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What power spotting scope for use at range?

What power/optics is needed for a spotting scope to use at the range for sighting rifles in at 100-200 yards? Don't want to spend a lot on something I'm going to use a few times a year.

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Re: What power spotting scope for use at range?

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depends on quality of optics and weather conditions , i normally use a 20x but also have a 22x wide angle and a 40x eyepiece.for most range work a 20x is all you will ever need.

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Re: What power spotting scope for use at range?

what do the different numbers mean as far as varying power, optics, etc?

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Re: What power spotting scope for use at range?

Depends on several things, one of the most important being, what calibers will you be shooting?

Something inexpensive that might see .30/06 holes okay, may have a hard time seeing .223 holes. Also depends on the target too.

My spotting scope was more than $100, its a Burris 20-60x 80mm. Its normally set at the low end, but there are times I like to crank it up.

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Re: What power spotting scope for use at range?

what optics would you recommend for use when sighting in a 30.06?

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Re: What power spotting scope for use at range?

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what optics would you recommend for use when sighting in a 30.06?
At what range?

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Re: What power spotting scope for use at range?

The type of target you use is the most important consideration. A target with a white background and orange dot aiming spot will be the easiest to "see" .30 cal holes at 200 yards. A sharply focused 20x60 spotting scope will pick up the holes if light conditions are good.

You seem to be concerned about price. Bushnell offers decent quality for the price....their Sportview 20-60x60 can be had for around $75...it ain't a Swarovski but should get the job done for you....cheaply....and it comes with a tripod...

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Re: What power spotting scope for use at range?

100-200 yards

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