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Old 09-20-2012, 11:56 AM
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CORRECTION. I evaluated the SX-1 Ventana, not the Sequoia which is discontinued. All my comments are for the SX-1 Ventana line of scopes.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:08 PM
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Re: Leupold Sequoia Vs Vortex Nomad

I've never compared the two side by side, but I own the Ventana and I absolutely love that thing, especially since it was given to me for "free 99". I also own the vortex viper pst rifle scope and will say that vortex has awesome glass. I don't think you will be disappointed in getting the Ventana (instead of the Sequoia) at all. Someone may yell at me for saying this, but I have compared the Kenai and Ventana side by side, and I liked the Ventana a lot better. IMHO it struck me as having more clarity and allowing me light in.
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Re: Leupold Sequoia Vs Vortex Nomad

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I've never compared the two side by side, but I own the Ventana and I absolutely love that thing, especially since it was given to me for "free 99". I also own the vortex viper pst rifle scope and will say that vortex has awesome glass. I don't think you will be disappointed in getting the Ventana (instead of the Sequoia) at all. Someone may yell at me for saying this, but I have compared the Kenai and Ventana side by side, and I liked the Ventana a lot better. IMHO it struck me as having more clarity and allowing me light in.
Thanks. I should keep the ventana in mind.
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FYI. I also compared the 80 mm SX-1 Ventana against the 12-40x60 Gold Ring HD. The Gold Ring at 40X had slightly better contrast and resolution than the SX-1 Ventana at 60X. That's the difference HD glass can make.

I'm a bit surprised the Kenai with HD glass did not outperform the SX-1. At Leupold HD means "uses a calcium fluoride lens", aka "ED". That should have made a big difference in favor of the Kenai.
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Re: Leupold Sequoia Vs Vortex Nomad

I know this is a little old, but this thread is where I'm at. I am hoping to get a "packable" spotting scope for $400 max, closer to $300 would be better (yes, clearly, I'm on a tighter budget than some; 5 kids at home still, etc). I've had the Nomad, the Ventana, and the Prostaff (65mm) on my list. IMO, most 80 plus mm scopes are going to be too heavy to pack around for miles on foot every day. I like the comfort of a good warranty too!

Any input on these or other good options would be appreciated. I'd like to be able to be able to see mulies enought to see the rack at 1600yrds. Thanks for any additional input.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:37 PM
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Re: Leupold Sequoia Vs Vortex Nomad

I was talking to someone that hunts mulies a lot and he said a real good pair of binoculars would be a better investment for starts. I do have some Nikon travelites III 8x23 that were given to me and they actually do pretty good for what they are. I have looked through better binos and know there are better out there.

He's got me thinking...any of you have an opinion?
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Re: Leupold Sequoia Vs Vortex Nomad

Vortex is way overpriced. Their Nomad is the same as Leupold Redfield spotter, but at least 50% more expensive. I would get Leupold hands down
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