Question about spotting scopes

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by KQguy, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. KQguy

    KQguy Well-Known Member

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    I am looking into buying a new spotting scope,how powerful does it need to be to see 30cal. holes from 400-500 yards away?Maybe i am asking for too much,i have never used one,so I don't know what to expect out of them.If there are some out there that will do it,please give me some recomendations on brands and sizes.
    KQguy
     
  2. spd800

    spd800 New Member

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    I've got a Leupold 20-40 and I can see the holes at 400 at 40x shooting at a white or lighter colored target, I don't know about five. If you are shooting at a black bull I doubt you"ll see the holes even with a 60x.

    Steve
     

  3. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    40x or 60x will suffice if the glass is good enough. Save your pennies and buy the best. Get a Swaro, Zeiss, Leica or Leupy HD. I'm sure there are others that are good but the bottom line is don't go buy a 60x cheap spotter and expect to see what you want.