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Good Spotting Scope

What is a good spotting scope that won't break the bank? I don't need one to see two miles, but it would be nice for sighting in rifles and also for pre-season scouting. Thanks

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Re: Good Spotting Scope

I have a nice little Burris 20x that was less than a hundred bucks.Does all I need it to do.
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Come on spend a little... I've got a Leupold Sequoia. I'll bring it out when we shoot and you can check it out.

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Re: Good Spotting Scope

Maybe I will switch it with the old Tasco that I have. You probably wouldn't notice the difference. Either that or I could charge admission to the new gun range that I just built. LOL

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Re: Good Spotting Scope

Konus. There are quite a few models, but their 60mm one is probably around $200 now? We bought several of those for our 4H/American Legion youth indoor air rifle program, some years ago.

The optics are on a par with far more expensive spotters.

I have the 20x60x80mm one w/45 degree eye piece. Nice part about the Konus, is the base/ring where you fasten it to a tripod or truck window mouint, swivels 360 degrees on the body of the scope and is lockable.

Might handy for a variety of shooting positions on the range, in the field (varmint hunting) and especially on a window mount.

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That's a good idea charge $5 every time we shoot, and you'll be buying a swarovski spotting scope very shortly.

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Re: Good Spotting Scope

Got a Simmons at Cabela's a couple weeks about for about $60 on sale. Think it is a 20-40x60. Did you try there? I got a burris off ebay awhile ago, but I think it is a knock off. PM me if you are interested in it.

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Keep yer eyes open for an older Japan manufactured Tasco.

Great optics for cheap.

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Re: Good Spotting Scope

Check out Alpen (www.AlpenOutdoor.com ). They have some great products, and quite a few spotters to choose from. Look for BaK4 glass and "fully multi-coated" lenses.

Alpen consistently rates high in OL and F&S comparison tests.

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