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Kodeman 05-09-2012 08:58 AM

Help needed choosing Spotting Scope
I just recently purchase an AR15 and have started my "build". I'm staying with the iron sights for now and will be sighting it in out to 200yds. I would appreciate any info in choosing a decent spotting scope. Price range between $100-$300.

Vincine 05-09-2012 12:00 PM

I just got a Bushnell Trophy 20-60x65 Waterproof Spotting Scope

for $200 on Amazon. It’s fine. It’s on the physically big side compared to some of the other spotting scopes I see used, but it’s sharp, clear, & bright to way over 200 yards on 60x. I can clearly see .22lr hits at 100 yards. The tripod is useless, but it seems all the 'pods that come with these things are useless, so you’ll have to factor that in your purchase. If you plan on shooting standing and want to use it for that position too, get a 'pod you don't have to bend down to look through. That'll some cost too.

Ranger-6 05-09-2012 12:20 PM


Originally Posted by Vincine (Post 794918)
I just got a used Bushnell Trophy 20-60x65 Waterproof Spotting Scope...

I too have a 20-60x65 and would not recomend anything smaller.

Kodeman 05-14-2012 09:12 PM

Thanks to the above posts. I just ordered the Bushnell Trophy 20-60x65 after checking out the reviews elsewhere. I'm sure I'll like it. Thanks again.

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