Cheap Jake's Dual-Duty Spotter Set-Up

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by BossGVR4, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. BossGVR4

    BossGVR4 Member

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    I'm trying to cobble together a spotting scope set-up that will satisfy the following conditions.

    1. Will work at the range AND in the field. (i.e. F-Class and Elk Hunting)

    2. Armored Body & Waterproof for field use

    3. Budget conscious

    What I have researched and tentatively chosen is

    Scope: Konus Spotting Scope 20-60x 80mm with Tripod, Photo Adapter and Soft Case Armored Blue $185
    Konus 7120 Spotting Scopes

    Tripod: Giottos MT-9360 (chosen b/c it has a 3 way column head for offset positioning of the optic/camera/MiniDV. Similar to Benbo in capability but easier to set-up) $145
    MT-3

    Opinions welcomed !