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I figured my next toy ought to be a spotting scope and I headed to Cabelas today to look at the Nikon Prostaff's - the 65mm looked awesome to me (and I'm on my third pair of Swarovski binocs). The $400 price tag wasn't staggering and I can even get it cheaper online.
 
While there, a guy told me he had one and took it back because it wouldn't focus at the high end - that hurt me bad but I'm not convinced he knew which end to look through. Then I stumbled across this forum and a few people here aren't impressed with them as well.  The Bushnells seemed to have a generous eye relief and since I wear glasses, this is important to me.
 
The Nikon Spotter XLII seemed to get better reviews than the Prostaffs and I want at least a 60mm - lightweight is preferred for hunting and truck window veiwing. I'm hoping that $400 is my limit but as usual on things like this I usually find something better for more and wind up doing that. Any nudges in the right direction would be appreciated.
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Just curious as to why you are on your third pair of swaro's....and you you have those ,you might want to step up on the spotter?....if you like top shelf optics.
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Read my comments about the Bushnell Excursion a couple topics down.  It has the longest eye relief.
 
 
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rifle louie - I originally had a pair of 10x42 SLCs that was a tad heavy for hunting, wound up buying their 8x20 compacts - then the ELs came out - sold both Swarovskis in favor for a pair of 8x32 EL binocs - missed my compacts and picked up a pair of Leica 8x20 compacts for bow hunting.  That was when I was still working for Ford with an opportunity for overtime to buy toys with. I've been retired for 5+ years so I'm forced to be a bit more frugal.
 
Smitty - saw your Excursion post and was impressed, thanks. 
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10-4  makes sense now.
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