I've been looking alot into spotting scopes and cant decide what I want, it will mainly be used for backcountry mule deer hunting
, Price isnt an issue and I was set on buying a Swarovski 20-60x65 but I've also been considering the Zeiss Dialyt 18-45x65 because it looks like it would be easy to stuff in a pack with its straight body design, both scopes are within a 1/2" on length and are within 2 ounces on weight
My concern is the max 45 power on the Zeiss? Am I going to regret not having 60 power when trying to judge mulies between 700-1200 yards? or will the 45 power be enough?
Or should I not even worry about size and weight and just buy the Swarovski 20-60x80? Is the bigger objective worth packin around another 10-12 ounces??