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Old 12-15-2004, 10:32 PM
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Re: Which optics for long range spotting

Thanks folks for the input. Really appreciated the broad range of experience of those who responded.

I already have decent, well kinda ok, 10X binocs but with my right eye problems I find myself using the Leica 1200 more often.

From what cha'll said I really don't need a spotter for my walk and stalk methods but will need something in the near future.

Think I'll go with the Nikon Spotter XL w/16-48X. Looks good, feels good, is light and uses only my left eye.

As far as the bean counter goes....... spending a dollar to keep 60 cents from going to the gov't, or is it 40 cents. The way he said it, it sounded good. But looking at it, sounds more like a trip to Vegas. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] Better not tell the Mrs. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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Old 12-15-2004, 10:36 PM
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Re: Which optics for long range spotting

Hey Roy,

Check this out...

http://snipercountry.com/InReviews/MeoptaTGA_75.asp
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Old 12-16-2004, 07:37 PM
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Re: Which optics for long range spotting

Roy,

I too usually have probs using binos. Then I got some 12X Burris Signatures. I can adjust them perfectly. I carry them weekly on the desert when out looking for 'yotes. The Burris coupled with my Leica 1200s have proven to be the perfect combo for me. Just my experience.

Good luck and happy hunting.
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Old 12-17-2004, 12:31 AM
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Re: Which optics for long range spotting

Just went into information overload.

JL, good information. Just a titch late though. My next scope looks like its gonna be an IOR. Some pretty good stuff was hidden behind that curtain.

IDWBummer, what part of ID?

Everyone. Thanks for all of the info! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 12-18-2004, 02:11 AM
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Re: Which optics for long range spotting

Roy, i hunt big game as a backpack hunter, and spot and stalk for coyotes. I usually carry the 10-20X Leupold compact spotting scope, but i wish i'd have waited a yr. or 2-- Leupold just put out a 15-30X compact job that i've heard is great. I also use a pair of Zeiss 8X30'2 for general glassing, altho i often wish i had a little more mag. for that purpose. The compact spotting scopes provide a good degree of portability that i need in my hunting method.
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Old 12-22-2004, 06:32 AM
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Re: Which optics for long range spotting

Best guy to contact for the Big eyes spotting scope systems is Jerry Phillips in PA. (215) 757-5037

He makes and sells all types, sizes and quality glass, from little mini spotters to the large high quality systems. Those are the best and easiest on eyes to glass over a wide area.

BH
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Old 12-22-2004, 04:39 PM
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Re: Which optics for long range spotting

I also have a set of Burris Signature 12x50's that I use mainly in WY. For the money, I think their great and rival most of the ultra expensive European models. Of course I'd rather have Leicas, but at half the cost, these are VERY GOOD binocs.
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