close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Equipment Discussions

Reply

Spotting scope recommendation

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 11-05-2013, 02:22 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 133
Spotting scope recommendation

I'm in the market for a spotting scope, preferably under $500. I don't need it to see small holes in paper at 600+ yards. However I'd like a spotter that can pick up impacts on steel past 1000 yards and pick up bullet trace even if the weather is not perfect. I know there are a ton of choices out there. I'd like input on what you use and approximately what you paid for it. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 11-05-2013, 02:40 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2008
    Location: Falls Church, VA
    Posts: 3,474
    Re: Spotting scope recommendation

    For what you describe, I have a Tasco 'world class' 25x spotting scope that I paid $50 for that will do the job (in good conditions).

    Most of the guys I shoot with though use Leupold MK4s (~$1200+)
    __________________
    I'm not gonna shoot here. I'm gonna shoot waaaaaaaay over there!
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 11-05-2013, 06:01 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2013
    Location: Kansas
    Posts: 295
    Re: Spotting scope recommendation

    I have a B&L that I picked up for $500. 15-45x65. it works well. I wanted to see bullet holes at 600 yards and its takes a nice day to see a hole in white paper at that range.
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 11-08-2013, 03:20 AM
    Junior Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2013
    Location: Pacific Northwest
    Posts: 21
    Re: Spotting scope recommendation

    I'm currently using a Vortex Viper HD, which is awesome, but outside the price range you mentioned.

    You can get into the Vortex Viper series for $350 to $500. They are really nice in my opinion, and the warranties are awesome. Lifetime, no fault warranty.

    After a brutal hailstorm and monsoon the eyepiece was full of moisture. Sent it back and it was replaced, with absolutely no hassle. Got the replacement within 2 weeks.
    __________________
    Site - BackpackHunter.com
    Facebook - BackpackHunter.com
    Twitter - @Backpack_Hunter
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 11-08-2013, 03:38 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2012
    Location: Washington
    Posts: 127
    Re: Spotting scope recommendation

    Leupold Ventana!
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 11-28-2013, 06:28 PM
    Junior Member
     
    Join Date: Nov 2010
    Location: Valencia, Ca.
    Posts: 3
    Re: Spotting scope recommendation

    Zeiss Spotter 60 $5000 no that's not a typo. First focal plane mil dot reticle for ranging. Stupid good and stupid expensive.
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes



    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:54 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC