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Hi, I'm just sharing my using experience of BARSKA Blackhawk 20-60×60mm Waterproof Angled Spotting Scope as soliciting.  However, there are two types of magnifications in a spotting scope – Fixed Magnification and Zoom Magnification. The Fixed magnification has a single power; I mean the power is permanent here, e.g. 20×80. The Zoom magnification has variable magnifications that mean you can change the power by zooming, e.g. 20-60×80. Here you can zoom the power from 20X to 60X. In both cases, 80 is the power of the objective lens. With a high magnification, you will have your viewing point more closely and clearly but less brightly. The Zoom magnification eyepieces are more popular because of their versatility. The manufacturers now sell eyepieces separately for the variation of choice of the users for some models. Anyway, the Barska 20-60x60mm Blackhawk Waterproof Spotting Scope has the zoom magnification of 20-60×. With this scope, you can take a look at 20 times to 60 times closer your targets than of the actual. There is a nice combination of 60 mm objective lens with this magnification. But one problem is the tripod is fixed and you cannot expand it for extra height. 
In fine, I'm satisfied. I'll be glad if you share your satisfaction with me.
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I have one…. paid $29.99 US for it at a gun show.  It's a good deal for that price.  As long as observations are in bright sun, no movement, it is OK.  A good spotting scope is generally used for more than just looking at bullet holes in targets at the range.  The Barska is not useful for much more than that and only in bright, clear conditions.  Any haze blurs the target.  Lowlight defeats observation beyond about 100 yards, and that is not easy.  MY experience.
It is worth what I paid for it...
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I had some kind of Russian spotting scope years ago that went up to 50X.  It was a cheapie.  I think I paid maybe $69 for it mail-order. I used it to look at bullet holes.   
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

I have one…. paid $29.99 US for it at a gun show.  It's a good deal for that price.  As long as observations are in bright sun, no movement, it is OK.  A good spotting scope is generally used for more than just looking at bullet holes in targets at the range.  The Barska is not useful for much more than that and only in bright, clear conditions.  Any haze blurs the target.  Lowlight defeats observation beyond about 100 yards, and that is not easy.  MY experience.
It is worth what I paid for it...

That's about $30.00 too much! LOL 


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Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

I have one…. paid $29.99 US for it at a gun show.  It's a good deal for that price.  As long as observations are in bright sun, no movement, it is OK.  A good spotting scope is generally used for more than just looking at bullet holes in targets at the range.  The Barska is not useful for much more than that and only in bright, clear conditions.  Any haze blurs the target.  Lowlight defeats observation beyond about 100 yards, and that is not easy.  MY experience.
It is worth what I paid for it...

That's about $30.00 too much! LOL 



why do you think $30.00 is not much ? 

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Originally posted by johnandersonm777 johnandersonm777 wrote:

Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

I have one…. paid $29.99 US for it at a gun show.  It's a good deal for that price.  As long as observations are in bright sun, no movement, it is OK.  A good spotting scope is generally used for more than just looking at bullet holes in targets at the range.  The Barska is not useful for much more than that and only in bright, clear conditions.  Any haze blurs the target.  Lowlight defeats observation beyond about 100 yards, and that is not easy.  MY experience.
It is worth what I paid for it...

That's about $30.00 too much! LOL 



why do you think $30.00 is not much ? 

From MY perspective, the scope is functional, can be used quite successfully for range work... could actually be used for bird watching, spotting, etc, but "purists" would not like it.  It has limitations, but for my purposes they are not insurmountable.  For $30.00US, it is "acceptable".  I've seen spotting scopes that cost quite a bit more that don't perform any better.  I've never needed one badly enough to pay more for one, though I have considered it at times.  A lot of my "shooting time" is in low light conditions, so it decreases the effectiveness of the Barska.  If it were unusable, $1.00 would be too much, if I could not do what I wanted to do with it, $1.00 would be too much... for my purposes, $30.00 was a steal.  If I went on safari, it would not suit my purposes... for what I use it for, it's great for dollars invested.  I've had it for 17 years now... that's about $1.77/year.  It does what I need, perhaps not all that I want... I can live with that.

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You're right. I agree with you. 
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