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Can anyone help me out. I am looking for a good mid priced spotter for range and field. Any opinions on which would be the best spotter of the following 3 for best optics and durability:


1. Elite 15-45x60 $399.95

2. Nikon Team Realtree 15-45x60 kit $399.99

3. Nikon Spotter XL 16-48x60 kit $499.99


Are there others in this price range to consider? 


I know that the warranty on the Nikons is 25 years but does any one know what the Elite's is?



Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/22/2004 at 13:50
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The Elite and Nikon XL come from the same factory and have almost identical glass and coatings.  The Elite has the Bushnell proprietary RainGuard that is a clear advantage.  Bushnell has a lifetime warranty.


No other spotters come close in that price range, those two units dominate.  Roof prism, water proof, phase coated, compact....what more could you ask for???

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/22/2004 at 23:28
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As Chris stated the Elite has the Rainguard lens coatings, which in my opinion, gives the Elite a big advantage for any hunting/field conditions you are likely to encounter.
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