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martyd 01-20-2012 12:20 AM

Spotting scopes
 
After buying my Remingtion 700 n the Leuopld scope I now need to get a spotting scope- I only have $150 to spend- I just bought a caldwell lead sled shooting rest. What should i get ? 50 or 60 power- Im at 100 to 200 yards maybe 300 max.
bushnell 12-36x50 $149
bushnell 18-32x50 $149
barska 20-60x60 LIST price $1365.000 sale $159.00
barska 8-24x58 sale $69.00
I have no clue--any help ??
I may have to get a job. LOL
Marty

jjfuller1 01-20-2012 12:26 AM

if you only have that small amount to work with. you might want to consider. buying ammo for your new 700. i would think ammo would rank higher than a spotting scope. but if you must have one. i would suggest this

Amazon.com: Burris High Country Spotting Scopes - Choose Size: Sports & Outdoors


this should be better quality and cheaper than all the ones you listed. so i would say

burris

bushnell

barska at a last resort

rifleshooter474 01-20-2012 12:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by martyd (Post 682379)
After buying my Remingtion 700 n the Leuopld scope I now need to get a spotting scope- I only have $150 to spend- I just bought a caldwell lead sled shooting rest. What should i get ? 50 or 60 power- Im at 100 to 200 yards maybe 300 max.
bushnell 12-36x50 $149
bushnell 18-32x50 $149
barska 20-60x60 LIST price $1365.000 sale $159.00
barska 8-24x58 sale $69.00
I have no clue--any help ??
I may have to get a job. LOL
Marty

This is the one I just bought.
Amazon.com: Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 20-60 x80 (45 degree) Spotting Scope: Sports & Outdoors
Also bought the Tripod.
http://www.amazon.com/Alpen-Micro-Adjustable-Table-Tripod/dp/B001EE7XYW/ref=pd_bxgy_sg_img_b

rifleshooter474 01-20-2012 12:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jjfuller1 (Post 682387)
if you only have that small amount to work with. you might want to consider. buying ammo for your new 700. i would think ammo would rank higher than a spotting scope. but if you must have one. i would suggest this

Amazon.com: Burris High Country Spotting Scopes - Choose Size: Sports & Outdoors


this should be better quality and cheaper than all the ones you listed. so i would say

burris

bushnell

barska at a last resort

After one does some walking back and forth checking their targets, a spotting scope seems a good item to have.;)

martyd 01-20-2012 12:41 AM

I went to that site. Having a scope without a tripod is going to be ok ? Witch one 50 or 60 power ? I have no clue never use one. You all pick ones without the tripod ? You can hold that in your hand and still see without shaking ?
Thanks

jpattersonnh 01-20-2012 12:58 AM

Having a strait spotting scope, I wish mine were angled. I have an old 15-45x50mm. It is a pita to get set up.

rifleshooter474 01-20-2012 01:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by martyd (Post 682402)
I went to that site. Having a scope without a tripod is going to be ok ? Witch one 50 or 60 power ? I have no clue never use one. You all pick ones without the tripod ? You can hold that in your hand and still see without shaking ?
Thanks

Trust me you really need the tripod.;)

jpattersonnh 01-20-2012 01:12 AM

Without a tri-pod they are useless.

lonyaeger 01-20-2012 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by rifleshooter474 (Post 682448)
Trust me you really need the tripod.;)

Definitely need a tripod and, like JPatt said, an angled scope is what you want.

Oh, and stay away from Barska.

Txhillbilly 01-20-2012 01:35 AM

A camera tripod works great also,you can use it sitting or standing.


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