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Vanity Gun Question: Bushmaster Carbine Question (ORC)
11/14/08 | Jace

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!

Any reccomendations?

Gonna go take it tomorrow to my local gun club and try it out (after cleaning it of course tomorrow morning).


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; bushmaster; carbine; orc
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1 posted on 11/14/2008 7:51:10 PM PST by jacega
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To: jacega

They are a lower end scope made in russia. Shoot it and as as it hold zero it well work.


2 posted on 11/14/2008 7:54:08 PM PST by riverrunner
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To: jacega

“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.


3 posted on 11/14/2008 7:57:08 PM PST by Jackie Treehorn
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To: jacega

Take the scope off. It’ll just slow you down.....


4 posted on 11/14/2008 7:58:25 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Read FR First.....THEN Read Drudge.)
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To: jacega

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!!!


5 posted on 11/14/2008 7:58:47 PM PST by Shyla
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To: jacega

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.


6 posted on 11/14/2008 7:59:07 PM PST by FloridaBattleGround
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To: Jackie Treehorn

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.


7 posted on 11/14/2008 8:02:34 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: FloridaBattleGround

The Trjicon is a fantastic option but the cost could ecxeed the price of the rifle. If they can afford it full speed ahead.


8 posted on 11/14/2008 8:04:05 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: blackbart.223

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”.


9 posted on 11/14/2008 8:07:43 PM PST by FloridaBattleGround
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To: FloridaBattleGround
Anyone here ever used US Optics?
10 posted on 11/14/2008 8:07:50 PM PST by KayEyeDoubleDee
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To: FloridaBattleGround

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.


11 posted on 11/14/2008 8:10:48 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: jacega

Sell the scope and buy your wife something nice.


12 posted on 11/14/2008 8:11:46 PM PST by Delta 21 ( MKC USCG - ret)
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To: FloridaBattleGround
"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”.

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.

13 posted on 11/14/2008 8:14:04 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: FloridaBattleGround

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?


14 posted on 11/14/2008 8:14:44 PM PST by jacega
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To: blackbart.223

I am thinking self defense and hunting...


15 posted on 11/14/2008 8:15:28 PM PST by FloridaBattleGround
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To: jacega

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...


16 posted on 11/14/2008 8:16:45 PM PST by FloridaBattleGround
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To: FloridaBattleGround

Speaking of carbines, has anyone ever used a Hi Point? I use and like their pistols, but have no experience with the carbine models.

17 posted on 11/14/2008 8:17:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: Delta 21

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)!


18 posted on 11/14/2008 8:18:13 PM PST by jacega
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To: jacega
"I so love my wife, she's awesome, and for my birthday, she bought me a Bushmaster ORC with a scope."

You are a lucky man to have such a thoughtfull wife. Tell her you love her, and thank her for the gift.

19 posted on 11/14/2008 8:18:32 PM PST by An Old Man (Lead, Follow, or get the hell out of the way)
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To: Travis McGee
"I’d buy an EOTech or Aimpoint instead, and with the difference I’d buy a bunch of ammo and mags."

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.

20 posted on 11/14/2008 8:19:09 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Yes, what do you want to know about them.


21 posted on 11/14/2008 8:19:39 PM PST by An Old Man (Lead, Follow, or get the hell out of the way)
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To: An Old Man

Trust me I have, over and over. She’s the best!


22 posted on 11/14/2008 8:19:48 PM PST by jacega
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To: blackbart.223

Seems like a basic concept to me.


23 posted on 11/14/2008 8:20:28 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: FloridaBattleGround
"I am thinking self defense and hunting..."

Two differnent things.

24 posted on 11/14/2008 8:22:24 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: An Old Man
Are they worth the $$$s ?

Can you really hit the bad guys at 1.25+ miles with them?

That's a long, long distance...

25 posted on 11/14/2008 8:23:55 PM PST by KayEyeDoubleDee
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To: jacega

you are one lucky guy!


26 posted on 11/14/2008 8:24:14 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
Are they worth the $$$s ?
Can you really hit the bad guys at 1.25+ miles with them?
That's a long, long distance...
Yes
Yes
2,200 Yards? Not that far with the right rifle.

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.

27 posted on 11/14/2008 8:29:15 PM PST by An Old Man (Lead, Follow, or get the hell out of the way)
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To: Travis McGee
"Seems like a basic concept to me."

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.

28 posted on 11/14/2008 8:32:56 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: An Old Man

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...


29 posted on 11/14/2008 8:33:53 PM PST by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: An Old Man

So US Optics is the Real McCoy?


30 posted on 11/14/2008 8:35:04 PM PST by KayEyeDoubleDee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My son has a Hi-Point and loves it. He’s seriously thinking of using it when we go Javelina hunting next Sping.


31 posted on 11/14/2008 8:35:24 PM PST by HiJinx (~ Support our Troops ~ www.americasupportsyou.mil ~)
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To: Dead Corpse
Believe it or not but you can actually get everything but the car wash. Some things are best done the old fashion way.

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.

32 posted on 11/14/2008 8:43:46 PM PST by An Old Man (Lead, Follow, or get the hell out of the way)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
"So US Optics is the Real McCoy?"

Yes they are.

33 posted on 11/14/2008 8:45:03 PM PST by An Old Man (Lead, Follow, or get the hell out of the way)
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To: An Old Man

>>”So US Optics is the Real McCoy?”
>
>Yes they are.

So who is “the real Hatfield”?


34 posted on 11/14/2008 8:49:39 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: jacega
I have owned several Barska binoculars and telescopes. They are on the upper end of Chinese optics. That scope would probably do OK on your rifle, but I wouldn't take a chance.

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.

35 posted on 11/14/2008 8:51:53 PM PST by yarddog
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To: jacega

You have a GREAT wife!

Get her a new car!

(and get an EOTech)


36 posted on 11/14/2008 9:01:50 PM PST by Spatha
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What a great present! I am so jealous!

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.

37 posted on 11/14/2008 9:16:32 PM PST by DBrow
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To: jacega
I so love my wife, she's awesome, and for my birthday, she bought me a Bushmaster ORC with a scope.Wow. Doe she have a sister?
38 posted on 11/14/2008 9:33:54 PM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Illegal Immigration is not about the immigration. Gun control is not about the guns.)
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To: blackbart.223

I have two guns...


39 posted on 11/14/2008 9:40:36 PM PST by FloridaBattleGround
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To: jacega

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.


40 posted on 11/14/2008 10:34:05 PM PST by RebelTex (MOLON LABE!)
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To: jacega

4 later


41 posted on 11/14/2008 11:51:00 PM PST by AprilfromTexas
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To: FloridaBattleGround
You should ditch it and go with a Trijicon ACOG.

That's sho' 'nuff what I'm getting.

42 posted on 11/15/2008 1:56:33 AM PST by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Mad Dawg

Yeah yeah!!!


43 posted on 11/15/2008 6:05:00 AM PST by FloridaBattleGround
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To: RebelTex

All Glocks are awesome. You can’t go wrong with a Glock.


44 posted on 11/15/2008 6:09:46 AM PST by FloridaBattleGround
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To: jacega

Leupold.


45 posted on 11/15/2008 6:17:35 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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To: FloridaBattleGround

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


46 posted on 11/15/2008 9:56:58 AM PST by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Yes, they are outstanding.


47 posted on 11/16/2008 11:22:30 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Politicians, like diapers, should be changed often. And for the same reason.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

So US Optics is the Real McCoy?


Yes. Quality at the very highest level (better than many “German” brands that are more famous. Made in America, and the company is owned and run by patriotic Americans that would fit in right here.

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.


48 posted on 11/16/2008 11:25:27 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Politicians, like diapers, should be changed often. And for the same reason.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


49 posted on 11/16/2008 11:36:56 AM PST by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: eXe

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?


50 posted on 11/16/2008 11:46:18 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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