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Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by kc, Jan 15, 2011.
What are your opinion of Barska scopes?
I am not thinking of buying one, I see them in adds all over town. I just don't trust them.
This is old, but I'll post it anyway. They don't call them "Barf-ska" for nothin'.
Bought binoculars at Dick's - Junk. Returned them a few days later.
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.
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". WTF???
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.
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.