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Old April 10, 2008, 02:57 PM   #1
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Recommendations needed on economy spotting scope

I am looking for an inexpensive spotting scope. The primary usage will be my AR-15 (in .223) at distances of 100-200 yards. It will be rare to shoot it at 300, however I may. Any recommendations on brand, model or design types to look for would be appreciated. I searched this forum but found a bunch of older links. Perhaps something new has come up that may be more reasonable.

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Old April 10, 2008, 03:02 PM   #2
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burris and bushnell both have good sub 100 to close to 100 dollar spotting scopes. I would shy away from the BSA and Remington models you can get at wally world.

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Old April 10, 2008, 03:07 PM   #3
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I have one of these, not too expensive and fairly clear.

http://www.bushnell.com/general/spot...ection=Hunting
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Old April 10, 2008, 03:26 PM   #4
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Leupold Wind River Sequioa complete with tripod and case...retail is max $329 (of course you always have me)

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Old April 10, 2008, 04:18 PM   #5
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Slim Fast????? Come on you can do better than that.

Like all optics in general you get what you pay for. A $100 spotting scope is well a $100 spotting scope.
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Old April 10, 2008, 04:20 PM   #6
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Old April 10, 2008, 05:38 PM   #7
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Ken, I am going to let you stay on that Slimfast diet for another week or so.

After that I am going to Fedex you a nice Peter Luger's steak with all the trimmings. You will then, gladly send me the Leupold Wind River Sequioa free.


All kidding aside, good luck on your diet. I thank God that I am blessed with a good metabolism. If I ever had to loose weight I would fail miserably.
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Old April 11, 2008, 04:13 PM   #8
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How much bourbon you pouring into that slimfast?
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Old April 15, 2008, 08:15 AM   #9
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I just bought a burris fairfield II as a starting scope. $200 scope, decent clarity. The clarity is actually closer to scopes in the $500-700 range. The adjustments feel good on the windage and elevation turrets.

My first few forays with it on the range actually have me impressed.
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Old April 19, 2008, 01:54 PM   #10
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Get a decent 36x rifle scope, and use that for load development, etc. Pull it off and put your regular scope on (and rezero...) when you're ready to rock.
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Old April 20, 2008, 07:39 AM   #11
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Spotting Scope, CHEAP!

For what its worth, you get what you pay for! I bought a spotting scope at Harbor Freight tools. Its 20-60 x 60MM on sale at the time for $50.00. Regular price about $70.00. It comes with a tripod also. I have no complaints about it and it does the job for what I intended to do with it.
Check out their store or website at "HarborFreightTools.com" Item number of the scope is 94555-0VGA. Hope this helps!
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