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canebrake 01-13-2010 08:25 PM

Spotting scope for the snake eyes?
 
I'm about 2 weeks out from needing to dial in three scopes on my rifles. (Parts and guns inbound)

I need a spotting scope to see the 22 cal teeny holes in the paper at 100yds. My binoculars, all three, are worthless with my eyes.

Having nothing higher than 10x in binocular I figure a 30x + would be needed.

I will be using this for 100yd max shooting so I'm not looking for a $4K Leica Televid 82 for this application.

I also do not want a $34 Konus Handy-18 that is no more than a half set of poor binoculars.

egay and every sporting goods peddler has a $49.99 special economy scope and when I see them with an angled eyepiece in 20-60 x 60 I piss quiver at what the view would be!

I've set a budget of $100 - 150 and think this level of $ should return me what I need.

I have narrowed it down to the following because of;
  1. Name: Bushnell
  2. Magnification: 15-45 x 50
  3. Size: Compact
  4. Junk: Lots

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...rake/Bushy.jpg

Anyone have one of these?

Anyone want to bash my selection?

Anyone have a suggestion?

cpttango30 01-13-2010 09:03 PM

I don't have that scope but I do have a Bushnell 15-45x spotting scope. It is nie and clear I can see the shot makers at 1000 yards with no problem.

I think you made a good choice on your scope.

skullcrusher 01-13-2010 09:03 PM

I did not see a tripod with that. I've found spotting scopes very useful on top of the 3 leggers. Bushnell makes good glass. I've also seen some Zeiss' for a good price.

mrm14 01-13-2010 09:56 PM

Cane, I think you'll be O.K. with that scope at 100 yards, but it might be a good idea to grab up a couple or so of those spatter targets and take with you to the range just in case.

My scope is a 20-60X80 Leupold and I dont have to crank up the magnification anywhere near full tilt for .30 cal or larger at that range. However, for .22 cal I do have to go to near full magnification to easily see the POI.

canebrake 01-13-2010 10:19 PM

It has a tripod.

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...ster-15-45.png

Bushnell 15-45x50 Spacemaster Spotting Scope
Silver/Black
Compact
15-45x Zoom Eyepiece
Free Compact Tripod w/ Purchase
Free Car Window Mount w/ Purchase
Free Aluminum-Frame Hard Case w/ Purchase
Free Soft Case w/ Purchase
Free Bonus 25x Eyepiece w/ Purchase

skullcrusher 01-13-2010 10:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 212377)
It has a tripod.

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...ster-15-45.png

Bushnell 15-45x50 Spacemaster Spotting Scope
Silver/Black
Compact
15-45x Zoom Eyepiece
Free Compact Tripod w/ Purchase
Free Car Window Mount w/ Purchase
Free Aluminum-Frame Hard Case w/ Purchase
Free Soft Case w/ Purchase
Free Bonus 25x Eyepiece w/ Purchase

So, what is left to do, give them your shipping addy? :D

BTW, the car window mount is good for the personal kind of neighborhood watch. ;)

canebrake 01-13-2010 10:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skullcrusher (Post 212390)
So, what is left to do, give them your shipping addy? :D

BTW, the car window mount is good for the personal kind of neighborhood watch. ;)

It's inbound.

Got it for $109 w/free ship. Woot!

Bushnell Spacemaster 15-45,25 x 50 Collapsible Angled Spotting Scope 787345 FREE S&H

skullcrusher 01-13-2010 11:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 212393)

Most excellent! :D

lonyaeger 02-07-2010 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 212393)

Sorry to resurrect the thread.....but how has this worked out for you, Dude? I need one to get me out a little further than 100 yards.

CA357 02-07-2010 04:26 PM

Sorry I missed this thread the first time around. I have a cheapo 20-60x60 scope. I've seen it under several different names, Barska for one. It is usable at 100yds. At 300yds, it's completely useless. I would love to replace it with a better quality scope at some point.


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