returns to zero. Great scope for the money!!!
REVIEW BY: Mike Wednesday, June 04, 2014
I am new to using a magnified optic. I've been using iron sights for over 30 years. Over the years, it has gotten more difficult to clearly see a target at 100 yards and greater. I did a lot of reading before buying this scope. There is a lot of very interesting information out there. I mounted the scope and took it out to zero. I started at 25 yards and moved my, less than dime sized, groups to the center of the target. Then I set the elevation turret to the number of clicks specified on a ballistic calculator for a 25 yard shot with a 300 yard zero and locked it down. Then at 50 yards, I started with the elevation set to 50 yards with a 300 yard zero. Still, the groups were nice and tight but, about an inch high. I made some minor adjustments and moved back to 100 yards. I had to turn the magnification up to 6x and my grouping went up to about 3 inches. I'm not happy with that but, I know my position wasn't stable enough. When the bipod I ordered comes in, I'll try again.
REVIEW BY: Marty Weaver Sunday, February 03, 2013
So far so good. Where I live we need a long range shooting range. From the amount of shooting I have do, it has been better than average.
REVIEW BY: Gunny W Sunday, January 08, 2012
I have this scope on my 300RSUAM it great! took a deer at 516yrds and shot a 6" group at 500yrds. great price and great scope!
REVIEW BY: Gooch Friday, December 02, 2011
NO WAY A $100.00 SCOPE SHOULD BE THIS GOOD!! But it is. I'm a former USMC and Army sniper and this thing has impressed. (Had to send the first one back but the second one is tight! Go to 1/4 moa clicks though. 1/8 is silly.
REVIEW BY: Corey Engle Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I bought this scope for my savage .17hmr and wow is all i can say. i zero my rifle at 100 yards and using the mills i can reach out and send it out to 500 yards with just a 6 inch group. this is by far the best scope for the price. long range shooting with the BSA Contender is the only way to go im going to get the more power zoom for my m93 mosin nagant. hope all goes well and i just cant say good enough things about this scope. gonna get it for my ruger 10/22 and for my savage .223 good job BSA
REVIEW BY: Eric Saturday, September 25, 2010
Bought one of these for my Excel Arms Accelerator rifle, great, clear sight picture even at 16x, really like the pull-to-turn, zero-reset turrets and the side focus adjustments. It's a compact scope, even with the sunshade attached it's is shorter than my other scopes. Really complements the compact Excel rifle. This is my 8th BSA scope or red-dot purchased over the last 4 years and I've only had one that needed to be returned (a Mil-Dot returned to Cabela's) for a replacement. The replacement scope was the same model and was perfect.
REVIEW BY: flybyknight Thursday, October 22, 2009
I received this 4x16x40 scope after sending in an older model for warranty. No questions asked, I was sent this after paying only for shipping. I was shocked at how bright and clear this scope is. Fully multicoated optics means all glass receives multi coatings, not just some as in multicoated. This makes for much brighter viewing. It also makes viewing at the higher magnification levels totally useable. The pull and turn turrets make adjustments easy, and enables multi range adjustments easy and repeatable. The side turret for adjusting parallax makes it much easier the having to turn the front obj. lens. The 4" eye relief is much nicer then having your eye up close to the scope, especially with higher powered cartridges. Bsa doesn't even mention that all the numbers on the turrets are glow in the dark. A nice feature in the pre dawn and pre dusk times of hunting. I don't think you could come close to this quality in this price range with anything else out there. I am highly pleased w