Re: new scope
I use & really like the Leupold 12-40X60 spotting scope. It is small & light enough to carry, but still yields great flexibility. If you wear glasses, it also has a huge eye relief. At times, you can't go above 25-30 power because of the mirage, etc., but at times the 40 power is useable. Shop EBay & you can pick one up reasonably.