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What is your oppinion of Barska Scopes

 
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:12 PM
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What is your oppinion of Barska Scopes

i was looking into getting a Barska 8-26x50 Benchmark Riflescope, Side Parallax, Black Matte, 30mm Tube, Mil-Dot Reticle just wondering your oppinions on the scope quality. it is regular over 900 but would be getting it for less than 500
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:37 PM
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Re: What is your oppinion of Barska Scopes

Don't do it!
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:45 PM
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Re: What is your oppinion of Barska Scopes

Remember this, you get what you pay for. When buying optics by the best you can afford. For example, if you can afford to buy a Nightforce NXS and you buy a Leupold instead, to save a few bucks, your going to regrete it when you look through a Nightforce NXS. Shooting long range requires excellent optics. Oh yea, DON'T BUY THAT SCOPE! If your going to spend $900.00, buy a Leupold.
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:29 AM
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Re: What is your oppinion of Barska Scopes

but o would only have to pay five hundred. Wouldn't a nine hundred dollar scope that I pay five hundred for be better than a five hundred dollar scope.
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:42 AM
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Re: What is your oppinion of Barska Scopes

I think we regard each other as friends on this site. Friends don't let friends drive drunk, or buy Barska (and some other) scopes.
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Re: What is your oppinion of Barska Scopes

Just curious... And I don't have a horse in this race, but what do you guys know about Barska?
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:10 PM
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Re: What is your oppinion of Barska Scopes

I have two Barskas, which I have used to break in barrels, load development, keep on "spare rifles", let the kids thrash, etc. One's a Benchmark, and the other is a Tactical. Both are FFP, and both get the job done. I did have to send one Barska back because the reticle was mounted improperly (not vertical).

I also have Schmidt and Benders, Leupolds, and have used plenty of Nightforces (but this was before NF went FFP), which I use on my primary rifles, for hunting and competition.

The Barska is certainly no competition to the S&Bs or the Leupolds, but it's not meant to be. Barska provides a cheap and somewhat disposable tool for limited use. If that's your intended use, go for it. If you mean it to be your primary optic for serious use, there are better uses for $500.

BTW, I've never even seen them offered for the "list" $900, and I paid far less than $500.
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