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Best Target/Hunting Spotting Scope Under $500

 
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:57 PM
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Best Target/Hunting Spotting Scope Under $500

Looking for a spotting scope that will let me see .223 bullet holes on the target at 200 yards, and also allow me to have a good view of the antlers on the deer/antelope I am hunting at 300-400 yards. Would like to keep the price at below $500 if possible.

Any suggestions/recommendations?

Thanks for your help.

Greg
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:07 PM
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Re: Best Target/Hunting Spotting Scope Under $500

Here is one, but it is $50 over your limit.

52302 Celestron Regal 80 F-ED, Angled Spotting Scope with 20x - 60x Zoom Eyepiece

joseph
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:56 PM
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Re: Best Target/Hunting Spotting Scope Under $500

save just a wee bit more and get a leupold kenai, the glass is great and the scope itself seems hella stout and very well built, it feels very solid,especially compared to say a vortex unit.
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:47 PM
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Re: Best Target/Hunting Spotting Scope Under $500

Just wanted to say thanks for everyone's comments/suggestions. Decided to go with the Pentax PF-65 ED II. Found it on sale for $645..which seem to be a really great price. Anxious to test it out. Will let you know results.

Greg
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:42 AM
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Re: Best Target/Hunting Spotting Scope Under $500

Hey there, I have a Nikon Prostaff that I use all the time for shooting, hunting and wildlife viewing. I have put it through hell but it still works great. Definitely one of the best spotting scopes for hunting you can buy that is under $500. Check it out here: http://www.bestforhunting.com/
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:54 AM
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Re: Best Target/Hunting Spotting Scope Under $500

Since you want to use it for target shooting the 45 degree eye piece is a must if you want to use it in the prone position. In your price range I see a lot of Vortex scopes on the line. Many scopes will fit your specifications though.

Gordon
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