How does the Minox MD 50w compare to the Vortex Nomad spotting scope?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by baranx4, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. baranx4

    baranx4 Well-Known Member

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    As you can tell I am looking for an entry level spotting scope. I would really like to hear from people who have used them. I like the weight of the minox better 21.69 oz. but am looking for a scope that I can use at the range and backpack with.
     
  2. pyroducksx3

    pyroducksx3 Well-Known Member

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    I went with the minox and I really like it. I've been told the only thing better is the nikon md 50 but for the price it just isnt worth it. I haven't compared it to the vortex. The only reason to not go with the minox in my opinion is if you want more power but in my opinion its a great balance of weight, performance and value.
     

  3. marinetowgunner

    marinetowgunner Well-Known Member

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    Check out the Kowa spotters as well.
     
  4. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    I to was looking for an inexpensive spotter prior to my Wyoming trip last year and I went with the nomad. For $300 I am really impressed. I was able to judge and identify game out to 1000yds. Early morning and late evening I wish I had an 80mm objective! I would reccommend the nomad. I have no knowledge or use of the Minox.
     
  5. baranx4

    baranx4 Well-Known Member

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    I saw some of the reviews on Kowa spotters. I wish I could look through one before purchasing.