help needed for new spotting scope

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by william101, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. william101

    william101 Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if you guys could help me choose a good all around spotting scope for hunting and shooting. I only have 150.00 to 200.00 dollars to work with. I know it is a very minimum amount unfortunately. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. ScottBerish

    ScottBerish Well-Known Member

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    Your choices are very limited at that price point. For $249 shipped I would give this a look:

    Leupold Wind River Sequoia 15-45x60mm Spotting Scope - Angled eyepiece Fully multi-coated optics - Long eye relief - Twist-up eyecup - Top-mounted focus dial - Durable rubber armor - Rugged & waterproof - Leupold Green Ring Limited Lifetime Warranty
     
  3. Mysticplayer

    Mysticplayer Writers Guild

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    Consider a set of binos instead. I have really enjoyed the Nikon Extreme EX porros at 12X. They make a 16X which would make a great moderate range spotter. They should retail around $150ish.

    The resolution is superb in my bino and they are so much more comfy to use for glassing then a spotting scope. I feel they are better then low end spotters (never used the Leupold so can't say).

    The best mid priced spotter I have used is the Nikon XL. I now have a Pentax 65ED spotter and that is superb glass allowing you to actually resolve that headgear through the trees. Not much more $$$ and so much more performance.

    Jerry
     
  4. william101

    william101 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the help guys.still pondering though.