Thoughts on Spotting Scope Choices
So, I need (well, want) a better spotting scope. I use one for two things:
1. Seeing bullet holes out to 1,000 yards, and
2. Seeing antlers (and being able to score them) out to 2,000 yards or so.
I've been narrowing my choices down, and hoping that I can get some quality input here:
Kowa TSN-883 or TSN-884, 88mm, flourite, 20-60x zoom. This seems to be the go-to scope at the high end competitions, but I don't see it in the field. Then, it seems people only pop for the TSN-821 at half the price. Is it a cost thing, a weight thing, or what? Is this not a hunting spotting scope?
Valdada Optolyth 100mm HD, dual focus, Ceralin Plus, APO flourite lenses, probably with the 30x (but 60x is available). Size matters, right? So, is this as good as the Kowa, but with a little bigger objective?
Kowa High Lander binocular, 32x eye pieces. OK, this is outrageously expensive, but binoculars DO seem more comfortable. Are there any other choices out there, less outrageous, but that still can do the trick at over 1,000 yards?
What have I missed?