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I tried searching here and the general www but didn't see a lot of discussion on this Kowa model.  Anyone here have some feedback? I am looking for my first spotter and reading as much as I can here (btw a great wealth of info) I am an eyeglass wearer, and looking for a entry/mid level ($300-$600) spotter for range/hunting work. Mainly shooting  .223/.22-250.

I have read good things about the Bushnell Excursion FLP, while being quite a bit cheaper than the Kowa. Unfortunately I don't have a lot of local retail outlets  that even carry spotting scopes.
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What are the expected distances that you will be spotting those .223 holes at?
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I think realistically 200 yds and in with a 60mm. I am not looking for miracles with my current budget.
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I think either of those scopes will serve your purpose.
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Do you feel the Kowa glass is worth the approx. doubling of the price over the Bushnell? I know this can be a very subjective question. Big Grin
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Hmmmm. I've looked through the Excursion and was impressed with it and I think it would fit your needs for 200yds. The Kowa brand is probably the most popular brand for highpower shooters, and I have heard very good things about them, however I have never looked through a Kowa scope so I couldn't say for sure if the extra money would be worth it.
I feel your pain on this decission. It's tough when you don't have scopes to actually compare.
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The Excursion with ED glass should let you see .223 holes fine out to 300 yards when there's no mirage. However, I'd be a little concerned with the eye relief...seemed a little short when I test-drove one. I haven't looked through a Kowa so can't offer you a comparison.
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