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Do most of you carry Spotting scope or Binoculars? I hunt some clear cuts up to 800 yards and like to try to scan the tree line for activity. Have only used binoculars, but have lately wondered if a spotter might be better, what do you guys use???

 

 

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A good binocular should be first on the list as it will be the most versatile.  A good spotting scope can be important, but only secondarily so.

 

I use a 8X42 Pentax DCF WP binocular (no longer made) as my primary hunting optic.

 

I use a 10X26 Bushnell Legend binocular as my go anywhere/anytime binocular for those times when a full size binocular is too cumbersome.

 

I use a 15-60X60 B&L Discoverer spotting scope for most of my spotting scope needs, except when size and/or space are a concern (backpacking) and then I use a 10-20X40 Leupold Gold Ring spotting scope.

 

Each of these are worth much more than their weight in gold!

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Do you feel the need for more power when you are viewing out to 800 yards? If so a spotter would be ideal. You could take both glasses to the filed next time (if possible). Pick up the binoculars to cover a lot of area real quick. Use the spotter for those longer ranges, and to spot game where binoculars just wouldn't cut it.
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