Originally Posted by WVRifleman
The other, I got a great deal on the this Barska 6x24x50 that have it on a Savage .223....Started at 50 yards Bore sighted it, two rounds bulleyes, 100 yards, all over the place.....Did everything tryin get this gun to hold a pattern long make a story short and 20 rounds I called Barska...The lady said that for the "Tactical Scopes, you must site them in at the 10 power at 100 yards".....OK, Went back to the field did exactly that, I was using 12 power when I was doin it before BTW, and it hit bullseye 3 straightshot after a small adjustment and was hittin targets the size of a silver dollar out to 300 yards...And everything else in between.
Like someone else said, "run fast and run far". It should not matter in the least amount what power your scope is on during the zeroing process... You are not calculating hold-over with reticle subtentions (reticle spacing) at that point..., yet. If your rifle groups differently with your scope at different powers, or even if the point of impact shifts, get rid of it! Sorry to be harsh lol, but it's the truth.
In optics, you usually get what you pay for (some few exceptions), but I've never been impressed with Barska in the least... Yes, I have seen a few that will do what is needed, but it's a bare-bones scope. Nothing in it to exceed the price bar at all (I can't knock the price though). Just not what the doctor ordered for me though lol...