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Top quality Spotting Scope

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by CCV, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. CCV

    CCV Millennium Member

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    I'm considering adding a top quality spotting scope in the 60X range to my shooting gear.

    Any recommendations?
     
  2. RayB

    RayB Retired Member

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    Since nobody has chimed in, let me suggest that you start here for a crash course in optics, what to look for, and why...

    http://www.telescope.com/home.jsp

    This looks like a nice unit at a decent price...

    http://www.telescope.com/Telescopes...om-Spotting-Scope/pc/-1/c/1/sc/16/p/52106.uts

    Keep in mind that you'd want to pair the above referenced unit with an appropriate quality tripod and mount, ideally with slow motion alt/az controls.

    This set up would work well for casual astronomy too, giving nice views of star clusters, nebulae, Saturn's rings, and the moon...

    I've found Orion to have excellent customer service and the retail store staff is highly knowledgeable...

    --Ray
     

  3. just found this post doing a search, I just bought a Redfield Rampage 20-60X60 for about $220. will try it out tomorrow but seeing 223 at 200yards should be easy, not sure about passed that but 300 should easily see 308. lens seems pretty crisp.
     
  4. phonejack

    phonejack

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    I have had a Kowa for 20 yrs. No regrets
     
  5. Short Cut

    Short Cut PatrioticMember CLM

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  6. Short Cut

    Short Cut PatrioticMember CLM

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    Here's a pic of what I got. It's held up really well and the clarity is outstanding.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. travis34769

    travis34769

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    A buddy of mine gots one of these. Does wonders!
     
  8. garander

    garander

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    for top quality, kowa and swarovski. us highpower guys use em at the 1000 yard line.