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Old 04-29-2012, 02:04 AM   #1
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Default spotting scope to see holes out to 300 yards?

What do I want for a spotting scope to see holes out to 300 yards?

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Old 04-29-2012, 02:11 AM   #2
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Something more powerful than the scope on the gun. Lol

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I am also in the market and am very confused. Why do they all have to include a cheesy tripod? Why doesn't anybody make a value spotting scope without the tripod so I could buy a nice one, myself?

How much do I really need to spend to get something that I won't regret buying? $200? More?

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I bought a Barska Colorado Series 15-40 x 50 Straight Spotting Scope and it was not strong enough at 50 yards to see the holes. If I was going to get another one it would be at least 20-60 x 60.

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Got a Bushnell 36X that does pretty good, Have a cheap Harbor Freight 60X that is not half as bright or clear.

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The Harbor Freight one I owned for all of 10 minutes. I got home, set it up, and the eye relief made it impossible for someone with glasses. Plus, the tripod was like pick-up sticks. I'd rather spend even a LOT more money and get something actually useful. I do think 20-60x is the magnification to shoot for.

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I have an old 15-40x50 Simmons. It works ok. The biggest issue is finding the target!

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Resolution is the key: the ability of the glass to separate two distinct points. Quailty glass is very expensive, and, you'll want big, light gathering, objective lens. 300 isn'y 600 or 1,000 so u might get away with a lesser brand but I'd suggest investing in a Kowa.

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