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I am looking at buying a spotting scope for range use primarily.  Distance will be from 50 yds to 100 yds.  I wear glasses so eye relief is a consideration.

 

I am considering the Leupold 15-45x60 (straight angle eye piece) as a possibility.  ANy other suggestions maybe in a more compact scope without sacrificing in quality.  I have see nthe Leupold and it seems to have sharp resolution

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Welcome to The OT!!

 

First things first.

What's your budget??

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Well, not more than $300 and I can get the Leupold locally for $279.00 (it includes the hard case, the tripod and the soft case).
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Which Leupold is that?   I'd go with the Leupold Gold Ring 15-30x50 spotter as well as a Kowa 15-30x50ED, but they might be more than you want to spend..... could try the Leupold 10-20x40 Compact Golden Ring Spotting Scope........ SWFA has them for 299.95. I'm not a fan of the Sequoia.

 

I ended up getting a Meopta 70, kind of second hand, and so far I'm glad I did!


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Yes, it is the Sequoia.  What don't you like about it?  I can get it for $279.00 (the kit).

Regarding the Compact Golden Ring, would the magnification be enough for 100 yards?
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The Sequoia is a really mediocre spotting scope in terms of optics. I have two of the one you mention and i am not happy at all. They are only useable at 15x, forget about the zoom. Besides, they don't have that much eye relief. The small Golden Rings are nice.

For seing bullet holes at 50-100 yards a good pair of 10x binoculars with long eye relief (17-18 mm) is enough. 

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