FS: Kowa TSN-822's with 32x Wide Angle & 21x Wide Angle eyepieces

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  1. Wolfdawg

    Wolfdawg Well-Known Member

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    For Sale:

    Two (2) Kowa TSN-822 Spotting Scopes. They are currently mounted on a bracket to allow binocular viewing (BIG EYES Style). Each of the scopes comes with a 32x Wide Angle Eyepiece and a 21x Wide Angle Eyepiece.
    The scopes are extremely clear and have no issues what so ever! (See pictures).

    I will sell as a set for $1900.00 (with bracket & eyepieces) or individually for $975.00 each (plus actual shipping/insurance). If you are local, I will throw in a custom oak dovetailed box (it is way too heavy to ship, unless you are willing to pay shipping for it).

    The reason for selling is just to build something else.

    I am also willing to partial trade for a Nightforce 12-42 Benchrest scope or a custom rifle action/stock/trigger, etc Let me know what you have.

    Please PM any questions.
    Thanks!
    Wolfdawg
     

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    Wolfdawg Well-Known Member

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    Almost 100 views and no responses... :eek:

    If you have any intersest at all, shoot me an offer, trade offer, or both. I am open to dealing.

    Wolfdawg
     

  3. izquik72

    izquik72 Well-Known Member

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    Are the scopes aligned to eachother?

    How heavy is this unit?
     
  4. Wolfdawg

    Wolfdawg Well-Known Member

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    They are aligned (colomated) to each other just like binoculars. We use them for long range competition spotting and long range hunting.

    I am not sure what they weigh (7-9 lbs maybe? Kowa rates the scopes at 3.17lbs + eyepieces & bracket). The scopes are made from carbon fiber shells and are extremely durable and light for their size.
    From Kowa:

    Kowa enjoys a spectacular reputation of enduring quality internationally, where there are large numbers of nature enthusiasts.
    Kowa's world class flagship model, the TSN-822 M, was created using advanced optical technology and the best materials known. The 82mm objective lens gathers gobs of light, ensuring a bright field of view. With a combination of such sharpness, power and exit pupil, this is a tool for observation from dawn to dusk.
    It is not a matter easily settled until you experience the differences for yourself, but choosing between straight and angled viewing versions of spotting scopes depends heavily on your useage. Scopes with straight viewing are easier for locating the subject, but more difficult to share the view for those of varying heights. They're usually just a bit shorter, lighter and less expensive as well. Scopes with angled viewing are a bit more cumbersome to locate your subject with, but are much easier to share amongst users of varied heights. Angled scopes are advantageous for observing things above you, while if you'll be at a high location you'll prefer a straight scope.

    Main lens composed from environmentally friendly, lead-free "eco-glass"
    Unique flat & wide porro prism design (alternative designs curl and bulk upward) eases handling and improves balance
    Full multicoatings on all lenses and prisms
    360° rotating base with click stops allows usage from many angles-even overhead
    Quick-aiming finder on the scope's right aids in object locating
    Sliding sun shade shields unnecessary light and raindrops while providing protection for the front element (which has an 86mm filter thread)
    Sealing and O-ring purging which lets you scoff at conditions
    Adaptable to 35 mm SLR cameras, digital cameras, and video cameras with optional photo adapter
    Metal alloy & carbon fiber rubber-armored construction
    Equipped with both 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 tripod threads
    Objective Lens Diameter 82mm
    Minimum Focus Distance 19.7' (6.0 m)
    Weatherproofing Waterproof & fogproof
    Dimensions 15.1" (383mm)
    Weight 3.17 lb (1440 g)
     
  5. Sako7STW

    Sako7STW Well-Known Member

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    This would be an amazing setup! I have been seriously considering going to a setup like this and selling my Kowa TSN 884 Prominar to do so. Interested in a trade?
     
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    Wolfdawg Well-Known Member

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    I am not opposed to trades, I am not really looking for another spotting scope though. And, considering that the Prominars are $2200 to $2400, I wasn't considering throwing any money into the deal.
    I am looking for a 12-42 Nightforce Benchrest scope, 10-50 Sightron scope, or custom rifle actions, though.

    Wolfdawg
     
  7. zeeman

    zeeman Well-Known Member

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    Are they sold yet? Any wear? What would shipping be?
     
  8. Wolfdawg

    Wolfdawg Well-Known Member

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    They are still for sale.

    I would need a zip code to give you an idea about shipping and insurance.

    I see you are from western PA. Where are you located? I live in central PA (near Williamsport). There might be an easier way to get them there if need be.

    Wolfdawg
     
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    zeeman Well-Known Member

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    Zip is 15061 I hunt LR in north central Pa and am fairly close to Williamsport
    Do you shoot the Matches there?

    That does not look like a "Randy Yohn"mounting bracket. What kind is it??
     
  10. Wolfdawg

    Wolfdawg Well-Known Member

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    The mount was made by Kevin Cram of Montour County Rifles based off of a design by some Amish machinist (Lost Creek Shoe Shop possibly)?

    I do shoot at Williamsport Original PA 1000 yard club. I am actually the statistician there.

    You ever get there?

    Wolfdawg
     
  11. zeeman

    zeeman Well-Known Member

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    Once or twice too far long time ago

    I have several Howard Wolfe and Mark King rifles that I hunt and target shoot with. I have one pair of Kowas like that and was looking for another as I feel the are one of the best going for LR. I also have some Spacemasters like that . What year did you buy them and any wear??
     
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    zeeman Well-Known Member

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    Wolfdawg
    I will be leaving the office but I am genuinely interested in the Kowas. I will be back online later in the near future.

    Zeeman
     
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    zeeman Well-Known Member

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    Wolfdawg
    I have a cabin in Clearfield County and am close to Rt 80. I could meet you somewhwere to check them out . I would be interested in the case also.. I will be up there August 18 and 25. Also sometime the week of Sept 3-8
    Please confirm getting this as the multiple windows seem a bit redundant.
    Zeeman
     
  14. zeeman

    zeeman Well-Known Member

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    Wolfdawg

    I do not know if you are getting my posts. My cell number is 7243125563.
    Give me a call and we can talk if you are still interested in selling.

    Zeeman
     
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