Opinions of Barska.

Gene

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Joined
Jan 23, 2007
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1,326
Location
PA
Bought binoculars at Dick's - Junk. Returned them a few days later.
 

Shooter98

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Joined
Jan 12, 2011
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75
Location
Albany Oregon
Unlike the others here, I've had excellent results with my 4-16x50 scope. It's held a 200 yard zero perfectly now for a few months. unfortunately the fable holds true of you get what you pay for. If you go into the purchase of a lower end scope knowing and fully understanding this, then I think you'll be pleased. I believe the negative results are from those who are expecting their $99 scope to work just as good as the $1100 counter part. That's what's called product ignorance in the retail world.
 

Broz

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Joined
Feb 3, 2007
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8,638
Location
Townsend, Montana.
I bought a 6~24 for a little over $100 I took it home and mounted it on my 17 fireball for a gopher getter.

Upon sight in the firs thing I noticed was, on the higher powers it was very cloudy picture kinda like looking through a jug of 1% milk. . But when I turned it down to about 14 X it was not to bad. So, thats ok, I really didn't need over 14X anyway.

Next thing I noticed was it didn't track right. 2 clicks were more or sometimes less that 1/2" at 100 yds. Like 2 to 3 inches or nothing. Oh well, thats ok as long as it holds zero. I am going to use the mildot reticle anyhow.

Upon getting her dialed in I was uprised to see the rifle was shooting the worst groups it ever had. 2" plus for 5 @ 100 and the rifle usually shot 1/2 to 3/4". ***???

So I pulled it off and put a 3x9 bushnell on it that was laying under the bench. The rifle now was back to 1/2 to 3/4" at 100 yards.

Took the Barska back got my money ordered a Vortex Viper and put it on. Now I have something I can use. Lesson learned.

Your Milage may Vary.

Jeff gun)gun)
 

jthod

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Joined
Dec 12, 2010
Messages
41
Location
Denton, Nebraska
Put a 6.5-20x50 on my .223 last winter, havn't done enough shooting with it yet to tell anyone not to buy one. But, it is a $110 scope, I don't expect it to be perfect. It will probably end up on a .17 anyways.
 
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