4ked Horn, I'm in the same situation you were back in March with regards to getting a decent spotting scope. After reading your posts, I found that I am in the exact same position with the same criteria. Back then, you were leaning towards Minox as your choice. I was just wondering if the Minox is what you ended up going with and how pleased you are with them. If not, what did you decide on? Since my budget is about $600, the Swaro's, Leica's and Zeiss's are out of the question. I am also curious whether a 15-45x60 can spot hits on steel at 1000+ yds. Should I go to 20-60?