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Old 11-09-2008, 10:10 PM
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Re: what is a good spotting scope for elk hunting

I looked through the swavoski hd then the kowa prominar 88 mm. Than bought the kowa to go with my new 338 ax shotting 300 gr sierra match king at 3030 fps 1/2 moa at 1600 yard and thats no bull. just ask kirby.
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:59 AM
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Re: what is a good spotting scope for elk hunting

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Mike,

The Kowa Prominar 88mm is way more than just for the range, it's one of the finest spotters on the planet, and it's designed for nature/field use. Check one out sometime and bring anything to the table you want. It's not as portable as the others you mention but for a window mount or non-packing field use it's awesome.

Scott,

Have you looked through any of the smaller/lighter Kowa Prominar models, and if so, are they as impressive as the 88mm?
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I looked through the swavoski hd then the kowa prominar 88 mm. Than bought the kowa to go with my new 338 ax shotting 300 gr sierra match king at 3030 fps 1/2 moa at 1600 yard and thats no bull. just ask kirby.

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Re: what is a good spotting scope for elk hunting

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Scott,

Have you looked through any of the smaller/lighter Kowa Prominar models, and if so, are they as impressive as the 88mm?

The 88mm is the best, due to its large true flourite crystal objective lens element. The smaller objective Prominar models won't be quite as good due to the fact the lens elements are XD glass and of a smaller objective diameter. However, they are still quite excellent and I'd put the smaller Prominar models up against anything in their class. Keep in mind the Kowa's 88 and 77mm models are a new compact dual focus design and are state of the art.

I have tested the Kowa ED 663 model and it was superior to the Nikon ED50 (not really a fair test) but you know I love the Nikon ED50 (my current range spotter).

Kowa Prominar....buy with confidence.

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Old 11-13-2008, 09:28 PM
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Re: what is a good spotting scope for elk hunting

My wife settled it and bought me a Swarovski sts-65 with the 20-60 eyepiece. I am not going to complain. The image is really sharp. great ergonomics as well.
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