I am tagging along as I need to make a spotting scope purchase as well. I have become a full-on believer in high-end riflescopes. I am struggling to do the same with a spotter (hard to drop the $$$$, but I will if it provides tangible value).
I need something for both LR target shooting and hunting (out to 1000). Hunting will be a mix of both evaluating animals as well as spotting shots (with a partner, not alone). Assume mostly prone with some bench mixed in. I would really like a technical explanation of what I gain when I go from $1K to $2K to $3K along with what manufacturer stands out in each price range. I've seen Bruce's posts on other topics so my expectations are really high!
Thanks in advance - In all seriousness, I really appreciate the technical insight into sport optics as I know what I like in-use, but have no clue what makes it that way.