Nikon spotter II

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by mp214parks, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. mp214parks

    mp214parks Member

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    Anyone have any experience with this scope. It's about the high end of my price range. And I sheep hunt, so it is light and easy to pack.Thanks, ben

    Actually, that's the Nikon spotter XL II
     
  2. WildcatB

    WildcatB Well-Known Member

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    I have a Nikon prostaff and a good friend has an XL. I like mine better. Seems a bit sharper and with more contrast. Not buy much but enough to notice. It costs less too.

    Although right now I'll never buy another Nikon product.

    I'm a bit bitter because they refuse to honor their warranty. The tripod mount threads stripped out. They are cheaply made of a spiral metal strip embedded in a plastic block. They are not built to last. After just a year and a half of normal use mine unraveled from the plastic base. I wasn't worried because it had a 25 year warranty. Well..I sent it in and the warranty means nothing. Nikon says that if I want it fixed I have to pay for it. They say it's my fault.

    Lesson learned. After $10,000+ worth of nikon lenses, scopes and spotting scopes, I won't buy Nikon anymore.

    Not sure what to recommend. Before this experience I would have said get the new nikon ed 50 fieldscope which is in the same price range with impressive resolution.

    Maybe go to a store and compare scopes in that price range and the one you like the best? My next one will be a Leupold goldring.