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Old 11-28-2009, 13:11   #1
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Barska Optic's? They any good?

Yup title says it all...

Im looking on Amazon.com an they have a sale on Barska optics. the one im looking at is a 6-24x60. Fully multi coated optics with illuminated Mil-Dot glass-etched reticle, with a side parallax adjustments in a turret-mounted focus knob and easy-grip target-style windage and elevation adjustment knobs.

the original price is $678.98
they only want $199.97 new.

i thought it might be a good replacement for my 3x9x40 on my Rem 700SPS 308. i dont have $1,400.00 to shell out on a leupold Mark 4, it would be hard to justify that to my wife......

the price is definatley cheap but is the product as well?

any one have any experience with this?
also anyone know anything about their spotting scopes and bino's?
thanks for any and all help

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Old 11-28-2009, 13:26   #2
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I have a Barska spotting scope and a rifle scope. I don't care for either one. The stronger the magnification the worse it gets. Both are ok on cool days below 100 yards, after that they suck. I don't know the one you are asking about but Weaver and Simmons scope put the Barska to shame.
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Old 11-28-2009, 15:39   #3
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I had one called the "Excavator" pass thru my hands it was a illret 4x16x50 I would have to say pass on most of them, and as a former Aetec fan would have to say pass on them as well as anything else Meade optics owns.
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:14   #4
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I have a barska spotter, the cheapest one they had - not too good.
I also have a 3X9X50 that was the cheapest one they make, it's just so-so. built well as in sturdy but the glass isn't great.
I have the 'tactical' mil-reticle 1.5X4.5x20 that also was much cheaper than anything else that is fine for the money and when I got it one of the amber lenses in the slip-on cover was broken I called their toll free # and complained they sent another right out to me.
maybe their hi-end scopes are good for the money.
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:33   #5
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Thanks guys, yeah i think i will pass on them and just save up for awhile.

i'd love a nightforce, burris or leupold with mil dot. but i didnt even spend half the money those scopes cost on my first car...

well again thanks

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Old 11-30-2009, 01:22   #6
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I would go put one of these long before a Barska

http://swfa.com/Vortex-6-24x50-Cross...pe-P43585.aspx

Good warranty, tracks well, glass is acceptable, all in all not a bad starter scope and would serve you until you get that new US Optics for $2700
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:52   #7
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unconditional lifetime and transferable warranty on those, can't beat that and price is good too. I like the 2X7X32 featured.
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thanks for the advice, and the link its a good web site. i think i am just going to have to wait a while and save my money.
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You will benefit from spending your money on good glass for that 700p. I only shoot my 700p out to 600 yards at the range and that alone shows the need for good glass. Right now I am shooting a Falcon Menace I bought through snipercentral. They have some good reviews on optics for your rifle, might want to check them out. The scope is a fairly good scope for the cost but we now have night shoots and I could really use a lite reticle. My son has a Leupold Mark 4 on his 700p and loves it. Good luck and good shooting.
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Barska is great for the Dime!

I have a Nikon 1.5-4.5 x 32mm that is designed for rifles. It is a great short shot (under 250m) scope...but it cost about $75 more than the Vortex 2-7x32mm and about $100 more than the 1.5-4x 32mm Barska and if you are just looking through the scope I guarantee you that you can not tell the difference. Unless you spend at least $400 for a scope you might as well find one you like at the mid-price range and expect it will get cloudy at 200+m...that is just the way it is with modern scopes.

I can see quite well out to 300m with my nikon in the middle of the day, same with the Vortex and Barska, but at dusk the Nikon is a 150m scope....same for the Vortex and the Barska. The Barska is the best buy for the money in these low end scopes....Just think...Nikon $160, Vortex $85 and Barska $40....go ahead and make your choice.

Or compare the low end Nikon that is 6-24x50mm to comparable Vortex and Barska, I have, the difference? Price!! Save the money and buy the Barska for now, unless you have owned a really great scope in the past you won't tell the difference and I haven't met one shooter yet that can use a scope on a rifle set past 14x with strong accuracy. My buddy is a marine sniper and he uses a 3-9x32mm for every kind of hunting including ground hogs out to 300m and never sets it to 9x for anything under 250m
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