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Old 09-19-2012, 10:01 PM
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Leupold Sequoia Vs Vortex Nomad

Which one of these 2 Scopes you think would be better for long range spotting?? I'm on a limited budget for this right now. If you have a better suggestion that won't break me I'll gladly accept it.
I want to buy a decent spotter to start and replace it with a high class spotter maybe for christmas 2013
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I've used both Sequoia models. They are typical of scopes in that price range, except for the eye relief, which is generously long. Simple achromat objective lens, polycarbonate housing, made in China. The rubber skin is very durable. I like the bigger one because of the eye relief is more forgiving.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:15 AM
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Re: Leupold Sequoia Vs Vortex Nomad

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I've used both Sequoia models. They are typical of scopes in that price range, except for the eye relief, which is generously long. Simple achromat objective lens, polycarbonate housing, made in China. The rubber skin is very durable.
Compared to a Nikon Prostaff how would the sequoia stand??
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I compared the two 80/82 mm models side-by-side at the range and liked the Sequoia better. A bit higher resolution and contrast. I was looking up at low contrast bullet holes in metal pipe at 800 yds on a hillside. Turbulence was not bad.
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I compared the two 80/82 mm models side-by-side at the range and liked the Sequoia better. A bit higher resolution and contrast. I was looking up at low contrast bullet holes in metal pipe at 800 yds on a hillside. Turbulence was not bad.
Thanks for the input. I think I'll get the sequoia and see how it goes. I just hope I don't regret it.
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Re: Leupold Sequoia Vs Vortex Nomad

The sequoia to me was big and bulky. I went with the vortex nomad. Here is a thread in referrence to the nomad. Vortex Nomad Spotter
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I was surprised to see the Sequoia beat the Prostaff in optical performance. I haven't seen better optics than the Sequoia at that price. I think you will have to move up to HD or ED glass to get better optics.
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