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Barska rifle scopes

Postby kjrslr on Mon May 28, 2012 11:30 am

I've been reading alot of reviews for Barska scopes and most of them are not very flatering. I'm wondering if anyone has tried out their Barska 3-9x42mm Illuminated Mil-Dot Sniper Rifle Scope? It is relativly new to the market and boasts a 2nd generation label. Does this mean that their build and optical quality has improved? There just seems to be zero reports on this scope and am wondering if Barska has turned a corner, listened to the reports/reviews and put out something of quality.
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Re: Barska rifle scopes

Postby Trevor_B on Tue May 29, 2012 8:11 am

One of the best phrases in optics is "price reflect quality of optics." Every customer has a different budget and you do get the quality you pay for. There are however some diamonds in the rough out there. Best thing to do when it comes to a optic purchase is what you're doing, read reviews and save up the money to get something that you can afford and can do the job you need it to.
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Re: Barska rifle scopes

Postby kjrslr on Tue May 29, 2012 4:53 pm

The trouble is that there is no review of this scope. The specs intrigue me, but since there are no reviews to go by I have asked here hoping that someone from OpticsPlanet might have had some insight. I'm hoping to find something in the $85-120 range. The Barska caught my eye. I'm also checking out the Leapers UTG 3-9x32 compact. It has a lot of good reviews, but it has been out a while.
As far as opticsgo, I've been a photographer for 40 yrs and know a lot about optics. 40 yrs ago there were very few good brands that you could trust. That was until computers came along and optic design and manufacture became better across more companies. That being said, it now becomes a matter of how well designed and especially, how well the QC in manufacturing is. That in turn will let us know how it will hold up in real life use.
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Re: Barska rifle scopes

Postby Trevor_B on Wed May 30, 2012 8:06 am

That being said, when it comes to riflescopes, so much factors in when it comes to opinions. If you said you were putting that Barska on a 10/22, it would probably be fine. However, some people want to put a $100 scope on a 300 Win mag and wonder why the reticle begins to turn after a few shots, or why the lens moves out of place. If you were hunting and the scope was going to be thrown into the elements and abused a lot, I wouldn't recommend anything less than say a Redfield Revolution. Just my biased opinion, but I've tried a lot, I've seen scopes fall apart, and I've seen the ones that take anything you can throw at them.

What model and caliber rifle we're you looking to outfit? Also, what style of shooting; hunting, target, general plinking?
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Re: Barska rifle scopes

Postby Guest on Wed May 30, 2012 4:53 pm

Ar 15(.223/5.56) Mainly target/plinking. Nothing too serious and that's why I'd like to keep the cost reasonable.
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