Quality Big Eyes

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Joel Russo, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Joel Russo

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    For the past year or so, I've been wanting to put together a quality set of glass. I have four sets of Big Eyes and all are mediocre. They get the job done, but I've been itching for a quality set. The farther we've been stretching out these rifles, the more I see the need for quality glass.

    After about a month at the CNC, and a few screw ups, I finally made the bracket to put these into. I used two Leica Televid 62 scopes. I have two sets of eyepieces, a 32x set and a 20 x 60 variable set. I have the 20 x 60's on in the pictures below.

    Just wanted to share a few pictures. There's no doubt they'll perform to their high standards.

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  2. Gene Jr.

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    Wow! That is some high powered glass. Better rifles... Better glass... Better rifles... Better glass... Look what you've done now!

    Being a bit of a glass snob I hope you'll let me take a peek through them. Uhmm, well better not. I'm still happy with my Kowa spotter for the most part. No need to rock the boat!

    Awsome looking big eye mount you've made for yourself.

    Gene
     
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  3. Tyler Kemp

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    Would you want to get rid of a set of your mediocre big eyes? :D
     
  4. Joel Russo

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    Gene~ You're welcome to take a peek through them anytime.

    Tyler~ I would be willing to part with one of my other pairs, but I'm always supplying the glass for everyone. After looking through these a bit, I should say the heck with everyone else and let them supply their own.:rolleyes:
     
  5. Tyler Kemp

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    Sooooo that's a yes? What kinds of Bigeyes do you have that are giveuppable?
     
  6. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    WOW!

    Those are tOO cOOl!
     
  7. Tyler Kemp

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    It's either these or a Bushnell Excursion for me I think.
     
  8. Joel Russo

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    Tyler... what's a Bushnell Excursion?
     
  9. jmason

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    Tyler- I had the luxury of looking through 3 different sets of big eyes this week. I also have a Bushnell excursion. Hind sight for me always being 20/20 I'd go for the big eye's. I'll have me a set soon and that excursion will probably be in the "for sale" section. If your going to be glassing all day or even most of it your eyes will thank you for picking big eyes over a single spotter. Now for the $$ part big eyes ain't cheap. You can get 1 really nice spotter for the cost of a set of ok big eyes. The "ok" big eye's will help you find more game and without head aches.
     
  10. Joel Russo

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    Tyler~ If I'm not mistaking... Kevin Cram had a few sets of Spacemaster Big Eyes for sale a while back. They were reasonably priced.
     
  11. Tyler Kemp

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    Jmason if you will make me a good deal on the Excursion I am interested, what power is it? The only pictures I saw through one showed some pretty good glass.
     
  12. yobuck

    yobuck Well-Known Member

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    now joel youve been hanging around that baer den again. now he's got you hooked on leikas. still interested in those shiney tip amaxes?
     
  13. Joel Russo

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    I sure am!

    Good to hear from you Ernie...
     
  14. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

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    Wow, very nice machine work :)
    Looks like an awesome setup.

    Any pictures through them ?

    edge.