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Old August 14, 2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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Recommend a Spotting Scope Please

Hi all. What are the better sub $500 scopes? I only 'need' to sight in hunting rifles at 100 yards, but it would be nice to see .223 out to 200. Is this possible?
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Old August 14, 2013, 05:45 PM   #2
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Burris and Pentax make great optics and are not too pricey
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Old August 14, 2013, 06:59 PM   #3
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Sure, it's possible. Depending on your target. A black hole against a black target is hard to see. I go by the local high school at the end of the season and get as many of their schedule posters as I can. That shiny paper (the back is pure white) with a small aiming dot works great. I can get four or five aiming dots on that poster, and when I look at it through the scope, it's easy to see.

Believe it or not, my go-to spotting scope (for 100-200 yards) is the Bushnell Sportview 20X60. Yeah, yeah, I know, cheap Bushnell, but when I go to the range, it's normally the Bushnell that gets the nod. My wife bought it for me several years ago as a Christmas present, and I use it constantly.
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Old August 22, 2013, 02:52 AM   #4
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I bought a cheap spotting scope, MISTAKE, it is worthless...spend some money or do some walking!

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