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Inexpensive spotting scope

Looking for an inexpensive spotting scope to use at the range for sighting in rifles. Any suggestions on what make, power, etc?

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Re: Inexpensive spotting scope

I saw in the gander mt sale paper a Barska??? It was only 79.00

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Re: Inexpensive spotting scope

Get Leupold or Redfield
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I got the Barska it's all you need for range work.
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Re: Inexpensive spotting scope

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Looking for an inexpensive spotting scope to use at the range for sighting in rifles. Any suggestions on what make, power, etc?
You don't say at what distance you are expecting? If 100yds then an inexpensive scope will be fine, binoculars and rifle scopes can see bullet holes at that distance, you'll probably be good to 200. But at 300 yd and beyond you really need a quality scope to see bullet holes. My first spotting scope was Leupold and its only use was at the range but I found I was unable to see 30 cal holes at 300 yd, it wasn't the magnification, it was the acuity or resolution, they were invisible. Since then I had a few Leica's and settled on a Swaro, all of them were capable of seeing 22 cal holes at 300. The resolution is equally or maybe more important for seeing small holes. On the upper end scopes the focus must be perfectly precise or again the holes just disappear even though it generally looks like it is in focus.

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We have a Burris
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Bought a cheap spotting scope once and learned my lesson. But once cry once, and you will not regret it.
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try konus spotting scopes. good quality optics, good warranty. mounting hardware a little fragile. budget high power shooters find them very acceptable.
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The bushnell spacemaster was a top pick for a low to mid cost scope a few years ago. I had one before I got a mark 4 leupold.
Here is the link for the spotting scope comparison that I used before.
http://www.snipercountry.com/InRevie...tingScopes.asp
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