spotting scope to see holes out to 300 yards?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Vincine, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    What do I want for a spotting scope to see holes out to 300 yards?
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Something more powerful than the scope on the gun. Lol
     

  3. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    I am also in the market and am very confused. Why do they all have to include a cheesy tripod? Why doesn't anybody make a value spotting scope without the tripod so I could buy a nice one, myself?

    How much do I really need to spend to get something that I won't regret buying? $200? More?
     
  4. Ranger-6

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    I bought a Barska Colorado Series 15-40 x 50 Straight Spotting Scope and it was not strong enough at 50 yards to see the holes. If I was going to get another one it would be at least 20-60 x 60.
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Got a Bushnell 36X that does pretty good, Have a cheap Harbor Freight 60X that is not half as bright or clear.
     
  6. CHLChris

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    The Harbor Freight one I owned for all of 10 minutes. I got home, set it up, and the eye relief made it impossible for someone with glasses. Plus, the tripod was like pick-up sticks. I'd rather spend even a LOT more money and get something actually useful. I do think 20-60x is the magnification to shoot for.
     
  7. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    I have an old 15-40x50 Simmons. It works ok. The biggest issue is finding the target!
     
  8. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Resolution is the key: the ability of the glass to separate two distinct points. Quailty glass is very expensive, and, you'll want big, light gathering, objective lens. 300 isn'y 600 or 1,000 so u might get away with a lesser brand but I'd suggest investing in a Kowa.