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at the range.  I would like to get a spotter that is universal in field and target shooting out to 300 yards.  Do you think this scope would fit bill.
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The Nikon 50 mm ED Fieldscope is AWESOME; with the 13-30x zoom eyepiece it will do 99% of what large scopes do. At high magnification and in poor light it will be a bit dim, but it is an awesome scope that i've used for mountain hunting and for birding in the prairie. I also have a 20x eyepiece for it. Since i bought this scope i use the larger Swarovski 80mm HD less and less.

Which brings us to your target shooting at 300 yards. Expecting to see your bullet holes at 300 yards is a bit of a stretch for any scope, regardless of size. Consider using those splatter targets that show holes in neon green. 

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I just went out with the 50mm nikon and the 80 mm Swarovski. At 304 meters there was a child's bike. I could see perfectly well the bike, but not the threads on the tires.

you will need this to see bullet holes in the next county:

 

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Originally posted by anweis anweis wrote:

The Nikon 50 mm ED Fieldscope is AWESOME; with the 13-30x zoom eyepiece it will do 99% of what large scopes do. At high magnification and in poor light it will be a bit dim, but it is an awesome scope that i've used for mountain hunting and for birding in the prairie. I also have a 20x eyepiece for it. Since i bought this scope i use the larger Swarovski 80mm HD less and less.

Which brings us to your target shooting at 300 yards. Expecting to see your bullet holes at 300 yards is a bit of a stretch for any scope, regardless of size. Consider using those splatter targets that show holes in neon green. 

 

anweis,

 

It sounds to me like you don't like your Nikon very much.  I would hate to have you suffer so; just send it to me and I'll properly dispose of it for you. 

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thanks for the reply, anweis, I have seen you post about this scope several times and really have enjoyed your feedback.  Question on eyepieces - would you buy a 13-30x for would you get a 20x wide?
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Originally posted by phoenixdawg phoenixdawg wrote:

Question on eyepieces - would you buy a 13-30x for would you get a 20x wide?

 

I am spoiled, i have both. But, if i use the scope for a lot of hiking i put it on a monopod and use it with the zoom at 13x or 15x. If i take a small tripod, the 20x is in order, because it has a wide and nice fov and the tripod makes it stable enough for the 20x.

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Anweis based upon that advice, I will go with the variable eyepiece and then buy a second eyepiece as funds become available.
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Originally posted by anweis anweis wrote:

I just went out with the 50mm nikon and the 80 mm Swarovski. At 304 meters there was a child's bike. I could see perfectly well the bike, but not the threads on the tires.

you will need this to see bullet holes in the next county:

 


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