Barska 8 – 26x50mm Benchmark Riflescope Review


The 8-26×50 Benchmark Riflescope from Barska is an accurate and durable scope of exceptional optical quality. Boasting a Mil-Dot reticle on the first focal plane, there is proportional tracking throughout the magnification ranges regardless of the scope’s power being used. Mil, hold-over, hold-off or anything that requires an accurate measurement without concern for the scope’s power setting. The Benchmark riflescope is waterproof, fogproof and shockproof with fully multi-coated optics for sharp distortion-free views.


The Barska 8 – 26x50mm Benchmark Riflescope has been a favorite among shooting enthusiasts for a number of years for a number of reasons and is an affordable alternative to the higher priced rail-mounted, mil-dot weapon sights.  Though headquartered in southern CA, it is important to be aware that the products are manufactured in China and, therefore, are priced accordingly when compared to the higher quality US-made riflescopes.  When considering purchasing a riflescope, Barska offers a wide range of sizes, magnification strengths, reticle type, and illuminated reticle options within their product catalogue.  Whether using the riflescope as a recreational shooter/hunter or for law enforcement/military purposes, the Barska Benchmark series is a fine choice.

Rating: 8.7

Barska 8 - 26x50mm Benchmark Riflescope, Matte Black Finish with Mil Dot Reticle & Side Adjustable Parallax, 30mm Tube -...

Mil-Dot Reticle in the First Focal Plane and Accu Lock System; Side Adjustable Parallax, Fully Multi-Coated optics; 1/8 MOA, Parallax-free @ 50 yd.; 30mm tube diameter; Export of this product outside ...

Made by: Barska,


Model # AC11198
Magnification 8-26x
Objective Lens 50mm
Waterproof Yes
Fogproof Yes
Reticle Mil Dot First Focal Plane
Exit Pupil 2-8mm
Optical Coating Fully Multi-Coated
Field of View (ft@100yds/m@100m) 15.2/4.63@8x, 3.67/1.11@26x
Eye Relief 2.7 inch
Click Value 1/8
Tube Diameter 30mm
Finish Black Matte
Weight 26.45 oz.
Length 17.83 inch
Included Accessories Scope Caps, Sunshade and Lens Cloth
Warranty Limited Lifetime Warranty


  • Mil-Dot Reticle / First Focal Plane
  • Side Focus Adjustable Objective
  • Fully Multi-Coated optics
  • 1/8 MOA
  • Parallax-free @ 50 yd.
  • 30mm tube diameter
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

About Barska

Barska, with corporate offices, warehouse and distribution in Pomona, CA (Southern California), is a worldwide sport optics company with strong brand recognition in the optics industry. BARSKA offers an extensive line of precision sport optics products ranging from binoculars, riflescopes and spotting scopes to telescopes.

Barska is committed to delivering a superior quality product at an affordable price to our customers around the world. Barska product range has been designed and built with the latest optical technology allowing you to enjoy all your favorite leisure time outdoor activities even more. Whether you enjoy bird watching, outdoor observation, hunting, fishing, stargazing, concerts, or sporting events, BARSKA has the products that meet your needs.

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