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I was searching through my company's service award site when I came across this. I know, I'm not expecting rave reviews, but I hope someone has looked through this glass before.  I would be using it primarilary for targets and would like to know how far out I should be able to see 22 holes.
I have other options with respect to service awards and don't want to waste my pick on something I'll just sit on the shelf.  Coinsidently, I am in the market for a spotter, not w/camera, and had just about decided on a $500 Celestron model. 
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Bushnell 15-45x70 Image View Spotting Scope

$264.95

Bushnell Image View Spotting Scopes

Bushnell 15-45x70 Image View Spotting Scope
Stock # - 111545
  • 5 MP Camera
  • 2.5" LCD
Specifications
Weight (oz): 25.4
Length (in): 11.6
Eye Relief (mm): 11
Field of View @ 1000yds (ft): 121.5 - 52.6
Exit Pupil (mm): 2.9 - 1.1
Close Focus (ft): 26
Lens Coating: Multi-Coated
Warranty: Limited Lifetime
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/22/2011 at 21:53
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I've got no experience with one of these.  I have seen some of the Bushnell binocular/digital camera thingees and I have not been impressed.  The thing is, it seems to me that for the price of the scope you can barely get a good camera or a good scope.  I do not think that you can get both at that price.  As I said, I'm basically just talking off the top of my head here as I have never seen one of these.
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No spotting scope that is $264.95 will be something to jump up and down about. 
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I knew better, but for FREE thought I had to ask.  Guess I'll go with the either the gas grill of the chop saw.

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I took a Webber Kettle for my last company award. I did pick up a telescope the time before. It isn't very good. The brand escapes me. I stored it up at my place and haven't used it more than a few times.
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Weber Kettle is a good choice. +1
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Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

Weber Kettle is a good choice. +1
 
and I already had two
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