Thinking of a new optic for my ar-15. I have an nc-star bought on impulse and after reading reviews not sure if it will hold up over the long haul. And of course the budget thing comes into play. Ive been looking at other scopes for a bit now and the Barska 2nd gen sniper scope seems to have the features I want for an affordable price tag. My shooting will be done mostly 300 yrds and in to close quarters. And Im not a fan of red dots. I like the compactness of the Barska also. Anyone have any experiance with these optics. Pros or cons. Thanks everyone.