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Old 12-11-2006, 02:12 PM
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Re: Spotting Scope Recommendation

Just to be different Optolyth TBS / TBG APO 100mm. The tripod is just as important...Bogen / Manfrotto 055 NAT3 with Rc141 head.

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Old 12-14-2006, 12:34 PM
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Re: Spotting Scope Recommendation

Jeffbird,

What is your opinion on the Ziess brand?
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Old 12-14-2006, 05:20 PM
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Re: Spotting Scope Recommendation

Zeiss scopes and binos are excellent also.

The Optolyth has nice optics, but personally, it is just too much for me at least to carry in the field on a sustained basis. For use at a range or hunting where carrying is not such a factor, it is nice.

If I were buying a new scope today, I would go back to the 60 - 62mm size as field use is my main need. The optics are really good and they are just much easier to carry on long days.

The most important factor is to look through several, and on more than one occasion if possible, before making a final choice.

ds, good point on the tripod and head.
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Old 12-14-2006, 06:36 PM
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Re: Spotting Scope Recommendation

In hi end...

I got a Swarovski 20-60x80 a couple of years ago. Very pleased with that.
My friend and hunting/shooting buddy got a Zeiss 20-60x80...

We have switch between those two, and we are not seeing anything different, it's a close race.
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Old 12-15-2006, 03:38 AM
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Re: Spotting Scope Recommendation

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