Barska Blackhawk Binoculars Review – 8×42 and 10×42

Written By Jesse Gillotti 

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In this Barska Blackhawk Binoculars review we take an in depth look at these optics to see why the are an Editor's Choice in the inexpensive hunting binoculars category.

The Barska Blackhawk Binoculars are available in 8x42 and 10x42 models

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Editor's Choice

Barska Blackhawk Binoculars Review

Barska Blackhawk Binoculars Review Summary

Our Rating 90/100

The Barska Blackhawk Binoculars are rugged, waterproof binoculars that are perfect for hunting at a price that anyone can afford.  

Blackhawk Binoculars feature a roof prism design that makes them compact and easy to carry and use.

The Barska Blackhawk Binoculars feature a new diamond cut protective rubber armor that ensures a secure grip while protecting the binoculars from the rugged conditions every hunter faces.

The Barska Blackhawk Binoculars are our Editor's Choice for one of the Best Hunting Binoculars under $100.

Barska Blackhawk Binoculars Review of Quality

Barska Blackhawk Binoculars Quality 80/100

The quality of the Barska Blackhawk Binoculars is well below what we see in more expensive models, but we have to take into consideration the low entry level price.

We feel that the quality is good for a cheap pair of hunting binoculars, but when it comes to optics, you definitely get what you pay for.

It is quite impressive for a pair of inexpensive binoculars to have fully coated optics with BAK-4 prisms and be nitrogen purged for 100% waterproof and fogproof use.

The Barska Blackhawk Binoculars comes with a carrying case, neck strap, lens covers and lens cloth.

Design and Functionality

Design and Functionality 95/100

We really were impressed by the design and functionality of the Barska Blackhawk Binoculars.

We really like the new diamond cut rubberized grip. They fit in your hands nicely and provides a no slip grip when compared to some of the models without this feature.

The rugged rubber armor coating also protects your investment from falls or just the general abuse associated with hunting binoculars.

Couple that with the compact and lightweight roof prism design and you can see why we chose to feature the Blackhawk.

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Pros and cons of the Barska Blackhawk Binoculars


  • Price - Under $100
  • Nitrogen Purged for a 100% Waterproof and Fogproof design
  • Ergonomically designed diamond cut rubberized Armor provides a no slip grip
  • Fully Coated optics and BAK-4 Prisms
  • Available in Mossy Oak Camo
  • Comes with a carrying case, neck strap, lens covers and lens cloth.


  • Cheap Construction, but you have to expect that in a cheap pair of binoculars

Barska Blackhawk Binoculars Specs

  • Magnification: 10x
  • Focus System: Center
  • Prism Type: Roof
  • Prism Glass: BAK-4
  • Close Focus (ft/m): 6.6/2
  • Eye Relief: 17.5mm
  • Objective Lens: 42mm
  • Exit Pupil: 4.2mm
  • Field of View at 1000 Yds: 344ft
  • Diopter: Right Eye
  • Optical Coating: Multi Coated
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Fogproof: Yes
  • Tripod Adaptable: Yes
  • Weight: 24oz

For a thorough explanation of what the numbers mean visit our Best Hunting Binoculars Buying Guide.

We hope that you have found our Barska Blackhawk Binoculars Review helpful.

The Barska Blackhawk Binoculars are a good choice for hunting binoculars if you are on a tight budget.

Just remember that they are cheap hunting binoculars and they will not compare to the best hunting binoculars available today.

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Jesse Gillotti

Jesse is a member of our pro staff and a frequent contributor to He is obsessed with hunting deer and big bucks in particular. He has a knack for obtaining permission on the best private land to hunt big bucks. He is constantly testing out new equipment and providing feedback for our reviews and gear roundups.

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