Barska SWAT Tactical 10-40x

Barska 1.5-4.5x20 Tactical Mil Dot Rifle Scope

(More customer reviews)"Reading between the lines" is easy with this optic, since the reticle crosshairs are nearly invisible at lower magnifications. If you're familiar with second-plane or "fixed-view" reticles, this can be a tough thing to deal with. At 1.5x, you're probably looking for both-eyes-open rapid acquisition. And that's where the reticle all but disappears. Which is a shame, because this is not a bad little scope. The optics are fair for the price range, and the turrets have nice, positive detents. But the turret caps seem to have been threaded as an afterthought - very shallow, soft threads that are hard to square-up to the turrets. With gloves on they could strip in a week ...

Compare this scope with the SightMark 1.5-5x30, which is what I did. They take a different approach to essentially the same equipment. For roughly the same price, the SightMark has nice, chunky, clearly-marked (resettable-zero, but non-lockable) target turrets - and a reticle (also first-plane) that is clear throughout the magnification range. The important part to understand here is that the crosshairs will be large at 5x, larger than you might expect. That's the price of having them actually be visible at 1.5x. My reasoning (yours is likely to differ) is this: At short range, 1.5x is perfect for sudden, close targets. More distant targets allow a bit more time, so the "fatter" reticle doesn't annoy as much as the "wispy" other one does at close range.

Neither of these has an adjustable objective, so you'll need to be careful about parallax with whichever you choose.

Product Description:
Specifications: 1.5-4.5x, Field of View (ft@100yds/m@100m) =75.7/25.2@1.5x-24.5/8.2@4.5x, Exit Pupil = 11.9-4.4mm, Eye Relief = 3.3", Click value = 1/2.

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Barska BARSKA 1.5-4.5x20, Tactical Mil-Dot Riflescope
Sports (Barska)
  • Tactical scopes performance features like side adjustable parallax knobs and first focal plane mil-dot reticle that allows you to estimate range at all power settings
  • Proprietary Accu-Lock system utilizes coil spring positioned within scope to securely affix inner tube, allowing scope to stay locked dead-on to target, after repeated...
  • 1.5-to-4.5X magnification, one-inch tube diameter, 20-millimeter objective lens, 11.9-to-4.4-millimeter exit pupil, 10.3-inch length, and 12.6-ounce weight
  • Water-, shock-, and fog-proof; side adjustment, target-style knob for windage and elevation; includes scope caps, mounting rings, and lens cloth
  • Includes limited lifetime manufacturer s warranty
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