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Old 02-07-2010, 11:57 PM   #11
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I have a 15-45x50mm I bought years ago. It is useless unless you are out past 200 yards. Support to hold the tripod legs are a must. Often I use my range bag and a shooting bag to hold it steady.
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I have a 50mm finder scope used for aligning telescopes. Its a 8x or 12x mag with a dove tail type mount (similar to an upside-down weaver). It doesn't have the eye relief of a spotter scope but you are welcome to it, just pm me if interested.

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Cheap scope (and YES, you DO get what you pay for) but check American Rifleman/ American Hunter for the full page Harbor Freight Ad. Spotter w/ tripod. 20-60x60 scope, with coupon in the ad, $39.95 Got for the kids to have their own scope at the range (aka Get yer booger hooks off'n MY scope!)
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I have a helluva good photo tripod because I do a lot of photography. Do most spotters have a mount that lets you mount it to this type of tripod....do you know?
Does your tripod have the "shoe"? If so, the adapters are avail. The hole on the spotter is the same as the one on cameras. I know Valdada has the shoes. Those are the types of tripods that work best. Gotta be heavy to really stay clear. I have a really good spotting scope and my tripod is a 60's era professional bipod. Light by today's standard. At the rifle range I can see the vibrations through the scope if someone stands near me and jumps up and down, even though the bench area is all concrete. I am planning to weight the legs for some more stability because I like the tripod.

And keep the tripod set on a low setting for more stability.
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Thanks. I have both, a light one and a heavy one. I'll go with the heavy one.
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Cheap scope (and YES, you DO get what you pay for) but check American Rifleman/ American Hunter for the full page Harbor Freight Ad. Spotter w/ tripod. 20-60x60 scope, with coupon in the ad, $39.95 Got for the kids to have their own scope at the range (aka Get yer booger hooks off'n MY scope!)
You beat those kids w/ that stick?
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Here is the one I have and it comes with 1/4x20 threads (Exactly what fit photo tripods). I got mine off Ebay for a little less than half price.


Bushnell-Trophy-20-60x65-Zoom-Spotting-Scope

~NEW Bushnell Sentry Spotting Scope~Camo~ With Case~ - eBay (item 180463064544 end time Feb-08-10 13:39:18 PST)

BUSHNELL SPOTTING SCOPE w/ TRIPOD - eBay (item 320484305697 end time Feb-11-10 23:00:32 PST)

Bushnell Sentry 18-36x50 Spotting Scope w/ Tripod - eBay (item 390146556690 end time Feb-20-10 20:04:33 PST)
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How far out does it realistically get you?
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I was picking out the scoring disk with ease at 1k while watching an F-class match.

Had a few guys there comment on how clear it was at 1k.
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I was picking out the scoring disk with ease at 1k while watching an F-class match.

Had a few guys there comment on how clear it was at 1k.
Hey Tango, how does it do on bullet holes at 100 and 200? Are they easy to pick out?

I ended up with a Bausch & Lomb Elite 3-9x50 30mm scope a couple of years ago. It was mounted on a rifle I bought online and I intended to toss the scope when it arrived. But the clarity and contrast of the glass was amazing, so I stuck it on one of my sporterized 1917's and love it. B&L is now part of the Bushnell line so I'm wondering if Bushnell has upgraded all their glass.
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