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I went to Big 5 Sporting Goods to take a look at two red dot scopes in the $40 range. It was a choice between the Barska 30mm Red Dot Scope and the BSA 30mm Red, Green, and Blue Dot Scope. Both of them were in similar configurations: 1) scope tube; 2) big adjustment knobs; 3) 30mm objective lens. But I came home with the Barska 30mm Red Dot Scope, instead of the BSA 30mm Red, Green, and Blue Dot Scope.
This article will focus on reviewing the Barska 30mm Red Dot Scope with a small comparison section for the BSA 30mm Red, Green, and Blue Dot Scope.
The BSA 30mm Red, Green, and Blue Dot Scope has some neat features. It has three colored dots as its name shown. You can use different color to bring out the highest contrast in different lighting conditions. How well it actually work in direct sunlight is hard to say, because I have only tested it indoors at night. The BSA 30mm Red, Green, and Blue Dot Scope has a built in lens hood to shade against glare of the sun. The reflective mirror has a mirror like surface, which may filter out the three dot color that it supports. Rubber lens protector also comes with the scope.
However, I decided not to purchase the BSA 30mm Red, Green, and Blue Dot Scope because its dot is huge, blurry, and not exactly round. Even in the lowest intensity setting, the dot is still huge and bright. Based on my naked eye testing, I don't believe this scope will provide the accuracy and precision I am looking for in a 1x red dot sight.
In addition, the lens hood causes the front of the scope to be an awkward shape, preventing circular accessories to be attached to it; such as an airsoft lens protector. The Barska 30mm Red Dot Scope comes with transparent lens protectors, which is perfect for airsoft use.