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Old 01-19-2012, 11:20 PM   #1
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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
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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

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

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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 ?
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Trust me you really need the tripod.
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Without a tri-pod they are useless.

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

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