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Old 05-14-2011, 09:22 PM
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Barska Scope users/reviews?

I know we are supposed to support those who advertise on this site so the rest of us can enjoy each others information and advice at no cost and I try to do so. The question I have is are there any hunters/300 yard BR shooters using Barska scopes and how are they working? How can they offer so much for so little considering what I just paid for a Bushnell Elite 4200 2.5x10/50 IR.
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:41 PM
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Re: Barska Scope users/reviews?

I have only owned one. I took it back to the store. Very poor excuse for a scope as far as I am concerned at any price. It was on a 17 fireball and with this scope the rifle shot its worst ever groups. I replaced it with a Vortex Viper and am very happy. Now shoots ragged holes again.

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Old 05-15-2011, 04:58 AM
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Re: Barska Scope users/reviews?

I bought a Barska binocular some years ago, it was pure junk. Took it back immediately and got a refund. Save your $$. Don't buy cheap optics. You will get what you pay for.
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:46 PM
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Re: Barska Scope users/reviews?

Thank you for your input. Your reply is what I was expecting. I know there a few members who have had good results but it seems the members here and at 6mmbr have the same opinions. I think I will opt for a Vortex.
Thanks again.
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:54 PM
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Re: Barska Scope users/reviews?

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I think I will opt for a Vortex.
Thanks again.
That I think will be good money spent and you will be happy you did.

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Re: Barska Scope users/reviews?

Bought a new Barska Rifle scope that shot 1.5 inch groups at 300 yards....could have been me? 6X24X44 ?

Worked the top turret several times and got it down to .79 inches at 300 yards! with a Rem 700 Varmint barrel in 22.250?

Bought a 10X40X X44 Sniper Barska and dialed it up and down 200 times......Now shooting 1.26 goups at 300 yards with a REM .308 Win Varmint!...Changed to a Nikon BDC 3X9 and now shooting half inch goups at 100 yards.

Could it be the grease they use?....the temp we shoot at?...Somthing is wrong......But it can be fixed? Mine are woking fine above -20! with a lot of working up and down!

Bought Nikon scopes and am now shooting half inch groups at 300 yards using the BDC reticles! If you know your bullet speed your 99% accurate!

Arty
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:34 PM
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Re: Barska Scope users/reviews?

I bought my first ever Nikon for the CVA Accura V2 I got a few weeks ago. I wanted to as closely match my shooting partner's CVA as possible so I bought one and I'm disapointed. The scope is fine optically, but the adjustments are very stiff, not at all what I'm accustomed to in a Leupold or a Vortex. I thought it was broken at first but my hunting partner's adjusts the same....

On the subject of cheap end scopes. I bought a Tru-Glo a while back for a 22 Ruger and I was amazed at the clarity and the tracking. It's only a 3-9 fixed parallelax but it was a whopping 60 bucks or less than a fill up of gasoline.
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