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06-27-2009, 07:44 PM
I want to get a spotting scope but not break the bank. What would be a decent scope set me back? I cant imagine shooting at anything more than 300 Yds.
06-27-2009, 09:38 PM
I've an old Tasco that's served well for decades.
It's a 25x60, model 25t. Don't remember what I paid but it couldn't have been all that much 'cause at the time I had three hungry children and a wife at home.
06-28-2009, 09:30 PM
I'm not saying buy it from them, but I got this Ncstar one and it works well out to 200 yards and the price is good. Best I can suggest for low cost.
SCP-317 - Spotting Scope 20-60x60mm with Laser Carry Case Tripod 13"Length (http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/SCP317-34.html)
06-28-2009, 11:00 PM
Celestron Ultima 80ED
Celestron Ultima 80ED Spotting Scope 80mm 52251 FREE SHIPPING 80 Best Spotting Scopes Extra Low Dispersion Glass ED SALE (http://www.opticsplanet.net/celestron-ultima-80ed-spotting-scope.html)
An absolutely awesome spoting scope for the price. More scope than you need @ 100 yds but @ 300yds and beyond it's a beautiful performer - it's all you'll ever need. Google it for reviews.
For something for 100 yd range, I use this spiffy compact Bushnell. Excellent optics, nicely compact and a lower price.
Bushnell Sentry 789332 Spotting Scopes - Sports Optics (http://www.opticsale.com/bushnell-sentry-12-36x50-waterproof-ultra-compact-spotting-1786-prd1.html)
07-20-2009, 04:24 PM
Bought one of those NC-Star Spotting scope for $59.00. It works OK. It has a slight ghost around image beyond half way in zoom. Image is somewhat green and not exactly great for low light. Mine has been dropped by my 4 year old twice. It works well enough to see where all my shots are at 150 yards on a target.
Impulse purchase at a gun show. It works far far far better than expected. I do have to admit, I can see more clearly with NIKON scope, but that NIKON scope isn't $60. I wanted something my daughters could bang it around watching cows. They like watching cows on telescope for some odd reason. It's this one....
NcSTAR 20-60x60 Spotting Scope Green Lens With Tripod / Laser NG206060G FREE S&H NG206060G. NcSTAR Spotting Scopes. (http://www.opticsplanet.net/ncstar-20-60x60-spotting-scope-green-lens-with-tripod-laser-ng206060g.html)
I would recommend it, if you're ok without brilliant optics.