Kowa Spotting Scope Question

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Lee56, May 2, 2013.

  1. Lee56

    Lee56 Member

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    I am in the market for a midrange priced spotting scope. I am trying to choose between the Kowa TSN -82SV or the TSN663.
    The TSN-663 has the Prominar XD lens ,but only a 66mm lens.
    I know allot of shooter that use and swear by the TSN-82SV, it does have a 82 mm lens but not the newer Prominar XD series lens.
    I am trying to stay around the $1500 - $1800 price range.
    Thanks
     
  2. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Go for the 82mm lens if you can addord it.
     

  3. Lee56

    Lee56 Member

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    The 82mm lens version is actually cheaper
     
  4. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Why not the tsn 774,77mm
     
  5. Lee56

    Lee56 Member

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    Big jump in price. Trying to stay in the $1500. Range.
     
  6. Zep

    Zep Well-Known Member

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    Anything new from Kowa is going to be fine.

    I am also in the market for a good scope. In my case I plan to take it into the field and for my application smaller is better. I plan to buy an angled eyepiece.

    Just want to add, I have used the 82SV and I look at it more as a range scope. In the field I would want the 663.