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 Post subject: Barska 2.5x20
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:18 pm 
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I just picked up two of these to try out while I could get them under $50.

This is a compact model... short 1" tube, 30/30 reticle, with long eye relief. I was able to mount the first one on a CZ 452 (Bavarian style stock), with the lowest compatible Weaver rings for 3/8" grooved reciever, and actually have a good picture right off.

I say lowest compatible rings because any lower and I couldn't cycle the bolt. This appears to me to be an improvement because the Tasco 3-9x40 I'd been using required extra-tall see-thru mounts for the bell to clear the tangent rear sight. Now, I can actually get a cheek weld which should improve my ability to aim this rifle/scope combination accurately.

I still have to sight it in, so more to come.

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 Post subject: Re: Barska 2.5x20
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:43 pm 
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Barska Scopes are made in China according to http://www.answers.com, so let us know how it holds up!
http://www.answers.com/Q/Where_are_bars ... e?#slide=2

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 Post subject: Re: Barska 2.5x20
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:26 pm 
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I hope their rifle scopes are better than their spotting scopes.

I'll just stop there. :evil:


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 Post subject: Re: Barska 2.5x20
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:28 pm 
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Okay, sighted in today starting at 100' with Federal bulk pack. 5rds walked it in on the 1/2" center dot. My last 3rds went to my 6o'clock POA.

Then, backed off to approximately 50-60yds... when I wasn't drilling the plate dead center, it was pretty consistently hitting to the right of that.

Went to work on a rock out around 100yds... had to use a 12o'clock hold to hit it.

Sight picture was easy to deal with.

Adjustment clicks were quite stiff.

Can't speak to durability yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Barska 2.5x20
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:55 pm 
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If you don't ever have to move it for the next lot number of ammo it may just hold up well for you .

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 Post subject: Re: Barska 2.5x20
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Hope this works out for you but there is a reason they're so cheap.
errr... Inexpensive

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 Post subject: Re: Barska 2.5x20
PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:44 pm 
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Jack Stanley wrote:
If you don't ever have to move it for the next lot number of ammo it may just hold up well for you .

Jack


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Hope this works out for you but there is a reason they're so cheap.
errr... Inexpensive


Yeah, I know... sometimes "cheap" and "inexpensive" do go together. The product description, as good as it sounded, may or may not tell everything. It didn't mention the plastic windage/elevation adjusters... better to use a wrench, which should've been included, to distribute pressure rather than take a chance on breaking them with a screwdriver. And no, I didn't break one... it's just observable.

Refer to Jack's comment... while I have a tad more tweaking to do, the less it has to be adjusted, the better.

While satisfying curiosity on this, I'd still generally rather buy American.

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 Post subject: Re: Barska 2.5x20
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Another thing... while I gave $49 and change apiece for these two Barskas, I've given less and more for the other scopes I use.

The Tasco 3-9x40's I got for about $35 apiece. Good results... easy repeatable adjustment, clear picture.

The Swift 1.5-4.5x21's I got at a discount because I was a longtime repeat customer and the manager wanted to move them, plus he knew I wasn't going to spend $300 for a Vari-X 2. I've had good results with those, same as with the Tascos.

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 Post subject: Re: Barska 2.5x20
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Update: So, between me and Daddy... him spotting... we got this one dialed in. It didn't take much time or effort.

The adjustments improved from the first time out... easier to turn the knobs and count the clicks.

The rocks I was busting were smaller than a crow and aimed accurate shots were repeatable.

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