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how do barska scopes compare with the more expensive brands like nikon and Leupold? Are you really getting more out of them? w

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  • mvacdude
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    weaver grand slams have never failed me! great scopes for right at $300. would recommend buying the best you can afford because it does make a difference. but for the money weaver is hard to beat!

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  • thuroy
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    You get what you pay for. I have had both, the Barska served its purpose, but I would spend the extra money to eliminate fog and for the extra clarity.

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  • Pistolhunter
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    Barska ok if thats your price range but cant compare at all to Leopold or Nikon. For 300 you can get a decent scope with those 2 brands.

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  • OldSwede
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    IMHO, the best deer scope around is the Mueller Tac2. Unbeliedveably clear and bright, solid; just a fine piece of equiment with Japanese lenses.

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  • ricochet
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    I favor Leupold and you can find a 3x9 varixII for under $300. The glass is hard to beat for the price. Nikon is making very nice affordable scopes now also.
    The Barska's are russian I understand and they are bargain basement models, so beware.
    Scopes and binocs are two things you should splurge on if you can.

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  • Ww591
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    I have Simmons Whitetail Expedition 3X12-40mm that I picked up five years ago new for $250 and I shoot a 7mm Rem Mag and I couldn't ask for a better scope at that price.

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  • Drew Steven Knoop
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    Thanks guys great help I think I will spend the extra and get a good piece..Looneyducer let me know how that Barska does tho...Thx again.

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  • BigBboy25
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    Barska scopes are terrible. I bought one and regret it. They look a hell of a lot better in the store than they do when you finally get one in the field.

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  • matouse3
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    I am a huge Nikon fan. Great scopes, great warranty and decent price. Prostaff or Omegas are excellent.

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  • ckRich
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    Your welcome WA Mtnhunter. Here is the link for the actual Swift website: http://www.swift-sportoptics.com/

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  • WA Mtnhunter
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    ckRich

    I did not know they still made Swift scopes. Thanks for that info. My son's Savage 99 .308 has a 4x Swift compact that has been a very good scope for 10+ years. Pretty sweet deer rifle set up!

    If they are still made in Japan, they are probably still good quality.

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  • SD_Whitetail_Hntr
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    I've been a Nikon fan recently.. and in that price range, the Buckmaster is a very very quality piece of glass. I bumped up to the newest Nikon Monarch and found a website that had it for under $400. I couldn't find that scope anywhere else for less than $499. The website is www.arcadian-sales.com and I was thoroughly impressed with the buy I got from them.

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  • ckRich
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    If you're looking for a good scope but don't want to pay big bucks, I'd recommend a Swift. Fair price, quality scope, my family has three currently in use. http://www.eabco.com/Swift01.htm

    Still, nothing will hold up to abuse like a Leupold...

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  • kolbster
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    ive owned 1 barska i will never own another one, to me its worth the extra $$$$$ to buy good glass. lots of people say your rifle is only as good as the person shooting it, i also add a rifle is only as good as the glass you top it with. i would look at a Nikon the have some cheaper scopes that i love (Nikon Pro-Staff $150) they also have some higher dollar scoped that are great (Nikon Buckmaster $200-$400) and the price just keeps going up for the better scope, so for the average shooter look at the pro-staff and buckmaster scopes.

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  • K.C. Hanson
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    I don't know, but I've been thinking the same thing, so I ordered a Barska 6-24x42 scope about two days ago to find out. I'll let you know how it does.

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