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http://www.riflescopes.com/products/LEU61155/new_leupold_20- 60x80_wind_river_sequoia_spotting_scope.htm

 

I bought my first pair of decent binoculars about a year ago... and I'm VERY happy with them (Leupold Wind River

Olympic 10x50's).  I would really like a decent scope now and recently noticed the new Sequoia by Leupold.  I guess

I'm hoping that I would be as happy with the scope as I have been with their binos.  I've been looking for any online

reviews of the Sequoia 80mm scope, but w/out success (I guess because they are pretty new?).  Does anyone here

have an opinion or experience with this scope? 

 

Usage would be for wildlife viewing, spotting and watching mega-fauna out in Yellowstone, etc. 

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I don't have any experience with the 20-60x Sequoia scope, but I did own (for a very short time) a 15-45x 60mm Sequoia spotting scope.

 

I owned a set of Leupold Wind River Pinnacles and was very pleased with their performance. That lead me to purchase the Wind River Sequoia spotting scope. Big mistake!

 

When using this scope from about 20x-45x the images became very fuzzy. At lower power settings the scope was fine. I wouldn't recommend this spotting scope to anyone. I think your money would be better spent on another brand in this price range.

 

Try checking out the Browning spotting scopes, I've read very good things about them, maybe another member of the forum could make a recommendation here. I have very limited experience with spotting scopes.

 

Best of luck.

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If you can afford it, buy a Zeiss, Leica, Swarovski, or Leupold Gold Ring.

 

If your budget is more conservative than that, you would do well to look at the 15-45X60 Bushnell Elite, 16-48x60 Nikon Spotter XL, or the 15-30x50 Leupold Gold Ring Compact.

 

Any of these would be superior to the WindRiver spotting scopes.

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I have a 15-45x60 Sequoia, and i have looked at the 80 mm. At lowest power they are useable, but as soon as you crank up the zoom they are useless. The rubber on the 60mm smells so bad that i don't want to touch the thing anymore. I don't know what to reccommend in that price range, maybe the 60mm scopes from Kowa, and you are always better served by a fixed power than by a zoom in that price range. 

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The Burris Landmark 20-60x80 is much better than the Sequoia and much cheaper if you're going to go the cheap route on a spotting scope.  
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