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Hi everyone,

 

This is my first post, though I've been reading through a lot of the topics on here for a while. I'm hoping you all can chime in with your experiences. I'm looking to spend less than $400. I don't hunt, I just want a spotting scope that will be able to clearly see .223 or larger bullet holes on targets at 300 yards or less with clarity. If it will go out further than 300 yards, that's great. I've noticed that some responses to this question are to get a splatter target to see the shots better. While i'm not opposed to doing this, it seems like it shouldn't be necessary in most instances with a decent scope. Can you guys steer me to a few models that can be used for target shooting purposes? Doesn't need to be compact necessarily, and it won't be carried in the field/rough terrain very often, if at all.

 

I have been looking at the Bushnell Legend 20-60x60 and 20-60x80. Will this scope work for target shooting? Any insight is definitely appreciated. Thanks!

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  I really don't know much about the optical capabilities of the various makes and models out there now, but I do know that almost all of the serious Highpower shooters around here use Kowas. I doubt you can get any  them for 400 bucks, though.

 I'm sure that SWFA has many others that would be more than adequate for your needs and budget. If nobody else chimes in on this, just give them a call.

  Off the cuff, I would think that a fixed power would give you more optical quality for your buck than a variable would, but that's just a guess on my part...



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To do what you want takes a lot of resolution(clarity) in addition to magification.  That's a small hole a long way off.  You should think about about giving on the 400 dollar part or the three hundred yard part.  What are the guys at your local range using? 
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Thanks guys, that was the answer I was afraid of. I'll have to pay more attention to the scopes the guys at my range are using, it seems like they mostly use scopes on their rifles and shoot 100 - 200yds. I'll also call SWFA to get another opinion. Anyone else that would like to give their thoughts and experiences, it would definitely be appreciated.
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Look at the stuff that says ED or APO $$  Better to find out now, than after you pay 400 bucks to learn.  The top of the line Bushnell or Nikon is a good value.

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