BARSKA Plinker 22 Review: Budget Oriented Scope!


Today we got Barska plinker 22 review for our budget-oriented hunters. The plinker-22 is a budget-oriented scope that costs way too little for a hunting rifle scope.

In today’s review, we are going to show you guys whether it’s just a bad scope or banger for the budget.

Let’s start with the specifications of the scope –

Specifications of Barska Plinker 22

Topic Value
Adjustment Knob Windage / Elevation
Brand Barska
Click Value 1/4 MOA
Exit Pupil 10.7 mm - 3.6 mm
Eye Relief 3.5 Inches
Field of View 36 ft at 3x / 13 ft at 9x
Finish Matte
Reticle Focal Plane SFP
Fogproof Yes
Included Accessories Mounting Rings, Scope Caps, Lens Cloth
Length 12 Inches
Magnification 3-9x
Model Number AC10380
Optical Coating Fully Coated
Objective Lens 32 mm
Reticle Illumination None
Reticle 30/30
Reticle Color Black
Series Plinker-22
Tube Diameter 1 Inch
Turret Style Capped
UPC 790272976706
Warranty Limited Lifetime Warranty
Waterproof Yes
Weight 11.46 Oz

Barska Plinker 22 Rifle Scope


To be honest we weren’t hoping to see mind blowing lenses by any means. Truth be told they blew me off for the money we paid. No, they are not multi-coated but still, the fully coated lens provides quite a good performance.

I mean if we try we can nitpick but let’s be honest we would sound like the bad guy here if we were to judge it harshly for its price. No matter what kind of shooting you are doing competition, long-range, hunting you won’t be disappointed. The scope is going to deliver good performance. 

Build Quality

Where we couldn’t find any official info regarding the model of the aluminum in the scope but, we are pretty sure that it’s pretty solid. Because the scope is water and shockproof.

While the build quality isn’t mind-blowing or anything but according to the official info you are supposed to use it with .22 rimfire so the build quality is made like that so it can absorb the recoil. 


The reticle is called a 30/30 reticle. Which has a simple crosshair which won’t block your views. The reticle is easy to get used to.

Well, the reticle is not illuminated keep that in mind. Also, the scope is in the second focal plane not first. Let’s be real it would be absurd to ask for an FFP scope for 60$.

Zoom & Turrets

The magnification of the scope is 3-9x and the objective lens is 32mm. While zooming in this scope is not the most pleasant experience but the 32 mm objective lens packs quite a bit of viewable area. The turret has windage and elevation control.

The zooming ring didn’t feel clogged or hard to move. The turrets are quite well built too. We are hoping that if the turret cap stays the way it came out of the box we shouldn’t face dust getting inside of the turrets. 

Additional Features

Well, to be honest, these are mostly bonus that the scope offers. Not really features. You get lens cap, lens cleaning cloth, mounting ring included in the box.

Now, these are no cheap offers, you would have to spend quite a bit to buy those from a third party. Barska includes them for you. You save quite a bit of money from this.


  • Fully coated lens.
  • It comes with mounts, lens cover.
  • Lifetime warranty.
  • Windage and elevation turret.


  • Not for every gun.
  • Mainly for .22 rimfire.

Final Thoughts

The scope offers so much for the money it’s unbelievable if you ask me. Also, the scope is not trash at all. In fact, it can make a great first scope for a new hunter who doesn’t want a fancy 3000$ scope. Also, if you have a .22rimfire rifle please consider this. Trust me you won’t be disappointed at all. 

With that said we finish our Barska plinker 22 review here. We firmly hope that we were able to help you choose a good budget scope for your competition shooting or hunting. Thanks for reading(!) see you guys around.

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