View Full Version : scope for big bore..

January 28, 2010, 09:25 PM
all right i have a 450bm upper on the way and out of money for glass! do you think this scope will hold up alright or not.? 1st hand experiences with barska?


January 28, 2010, 09:43 PM
If it were me I would go to my local big box store and buy a 3-9 bushnell in the sub $100 range. I have owned more than one and never had one fail. When you get the moolah for a better scope the cheapy will be perfect for a rimfire or shelf duty for the next rifle.


January 28, 2010, 09:46 PM
see but i can actuly get that one for around 50$ and i love the illuminated reticle so i dont know what to do....

January 28, 2010, 09:53 PM
do you think this scope will hold up alright or not
For a while it will. If you don't view equipment as expendable, I'd look elsewhere. Heavy recoil + $50 scope = quick failure.

January 28, 2010, 10:05 PM
Well i didn't know you could get it for fifty. I would just get it and try it and let us know for that price.


January 28, 2010, 10:12 PM
For that application you might consider a fixed 4x scope. Even with less expensive scopes the fixed powers are harder to kill in my experience. I have a bushnell 4x that has seen a lot of abuse from being dropped to switching between 12 guage slugs use and various rifles.

January 28, 2010, 10:49 PM
Barskas are noted specifically to fail very rapidly.
They are cheap Chinese scopes.

You will just have to buy another scope after no more than a couple of magazines.


Lloyd Smale
January 29, 2010, 05:27 AM
I put a heavy duplex leupold 2x7 on my beo. it has more eye relief then most scopes and the heavy duplex is great in low light.