Originally Posted by cavtrooper94
What do you guys use for spotting hits at long range? Also might want to tell the difference between a 3/4 and a full curl ram from a ways off so I don't have to walk all the way over there to see. Will want something that I can look through for along time without hurting my eyes too. Also what is the standard price?
the best spotting scope is from Swarovski, but they're also over $2K apiece! The next best one I've seen is the Lieca at a big dollar price tag. I use a standard Kowa 82mm scope with the 27mm eyepiece. It's plenty good enough for seeing pop rivits at 350 to 400 yards on a very sunny day. I may buy a 45mm eyepiece for it this summer (I have about $750 in the scope, eyepiece, and protective cover).I get no mirage looking over blocktop parking lots on very hot days (the Lieca and the Swarovski are even better). If you opt for the Flourite coated lenses you right in there with the other two at slightly more than half the price tag. Nikon make a very good one as well, but they cost more money than the Kowa, and only slightly better than the standard lenses in the Kowa. (the Flourite lense in the Kowa kills the Nikon)
Lots of folks buy really nice scopes and cheap mounts. Then the say the scope is bad. I use a heavy duty camera tripod and a claw mount adapter for the scope. It all locks in place rock solid. The mount attaches directly to the scope, and never comes off. It simply snaps in place