Friday, February 15, 2008

Barska Scope

As you all know last week we finally got up and around to sighting in my Barska holographic scope on my Ruger 10/22. We sighted it in at 50 yards, and decided not to go to 100 yards because the scope has no magnifacation. The target was very hard to see at 100 yards and besides that I'm not going to take a squirrel at that distance. This is the main thing I didn't like about the scope, it has no magnifacation whatsoever! Also the glass element looks like it could be very easy to break in the field. The main things I like about this scope are that it has very fast target aquisition, 4 different sight patterns and is very compact and takes up very little space on my rifle. The 4 patterns are: small dot, big dot, circle dot, and crosshairs. It also has 7 different intensity level settings for brightness. I paid $70.00 for this scope which is a good deal for the things that it does. The only thing I would have done differently if I had designed it would be to have a 3x magnifaction. Over all a good buy!!!

By: Little Mike

1 comment:

Bob Rich said...

Hi Mike. Jamie bought a scope similar to yours for his airsoft gun, but he broke it right away. I think you'll have to be careful with it as you said. I do 90% of my shooting with my scope set for 4X, even though it goes to 9X. 9X takes too long to acquire the target unless it's around 100 yards out. I had to really zoom in on the squirrel I got last week and I had to aim a couple inches over it. Those shots are rare though. A fast 50 yard shot is the norm for me, and that's where I get the most with my 17HMR with the iron sights. By the way, Henry replaced the hammer and bolt for free and paid for shipping so I'll be hunting with it again Saturday, the last squirrel hunting weekend :( Then we hunt coyote the following Saturday :) See ya, Bob