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alaskaman94
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?

http://www.shopbarska.com/product.cgi?group=5125&product=5603

ENC
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.

Evan

alaskaman94
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....

zoomie
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.

ENC
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.

Evan

jhgreasemonkey
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.

cpermd
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.

CP

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.