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Old 05-24-2013, 1:46 PM
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Default Decent spotting scope in the $300-400?

Planning on using it out to about 800 yrds. Is there anything decent out there in this price range? I have a cheap Baraska, looking for somthing better. Any info would be much appreciated!
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Hum these have gotten alot of good reviews of late. It really depends on range, purpose, and price allowance but that's a good start.


http://www.opticsplanet.com/celestro...with-trip.html
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Hum these have gotten alot of good reviews of late. It really depends on range, purpose, and price allowance but that's a good start.


http://www.opticsplanet.com/celestro...with-trip.html
Those look pretty good and for alot less. Thank you! Anyone else? Is it worth it to spend a couple hundred more than this one?
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http://www.cameralandny.com/optics/v...ge=vortexnomad

This is a great first option for a 20-60x60 spotter. I would very much look at this one before going other routes.

http://www.hayneedle.com/product/kow...ci_sku=KOWA026

This one for a few dollars more than you're looking to spend, is easily the best for the money in that price point. Kowa is REALLY hard to beat.

Some of the Nikons are pretty nice glass too.

http://www.cameralandny.com/optics/v...ge=vortexnomad
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Yep.

Everything I was going to say has already been put out there.

Vortex, konus and kowa.

No experience with the celestron.
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I will check them all out, thanks guys!
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Good quality optics require quality glass. Quality glass requires $$

Konus and Kowa made some very good products
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If you are talking about spotting bullet holes in a target at 800 yards, I'm not sure that's possible.

I was talking to some shooters and organizers at a long range match and was told by the best of them that the best spotting scopes are usually only good to about 200 or 300 yards regardless of price. Beyond that range atmospheric conditions (like shimmer) essentially eliminate the resolution of something as small as bullet holes.
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Which Konus is better?
20-60x80, http://www.opticsplanet.com/konus-ko...ing-scope.html ,
or 20-60x100, http://www.opticsplanet.com/konus-ko...ing-scope.html ?
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Bigger is better for low light performance.

Planning on using it mainly during the day, it wont matter.
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