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I did some reading and i saw that most people already knew this, and wouldn't touch a Barska even if you trow it at them for free.. well i should have believe the reading myself before buying this... maybe this story will help save someone else from actually buying one too.

i purchase one of the highest priced rifle scope optic they had to offer, a SWAT TACTICAL 10-40x50IR 30mm scope. I put no more than 60-80 rounds of .308 cal on it. The parallax knob is now loose with weird feeling when turning. The vision thru the scope is extremelly blury after each shot and requires fooling around with that loose parallax knob to fix which is a pain since it's f*cking broken to start with.

Got terrible customer service. after 2 days i got an email back with nothing but generic information not answering any of my initial question. Called them directly to speed things up only to be told that even if i ship them the scope for RMA, they CANNOT ship it back to me because i live in Canada !? WTF is a lifetime warranty for if you can't apply it, but you do sell your garbage to Canada?

Worked my way around that to ship to a US address, only to be told afterwards that it will cost 206 US$ to get it inspected plus fees etc... somehow because i purchase this from an un-authorized reseller ?! I got it online ? i showed them proof of payments over paypal and this is what i get as warranty ? They are lucky they were not face to face cause i would have spit in their face.

Let it be a lesson, like so many many other bad reviews on everything holding the BARSKA name, yes it is junk, it wont work for long if your lucky enough to get it working out of the box to start with, and then good luck cause you just burnt your money. You bet i will not spend 206$ to get a repair or replacement of the same poor quality product to repeat this cycle. will put it toward a decent brand as i should have done in the first place.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/30/2015 at 14:09
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Unfortunately, it seems impossible to save people from buying cheap scopes. Everyone has to pay the price to learn that lesson.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/30/2015 at 23:50
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