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I bought a rifle and it came with this scope. I do not know what kind of scope it is. All I know is that the scope is 6-24x50. There is no brand name on the scope. If anyone has any input on what brand/model, I would greatly appreciate it.

The closet I found was a BSA essential but it dosent seem to it
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It's an older scope, but it isn't old enough to be "vintage", like from the 60's, as scopes then had much different characteristics for fit and trim. It does look a lot like a current production BSA , in many ways... might be one from when gloss was still in favor, 15 years or so, ago. It likely has a thin reticle with maybe a fine dot, but isn't likely to have holdover or ranging markings, etc as that is mostly a later fad. I'd say it's mid 80's to maybe around 2000. The turret housing is of an older style.
I didn't know Barska made gloss scopes, but the scope also shares several Barska characteristics, such as the power ring and turret caps like that and white paint on the AO like that... it's from that same class of scopes, by characteristics. The rings and bases are cheap and aluminum. It isn't the same class of scope as an older B&L, or Japan Tasco. Look at vintage Weavers, or Redfields and you'll see what I mean about vintage stylings and precisely knurled adjustments, etc. The maker didn't waste money engraving or painting their name on it in more permanent fashion. If it works, it works.
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A quick search revealed at least two Chinese mfgs. which make scopes with similar characteristics to yours... Funpowerland and Kunming Kelongda Optical, neither showing any logo, but they may not have been in business when your scope was made. Your scope most closely resembles the geometry of a Japan TASCO and is likely a knockoff of same from a few years back. It may never have had a logo on it. Current  production scopes like that can wholesale in small lots to the US for astoundingly low prices.
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