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bondmid003
10-31-2010, 10:50 PM
Anyone have a recommendation on a spotting scope under 1K? It would be used exclusively at the range on a bench. Thanks!

double0b
11-01-2010, 9:07 AM
Kowa 82SV.

http://www.kowa-usa.com/kowanewweb/sporting/spottingscopes.html

Got mine from Liberty Optics with the Long Eye Relief eyepiece. Fantastic spotting scope.

http://www.libertyoptics.com/index1.html

javalos
11-01-2010, 9:32 AM
Konus is a good scope that I picked up. Clearly see .22 diameter bullet holes at 100 yards. Check out the Sergeants input on it. http://www.jarheadtop.com/KONUS.htm

double0b
11-01-2010, 9:57 AM
The Konus is also quite good. I have one (the 80mm model) as a backup/loaner scope. At 20X, the view is nice and bright. It feels lightweight and fragile to me - not sure how it would hold up to an accidental drop. The eye relief is very short on the Konus, which I've found to be a real issue when wearing my shooting glasses.

Jonathan Doe
11-01-2010, 10:08 AM
I have a Kowa 82 series scope with 27X Long Eye Relief eye piece. I can see 30 cal bullet holes from my M-1A at 300 yards. I won a gold medal one year because of that. I just love that scope. I will choose that scope over any other scope any time.

supersonic
11-01-2010, 10:19 AM
Scroll down and check this kit out, as these are VERY hard to find now (and for good reason):http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=270851

N3TD3ViL
11-01-2010, 12:56 PM
Anyone have a recommendation on a spotting scope under 1K? It would be used exclusively at the range on a bench. Thanks!


Thanks for starting this thread. I, too, am in the market for a decent spotting scope which will be reliable out for about 200yds.

Can anyone give me an opinion on the Leupold Sierra 15-45x60mm spotting scope? Academy has it for $325.

Ahhnother8
11-01-2010, 1:10 PM
Kowa!!