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BARSKA CO11502 20-60×60 Waterproof Straight Spotting Scope With Tripod Review

BARSKA presents a wonderful spotting scope with new features of waterproofing and extreme magnification. The new Barska Colorado up to 60x magnification is an ideal scope for spotters, hunters, birders and naturalists. Moreover, the device has been protected with rubber armor and flip lens cover for hard weather conditions.

After purchasing the BARSKA CO11502, I enjoyed a lot during hunting and viewing sights. The scope made it possible for me to look on the creatures’ close enough as it was never before. With magnified and clear crystal view of the natural scenes from long distance provided me with pleasure and happiness.


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​Benefit for having BARSKA CO11502 20-60x60 Straight Spotting Scope

  • BARSKA COLORADO 11502 spotting scope is cheapest product in the market and there is no scope with the same specification available in the price of this scope.
  • Magnification up to 60x provides clear crystal view of the target at longer distance.
  • Scope is exceptionally light in weight and easy to carry while proceeding on tours and missions.
  • No need to search for accessories as all related tools including tripod fully compatible with the scope are available within the packing.
  • Flip lens covers are attached with the scope for instant covering the lenses after the mission is completed.

​BARSKA CO11502 20-60x60 Straight Spotting Scope vs other spotting scopes – A comparative analysis

BARSKA CO11502 20-60x60 Straight Spotting Scope

Other brands of spotting scopes

Cheapest product available in the spotting category of scopes that costs only [nsstprice asin="B003N7NQOY"] (current price offered by amazon).

There is no spotting scope with the same specification available within this price.

The product includes all the accessories within a single box and shipped along with the scope.

For most of the spotting scopes, accessories like tripod are not offered with the scope and need to search and purchase separately which lead to waste of time and money.

BARSKA COLORADO 11502 spotting scope has been manufactured with fully rubber covered structure to protect exterior and interior against chock. Rubber armor also protects the scope from entry of water, dust and fog in the internal parts of the scope.

Most of the companies focus on the external beauty of the product and manufacture the scopes with matte finished exterior. Matte finished exterior is less protective as compare to flexible rubber armor that is more reliable to absorb shock.

All the features are built-in and there is no need to use batteries for magnification purpose.

Most of the scopes need batteries for activating the zooming features

​My practical Experience with BARSKA CO11502 20-60x60 Straight Spotting Scope

After purchasing the BARSKA CO11502 20-60x60 Straight Spotting Scope, I was bit confused because it was first time when I purchased a scope with high magnification in cheap rate. But, my views were against what I thought when I used the product for spotting.

I love tourism and want to see beautiful valleys, landscapes to find pleasure and enjoyment in the beauty of nature. Additionally, I also love hunting and bird shooting. For all these hobbies, I needed a best spotting scope for clear view of scenes much farther to reach.

Initially, I used this product with 20x magnification and the view was fully clear. At 60x, the view was very clear like, it was on 20 X. So, the device is best for magnification point of view because with the help of bright light transmission and high contrast I got best resolution of the view at longer distance.

I also used the 20-60x 60 BARSKA Colorado Spotter scope during rain to check that whether the device is really waterproof or not. After using prolonged hours in heavy rains, I did not see any water drop or humidity in the inner side of lens. The device is covered with armor rubber that protects the product from entry of water, fog and dust.

I also found BARSKA Colorado Spotter scope reliable because rubber armor around the body made the device shockproof. I am fully satisfied to use the device in rough areas and I have no fear of damage due to shock observing rubber armor cover while moving from one location to another.

I am very comfortable for looking through the straight focusing eyepiece of BARSKA Colorado Spotter scope. Now I concentrate on my visual field for long time without any hardness and tiredness.

Moreover, smooth and straight focusing knob is simple and handy for me. Now, I can concentrate on my target while adjusting magnification.

20-60x 60 BARSKA Colorado scope is handy to carry because it weighs only 0.55 pounds. I can easily carry along with my language while moving for multiple destinations for hunting and tripping.

​Pros and Cons - BARSKA CO11502 20-60x60 Straight Spotting Scope


How to mount BARSKA CO11502 20-60x60 Straight Spotting Scope correctly?

BARSKA CO11502 20-60x60 Waterproof Straight Spotting Scope is used with a Tripod stand available within the packing of the product. Sometime, I use this scope without any tripod stand. I just hold the BARSKA CO11502 20-60x60 scope in my hands and move into the woods or anywhere else I wish.

Sometime, I use tripod to analyze and view landscapes or movements of birds and animals in the woods. Usually, I do this practice for making study or to collect information about creatures because I also need to focus on multiple things.

If you want to use the BARSKA Straight Spotting Scope for making studies, here is the simple tripod mounting procedure for this scope.

  • Tripod stand of Barska Colorado scope comes along with its packing placed in the second zipped portion of the bag. Just remove the scope from the bag and place at nearer safe place. Pick the tripod from the bag and check it thoroughly for functioning of the elevator handle.
  • Mounting point of the BARSKA Colorado 11502 20-60 x60 scope is located in the wide portion directly under the adjustment knob. Tripod stand has a screw bolt on the top head to fix with the scope. Simply place the scope on the single screw bolt and tighten manually with your hand.
  • After fixing the scope on the tripod, adjust your tripod stand towards the desired direction and continue using the scope.

​Precaution for mounting BARSKA CO11502 20-60x60 Straight Spotting Scope:

As you know that mounting procedure for BARSKA CO11502 20-60x60 Straight Spotting Scope on a tripod stand is very simple; however, still you need care while fixing the scope on tripod. Here are some precautions I take while fixing my scope on tripod.

  • While being in field (woods or mountains etc) I keep a cotton sheet to spread on the ground for fixing the scope on tripod. I display all the accessories on the sheet and than start mounting procedure. Cotton sheet save the scope and accessories from dust particles.
  • I use the flip lens cover on while mounting the BARSKA Colorado scope on tripod stand for safety purpose as lens can get damaged dropping the scope on the ground accidentally.
  • Sometime screw bolt need extra force to tighten the scope on tripod which is due to improper adjustment of the screw in scopes female part.

    So, I unscrew the scope and restart the fixing procedure until screw moves smoothly into the scope. Proper screwing the bolt saves the buddle of screw and scope from getting damage.

​How to use BARSKA CO11502 20-60x60 Straight Spotting Scope perfectly?

Being straight, BARSKA Colorado scope is very simple to operate for hunting, birding and viewing natural scenes. I have used this scope with multiple styles for different locations.

I used BARSKA Colorado scope mounted on tripod and also used by holding in my hands lying on the ground to analyze the movements of animals closely.

Whatever style you select for using the BARSKA Colorado scope according to location and situation; however mechanical operation for all the locations is same. Here are some important points to adjust and clearly view at longer distance as viewing at longer distance is the actual purpose of this device.

  • The magnification adjustment wheel of the BARSKA Colorado scope is located around the eyepiece with three magnification settings at 20x, 40x and 60x.

    Initially, I keep the magnification wheel setting at 20x to select the target point. After selecting the desired location, I increase the magnification to 40x and than 60x whichever is clear.
  • The view adjustment knob is located on the top center of the wide portion of the scope. I use this knob for fine adjustment of the target. If the target is not clear by fine adjustment, I change the magnification to next x setting and reuse the fine adjustment knob.
  • For combing missions where I need to change my location frequently, I do not use tripod with my BARSKA Colorado scope. So, I use my one hand for holding the scope and other hand for adjustments.

​How to maintain BARSKA CO11502 20-60x60 Straight Spotting Scope?

I strictly believe in proper maintenance of all belongings including my favorite BARSKA CO11502 20-60x60 Straight Spotting Scope. In this connection, I have set my roles assisting me to keep my device safe and work properly.

  • Although the device is fully waterproof and dustproof, however while traveling, I keep the scope covered in its box. I only uncase the scope and accessories whenever I need to use.
  • I do not leave the scope unattended; especially when mounted on the tripod. It is a just precautionary measure against heavy wind in the forests and rough land.
  • The device is guaranteed waterproof but still I take care for cleaning the scope with tapped water. I use soft cotton cloth piece to remove the durst from the exterior of the scope.
  • For cleaning of the lens, I use soak paper dipped in alcohol or lens cleaning paper to maintain the efficiency of crystal clear viewing.

Frequently Asked Question

What is the total cost of BARSKA CO11502 20-60x60 Straight Spotting Scope including the shipping charges for purchasing through amazon?

I have read that this product is completely waterproof. Can I use BARSKA CO11502 20-60x60 Straight Spotting Scope under sea?

I have read through amazon that BARSKA CO11502 20-60x60 Straight Spotting Scope has been offered with lifetime warranty. How can I claim warranty in case of any issue?

I want to use this scope for visiting the attractive places. Will its tripod work at rough surface?

I am residing near a lake and want to view through my window. How long I can see with this scope clearly?

I want to purchase this scope through amazon. What changes will apply, if price is changed?

Can I use this product for astronomy as I have listen that BARSKA CO11502 20-60x60 spotting scope is multi purpose device?


A small tripod is the only con against this product but the scope is compatible with tripods of extended lengths. After rolling out the only con against the BARSKA CO11502 20-60x60 Straight Spotting Scope, I am confident to say that this product is really wonderful.

No spotting scope with the specification and accessories package of BARSKA Straight Spotting Scope is available in the market within the cheapest cost a BARSKA scope.

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