Re: who uses a spotting scope?
i doubt there is anyplace on earth where more so called bigeyes are used than here in pa.
if they werent invented here, for sure they were perfected here.
many of us build our own, and its easy to do.
they are primarily used here for the actual finding of game, then used as an aid in the shooting.
each hunter in the group has his own. there is no comparison between using one scope as compared to using two.
the proceedure for calling shots as outlined by j.b. is dead on.
just as in rifle scopes, the trend also is toward more expensive bigeyes.
the swarovskis shown are common here, as are kowa and other pricy sets.
i personaly have 6 sets of various size bigeyes.
they are undoubtedly the most valuable tool a long range hunter can own.
we cant hit what we havent found.
now for the the shocking part.
if i were forced to give up all but one pair of my glasses, the first i would give up are the most expensive set, my kowas.
weve never found more deer because of high price glasses.
we find and kill just as many with the old spacemasters, or bausch&lombs with good eyepieces.
the same is true with rifle scopes
you can argue with me all day about better glass. the point is are you getting more game since you got it.