Things I liked: Got this bundled with a BSA R10 MK2 gun. Like everything except the reticle. Outstanding value, hard to believe. $100 normally, bundled with gun only $30. Would be five star if not for the reticle, which is a simple duplex.
Things I would have changed: Reticle, I suspect PA is clearing out this stock to get more effective reticles with hold-off for elevation for extremely short range when the varmint is inside the zeroed distance.
What others should know: Aluminum screw on lens caps, not common, but they actually work well and I kind of like them, even compared to high tech stuff on my firearms scopes. Requires the high rings.
Things I liked: This is a good value scope. The glass is very crisp and clear and transmits low light well at lower magnification levels - especially for this price point. The adjustable objective seems to be right on the money for 10m shooting, and focusing at further distances seems to be about on. It has held zero well on a nitro piston Benjamin break barrel. A huge improvement over the junk that comes on most scoped rifle combos.
Things I would have changed: Some of the machining/finishing is a bit rough, you can tell its a value scope when you're up close to it. The turret caps seem like they would be easy to cross thread if you're not careful. But, what do you expect with a 3-12x44 AO scope for $100.
What others should know: Due to the large objective and the tapered grip area around it, you will need high rings to mount this scope.
Things I liked: The price is great, and so is the build quality, glass is clear.
Things I would have changed: Really nothing, screw lens caps are fine, take some turns to go tight, you do not need to though, just go halfway or less for the impatient out there, they ain't goin' anywhere!
What others should know: I will be 63 soon, open sights on my Beeman R10 .20 circa 1990 (still mint) were getting fuzzy for my eyes, problem solved. BKL single piece mount is rock solid. Another problem solved, two red squirrels that chewed through side of garage twice (vinyl too), have been dispatched.....
will this scope stand up to the recoil of my beeman 12.5 .22 cal
If I may suggest spend $20.00 more and get a UTG 4-16x50 True Hunter. It is an excellent scope as I have purchased 3 of them from PA: 2 for my RWS 34's and 1 for my old Marlin b/a .22. BSA customer service would not help me at all with an issue I had on one of their a red dot sights. PA can recommend a mount for your Beeman if needed; I used a UTG DNT06 droop compensator mount with low rings on the my 34's and they are still rock solid.
I would not suggest it. I would suggest a UTG or Hawke scope
Can I see a picture of the reticle?
it's a duplex reticle, fat lines that taper into smaller lines that cross at the p.o.i
Will this work good for a rim fire rifle?
yes, the scope will work on a rim fire gun
What type of scope base is on your gun? What type of mount do you need? Weaver, Picatinny, 3/8″ or 11mm? Do you need 2-pc mounts or a 1-pc mount? 30mm or 1″? Scope mounts intro (Airgun Academy class)