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Old September 11, 2018, 11:49 AM   #1
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Spotting scope

I know this is probably dumb question but does a spotting scope exist for around $100 that let's you see a 30 caliber hole halfway clearly at 300-600 yards?

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Old September 12, 2018, 10:12 AM   #2
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No, but the Konus 80mm comes close at around $200.
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Old September 12, 2018, 10:21 AM   #3
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Old Italian proverb:

"Cheapa U buy, cheapa U get!"
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Old September 12, 2018, 02:02 PM   #4
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I can spot 223 at 300 with my Celestron C70.
On sale on Amazon for under $100.

I also use a white posterboard and 1" orange sticker for my targets though, so a little cheating. Lol
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Old September 12, 2018, 03:13 PM   #5
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We had this discussion a while ago. Seems the wave of the future is going to be a remote camera/viewer combination. They are already available but price is still pretty high - comparable to a high-end spotting scope.
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Old September 12, 2018, 04:18 PM   #6
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Just a thought. Rather than a scope you can see the hole with at 300 yds, shoot three shot's then walk down and look at your group. Gives the barrel time to cool and you might could use the exercise!
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Old September 12, 2018, 04:21 PM   #7
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^^^^^ This!

Better yet, shoot 5 shots. that will tell you more about your load.
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Old September 12, 2018, 05:00 PM   #8
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Let me save you the aggravation. Take a $100 bill and light it on fire. But I doubt you'll see bullet holes at 300 yards let alone 600 yards. Read the article on the scopes and I own the one of the Top 5 listed and atmospheric conditions play havoc.
https://www.opticsplanet.com/howto/h...-shooting.html
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Old September 13, 2018, 11:53 AM   #9
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I don't know the first thing about spotting scopes that's why I was asking. I've been off work for a while and can't get around very well and I especially can't afford a higher dollar scope right now. I've got a teenager who is really interested in long range shooting so I was wanting to cultivate that interest. I didn't figure there was a scope for a low dollar that would see that far. Apparently I need exercise more than I need a good scope. Thanks for the advice everyone.
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Old September 13, 2018, 02:34 PM   #10
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I've got a teenager who is really interested in long range shooting so I was wanting to cultivate that interest.
Does he already have a .22lr?

I enjoy lobbing bullets out at distances with noticable trajectory, but I use a 22lr. My cheap 20-60x60 can make out .22 holes to 150 yards.

When my younger daughter was 10, she expressed an interest in going to the rifle range with me. I jumped right to a vision of a father-daughter hobby, and bought her a bunch of equipment. Her interest was really just curiosity and quickly waned. When I realised that she was only coming along to humor me, I stopped asking her to come along.

If he has an interest, I hope you can cultivate it without spending much. Sometimes we get too wound up in the equipment.

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Old September 13, 2018, 02:40 PM   #11
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Buy a used 8" telescope with a corrected / inverted 40-60X eyepiece, that you had to negotiate down to $100. You'll get close to your goal. Don't expect rugged, water resistance or color correction.
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Old September 14, 2018, 12:38 AM   #12
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If you use the shoot n c type of target you will be able to see bullet holes better, but the targets are a little more expensive. I use them at 200 yards when I shoot 22lr or magnum.
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Old September 14, 2018, 05:38 AM   #13
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I got a simmons 60x on sale at cabelas and it is about comparable to what I can see with at the high end magnification with my 6-18x leupold rifle scope. It is dark and for what ever technical reasons juts hard to use and hard to see details.

This is a good question. I wish I asked first. I guess it was $100 on sale at $60. I could have just burned the money for what it is.

"Cheapa U buy, cheapa U get!" Yea, that about covers my experience.

The person who mention the red stickers. You have to hit them. Red is a big help. Holes on a black bull are very hard to see. Very hard.The reactive color targets are good, but expensive.

The problem I have is, who can you trust? Are you going to buy a Konus based on one line answer from one person? The Leupold is crazy money, off the charts.
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Old September 14, 2018, 09:01 AM   #14
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There's an adage that has a lot of truth to it.

The man with the Bushnell could tell there was someone on the other side of the lake.

The man with the Leupold could tell that he was smoking a cigarette.

The man with the Schmidt & Binder could tell what brand of cigarette.
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