First of all, I AM NOT A REP FOR BARSKA. I was actually a little pissed off I bought this scope, but now I love it.
Second, all of these reviews are 100% on point.
Third, I will examine how you can fix what some of these posts hate, although you may still hate it.
fourth, I immediately bought 3rd party accessories to accommodate (what in my mind) is where its cheap price point kicks in.
I had to buy larger (higher rise) scope mount rings to be able to fit this on. I also wanted other rings because the rings that the scope comes with are technically "weaver" style, and "technically" don't have the potential to hold as tight as "mil spec picatinny" do. So I bought hard core high-rise 1" $60 scope rings.
Now I am about to purchase another riser ($25) for the scope BECAUSE i am currently looking right into my front sight(gas block too) so i don't have the clearest image possible. This riser is picatinny on picatinny riser that you can see through to your front sight (so hollow in the middle for the whole length of the riser).
Sighting this thing in is a REAL pain. There's a locking ring around each adjustment knob (elevation & windage). There are also allen-wrench screws in the top of each adjustment knob. I tightened the locking ring & the allen-wrench screws because I saw "DAPSTER"'s review. This made it so the reticle had no chance of moving HOWEVER i think i over tightened it SO now on the elevation knob, you cannot use the allen-wrnech screw to adjust the knob any...