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.
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.
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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
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.
I would recommend it, if you're ok without brilliant optics.