Don't know anything about spotting scopes but as for range finders, I would look strongly at Nikon 1200. It has ranging ability fairly comparable to Leica but the glass isn't nearly as bright. I have heard good things about Newcon's 2000 yard one too. If you would like to go used, try a Leica LRF 1200, on ebay.
I used to re-load but now I "hand-load".
-- Well, at least I try