Re: range finder and spot scope?
save your money for a g7 rangefinder, they are amazing. I went from bushnell to nikon to swaro, to g7. I've used the new Lieca a friend has. The G7 is worth the wait. Put your spotting scope money toward it, use decent bino's and your riflescope if it's up to par. The one piece of glass I find I always leave home is my spotting scope. I understand a tight budget I"m on one but with cheap rangefinders you'll find unreliable performance and when hunting with a rangefinder you can't trust with sub par performace the results will not be pleasant. I wasted alot of money jumping threw rangefinders, save yourself the pain, wasted time and expense. The minimum I would use hunting at 800 yards and under would be the new lieca 1600 or swaro. over 800, g7 or vectronix. exact range is extremely important. Lieca and swaro will both range much farther and work fine for some peolpe at longer ranges, my experiance with both in the conditions and terrain I hunt were in-consistant beyond 800, shooting targets wouldn't matter near as much as game.