Spotting Scopes

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by tnts79, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. tnts79

    tnts79 Senior Member

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    Who uses them, and what are some good ones that aren't ridiculously priced???? What kind of power should you look for 20-60x60........?????
     
  2. timberghost

    timberghost Senior Member

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    I use one for sighting in my rifles. It's a cheap Simmons. 60 power. Just so I can see where I hit the target at 100 yards.

    If you are going to use it for spotting game for long periods of time, I wouldn't cheap-out because they are hard on your eyes and the view through them isn't that great.jmo:wave:
     

  3. Scablands

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    I have a Nikon sky & earth 15-45 60mm. It cost just over $300 several years ago and haven't seen one as good for the money yet. a 20-60 80mm Vortex I looked at was very good for $400-$430 and almost kept it but then I decided you only live once and bought a Swarovski 20-60 80mm. It is really good but still, it is very expensive. I paid $1900.:dizzy:
     
  4. lungcutter

    lungcutter Senior Member

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    Cheap tasco 20x - 60x Works great for me. It is less than $100 and I don't worry about it breaking. Most of my scouting is under 1000 yrds. and this works for that.

    One extra benefit is that your friends don't ask to borrow your nice spotting scope.:tape: :D
     
  5. tnts79

    tnts79 Senior Member

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    That would be a good thing, I have got some buddies that would ask for sure:doh: I would do most of my scouting 500 yards and under.....20-60x60 good enough???
     
  6. killbambidead

    killbambidead bambi killer

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    i bought a red head spotting scope/binocular combo when i went to colorado last year ... i keep it in the truck so i can look at deer that are way out there