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Old January 19, 2000, 04:15 PM   #1
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Anyone here have any suggestions on a reasonably priced spotting scope? Preferably in the 20-40X range.

Thanks in advance,

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Old January 19, 2000, 09:08 PM   #2
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i recieved a tasco variable spotting scope a few years back for christmas. the wife and a salesman picked it out and i think it ran around $90.00. it has sights on the top to line it up and at first i wondered just what she had bought is one on my most valued pocessions. it is good out to 200 yds and i hate to think how many miles i had walked in the past checking my targets.take care.


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Old January 20, 2000, 12:17 PM   #3
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One word: Swarovski.

There's no such thing as "reasonably" priced optics. You do get what you pay for in optics. Spend as much as you can possibly stand. Believe me, it's worth it. AT80s can be had for around $900 if you shop around a bit. They're worth every penny.
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Old January 20, 2000, 10:45 PM   #4
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Dave has a point, the more you spend the better you get.

The flip side is, so does Cliff....J&G Sales, Tasco verible for $98.50

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Old January 21, 2000, 08:10 PM   #5
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Try Midway. They carry the Bausch & Lomb (now Bushnell) Discoverer, mdl 78-1600, 15-60x60 mm for $229.99.

I thought it was a good value.
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Old January 21, 2000, 09:45 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input everyone. I also believe you get what you pay for. However, I would much rather spend my $ on the gun, scope, mounts etc... If I have $900 to spend, I am probably going to find one of the many guns I'm always wanting and buy it. I know it's a weakness, but I can't help it I believe the Tasco or Bushnell would fit my needs just fine.

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