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I'd like to get a Spotting Scope.
The dudy of that toy would be to adjust most of my rifle at 100 yard.
Also my hunting spot is a field of about  300 - 400 yard.
I'd like to be eable to spot dear in it witout having to use the scopp on my rifle all the time.
At dusk & dawn also if posible.......
 
I'm clueless in Spotting Scope and I don't want a spend big money on it.
 
aslong as I can see bulet hold in a paper at 100 yard and spot dear in a field. I'd be find.
Be cool if the toy come in a case with the try-pod!
 
Please give me advice on couple of model I'd be verry happy.
 
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What is your budget?
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50 To 200

Can I get something good with that?
Or I should invest more?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/04/2008 at 17:31
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More like how muth?
 
What is best bang for the buck?
 
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These are nice scopes for the money.  http://www.swfa.com/pc-12371-2139-vortex-20-60x80-skyline-spotting-scope.aspx

If you want best bang for the buck probably look at spending $600 to $800, they can be impressive.  At that price you start to get into scopes with glass nearly as good as the $1000-$1300 scopes.  For most use's scopes in that range will work great for people. 

This would probably be a good scope for a little cheaper.  Bushnell Elite optics in there rifle scopes and binos are very nice.  http://www.swfa.com/pc-5059-788-bushnell-15-45x60-elite-spotting-scope.aspx


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Supertool73,

I have a 80mm Bushnell Elite that I really like.  Because it is so large and thinking that the 60mm Elite that you linked to might prove to be just a smaller version of this scope I bought one.  I had it for about 2 weeks and then I returned it (gotta love those 30-day money back guarantees).

Build quality was excellent. Image quality was only fair but, the real kicker was the eye relief, or more accurately, the lack thereof.  Only at it's lowest magnification was I able to enjoy the full FoV.  At anything above about 35x, I could hardly see anything at all unless I removed my glasses.    If you have good eyesight, this scope might prove O.K. but, I could not recommend it to anyone who wears glasses.

I don't have this problem at all with the larger Elite.  Of course, it costs far more than the $200 budget suggested.  I have seen the Stokes Sandpiper on sale for $250 which is at least close.  I haven't used one personally but, everyone I know who has gives it great reviews. 

Another option might be the Vortex Impact or similar Burris XTS-2575, either one of which sells for right at $200.

For that matter, depending on what you use for a binocular, you could perhaps buy a Bushnell Elite 2.5x doubler and a tripod mounting adapter.  It connects to the eyepiece on one side of your binocular and turns it into a pretty good fixed-power spotting scope. An 8x binocular becomes a 20x scope and a 10x binocular becomes a 25x scope, etc.  I have one of these doublers and the view from it is at least as good as most "budget" scopes - assuming of course that it is being used with a quality binocular in the first place.  The added benefit is that it's tiny and it only weighs about 4 ounces - which really helps when backpacking.

I can't use my doubler anymore as I recently upgraded my binocular to an 8x42 Leupold Golden Ring and the eyepieces are too large for the doubler to fit over.  I'm actually quite sad about that.   The doubler can be had new for $160.


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You might want to try the bushnell spacemaster sniper central gave a great rating when compared to 5 other scopes based on their rating my brother bought one and can see bullet holes up to 200 yds consistently and to 300 yds if mirage is not bed.  The sandpiper has gott good reviews for under $300.
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