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Old 10-03-2013, 10:06 PM
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Re: spotting scopes

if a guy sits down on a Sunday afternoon, beer in one hand bag of potato chips in the other.....and watches a football game on TV....did he actually "see" a football game or is it just "smoke and mirrors" that he's watching????
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if a guy sits down on a Sunday afternoon, beer in one hand bag of potato chips in the other.....and watches a football game on TV....did he actually "see" a football game or is it just "smoke and mirrors" that he's watching????


If he is AT the game...he's SEEING it. If its on TV...he's WATCHING it...
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I prefer Duck Dynasty myself.
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Re: spotting scopes

I know this thread is a little old, but could really use some advice on this topic. The ultra high end optics are out for me, but am still looking for very good quality - mainly to glass elk and deer across very large mountain canyons and take a few magnified digital photos in the process.

How does the Leupold Gold Ring B&C 20-60x80HD stack up against the Vortex Razor HD 20-60x80 in an apples to apples comparison? Price wise, I have seen them about the same, or maybe even a little less for the made in USA Leupold. Thank you for your thoughts
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:30 AM
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I have not compared them side-by-side, but I have the Vortex you mention and have been very happy with it. I am less familiar with the GR but you may want to look into what accessories exist for taking pics if that is something important to you.

Also, I love the removable eyepiece on the Vortex, as you can switch it out to their MOA reticle and make pretty good adjustment calls when you are shot spotting.

I have never had an issue with a Leupy product, so you probably cannot go wrong in your decision. I can state with confidence that you should not be disappointed if you go with the Razor.

Good Luck

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Old 07-05-2014, 07:45 AM
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Re: spotting scopes

Just sharing recent personal experience.
I got into an ATX 65 for $2700. I bought the ocular piece from BHphoto's used stock and the objective from a LRH forum member. Both pieces were 9++ used condition. Heck, I'd even say they were 10's. Wife already had a nice fluid head tripod for her SLR camera, so I'm in business.
I did not have a spotter to part with so it was all cash straight out of my hand. Fortunately, 8 miles away we have a state park which is an alligator, bird, owl, deer, hogs, and critter sanctuary. And there is a sky dive park literally right down the road from our house, so we like to watch sky divers jumping out of the plane two miles up on clear days. We'll get good use out of this spotting system. I also have opportunities to hunt with it in interior Alaska for moose and caribou as well as New Mexico for elk. Glad I went with the 65mm objective because it will be packed around a lot. It fits into a Swarovski XL bino case which was only $70. I could easily see them charging $150-$200 for anything that has their name on it.
Someday I may spring for the 95mm objective and the SLR camera adapter, but all that is and extra $2500. I'm set for now though. For 500+ yard shots at the range, I don't think I'll be using it for that role. That's why I bring a "pit pig" to text with back and forth, even send photos back via text if I'm shooting at the 1,000 yard range.
I don't think it's justifiable for a top end spotter to play a solo role. Keep in mind, although it's less than $1,000, a long range camera system IS a solo role.
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