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Im wanting to buy a decent spotting scope for game and bullet(5.56) holes up to 600 yards. Ive heard good things about this Bushnell and would just as soon stay around  800.00 price range IF I can..What do you guys think? Anyone own a Elite like this? I would like it to be camera adaptable also   Thanks!  J.....
Bushnell 20-60x80 Elite Spotting Scope Bushnell 20-60x80 Elite Spotting Scope
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  • Rubber Armored
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  • Angled Body
  • Protective Case
  • ED Prime Extra-Low Dispersion Fluorite Glass
  • BaK-4 Prim
  • Rainguard
  • Free Fleece Pullover (Mail-In Coupon)
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I don't know if anything other than a telescope would see 223 holes at 600.  Shooting at reactive targets or Shoot-N-C's? 
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Under decent conditions - no mirage and proper lighting on the target - it is possible. I've been surprised sometimes how quickly mirage can form. I've gone to a spot near a 6000 ft. pass and shot from 5-9 a.m. in late June. You can start off the morning in a place like that freezing your butt off and four hours later the air is shimmering.
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Perhaps 600 yards is not reasonable then, maybe 300 yards.
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I would recommend "shoot and see" targets at that distance with any spotter.  
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Now see , Jason has a solution! I had no idea such a target was even made. Thanks Jason!Excellent  I think that Bushnell will be a good scope for the money unless someone has a better idea?
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Originally posted by JF4545 JF4545 wrote:

Now see , Jason has a solution! I had no idea such a target was even made. Thanks Jason!Excellent  I think that Bushnell will be a good scope for the money unless someone has a better idea?
Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

I don't know if anything other than a telescope would see 223 holes at 600.  Shooting at reactive targets or Shoot-N-C's? 
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I do have this same scope and have found this to be one of the best in your price range.IMO




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Good spotter this one is also worth a look FYI.
 
Vortex 20-60x80 Skyline Spotting Scope Vortex 20-60x80 Skyline Spotting Scope
Stock # - ED80SKA
  • Green
  • Angled
  • Extra-Low Dispersion Glass
  • Distinctive Broadband Coatings
  • Fully Multi-Coated
  • Waterproof
  • Fogproof
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Mike Mcdonald has and uses this spotter. He has nothign but good to say about it and if you know Mike then that is saying something.
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Can I use a Camera with it?   Yes I read what Mike M. had to say. I appreciate your help on this Chris..
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The angled spotters work real well if using a window mount. almost as easy as looking in rear view mirror



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Save a little longer, spend a little more, get the Vortex Razor, it is worth the extra $800!  (Competes quite favorably with a friend's Kowa 884 - and for about half the $$.)
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Kevin,
Is that Bushnell in the pic a angled?    I like that mount, it would be very handy..
 
RC Ive set 800.00 as my limit. I think I can get what I need for that.. Ive lived this long without one so just having a fairly nice spotting scope is a step up for me.. I think Im gonna go with the lower priced Vortex.....
 
Thanks though....


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Originally posted by coyote95 coyote95 wrote:

The angled spotters work real well if using a window mount. almost as easy as looking in rear view mirror



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The Vortex will probably be more scope than you actually need (and probably more than you can get anywhere else for under $1000.)  Buy with confidence, they make good stuff and take care of their customers.
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Just teasing with the background it apperas you are parked in a driveway just seeing if I was missing out on any images that might be coming throught the spotter. Don't hold out on us. Wink
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Chris,
Can I use this scope with a Camera?
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Vortex Digital Adapter Vortex Digital Adapter
Stock # - 4365
  • Large (43mm - 65mm)
$59.95 
 
Vortex Digital Adapter Vortex Digital Adapter
Stock # - 2845
  • Large (28mm - 45mm)
$49.95 
 
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Who put that picture of BudBig Grin looking at his cousin Thelma on there??? This is a family show for gawd sake....
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Save a little longer, spend a little more, get the Vortex Razor, it is worth the extra $800!  (Competes quite favorably with a friend's Kowa 884 - and for about half the $$.)


Rancid, you've actually looked through the Razor?
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Originally posted by JGRaider JGRaider wrote:

Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Save a little longer, spend a little more, get the Vortex Razor, it is worth the extra $800!  (Competes quite favorably with a friend's Kowa 884 - and for about half the $$.)


Rancid, you've actually looked through the Razor?

Yes he has.  Razor HD spotter totally kicks ass.  It is not quite as good as ~$3k Kowa et al, but it is so close that you have to really look for a difference and it costs about half.

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