This is BSA's 50mm Red Dot sight model RD50SB. It offers the following features:
11-position click rheostat control knob.
BSA Shadow Black finish.
5 MOA size red dot.
Light-Weight & Compact Size.
88' Field of View at 100m vs. 68' with the 30mm version or 80' with the 42.
The BSA Optics 50mm Red Dot Sight is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
2K3 Eblade Orracle orange to black fade custom built by me. Kapp, DYE, EVIL, SMART PARTS throughout including Max Flo tank and black/silver reg Halo B with Rip Drive and Freak 14 inch black/chrome barrel kit. Also Tippmann A-5, Flatline, E-Grip
Large optics for easy target acquisition. Bright laser dot.
I worry how the optics will survive a direct hit.
This is a wonderful scope on the A-5 once I manufactured an offset sight rail so that I could see past the A-5's huge hopper. Much better than the sights on the A-5 and it looks great to boot!
Only thing that annoyed me was the fact that the front pin of the mount requires a weaver rail to mount the sight, this is done so that the sight doesn't move around on a firearm with recoil. Wasn't really a big deal because we had to manufacture a custom rail mount but I can see where some owners would be put out with the extra expense of a weaver rail.
I would recommend this 50mm Red Dot to anyone playing bushball or scenarios.
Excellent target acquisition.
Tippmann 98 with G36 shroud
Dye Excel 14" barrel
Red dot BSA sight AKA red eye
Easy target acquisition
Hard to dial in
This was kind of a spur of the moment 'this would be cool on my tippmann' moment when I bought this. Overall I like it, but it takes some getting used to since you can't dial it in 100%. The best this I found was to get it close to your spread at say, 50 ft. and learn how far you need to compensate up to hit 75, 100, 125 ect. feet. It's fairly cheap though, so it's not too much of a commitment if you don't like it.
I personally found it was pretty easy to tilt my head to the side and see though the sight with one eye, giving me an idea where my gun of pointed all the time when time get a little heated during some cat and mouse games.
Also, during the first game it took a direct hit to the front lens. Aside from being foggy because I couldn't clean it correctly on the field, it took it like a champ. No breakage, no cracking, nothing.
Just remember to turn the damn thing off when you're not using it! >.<
Also, this is meant for a weaver rail. To get it to fit on my tippmann, I had to pop out the front bolt. Even with only one bolt holding it on, it went through an entire day of jumping, sliding, and overall roughhousing without budging at all.
Looking for a cheap little red dot sight? This will do.
Tipman a-5 with response trigger, other wise stock. Spyder Pilot ACS with Fasta Hopper
Intuitive and requires only a very short time to get used to it.
A bit tricky to mount.
Any one who tells you, "you can't aim a paintball", has never used one of these. I always "sprayed & prayed" while shooting fast and occasionally tried the iron sights for a snipe. I blamed a miss on this old theory.
First time using this site and I'm getting head shots on snap shooters at over 50 feet. I have never been able to keep both eyes open when using a scope or iron sights. With this it is no problem. The dot is plenty bright and I could see it clearly in bright sunlight. I had no problem dialing it in and it held on target all day.
The only problem I had was attaching it to the rail on my A-5 Tippmann. It fits tight on either rail, (upper 3/8" lower 5/8") but it is a bit clumsy to hold together till you tighten the screws.
As another review noted, we'll see how it holds up on a direct hit, which will be rare as it is tucked partiall under my hopper.
I won't ever play without a red dot sight and at $30.00 (Walmart) this is the one for my paintball needs. I'm going to get another for my 9mm pistol.