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rjgnwdc 08-03-2012 05:48 PM

anyybody have this spotting scope
 
I ordered it today, after researching and using a couple different brands at my gun club this one had great reviews in general the one that sold me was the guy that can easily see his .223 holes at 200 yards and his .308 at 300 yards.

Bushnell 20 - 60 x 80 Spotting Scope with 45 Degree Eyepiece:
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x...Guns/56946.jpg

jjfuller1 08-03-2012 05:51 PM

cool, the wife and i are have chatted and decided we want to get one soon. but we are looking towards a burris i think. time will tell.

c3shooter 08-03-2012 06:03 PM

Using a Bushnell 12x36 x 40 right now. VERY bright scope, can easily pick out .17 holes at 100 meters. Have a cheap Chinese scope (20x60x60) that is not half so bright. At very high power, the stability of tripod DOES come into play.

rjgnwdc 08-03-2012 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 891708)
Using a Bushnell 12x36 x 40 right now. VERY bright scope, can easily pick out .17 holes at 100 meters. Have a cheap Chinese scope (20x60x60) that is not half so bright. At very high power, the stability of tripod DOES come into play.

Yeah in several of the reviews I read the tripod stabillity was mentioned and how important a good tripod makes especially when zoomed in close.
This scope didn't come with a tripod so I guess I'll get one this weekend.

locutus 08-06-2012 05:10 AM

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Originally Posted by rjgnwdc (Post 891778)
Yeah in several of the reviews I read the tripod stabillity was mentioned and how important a good tripod makes especially when zoomed in close.
This scope didn't come with a tripod so I guess I'll get one this weekend.


Don't scrimp on a tripod. I've wasted a good bit of money on ?economy" models.

Spend the extra $30 to $40 and get a good solid one.
It will be cheaper in the long run than replacing the cheap ones regularly.

huffmanite 08-13-2012 12:09 AM

Bushnell doesn't seem to be a popular brand of spotting scope at private range I'm one of over 800 members. Don't recall ever noticing one of them. I'm not knocking the Bushnell brand. But if someone were to ask me a good brand to buy, based on what I've seen my fellow shooters use, I'd have to answer Kowa. LOL, but have to mention a couple of our members have purchased purchased optics used for star glazeing to use as spotting scopes. Must admit, after viewing thru them, they work pretty darn good as a spotting scope.


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