I purchased this scope with high hopes thinking it would be a great deal for the money. First off, it is not a totally bad scope however I ended up much happier with a smaller objective lens of a higher quality "B" brand for about $30-$50 more. Even a 60mm objective lens with better glass will make this rig look like a cheap toy.
The biggest complaints I have with this scope is the focus and the zoom. The focus is actually on the front by the big front lens and is really a pain to adjust while looking through the scope without moving it all over the place. You have to turn that big ring A LOT in order to focus, this is a big drag. Most other scopes have the focus knob located near the eyepiece so you can roll it with your finger(s) while looking through the eyepiece and do it quickly. The BIG focus ring makes this scope not very fun to use when changing targets.
The zoom function works, however when you zoom in it seems the field of view gets very small and blurry - much worse than other manufacturers.
Lastly, the main reason why I couldn't live with this scope is that comparing it to others - it has darker glass and just is not as clear. I went to a major outdoor outfitters store and actually tried various other scopes they had on display. It was immediately clear that this particular scope cannot hold a candle to other's glass quality and ease of focus/zoom. Get a scope with a smaller objective, better glass, and easier focus. Barska should include less "goodies" (case, bag, etc) and a better product.
All in all,not bad but just pony up a few extra dollars and get something easier to use/more compact/better glass/easier focus.
I like the product but it may be a bit over powered. The field of view is small and the depth of focus is limited. I just wish it had listed the case and tripod that come with it. I ordered a tripod because it appeared to not have one.
very poor optics not much useable past 65 power anything past 65 gets fuzzy and not very clear the focus ring on the scope is very hard to turn and in a bad place on the front of the scope I have a *** which is far better for the about the same price made in russia.if you are not wanting a quality scope with a very clear view this scope is ok just not high quality optics.I guess you get what you pay for.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. quality I guess is fair
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
Poor glass quality, i admit being cheap and try to save a few bucks here is proving to be a mistake... my *** mark4 8.5-24 scope mounted on the rifle has a better image clarity than this, especially knowing the fact that this is rated at 25-125x88mm power spotting scope, i would say the description is bloody deceiving.
How accurate was the sizing? accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Poor glass quality
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes, however low low quality glass.... very blurry
The first one arrived and we thought it was defictive. Maybe gass leak? It would get blurry at distance of 165 yds. Couldn't see the bullet hole.The second one was the same thing. They are built nice, have a nice case but I thing they skimp on the lens quality. Going to buy one that is up to 60 power, maybe it will have better quality lens?
How accurate was the sizing? Accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality besides the lenses.
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
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