Re: what power spotting scope for hunting
Since a spotting scope is used for nothing more than to get a closer look at a critter you have initially spotted with your bino's, you don't need the most expensive one on the shelf. As for magnification, I like a a variable power scope in a 20-60 power. 20 power is ok for 500-800 yd looks, but beyond that you are going to need more power.At 60 power you are naturally going to get some distortion from heat waves or low light conditions, however, through those distortions you will still get a pretty good idea at what you are looking at. A good spotting scope will save you lots of wasted boot leather. I give the Vortex Nomad a big thumbs up for optical quality and affordable price point.