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Does anyone have one of these? I'm looking to upgrade from a little 50mm newtonian reflector spotter that I currently use, which is fine at 100yds+, but falls short at 300yds.
I'm wondering if I can use the Skyline ED for seeing .30 holes at 300yds (and maybe even .224" holes under good conditions)?
Can anyone comment on how well it will work for that purpose?

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Well, everyone's eyes are different, but a friend and I use an older, non-ED Skyline 20-60 80mm to spot both .30 and .223 holes on 300-yard paper targets. Usually, they're quite clear unless there's some heavy mirage.
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Yeah, I'm wondering how expensive I have to go to do this.
My Viper 6.5-20x 44mm is darn close to seeing .30 holes at 300yds, though I suspect the Skyline ED doesn't have as good a coatings as the Viper (hard to tell if it has XR coatings or not), it appears to have the same glass, and has a much bigger objective to resolve with.

Some places say nothing short of the Pentax PF80 at around $1100-1200 will do for 300yds, others say that lesser scopes are fine. Vortex themselves recommend the Razor for that application, but $1600 is way outside of my budget.

I'm beginning to wonder if an investment in packages of Shoot-N-See targets and my little 50mm Yukon reflector might be a cheaper way to go in the long run...
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Seeing 30 cal holes at 300 yards is borderline unreasonable outside perfect conditions.
Having said that, you'll not be disappointed in the Skyline, I have one and have used it extensively and with complete satisfaction.
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