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What about it guys? Ever thought of producing a spotter scope with the Mil-Quad reticle? Just a passing thought.
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Interesting idea, to say the least. 
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Yes it is an interesting Idea.
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They could just make a FFP zoom 25-50 WA eyepiece with a mount that would fit Swarovski/Vortex/Zen Ray. That would be nice.
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i was thinking about this the other day. a compact spotter similar to the gold ring with an offset reticle would be sick.
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Originally posted by jjrgr21 jjrgr21 wrote:

i was thinking about this the other day. a compact spotter similar to the gold ring with an offset reticle would be sick.


You mean like this one?

http://swfa.com/Leupold-12-40x60-Mark-4-Tactical-Spotter-P48101.aspx
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On a spotter I would much prefer this type of reticle offset, as opposed to the horus  shown by BB. It being the mil-quad of the SS would be even better!
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What specific configuration would you like to see?

There are quite a few spotters with reticles out there, like the above mentioned Leupold.

What would you like SWFA to make that would be different?

ILya
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I really like the configuration of the the US optics field scope, but can't afford one. I also realize that some like angled spotting scopes, which is totally impossible with my pick...I would also be ok with a medium bodied design about the size of the Leupold tactical spotters... 
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Originally posted by billyburl2 billyburl2 wrote:

I really like the configuration of the the US optics field scope, but can't afford one. I also realize that some like angled spotting scopes, which is totally impossible with my pick...I would also be ok with a medium bodied design about the size of the Leupold tactical spotters... 

Something along the lines of the USO scope would be something I would get interested in.  With a few changes of course: Mil-Quad based reticle and shorter eye relief (there is no compelling reason for civilians to have a spotter with 2.5 inches of eye relief).

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yeah, but not leupold, and a larger mag range. we had the leupold tacs, and not a fan. i'm just partial to the mil-quad now. and the leupold design doesn't sit in an m15 well.

maybe like the little burris spotter, but beefier and well, better.
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I was not suggesting the leuppy as a goal for optics...I was just suggesting a size that would be good for ME... And yes the shorter eye relief of the field scope design would be better. I will not need to be wearing a gas mask while spotting...Hopefully!
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I like the ranging reticle configuration on the Vortex Razor tactical eyepieces.  They are offset.
 
A similar arrangement with the mil-quad would be nice.  Also the addition of numbered diamonds would be great.
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i think the leuppy would be a good starting place for size and weight. i like the way vortex has the outline for quick ranging, but that might make it a little busy.
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I originally tried to post a link to the Zeiss tac spotter for offset reticle preference. I am not sure what happened... But hind-sight being 20/20, I much prefer the off-set that the Razor uses. A simple L with the mil-quad diamonds would be just about perfect. Set it off-center to the left or right 1/3, 10 mils up, 10 mils horizontal... Oh, and if we go with a field scope design, could we make it a rear focus like the original SS line of scopes!
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This is exactly what I wanted to see happen.   I'm thinking something along the lines of a Razor HD with a mil-quad.  Guys need to talk it up to get it on somebodies drawing board.  Chris, you listenin' my brother? LOL!   
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I would also make the attachment area smaller on the USO and increase the glass quality.
Love their screw in lens covers, hated the long eye relief/small field of view--I do understand it was purpose built for folks serving, but it doesn't work good for hunters and shooters.
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Originally posted by billyburl2 billyburl2 wrote:

I really like the configuration of the the US optics field scope, but can't afford one. I also realize that some like angled spotting scopes, which is totally impossible with my pick...I would also be ok with a medium bodied design about the size of the Leupold tactical spotters... 

Something along the lines of the USO scope would be something I would get interested in.  With a few changes of course: Mil-Quad based reticle and shorter eye relief (there is no compelling reason for civilians to have a spotter with 2.5 inches of eye relief).

ILya
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We've been working on a spotter line for a while but just have too many irons in the fire to get it done.  Now that we have a few of the more important projects out of the way we can move forward with this.
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If you will offer a reticle give both the MIL & MOA as options (offset would be nice).
I am interested in what you come up with.
My Razor HD is a little big for the mountains, looking for a field/hunting practical scope with MOA reticle with good glass and good field of view.
Don't need 60x at the top end, if the glass quality is good. A 35-45x at top is very sufficient.
12-15 at the bottom end.
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Originally posted by Chris Farris Chris Farris wrote:

We've been working on a spotter line for a while but just have too many irons in the fire to get it done.  Now that we have a few of the more important projects out of the way we can move forward with this.

How interesting...

For what it is worth, I think there is a dearth of high quality field-worthy spotters out there with 55-60m objective lenses and replaceable eyepieces.

ILya
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We've been working on 10-40x60 roof, armored, contained eye piece as well as something a little unconventional.
 
 
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