Skip to comments.Vanity Gun Question: Bushmaster Carbine Question (ORC)
Posted on 11/14/2008 7:51:10 PM PST by jacega
I so love my wife, she's awesome, and for my birthday, she bought me a Bushmaster ORC with a scope.
A Baraska 3X9X50mm Scope.
It's looks good on the carbine! But I've never heard of Baraska scopes, I'm gonna google it and see what I can find! Has anyone else heard of them?
If I can be honest, I wanted to ask all you Freepers if a Baraska scope, is a good scope!
I have no idea, never heard of it! It's kinda large on the rifle, but I was wondering if I should take it off, return it, put another scope on it, or keep it!
Gonna go take it tomorrow to my local gun club and try it out (after cleaning it of course tomorrow morning).
They are a lower end scope made in russia. Shoot it and as as it hold zero it well work.
“Baraska” = Barska. And no, they are not “good” scopes. Bushmaster is a great brand, but Barska is like putting a Taco Bell chalupa a side to your filet. Try an Eotech, Aimpoint, Trijicon, or Leupold.
Take the scope off. It’ll just slow you down.....
I think it is great that your wife tried to get you want you would like.
Give her a huge hug and say thank you!!!
You should ditch it and go with a Trijicon ACOG... I used it in the military and use it now for my AR15 Carbine. Here is an excerpt from the website http://www.trijicon.com:
The ACOGs are internally-adjustable, compact telescopic sights with tritium illuminated reticle patterns for use in low light or at night. Bindon Aiming Concept (BAC)* models feature bright daytime reticles using fiber optics which collect ambient light. The ACOGs combine traditional, precise distance marksmanship with close-in aiming speed. Although the ACOGs have many features which are very advantageous for military use, they were developed by Trijicon without government funding.
Designed for use with the M16 family, every feature of its mechanical and optical design was chosen for a single purpose: to provide increased hit potential in all lighting conditions — without failure-prone batteries.
good advice jackie. I have 4 eo’s above 4 different blacks and each one performs great. yes they are very expensive optics but worth every penny.
The Trjicon is a fantastic option but the cost could ecxeed the price of the rifle. If they can afford it full speed ahead.
Yeah, cost is a factor for sure... I figured personally, since guns are about to be forbidden, that I would go ahead and get “the works”.
I’d buy an EOTech or Aimpoint instead, and with the difference I’d buy a bunch of ammo and mags. ACOGs are great if Uncle Sam is buying.
Sell the scope and buy your wife something nice.
If can buy a Trijicon without putting the family in debt you should. But remember the basics. Good iron sights on a good weapon will get the job done for self defense.
Thank you all! I don’t want to spend alot of money. Especially more than the cost of the actual rifle! I don’t want a “high end” scope, but I don’t want a “crap” scope either. So send it back, and pay a little more for something that is better?
I am thinking self defense and hunting...
Leopold is a good company... maybe you can see how much you want to spend and then look at their scopes to see which ones are in range. ACOGs are a little on the expensive side...
Speaking of carbines, has anyone ever used a Hi Point? I use and like their pistols, but have no experience with the carbine models.
I think I can still return it, plus I’ll talk to the guy’s at the gun club tomorrow! So maybe that’s what I will do. I’ll look in to the one’s that everyone has mentioned (price being a big factor right now)!
You are a lucky man to have such a thoughtfull wife. Tell her you love her, and thank her for the gift.
A man after my own heart. The best sight in the world isn't worth a crap if don't have anything to send down the barrel.
Yes, what do you want to know about them.
Trust me I have, over and over. She’s the best!
Seems like a basic concept to me.
Two differnent things.
Can you really hit the bad guys at 1.25+ miles with them?
That's a long, long distance...
you are one lucky guy!
I thought you were going to ask hard questions like do they retain Zero when you take them of and put them back on again. The answer is yes.
If you are in a life or death situation too many gadgits are a detriment in my opinion. In a military situation it's different. These guys train all the time with advanced weapon systems. If you want to know what I reley on it is two weapons. A Smith & Wesson model 19 and a Remington 870 .12ga that I modified for short range encounters. Less chance of hurting someone I don't intend to.
For $800-2400 for some of those, I’d want 1/8 MOA clicks, BDC for the caliber I’m shooting, Mil-Dot, light gathering, able to adjust it in a 10 MOA box and have it come right back to 0, and an option to have it wash my car...
So US Optics is the Real McCoy?
My son has a Hi-Point and loves it. He’s seriously thinking of using it when we go Javelina hunting next Sping.
On the one I use, I only adjust the windage to what the wind is doing at the moment. For elevation I use what ever is needed for the range I an shooting between 200 and 600 yards. It always returns right back to zero.
Yes they are.
>>”So US Optics is the Real McCoy?”
>Yes they are.
So who is “the real Hatfield”?
Others have recommended better ones and I will not argue with their choices.
I had an email exchange with their president and he stated that he picked the best manufacturer in the city where most Chinese optics are made. I think he said Kunming but my memory is sometimes off.
You have a GREAT wife!
Get her a new car!
(and get an EOTech)
Take it to the range. Shoot the Bushmaster with the scope. It will work OK for range/plinking/etc.
For highpower competition get national match sights (you can't use a scope for NM competition).
Later, after you have figured things out, either keep the Barska scope, or maybe get a new one. Don't be put off by claims of “low quality”, do your own evaluation and see what you really need. If you like it, keep it.
I have two guns...
Hey, be thankful that you have a wife that remembers your birthday. Mine rarely did. Maybe that should have clued me in because now she’s an Ex.
I miss my Ex. Do you think I should use a scope?
(That’s an old joke, ladies.) ;^D
BTW, anyone have experience with a Glock G-36? I’ve been thinking about getting one for a CCW. How well do they handle and how accurate are they. (Yeah, I know, depends on the shooter, LOL.) Considering the recoil from a short barrel, how hard is it to stay on target with it? Any comments are appreciated. Thanks.
That's sho' 'nuff what I'm getting.
All Glocks are awesome. You can’t go wrong with a Glock.
In terms of the money issue, I may get killed before I can afford to buy the AR of my dreams, I suppose. But it seems to me that a reliable AR that sends the round where you point it and has the moxie to help you point it in the right direction is worth the money and worth the wait. I’ve been saving for a couple of years, and I think I’d better make my move before 1/20/09
Yes, they are outstanding.
So US Optics is the Real McCoy?
If you are shopping, give them a call, and real people will talk to you and help you pick the right scope for your needs. I personally own several.
The hipoint pistols work... but are really what I would consider.. a “junk gun”
The carbines on the other hand.. are GREAT little guns. A hipoint carbine is my wife’s home defense weapons. Shes not a shooter.. but can shoot good enough with this gun to get the job done. Its been accurate and flawless. Just wish someone made some decent 20 round mags for it.. but other than that, its a great deal.
Why do you consider the pistols “junk guns” I wonder? We use them in our security/bodyguard company and have had no problems with them. Never had a misfire at the range or other mechanical issues, and they have a lifetime, transferable warranty. We pay about $130 a piece for them. They are a bit heavy and not beautiful, but so what?
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