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Spotting Scope Suggestions $600-$800

 
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:25 AM
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Spotting Scope Suggestions $600-$800

I'm trying to sell my angled Alpen spotting scope to buy a new straight spotter. Would like to stay between $600-$800. Anyone have any suggestions? I was thinking about the Vortex Skyline ED 20-60x80. I also saw the Leupold Kenai, never seen or heard of it before. Any help is apprecaited. Thanks
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:44 PM
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Re: Spotting Scope Suggestions $600-$800

Hello, I have a Nikon field Scope25-75x82mm it is a bit more money but worth the xtra $$'s at higher powers. I use it on the upper end of the magnification range all the time spotting mule deer in the open country nebraska sandhills.. love it! I have had a Nikon Pro Staff as well and for the money it was a good scope. Must have a very sturdy tripod for any of these to be up to standards. I have heard good things about the higher end Vortex, but not much on the Skyline. I have buddies that own the Cabela's Euro Spotter and it is a great scope...on sale you can find it for around $900. It is VERY similar to Leica model....whatever you decide i would go to the upper range of what you can afford, you'll be happy you did.
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:34 PM
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Re: Spotting Scope Suggestions $600-$800

Nobody else has any input????
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:58 PM
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Re: Spotting Scope Suggestions $600-$800

Pentax...you won't get better glass for the money.

Got two PF80ed from cameralandNY and they were AWESOME. I would still have thoe scopes but they would not work as bigeyes in a bracket.

I sold them and bought two KOWAS. They are very nice also but I still say their not as good as the pentax's I had.
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:21 PM
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Re: Spotting Scope Suggestions $600-$800

Just an FYI. Vortex has discontinued the skyline & skyline ED spotters, and Cameraland has a pretty good price on both versions right now. Have not spent much time with either (just a few times at the store) but have heard good things about the ED version.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:12 PM
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Re: Spotting Scope Suggestions $600-$800

Anyone know why Vortex is discontinuing the Skyline ED model? Anymore info on it?
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:51 PM
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Re: Spotting Scope Suggestions $600-$800

ARE you packing scope, or more of a rig set up
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