Sorry about the quick typing and poor use of the English language in the previous reply. Here is what I was trying to say:
After I posted this I realized that there was a previous post regarding catadioptic scopes, specifically the Vortex Impact which looks like it might be inferior to the Burris design. Does the Burris have a rubber amoured metal housing as was stated by the manufacturer? Below is my original posting to let you know how I started down this road and somehow have ended up considering the Burris. It was suggested to me by various vendors that the Vortex Sandpiper, Bushnell Spacemaster, Bushnell Legend, and Celestron Ultima would be good scopes for what I am looking to spend. Too damn many choices! I am not sure I am any closer to making a decision.
Any opinion on any of these v.s. the Burris? Sure appreciate any insight you can offer.
I am shopping for an economical $100-300 range spotting scope.Waterproof, preferably amoured, (15-45)to(20-60)zoom, 60mm objective. I am looking for something for target shooting ( 100-200 yd.s for now, but maybe I'll find my way to 1000 yd. range someday) and which is packable enough for hunting. I am looking for recommendations for manufacturers and models which represent the best value in regards to light transmission, clarity, quality of construction, owner satisfaction, etc. I am getting recommendations for Bushnell and Celestron thus far from other websites.