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Burris vs Celestron?

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Unread 07-25-2007, 08:43 PM
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Burris vs Celestron?

I think I have narrowed down my choices for a spotting scope.

These are the contenders:

Burriss 20x60/80mm---http://www.opticsplanet.net/burris-20x-60x-80mm-landmark-spotter.html

Celestron 20x60/80---http://www.opticsplanet.net/celestron-ultima-80-straight-spotting-scope.html

Celestron 20x60/100---http://www.opticsplanet.net/celestron-ultima-100-spotting-scope.html

I MIGHT step up and buy the ED version of the Celestron 222x66/100---http://www.opticsplanet.net/celestron-ultima-100ed-spotting-scope.html

However, I am unsure if the ED lenses warrant doubling my outlay, and several reviews I have read, although they are 1-2 years old, mention that the Celestron might have some Quality Control issues.

Thoughts?

Bill
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    Unread 07-25-2007, 09:59 PM
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    I have Celestron Ultima 80 and love it. I haven't read any comments about quality control issues. A friend at the range has the Burris 20-60 and it doesn't come close to the Celestron in performance.
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    Unread 07-25-2007, 10:35 PM
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    Thanks Sam!

    I can only wish that SOMEONE had a reasonable number of scopes in stock, so that I could actually compare two side by side, but I have yet to find that place!!

    Here's one review on the Celestron:

    http://www.astromart.com/articles/ar...article_id=232

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    Unread 07-26-2007, 02:23 PM
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    I would without a doubt add - http://www.opticsbestbuy.com/Votex-S...e-SKL-80S.html - Vortex Skyline is a great buy for the money - quality is clear and it without a doubt beats Celestron and Burris
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    Unread 07-26-2007, 09:55 PM
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    Said it before. Say it again. Celestron Ultima 80.

    Strong Glass
    Straight Body
    Awesome Value
    300 win mag holes at 500 yds
    $165 delivered
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    Unread 07-27-2007, 09:21 AM
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    Celestron Ultima 80

    Celestron Ultima 80, all the way
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    Unread 07-29-2007, 01:27 PM
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    High Power Spotting Scope

    If you need high power and enormous light gathering - check out Yukon 6-100x100 Spotting Scope with 100mm lens and magnifications ranging from 6x to 100x.
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