Nikon spotter II

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

  1. mp214parks

    mp214parks Member

    Nov 14, 2008
    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

    Jan 27, 2008
    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.