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44 reviews | 4.2 out of 5
When i seen this scope for 25.00 i thought its to cheap to be any good. i recived it and i was floored it was nice would buy again.
I was very impressed with the fit and finish. This scope doesn't have any fancy features, but if you bought a scope like this 20 years ago, you'd pay at least $200. The optics are also quite clear. The Chinese have really figured out how to make a high quality scope for less than $30.
Why spend hundreds for a plinking rifle scope when this scope works great - nice zoom too!
For the money, this is a good scope. Has good eye relief, but does have parrelex. Lenses are slightly cloudy on the inside. It is good enough for my 22mag Marlin, but I don't think I would use it on anything high power.
This Barska is a well made scope I mounted it on my Savage Mark II 22 rifle & its a tack driver now I would recommend this scope to any one whois on a tight buget it is a clear & holds zero perfectly I don't know about this scope & heavy recoil since i put the scope on my 22 . I have 2 other Barska scopes & one is on 50 cal muzzleloader & the other is on my NEF Handi- Rifle chambered in 500 S&W Magnum & they are holding up to the HEAVY RECOIL of both of my other rifles . I would't be shy to mount this on a standard caliber at all . Barska really does make excellent scopes & at the prices they sell for really made me a little weary to put them on my heavy recoiling rifles but i did & they are doing great buy one & you will see for yourself
I bought this to mount on my Hi Point 9mm carbine. After tax it was under 30.00 shipped to my local walmart. Overall I think this this is the best value for your money on any rifle scope. The optics are very clear. The crosshairs are clear from 3-9x with just a little adjustment of the eye-piece. The scope itself is lightweight but well made, and the finish is excellent. 9x gives plenty of zoom for shots up to 200 yards or so. Along with all this the scope has a lifetime warranty. I am going to buy a couple more just to have around. They really are nice and wouldn't mind one on my .22 or .243.
Purchased this scope for my Henry Big Boy lever action rifle. My first 3 round group was 18 inches too low at only 50 yards... uh oh!
So I did the math provided with the instructions (great instructions btw) and it indicated I needed to do 144 clicks on the elevation adjustment... uh oh!! I wasn't sure I could adjust it that far, but it took the 144 clicks with no problem.
My next group was nearly perfect. We moved the targets out to 100 yrds and after a few groupings and a few clicks on the elevation and windage adjustments we got it zeroed in nicely.
The cross hairs are nice with graduations for windage and distance adjustment. The optics seemed fine to me... nice and clear.
I would buy this scope again... great value!!!
Great for air rifles and .22's.
I really didn't expect a working scope for this price but this thing is solid. Really strong aluminum housing with easy twist adjustment for the sight. Optics are good, even comparable to some low-end Nikons. Obviously no parallax adjust or advanced features but this thing held up great on my 06 and for the price I can afford to buy a few new ones in case it gets scratched or breaks. Get it while you can!
I am very pleased with my scope. I mounted it on a Winchester 94 , 30/30 . Bore sighted it in with a Bushnell Laser, and it fired 20 rounds in the Bulls Eye at 100 yards, and it cost under $30.00. What more do you want from a scope, to fire the gun to? I will definitely be a Barska buyer from now on. Anyone who gives this scope a bad review is just mad because they paid to much for a different one, or they work for the competition. I used mounts made specially for the model 94, and it took only 15 minutes including them to mount.
This is the first time I've ever purchased a Barska product. I was looking for nice scope for my 10/22 without having to spend a large amount since it is only a 22LR and most shots would be 100 yrds or less. I mated this with a set of standard (low) mount weaver rings. Repeat-ability shot after shot is much better than I expected at 40yrds. I've shot many nickle size groups on different days without having to re-adjust anything.
" Note: DON'T use cheap no name rings. Rings will make or break accuracy! Do NOT OVER TIGHTEN. These are common mistakes many shooters make and ruin accuracy and blame the scope."
The glass is surprisingly clear! Decent eye relief. I had to remove my rear sight to mount the scope but that didn't bother me at all. About the only complaint I would have is and I knocked it back a star because of it, is the variable power ring is quite stiff to turn. I tried a few other Barska scopes and they all seem to have this. My Nikon is way smoother and easier to turn but then again is 10x the price. Over all I'm VERY pleased with my purchase of this scope and anyone looking for a nice little varmint or small game hunting scope could do a lot worse!
Basic rifle scope. The scope works fine, but there is one problem. After sighting in the scope the up down adjuster dust cap can not be put back on to connect with rubber seal. The dust cap hits the adjustment mechanism before it is fully on. Tightening the dust cap further moves adjustments out of adjustment. I have to leave the cap loose. I might try adding some rubber o-rings to built up the seat of the dust cap.
Just as good as 200.00 scopes I have used!
Pretty much what one would expect for the money. You could definitely do worse. Optics much better than similarly priced scopes.
I bought this scope for my 14 year old cousin. It is mounted on a Henry .22 cal mag. lever action. I mounted it with a pair of Millet dovetail high mount rings. The combination works very well. The scope was very easy to zero in with minimal fuss. it has a very compact and consistent pattern at 100 yards. I would have given it a 5 star rating, but I found the adjustment knobs just a little bit too stiff taking considerable effort to turn. Hopefully they will loosen somewhat with future adjustment the scope overall performs very well much better than expected given its moderate price. If you want a low priced good value entry level scope for a young shooter or yourself as a plinker this would be a good choice.
Excellent quality, precision optical value. I am ordering another one !
While is does NOT come with the mounting rings, it is a great little scope. I actually prefer to purchase my own mounting rings even when they are included but since this one does not have them I don't have to store more rings! I like the finger twist adjustment that way I do not need to have a screw driver or allen wrench to make the fine tuning. I did have to shim up the rear of the scope in the rings to provide a greater range of longitudinal adjustments because I was adjusting to the extremes on the stock mount, which is a minor thing and that is NOT the scope manufacturers fault or problems (I see so many blame the scope for this problem). The thing that today's technology brings to guns is everyone is so spoiled with PnP, they expect it in this sport. Only thing I can say, if you don't know what your doing, take it to a gun smith and bring your wallet!
I ordered this scope using the ship to store and it went off without a hitch. The scope is excellent for the money. The eye relief is perfect for my Winchester 290. I have it mounted on Weaver 1" tip off rings. For a smaller name brand this Barska scope does not disappoint.
I have mounted this scope on a Titan GP gas piston .22 air rifle with outstanding results. The scope which came with the rifle was the same scope which came with the Crosman TR77 I bought previously, so I new I wanted something better for the Titan GP. Don't get me wrong--the stock scope which comes with the TR77 is decent and gets the job done. It's just that the Titan GP has a sweet wood stock and I felt like it needed a better scope over the rugged military looking TR77. I read a lot of reviews and decided the Colorado was worth the risk for the price. I mean, it's fogproof and all. Read the specs. Once it's in your hands you'll see its fit and finish--and most importantly its optical brightness and clarity--make it a great value. In my opinion, this is one of those good deals which, once it is gone, will be dearly missed. These aren't like bananas that spoil. A scope can last a decade if cared for. What do you think a scope will cost ten years from now? On another thought: I'd be shooting .22 rimfire if Walmart could stock the ammo. As you know ammo is in short supply. So I picked up some .22 airguns and I am having a great time with them.
The Barska Colorado is the best $50-$75 scope on the market, oh wait it only cost $25. literally I have never been more impress about a cheap scope. Granted I am using it on a pellet gun but it is clear, holds its mark and has turned a Crossman M4 177 into a deadly accurate gun. I now can make consistent 1" groups and single humane shots of pests at 30 + yards. I have only one complaint and that is you cannot mount a scope shade on it but for $25, I won't complain too loudly! I will be buying other Barska scopes and would really like to see their high end models if their cheap one is this good.