Best Target/Hunting Spotting Scope Under $500

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by greg0320, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. greg0320

    greg0320 New Member

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    Looking for a spotting scope that will let me see .223 bullet holes on the target at 200 yards, and also allow me to have a good view of the antlers on the deer/antelope I am hunting at 300-400 yards. Would like to keep the price at below $500 if possible.

    Any suggestions/recommendations?

    Thanks for your help.

    Greg
     
  2. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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  3. cummins cowboy

    cummins cowboy Well-Known Member

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    save just a wee bit more and get a leupold kenai, the glass is great and the scope itself seems hella stout and very well built, it feels very solid,especially compared to say a vortex unit.
     
  4. greg0320

    greg0320 New Member

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    Just wanted to say thanks for everyone's comments/suggestions. Decided to go with the Pentax PF-65 ED II. Found it on sale for $645..which seem to be a really great price. Anxious to test it out. Will let you know results.

    Greg
     
  5. fly4fish

    fly4fish New Member

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    Hey there, I have a Nikon Prostaff that I use all the time for shooting, hunting and wildlife viewing. I have put it through hell but it still works great. Definitely one of the best spotting scopes for hunting you can buy that is under $500. Check it out here: http://www.bestforhunting.com/
     
  6. gcamp54

    gcamp54 Well-Known Member

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    Since you want to use it for target shooting the 45 degree eye piece is a must if you want to use it in the prone position. In your price range I see a lot of Vortex scopes on the line. Many scopes will fit your specifications though.

    Gordon