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Old January 22, 2014, 02:46 PM   #1
bigarm
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Spotting scopes

I would like to get a spotting scope for hunting and range work. Been looking at this one: http://www.amazon.com/Alpen-20-60x80...spotting+scope
I has pretty good reviews and the price isn't bad. Anyone know about these or recommend others in that price range?
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Old January 24, 2014, 05:11 PM   #2
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I don't hunt. My spotting scope is for verifying shots on paper.
The inexpensive Barska 20X40X80 works really well at X20. I can see
.223 holes at 100 yards. The problem with it is the X40 and X80 (which I don't need) are not crystal clear. However, the scope, case and tripod were under $100.00. You get what you pay for.
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Old January 25, 2014, 10:48 AM   #3
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The tripod the scope sits on is real important.
If it doesn't keep the scope perfectly still, even a high priced scope will be blurry, especially at long distance and high magnification.
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