View Full Version : Spotting Scope

04-30-2007, 12:59 PM
O.K., I need suggestions on a spotting scope. My original plan of getting a Nikon is not going to work after all. As much as I would love to get that bad boy I think I need to spend a little less.

Here is my criteria. Any assistance in being pointed in the right direction would be appreciated.

I want a scope that will allow me to see the holes from a 223 and 308 at 100 yards as well as give me a good image at 600 yards. I was looking at the Nikon Pro Staff 16-48x65. My wife has decided that after I spent $1200 on the rifle/scope that I do not need to spend $430 on a spotting scope. I would like something around $200 or less.

04-30-2007, 1:40 PM
Just get the Konus. The price on the 20-60x80 went up this past month from $180 to roughly $225. You can get it anywhere for under $230.


04-30-2007, 1:43 PM
Check out James Madux, post he has two TR21 Trijicon scopes for sale.

04-30-2007, 1:46 PM
Check out James Madux, post he has two TR21 Trijicon scopes for sale.

A 4x rifle scope isn't the type of optic you'd use for a spotting scope.

04-30-2007, 1:47 PM
I was looking at the 15-45. I'll have to track down the one you suggested. Midway USA is back ordered.

04-30-2007, 1:50 PM
Get it from Optics Planet.

As far as the 15-45x version, I haven't heard anything about that one. The 20-60x80 is the budget scope that is being used by High Power shooters who don't want to buy a Kowa.

Jim Owens endorses it on his site (jarheadtop.com) and from what everyone says, it's a good scope for the money.

I have yet to actually look through one, but I haven't heard any negative comments on the Konus 20-60x80 that would prevent a budget shooter from buying one. Next time I see one at a match, I'll be sure to take a look through it from the 600 yard line and compare it with my Kowa 821.

04-30-2007, 1:52 PM
Make sure you get a spotting scope that is capable of at least 300 yards.

Has a great suggestion which I am looking into as well.

04-30-2007, 1:55 PM

That one correct?

04-30-2007, 1:57 PM
Yes, that's the one I linked to in my original reply.

04-30-2007, 1:58 PM
If you don't care if it's in green, you can get it off eBay for about $25 less.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Konus-Spotting-Scope-Konuspot-80-7120-GREEN-KN1_W0QQitemZ280109335105QQihZ018QQcategoryZ31715Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

04-30-2007, 1:58 PM
A 4x rifle scope isn't the type of optic you'd use for a spotting scope.

opps didn't read the spotting scope part. :D

04-30-2007, 1:59 PM
:) You think I wasn't a grown man.

04-30-2007, 7:54 PM
Here's a good price on the 15-45x65.


They had the 20-60x80, but they are out of stock now.


Check here for a coupon


05-01-2007, 6:50 AM
I have a Konus and it's pretty good for the price. Prc329, if you're going to the next precision rifle meet up you can look at mine and see if you like it.

05-01-2007, 7:03 AM
Already bought one :)

05-04-2007, 4:53 PM
I am very impressed. I like it a lot. Can't wait to get it to the range.

05-07-2007, 6:51 PM
I have a Konuspot 100 for sale, they are $300 -$329 new at optics planet, it's 2 months old, I'd take $250 or so.