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Old 02-28-2010, 01:24 PM
Mr. 16 gauge Mr. 16 gauge is offline
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Question Barska rifle scopes

Never heard of them before......anyone have any information/opinions?
Thanks in advance...........
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:01 PM
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They're prominantly featured in the MIDWAY USA catalog and Midway is not usually known for advertising and/or stocking junk. Beyond that, like you, I've never heard of or seen them advertised any place else either.
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:56 PM
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Thumbs down

Picked one up at the 'Gun Show' at the Fairgrounds in OKC just to look at, it was unimpressive from start to finish.

It is stamped "Made in China" and reminded me of each and every Tasco I have touched (yeah, and purchased). It was a lot like the BSA sitting next to it.

A German fella, who worked in one of my favorite hunting shops in Nurnberg, once told me always look through the front of optics you buy. You can see some of the inner workings. In the Barska, I could see where the lens was gobbed in with very thick glue, or maybe silicon. There were burrs and very obvioous machining imperfections in the tube also.

To be honest, I had (and still have) no interest in this scope at all. It reeks of POS!
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:13 PM
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If my memory serves me right I believe they are one of the under $100 scopes. Draw you conclusion from that.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:13 AM
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Not quite Junk

The way you spell Barska is JUNQUE! Like the BSAs... probably ok on a light recoiler

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