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Old 11-14-2012, 9:10 PM
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Default Need help to choose a spotting scope

I don't have any experience with spotting scopes. I have noticed that as I get older I can't see the bullet holes in the targets very well. I need something that will allow me to see well at 100 or 200 yards. I don't want to spend an arm and a leg for one but I don't want to cheap out either.

What should I be looking for in lens size?
What power do you find best for seeing the bullet holes in targets?
Is the angled vs straight design just a matter of choice or is one better than another?
Is it better to buy a tripod separately? If so are the table top ones better or worse than the taller stands?
Where is a good place to go to actually look through the lenses of a few spotting scopes?

Sorry for all the questions, I just don't know where to begin. I have looked at few models online and read the reviews but I haven't found anything that really helps me to know it is going to work for my needs.
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