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Looking for opinions on the subject spotting scope.

My brother is toying with the idea of taking up long range shooting. I'm already in trouble when I showed him a Tikka T3x TAC A1 in 6.5 CM, which he promptly bought mounting a Sig Tango6 5-25 scope on it.

Most of his purchases start out as good intentions and quickly become hangar queens in the safe. Before he jumps on a $1600+ spotting scope, thought I would get him started with something that is reasonably reliable at spotting .264 and .308" holes at 200 yards. Gave him a sanity check that even the most expensive scopes have a tough time beyond 300.

Just happened to run across this one for $500. It is the predessesor to their M2 model.

I know it is big and heavy, but this will be used off the bench.

Don't know much about the company but think I owned one of the telescopes when my son was young.
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Celestron is a decent scope maker.  I've been researching them, looking at a few, and have been suitably impressed for the money.  Regal 100 ED is actually probably my choice for a spotting scope.  I know a guy who is going to let me take his to the range when I get an opportunity, but may just pull the trigger before then.  I like it pretty well.
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Appreciate the feedback.  For where he is, it minimizes the investment but still provides a spotting scope that performs reasonably well.
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It is better than reasonable.  Clean and clear and performs well in low light.
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How would it compare to the Razor HD or Zen Ray ED 20-60x spotting scopes? These are two reference points that I have.

Larger objective size on the Celestron will definitely give it an edge and a 67x top end.
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Opted to buy this one.  At a minimum, it should serve my brother well in the interim.

Reviews I found seem to put it in the Zen Ray/Razor HD performance range.

Appreciate the advice. 
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