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I recently bought a few months ago a BSA Red Dot RD30 Scope. I mounted it on my shotgun and it just didn't seem right when I looked down through the scope compared to where the open sights were aimed. The red dot was way way high it seemed.

Didn't really get concerned about that but when I took it off I noticed that one of the pressed in pins (it has 2 of them) wasn't positioned like the other one.

****I was wondering**** if any of you out there have a similar BSA Red Dot RD30 Scope that you could look at to see if mine and yours is made the same. I have photos to show where I think the problem is located in the red circles. If I do have a bad one I'll send BSA an email explaining my problem and see what they have to say. From the reviews on line it seems that BSA doesn't have the best customer service. If they won't do the right thing I guess I'm the bumpkin that didn't inspect the product prior to walking away with it in hand...:whinging: and just have to use it for a fishing weight.

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Yep, looks like the pin was drilled wrong. I'd call them.
 

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[rquote=1494655&tid=104360&author=kc704]Yep, looks like the pin was drilled wrong. I'd call them.[/rquote]

I just hope that have a simialr warranty like Leupold does. I'm the third owner of this "New Never Used" scope. Might just be out of luck.
 

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Looks wrong to me too MM. I tried to find mine I've got just like that to confirm, but I can't seem to find it. Seems its quality was that important to me that I put it in a REALLY safe place for keeping. :D

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:claphands::claphands:I DO BELIEVE YOU FOUND THE PROBLEM!!!!


If they don't help you Bill and all else fails,try drillin new holes in it.
 

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I have a cheaper one( not a BSA) & it's pins are drilled even, I think you've found the problem, send er back. Wally world sells em, it was probably bought there.
 

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[rquote=1494666&tid=104360&author=Mojorisin]I have a cheaper one( not a BSA) & it's pins are drilled even, I think you've found the problem, send er back. [/rquote]

Can't.....see my above post pertaining to me being the 3rd owner.
 

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[rquote=1494668&tid=104360&author=Mailman][rquote=1494666&tid=104360&author=Mojorisin]I have a cheaper one( not a BSA) & it's pins are drilled even, I think you've found the problem, send er back. [/rquote]

Can't.....see my above post pertaining to me being the 3rd owner.[/rquote] Yeh but if it was defective from the factory you could try :shrug:
 

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[rquote=1494671&tid=104360&author=Mojorisin][rquote=1494668&tid=104360&author=Mailman][rquote=1494666&tid=104360&author=Mojorisin]I have a cheaper one( not a BSA) & it's pins are drilled even, I think you've found the problem, send er back. [/rquote]

Can't.....see my above post pertaining to me being the 3rd owner.[/rquote] Yeh but if it was defective from the factory you could try :shrug:[/rquote]

Believe me...I will.
 

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[rquote=1494674&tid=104360&author=cfrazee_mo]Dear Mailman, you do not tell them you are the 3rd owner!!! You tell them that you purchased this item and it seems to be wrong! Box it and mail it![/rquote]

Your are right....If I word it like that I wouldn't be fib'n.
 

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That is correct! No fibs and maybe get the problem solved! It is apparent that none of the other users could get it to work either! So therefore you are only making it a usable product that it was intended to be and get the use out of it that the company wanted it to have! Good luck!
 

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Wow someone/thing wasn't paying attention!!!!

Good luck. I hope they resolve your issue!
 

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The scope is supposed to be that way. It allows you to mount it to almost any bar type base. One pin goes thru a groove on the base and the other is high enough it can set on top of the base where there is no groove and still clamp down. Mine is made the same way,, and so is the one on Patricks gun. His has been on 2 shotguns a deer rifle and a muzzleloader and shot alot of times with no shifting of zero experienced. So far I've had good luck with the cheap little BSA scopes ,,and they are more versitile to mount. Mine is mounted on my 870 turkey gun and was carried thru hollers and canyons in MO, kansas and Nebraska this past season and is still on so far. I actually modified Patricks scope useing a drill press and moved the pin so it could be clamped to a single scope base. I couldn't find a bar(bridge) style base for his deer rifle when we had the scope on it,,so I did that. It worked fine and he made a couple of incredible shots using that scope and a battery operated mechanical rest.

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Henry all of mine have it drilled in the back just like his front one. I have them from Redhead (who knows who makes it), a tasco pro point, a TruGlo Reflex, and a Vortex Strike Fire....

MM have you shot it? Someone might have messed with the dials and turned the dot off center. It might be fine if that's the way those are made.
 

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I cant imagine something like that slipping thru the factory.No matter how incompetent of a machinist/operator/quality control guy ya have that should have been caught,even chinese have eyeballs.:wave:

EDIT-No offense to the unattentive buyer:hysterical:
 

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I have not shot this from my shotgun as of yet. Still don't know if I want to put it on that gun or one of my .22's for the wife to shoot. What Henry says is logical about it made to fit different mounts. Both pins have a slot on my particular mount and locks up tight. I think since I have always held my cheek against the stock tight when shooting I find it weird to have to lift up my head from the stock to see the little red dot in the scope. My mount is one of those that use the pins on the receiver that holds the trigger assembly....I think it is called B-Square or something like that. I can actually look under the mount and see my front bead of the gun it sits up so high. I hope Henry is right about it being made that way with the offset pins. Guess I need to go shoot it and find out how bad it will smack my cheek with a 3 inch Magnum #4 shot turkey load. If it does smack me.....I'll start digging in the gun safe for a suitable .22 rifle to put it on.
 
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