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Anybody know anything about these.
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Well, sort of. I have a Brunton spoter for range work only. It's ok but nothing to get excited about. Glass quality is not there... but it was cheap and does work. FWIW
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Brunton imports a lot of gagdets scopes are a new line for them. I think they fall into the category of ---- Why BotherStare.   If you want a scope cheaper than a Weaver or a Sightron S1 you might as well drop down to Tasco at least they have been around a while.
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Brunton first became known to me for their line of fine compasses and I think that was the original thrust of the business. Brunton now seems to have a focus on outdoor gear in general, like Primus stoves and such, in the same vein as Meade or ATK- a sporting goods conglomerate.
They also brand/import Chinese optics.
While their best model binoculars appear to be from the same production facility/product family as the Theron Wapiti, Zen- Ray ED, etc., that doesn't really say anything about their scopes...

Other comments have already nailed it, for me.
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Go back further and they made good, (for the time 1800s ) Survey staff Transits and levels.

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Some of the Brunton stuff is very good. I purchased a Btunton tripod and head that was actually a Manfrotto. But the scopes I looked through were nothing special and I thought over priced.
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Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

Go back further and they made good, (for the time 1800s ) Survey staff Transits and levels.
3_Tens knows... he was there...

Brunton being made in the same facilities as some others that are good value really doesn't mean much.  One line can be doing well, the next one not so well.  I also had a Brunton spotter... it was OK.  At 60x it was quite dark and difficult to see.  Bright sun helps.  I would not buy another, maybe even if it was as cheap as the Barska 20-60x60 I have now.  I paid 39.00 for the Barska, a lot more for the Brunton and it didn't perform much better.  It was not new when I got it, but it did not appear to have been subjected to hard use.  NOT a Brunton fan... 

Rifle scopes I have picked up and played around with at gun shows have not been impressive.  OK, but just nothing that says "buy me"... prices are not great.  They are... forgettable...
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