Gang, For all the high end scopes and binos I have, I am ashamed to admit I am using one of those low budget Russian import spotting scopes. Does an OK job at 100 yds. at the range but obviously not the right tool for the long range work, or in the field. I use Leica binos but think their spotting scope is really bulky..a range instrument only in my estimation. What about the Leupold 12-40x50? I know Kowa's are real popular for range work. They seemed to dominate the blackpowder silhouette competition I visited near Big Timber, MT a few years ago. Anyone using the big 20x80 Steiner binos? Thanks in advance, oh gurus of the LR.