Re: Leupold 15-30 compact spotter- Any reviews anyone ??
I have the 15-30 compact. I love it for packing. it is very light. I have it on a cabelas carbon fiber tripod and have had little wind issues. for long term glassing I'm not sure if it is my favorite. the eye relief isnt much and it only has a 50mm objective. its alot like glassing with a rifle scope on a tripod. but the glass is great and it is rubber armor coated so its very durable. this will be me second mule deer hunt with it (leaving for a week as soon as I am done writing this) so I will let you know what I think of it after hunt #2. I am considering selling it to get a full size so if you decide you have to have one let me know.
overall: hard to beat as a backpacking spotter. but not a do everything scope.
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