spotting scopes swarovoski vrs bushn elite

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by grizzlydueck, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. grizzlydueck

    grizzlydueck Member

    Sep 29, 2006
    Does any one with actual hands on experience with the bushnell elite 20X60 70mm or the swaro 20x60 65mm as i already have the bushnell 15x45 60mm elite but it's not powerfull enough at the distances I glass for sheep\mules I havn't seen a $1400 differance when compareing the 2 and not much of a diff even during the heat waves.
  2. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

    Jun 12, 2001
    Ponder the middle price range. A Kowa 820 will gather a lot of light and has very good glass. I am not sure anything actually cuts through mirage very well. A fixed power eyepiece will have better optical properties than a variable so I understand (wisdom passed down from others more knowledgeable than me).

  3. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    Correct, no spotting scope will cut through or elimainate mirage. The best way to help this is to have a scope that delivers the best clarity and resolution as possible. Also you are correct in that fixed eye pieces will give better resolution as well as clarity.

    Bottom line is this: Is there 1400 bucks worth of differance between swaro and bushnell? That depends on what you need or want. When I am looking at a dall ram at 3 air miles, I want as much performance as possible to decide if I am going to walk that 3 air mile over the harshest terrain on earth. For me, it is worth having the best of the best. That is why NONE of my optics wear the name Bushnell and all of my optic except my rifle scopes wear the name Swaorvski. It just depends on how much performance you need.
  4. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

    Feb 4, 2005
    If you are going to go with a variable eye piece then the Swarovski is the best in this type of eye piece at this time. If you go with a fixed eye piece then thier is a tighter field with which to choose, Kowa,Lieca,Zeiss,Swarovshi,etc.