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Gentlemen, I finally wrapped up with an article on compact spotters:

I looked at the following:

Nikon Fieldscope 13-30x50
Minox MD50 16-30x50
Leupold Gold Ring 15-30x50
Vortex Recon R/T Tactical 10x50
Vortex Recon Mountain 15x50

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Excellent work as always, Ilya!
 
My only critique:  I believe you meant "oz" instead of "lb" on the weight.
 
At least I hope these compact spotters don't weigh 15lbs!
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Thanks, Ted.

I glanced at it and an editing run is sorely needed.  I'll do it tonight before I head out to Arizona.

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Thanks, nice write up as always. 
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Very interesting article, Ilya!

Thanks.
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Thanks Ilya. I've had my eye on the Minox for awhile as a replacement for my 20X50 Burris that I carry in my backpack. Looks like I may have to get one..
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Originally posted by biggreen747 biggreen747 wrote:

Thanks Ilya. I've had my eye on the Minox for awhile as a replacement for my 20X50 Burris that I carry in my backpack. Looks like I may have to get one..

I think the Minox will pleasantly surprise you with image quality, but it will be notably heavier than the Landmark.

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 ILya thanks for your review on the compact spotters . Once again your best bang is a winner. I got the Minox MD50 today to replace a 22x-60 B&L elite that I had.In the short time I used it today, I'm totally impressed with image quality and solid build of unit.
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Originally posted by coyote95 coyote95 wrote:

 ILya thanks for your review on the compact spotters . Once again your best bang is a winner. I got the Minox MD50 today to replace a 22x-60 B&L elite that I had.In the short time I used it today, I'm totally impressed with image quality and solid build of unit.

Is the little Minox still working out well for you?  It is a hefty little bugger, but I was pleasantly surprised with what you get for the money with it. 

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http://www.samplelist.com/Minox-16-30x50-Spotting-Scope-DEMO-A-P3101.aspx
i'm thinking for this price its going to work just fine.i purchased scope to use at the 100yrd to 200yrd gun range.  i was looking at a red tail perched on a expressway light pole from about 300yrds and liked details i was seeing  even @ 30x.  only complaint from my eyes would be a little more eye relief at the higher power.oh well  I can't have everything.... Thanks again ILya
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Originally posted by coyote95 coyote95 wrote:

http://www.samplelist.com/Minox-16-30x50-Spotting-Scope-DEMO-A-P3101.aspx
i'm thinking for this price its going to work just fine.i purchased scope to use at the 100yrd to 200yrd gun range.  i was looking at a red tail perched on a expressway light pole from about 300yrds and liked details i was seeing  even @ 30x.  only complaint from my eyes would be a little more eye relief at the higher power.oh well  I can't have everything.... Thanks again ILya
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THAT looks like a sweet buy! 
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I was hoping the rekon 15x would have fared better in your review.  I have a Swaro 80 HD for long range work and carry 8x or 10x binos everywhere I go.  I was hoping that the vortex 15x would be a light weight alternative spotter when I am doing a lot of hiking.  I also was really interested in the ranging reticle for LR work. 

Besides the Leupold 12-40x60 Mark 4 are there any other compact spotters that offer a mil type ranging reticle?

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Great article, I have been seriously looking at upgrading spotting scopes for a while now.  I have a Leupold Sequoia 15-45x60 and want to go with a better model.  I'm thinking I want to spend my money on one good scope and use it for everything rather than splitting my funds between a decent compact and decent full size.  I'll start a new post and see what you all recommend so I don't clutter this one.
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