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1. Leupold Green Ring Sequioa (http://www.swfa.com/pc-3260-346-leupold-15-45x60-green-ring-sequoia-spotter.aspx).
 
 
3.  Sandpiper (can't find this @swfa)
 
The Green Ring is the only one I have handled, and, imo, the optics are quite good compared to others (cheaper) displayed at competitor and Bass'.  The Excursion and Sandpiper seem to be 2 favorites among forum members.  So, if you are going to buy one of these 3, which one would you choose?  What other scope would you recommend in the $300-$350 range?
 
thanks in advance for your opinions.
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I vote for the Sandpiper.  I got one for Christmas this year and LOVE it.  For the $$ it can't be beat.  I was considering the Excursion too but for the $150 I saved I now have a great start on my new bino fund.  I don't think you could go wrong with either.
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I got a Sandpiper but I'm not very satisfied about it. Even if the picture quality was good and the scope I got had several black spots on the inners lenses and the eyepiece lens was full of very small air bubbles.
I sent it back to Vortex and they sent me a replacement unit. The new scope has a couple of small light spots (looks like dust particles) on the inner lenses and the eyepiece lens has small air bubbles too.
The small bubbles can only be seen heading the scope towards a light source and moving the eye away from the scope so they can't be seen during normal use. Still this is not a sign of quality.
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Originally posted by BlackDiamond BlackDiamond wrote:

I got a Sandpiper but I'm not very satisfied about it. Even if the picture quality was good and the scope I got had several black spots on the inners lenses and the eyepiece lens was full of very small air bubbles.
I sent it back to Vortex and they sent me a replacement unit. The new scope has a couple of small light spots (looks like dust particles) on the inner lenses and the eyepiece lens has small air bubbles too.
The small bubbles can only be seen heading the scope towards a light source and moving the eye away from the scope so they can't be seen during normal use. Still this is not a sign of quality.
You are the first person I have ever heard of who had a problem with their Sandpiper, which is not to say that I don't believe you.  It's just that you seem to be in a very small minority. 

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I read alot of good things about Vortex so I think the problem regards just some scopes.
 
I start thinking that the problem came out when the Sandpiper got out of production and the pieces that are still on the market and that are being sold for a special price are not first class quality products (maybe second class).
 
The scopes used as replacement units could be second class as well.
 
I have a cheap bino from Vortex and its lenses don't show any bubble.
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The Leupold Green Ring Sequioa was my first spotter. But knowing what I know now I would NEVER have bought it. It just does not perform that well. There is so much better out there for the same money or less. The other two you mentioned are much better. And if eye relief is not an issue I really liked the Sandpiper I looked through, plus it is I think a better value.
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