Which one to use?
My need for optics is limited to 500m from a bench and maybe 800 in the field. As far as hunting goes, I am limited to about 400 yards from all of my stands. The question is which spotter to get. I have heard a lot of good things about the Nikon 50 ED as well as the Pentax glass. Pentax has a 65 ED scope in the same $600 range as the Nikon. I cannot see needing more magnification than that for my ranges, right? If I can see .30 cal bullet holes at 3-400 yards that is just gravy. I would like to be able to use the scope in the field as well, so portability is an issue too.
Any suggestions? Am I missing an alternative?