View Full Version : Best of the cheapo scopes?

07-28-2010, 9:52 PM
Barksa? BSA? NCStar?

07-28-2010, 10:27 PM
Frankly, I would stick with iron sights until I could afford a scope made somewhere other than China.

HUTCH 7.62
07-28-2010, 11:07 PM
Super Sniper!

07-28-2010, 11:23 PM
caliber? barska is great for 17hmrthru22-250, but for hot magnum rounds; i wouldnt trust them unless i put them through the ringer....

my leupold vx-1 came in below the $300 mark after tax from a local ffl, and it seems to be holding up very well.

07-28-2010, 11:34 PM
Have a Barska Swat 6-24X44 30mm tube and a Excavator 6-24X50 1" tube. Tell you what, for just punching paper at a 100yds I have no problems with them. They have held zero for 2000+ rounds already. I get sub MOA with my MK12 and Varmint ARs. I probably wouldn't use them for a 1000yds precision stick. They are worth the money for a low end scope.

Black Majik
07-29-2010, 11:30 AM
Absolute cheapest I'd go. Bushnell Elite 3200 10x


07-29-2010, 1:22 PM
Probably shouldn't use the word "best" when referencing Barksa, BSA, or NCStar. They are all junk, just pick the one that you like the looks of most.

07-29-2010, 1:55 PM
I'll take a cheapo against an expensive rifle scope challenge...I am looking at a Leupold Mark AR 6-12x and that is upper limit for my AR. My Nikko goes to the AK possibly.

Barska is fine.

07-29-2010, 2:43 PM
Nikon Prostaff or buckmaster
I personally would stay far far away from NCstar

07-29-2010, 3:26 PM
El chepo might work fine at 100 yards but when you go to shoot at 500 yards and need let's say 10moa of up to get there. You dial your 10 moa but the bullet is still falling way short because the adjustment in scope is not correct and you zoom in and the point of impact changes. When you leave the 100 yard line you appreciate and need to higher end scopes.

07-29-2010, 4:34 PM
Barksa? BSA? NCStar?

How much do you consider cheap?

07-29-2010, 5:15 PM
I have a Tasco 3X9 which I took off a Rem to put on a real scope(Leupold 3X9X40) I will sell you for $30. Cheap enough??

07-29-2010, 10:47 PM
Try looking into Primary Arms.com. Decent quality for a decent price.

07-30-2010, 12:21 AM
how about redfield scopes?