What power spotting scope

Discussion in 'Optics For Sale' started by kstrick, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. kstrick

    kstrick Well-Known Member

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    I need some help picking out a spotting scope.
    What power spotting scope do I need to see .223 holes in a target 300 yards away? Am I asking to much?
    Any suggestions on a good - durable spotting scope.
    Thanks
    Ken
     
  2. Wabird

    Wabird Well-Known Member

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    The Pentax PF80 has done me well. You'd be tickled with the optics. I'm checking others' .22 caliber holes at 400 for them (in the white) on a cool day at 60x. I can also make out my 6mm holes at 550 in the same conditions with a little studying. I'm sure there are a ton of others who will suggest other brands and sizes. If you happen to get an 80mm don't skimp on the tripod/head. It's what keeps your spotter stable. Good luck!
     

  3. lerch

    lerch <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    The swaro 20-60x80mm HD is what i am currently using and while the price is not any fun it is one hell of a spotter. I perfect lighting conditions i have seen 6mm bullets holes in a white antifreeze jug at 975yds!!!! No BS!!!

    Lately i have been playing with some of the Nikon ED spotters we have recently gotten in and i am amazed at them. I havent put them completely through the paces yet but so far i would say they rival the swaro for half the price

    have a good un
    steve
     
  4. piutemike

    piutemike Well-Known Member

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    I have a nikon ED spotter and for the price I think it is the best value going. The eye relief could be better and the scope may not be the best choice for a person that has glasses. If you don't wear glasses I think it is a great choice.

    Mike
     
  5. ScottBerish

    ScottBerish Well-Known Member

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    20-60 variable, Kowa Prominar, Swavrovski, or Nikon ED. I'm currently testing the Lupy Gold Ring HD 12-40x60.

    Scott