Barska Blackhawk Spotter with Hard Case
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- Multi-coated optics and large objective lens
- Variable zoom magnifications
- Sight tube, shock absorbing armor and glare-reducing extendable sunshade
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20-60x80, Blackhawk, Angled, MC, Green Lens w/Hard and Soft Cases and Tripod, 100% Waterproof and Fog proof, Zoom magnification, Performance that soars beyond your expectations. This Blackhawk spotter set the standard for portability, optical performance and value. 20-60x80, Blackhawk, Angled, MC, Green Lens w/Hard and Soft Cases and Tripod, 100% Waterproof and Fog proof, Zoom magnification, Performance that soars beyond your expectations. This Blackhawk spotter set the standard for portability, optical performance and value.
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If you are a professional of some sort, serious competitor, or just one of those people who MUST HAVE THE ABSOLUTE BEST OF EVERYTHING, then keep looking...this is not the scope for you. However, for someone like me to goes shooting a few times a year and just wants a decent enough scope to have a little fun with...this is a good choice. Coming with the hard and soft case is nice. The tripod is pretty junky, but that's OK since its basically a free extra they threw in.
My only worry is that the rubberized texture will become a problem over time. Cheaper rubberized finishes tend to degrade and become sticky, collecting all kinds of crap, hair, and dust. So far over the last couple months this finish seems quality, but in a few years we will see. For now its ok...
Overall, I have been enjoying using this scope when I go out shooting and having fun with my friends and thats all I needed.
UPDATE December 2014:
I have discovered that once this scope was brought into the cold (~30-40F), the adjusting dial for the magnification froze solid. When I tried to turn down the mag, the entire eye piece turned itself out of the body of the scope. I cant say this happens to EVERY scope, but it did happen to mine.
I contacted Barska directly since it was outside the 30 day Amazon return policy. They returned my email 15 days later informing me that I would need to ship it back to Barka WITH my $25 inspection fee. Frankly, I think that is bogus but it is stated in their "lifetime warranty". I wouldn't feel so slighted had this scope lasted me many seasons of good use, but it didn't. The first time I took it somewhere cold it failed critically.
Given this, I am altering my rating to one star. Given the low cost of the scope in the first place, having to pay 25% of the cost to have the company replace a defective product that was only used a couple times leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Is not worth the risk. Buy a better scope from the start and potentially avoid this mess.
The focus works well. It's easy to see down range. The only thing is I have some serious doubts that the scope is magnifying 36x. It works fine to see .223 hits on shoot-n-see targets at 200 yards, but I don't think it would work well beyond that.
For the money, this scope is well worth it, just keep in mind the above limitations.
My only complaint would have to be the included tripod. It is very small and lightweight. It would be nice to have the adjustment to roll it to one side, so that I did not have to get up from the bench to see thru it. I do have a small camera tripod that I plan on using instead, so no big deal. And to be honest, I did not spend that much time going over it as I had a very limited time to setup and play - so it's possible I just did not find that adjustment.
All in all, a very good purchase.