Spotting scope for Elk in Colorado - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
 5Likes
  • 2 Post By Laylow
  • 1 Post By 338/378wm
  • 2 Post By jeffppc
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pittsburgh Pa.
Posts: 1,896
Back To Top
Spotting scope for Elk in Colorado

Going West for elk hunt in November. My old Simmons spotter isnt going. Need recomendations on spotting scopes.Cant afford Zeiss Swarvorski and other high end spotting scopes. Any input greatly appreciated.

9-11-01 SOME GAVE SOMETHING. 343 GAVE ALL F.D.N.Y.
Twowithone is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 11:31 AM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: SW PA
Posts: 3,530
Back To Top
I always used a pair of 10x binoculars. Easy to carry and worked good. If I could see a bull or cow with them it was still an hour or two walk.
coyotejohn and joe8768 like this.
Laylow is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 12:03 PM
Sage
 
Woods walker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 26,524
Back To Top
I have a pair of 10X50 Fujinon binoculars that have a built in compass that you see when you look through them. I bought them when I kept boats on the Chesapeake bay. They are the clearest binocs I have ever looked through. They are heavy but they would do the job for you on an elk hunt, a front carry binoc harness would help with the weight o large binocs

When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!
Woods walker is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 03:39 PM
Frequent Contributor
 
35 whelen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 669
Back To Top
I bought these last year. Comes with case and tripod. Good deal.


35 whelen is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-09-2019, 06:46 PM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: conestoga,pa/Mills,Pa
Posts: 1,613
Back To Top
I have a Bushnell spotting scope and like it alot
NorthernPotterCo is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-12-2019, 10:39 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: pa
Posts: 1,697
Back To Top
They say Vortex makes a real good spotter for the money with a lifetime guarantee. In my opinion real good binos are what you want as you will be looking through them a lot more than a spotting scope. A spotting scope is used after you locate game and to determine if the animal is worth going after. Your eyes will go batty if you have cheap binos and looking through them all day.
coyotejohn likes this.
338/378wm is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-21-2019, 11:42 PM
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 294
Back To Top
Quote:
Originally Posted by Twowithone View Post
Going West for elk hunt in November. My old Simmons spotter isnt going. Need recomendations on spotting scopes.Cant afford Zeiss Swarvorski and other high end spotting scopes. Any input greatly appreciated.
I have a Zeiss 85mm sporting scope. It is not my choice looking for game. I suggest you buy the best binoculars you can afford of 10x and large objective lens that can be paired up with a good, sturdy Tripod. Much easier spotting for hours using both eyes.
coyotejohn and Gunnermhr like this.
jeffppc is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-26-2019, 08:54 AM
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Centre Co.
Posts: 713
Back To Top
I have a pair of Canon 10x30 image stabilizer bino's. I highly recommend going to an optics store and compare them to any bino they have. If you'reglassing without the aid of a tripod they are superior to anything else available
Gunnermhr is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-26-2019, 01:44 PM
Regular Member
 
coyotejohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: AZ
Posts: 1,057
Back To Top
jeffppc said all that needs to be said. Vortex 10x50 Diamondback good tripod and my spotter stays home.

I carry a gun because I'm to young to die and to old to take a ass whipping.
coyotejohn is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome