The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Gear and Accessories

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 2, 2000, 08:41 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: January 29, 2000
Posts: 1
I am just starting to do some target shooting and am in the market for a spotting scope for bench use. I am wondering about how well terrestrial telescopes would perform in this application.

I am thinking along the lines of a unit such as a Celestron C90 or a similar Meade. How would they compare to a quality spotting scope such as a 60mm or 77mm Kowa or the like?

I've read some regarding various spotters, brand comparos and model differences, but never heard anyone compare them to a decent compact spotting "telescope" like a Cassegrain-style Celestron.

Obviously I don't much experience with either. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
DJP is offline  
Old February 5, 2000, 06:21 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: October 12, 1999
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 10
I use a Celestron C90 with a 20mm
Erfle for 50x. It'll easily resolve a .22 calibre hole at 200 yds and I expect a great deal further. If you do go this route remember to get the erector visual back. R303.
Rule303 is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.03982 seconds with 7 queries