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Best Kowa for $

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Category: Other Optics
Forum Name: Spotting Scopes
Forum Description: Big Eye Optics
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Printed Date: December/17/2017 at 19:31


Topic: Best Kowa for $
Posted By: Cajun Hunter
Subject: Best Kowa for $
Date Posted: August/20/2013 at 04:46
I am looking into getting my first spotter.  The uses will be sighting in rifles, hunting out west max 1-2 times a year.  We also deer hunt for whitetail in MS where we own and lease land, and I am not sure we have such a use for a spotting scope in the timbered land we own and lease.  I don't want to break the bank, and I hear that Kowa has nice products.  The choices are a bit overwhelming, between the size and the type.  I would like to get by with that 66mm but at a almost 2x cost will I notice the prominar XD lens.  Or should I a go with the TSN82SV, I just don't want to make a bad decision.  I also have no idea what is better straight or angled.
Thanks 



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Posted By: Cajun Hunter
Date Posted: August/20/2013 at 04:48
One thing also is that the 82 seems much heavier than the 66.  Not sure how much real world that would be for Elk Hunting.


Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: August/20/2013 at 05:01
The 82 only comes in the straight configuration, the 66 comes both ways. the choice there is just personal preference. the 66 would pack easier on a hunting trip and will do that job easily. I prefer the angled myself and if you only want to spend the money once get the Prominar and you'll never have to look back.

Big Grin


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Posted By: Cajun Hunter
Date Posted: August/20/2013 at 05:07
What will be the noticable difference in the prominar?  Is it detail or color? Thanks for such a quick response.  Are you thinking it is not worth going up to that TSN82SV it says on the SWFA site Angled body only?  Is that a mistake?


Posted By: Peddler
Date Posted: August/20/2013 at 05:14
Originally posted by Cajun Hunter Cajun Hunter wrote:

What will be the noticable difference in the prominar?  Is it detail or color? Thanks for such a quick response.  Are you thinking it is not worth going up to that TSN82SV it says on the SWFA site Angled body only?  Is that a mistake?


Sorry about that I meant to say the 82 only comes angled, while the 66 is available both ways.Just started my first cup and not quite awake. There will be a definite difference in the glass on the 66.


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When you are dead, you don't know you are dead.It is difficult only for others.

It is the same when you are stupid.


Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: August/20/2013 at 07:08
The TSN822 also comes straight.... This is the one I have for sale. 20-60x82

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Posted By: Cajun Hunter
Date Posted: August/20/2013 at 08:33
Ok. I will look into it. Have you been pleased with it? I am a bit concerned about the weight.


Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: August/20/2013 at 10:21
Great glass in mine.  I just want angled instead. I will only use it for range time and having it angled beside my firearm will be easier than moving it back and forth to look through.

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"Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be" - Abraham Lincoln


Posted By: Cajun Hunter
Date Posted: August/20/2013 at 10:26
Yes. I am struggling because I think I want straight /66 for hunting and angled /82 for range. I also don't want 2 because the amount of usage can't warrant it.


Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: August/20/2013 at 11:17
Whats your price limit -
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Posted By: Cajun Hunter
Date Posted: August/20/2013 at 11:33
Original budget 1k.



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