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Old 01-31-2012, 09:24 PM
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Re: Vortex Nomad Spotter

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I would also like to hear about the Redfield Rampage. I haven't seen anything about this scope. Is this around the same quality of the Nomad?
Does anyone have any opinions or experiences with a Redfield Rampage?
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:48 PM
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Re: Vortex Nomad Spotter

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Does anyone have any opinions or experiences with a Redfield Rampage?
I have a friend that has one. It is OK and good for the price. You get what you pay for.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:40 PM
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Re: Vortex Nomad Spotter

OP - I purchased the nomad prior to my Wyoming hunt last year and am very pleased with the performance. As stated in a previous post, it is not the viper, it is a $300 spotter. The optic is super clear and I was able to distinguish bucks (of substantial size) from does out to 1000 yards. The only downside I have with this scope is early morning and late evening, things get a little fuzzy. It was my first spotter and I would recommend it to anyone looking at this price point. I would give Doug at Camerland a call. He was really great to deal with. I will purchase from him again here in the near future!

In addition, to know fault of my own, I had to send the spotter back to Vortex because the ring which goes around the spotter broke when it got knocked over. Vortex Warrant is legit! It was a really quick turn around to replace ring and it came back to me as new! I know you can't see the spotter itself, but here are a few pictures! Best of luck to you!
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:42 AM
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Re: Vortex Nomad Spotter

At 20x its great to all ranges. At 40x it is pretty good. At 60x it is very dark and gets a little fuzzy at 1000yds.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:45 AM
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At 60x it is very dark and gets a little fuzzy at 1000yds.
Depending on conditions!
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:30 AM
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Re: Vortex Nomad Spotter

No, that was on a bright sunny day. Bad conditions I would go over 20x.
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:08 PM
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Re: Vortex Nomad Spotter

m249 you have been given some good advice here. I procrastinated on a new spotting scope for 2 or 3 years until I finally made my decision. The Nomad may be all you need and if that is the case then the question is answered.
I shoot long range with a group of guys at my range then we also run sniper challenges at others. My objective in a scope was the utmost of clarity and the ability to see excellent trace and when lighting is right---the bullet.
Then, again, I don't use one for hunting. Nothing over the lowest power of my rifle scope is necessary in these thick Georgia woods.
I think I got both, but then buying a spotting scope is the same as a rifle scope or any other optics--you get what you pay for. I wasted a lot of money before I finally discovered that.
I bought the Vortex Razor. It's a lot more expensive than the Nomad but it seems to be what I wanted. I'll know more when we get back out to the long ranges.
The main thing to do is for you to try several different scopes in the basic conditions that you intend to use it then make a decision. You may find that the Nomad or a comparable scope meets those criteria, but then you may not.
At least you'll know where your dollars went.
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