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10/30/2020 2:42:12 PM
Posted: 1/2/2004 8:14:37 PM EST
I  know - you can't get a spotting scope worth mounting on a tripod for $200.  

But if you WERE going to buy one for around $200, which one?

I used a friend's 18x36 Bushnell today. I could see .223 holes at 100 yards with no problem. I used an 8x8 shoot-n-see target on top of an IPSC target @ 200 yards and I could see the holes pretty well.

Thanks for your thoughts.
Link Posted: 1/2/2004 10:37:41 PM EST
My landlord (who also happens to own a gun store) has 4 Winchester 15-45x50mm spotting scopes that include a soft case, hard case, and a good tripod, for $130. I dunno who makes 'em, but it isn't a bad scope at all.
Link Posted: 1/3/2004 3:36:20 AM EST
I'm in the same situation and have been eyeing the Leupold WindRiver spotting scopes.  They hover around $200 in price and I've heard some very good things about them.
Link Posted: 1/3/2004 4:24:06 AM EST
Zardoz - have you had a chande to use the scope on the range?
Link Posted: 1/3/2004 10:07:38 PM EST
I bought one of those Winchester scopes & it's not too bad.  The one thing that sucks about, I think, all low end scopes is eye relief.  I had to push up my shooting glasses every time to look thru the scope at the target.  I noticed the eye relief gets shorter when you zoom in on the target.

I've seen people recommend a fixed 20-25x scope when you move into the high end scopes used for competition.
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