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Old 02-25-2010, 5:30 PM
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Default Gordon spotting scope from harbor freight

20-60 x 60MM SPOTTING SCOPE WITH TRIPOD on sale for $49.95

Anyone have this spotting scope? The only review I found on it was from a boy/girl scout site that was asking about it. The thread mention that you could buy better binoculars for that price. I guess you get what you pay for right? Just wondering if any calgunners bought this, and if it's a decent buy.

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Everything from Harbour is cheap and does not work well but it may be better than NOTHING but.. Maybe wait for a great deal on something a bit higher quality...?
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:10 PM
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Everything from Harbour is cheap and does not work well but it may be better than NOTHING but.. Maybe wait for a great deal on something a bit higher quality...?
Not true. You can't go wrong with the handtools. The screwdrivers, bits, hammers, wrenches etc are fine. Many CG folks use the presses for AK builds
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Old 02-27-2010, 7:26 AM
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I agree with both of you about the quality of tools at harbor freight, I bought a dremel there; broke down in a month of use. Good thing I got the warranty.
All my wrenches,hammers, ect. are Harbour and they work great.

So I checked out this spotting scope while I was there. Seem like it was built
nice, came with 2 bags 1 for the scope and 1 for the tripod. I'm just a casual shooter and something like this would fit my needs.

I'm just trying to gather as much information on this product. Doesnt seem like theres too much out there atm.
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Old 02-27-2010, 9:56 AM
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I try to buy stuff that's made in Taiwan, much better quality control.
Made in china, they are ok.
Made in India, hell no, they look like they are going to break in half way and skin my knuckle big time.

I mainly buy disposable stuff like nitrile gloves, heat shrinking tubes, electrical tapes, cotter pins. etc at Harbor Freight.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:48 AM
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Harbor Freight has great deals on some things...some things are just cheap junk.

The good thing is that they have a 30-day return policy and 100% satisfaction guarantee...I've never had any problem returning something that I felt fell into the "cheap junk" category, just make sure you have your receipt!

Buy the scope before a range day, try it out, and bring it back if it doesn't work out...
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