Spotting Scope

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by victorzamora, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. victorzamora

    victorzamora New Member

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    I'm looking into getting a cheap spotting scope. Is this one really that bad?

    It's the NCStar Spotting Scope 15-40x 50mm with tripod. The link is to a green one. I might look for a black one, though.
     
  2. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    For $24, who cares? If it ends up working out for you, excellent. If it doesn't it is only $24, give it to little kid as a gift. No big deal. Get it, give us a nice review.


    Six people viewed and no one could say something simple like that.
     

  3. victorzamora

    victorzamora New Member

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    Alrighty. I ordered it, 100 paper targets, and a case for my shotgun. I'll let y'all know how it goes. It should be here on 8/15. I should have my girlfriend calling shots by 8/16 :D
     
  4. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    If your girlfriend is like most women she has been calling the shots for quite some time now...:D
     
  5. victorzamora

    victorzamora New Member

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    Hahaha, that's tru...not her at all. She definitely doesn't call the shots (I have to say that because she won't let me tell the truth :D). I wear the pants in the relationship, she just picks them out for me.

    Jokes aside, she's actually awesome about all of my hobbies. She's my range partner and is starting to outshoot me with our 22 rifle. She catches on quick!
     
  6. victorzamora

    victorzamora New Member

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    Alrighty guys, I ordered it a couple of days ago and it got in today.

    First impressions: I like it. It feels cheap, but for $24 I can't expect miracles. I did an initial look and at about 275 yards I could read a One Way sign that I couldn't see otherwise. The focus ring works well through all zooms, and all zooms look relatively clear. My biggest problem with it is that the tripod is a total POS. It's like 4" high. I have to cock my friggin' head sideways to use it properly! The other thing is that my eyeball is practically touching the lens before I can see anything...and that's just uncomfortable, but that seems like a characteristic of spotting scopes and my discomfort simply shows my inexperience with spotting scopes. On the plus side, it looks pretty good and comes with a really good looking case....I mean the case is cheap, but it does its job.
     
  7. dodge

    dodge New Member

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    I have a NC Star 20x-60x and if you can see any bullet holes past 100 yards good luck.
     
  8. victorzamora

    victorzamora New Member

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    My two local ranges are 100yds and 110yds max, so I don't have to see anything beyond that. However, how do you like your 20x-60x?
     
  9. dodge

    dodge New Member

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    I don't although for your ranges it would work just fine.
     
  10. victorzamora

    victorzamora New Member

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    Uh oh, that kind of worries me now :D
     
  11. bungiex8e8

    bungiex8e8 New Member

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    Just bought a Bushnell sportveiw 20-60 cheap scope but for price u can't beat it. At 60 power u can see a bullet hole in a shhot n c target pretty good at 1000yd. Good clear picture to. I paid 70 on Amazon. Only comes with tabletop tripod and nice hard case to.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2011
  12. victorzamora

    victorzamora New Member

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    Well guys, at 120yds you need a fairly clean target to call hits. Shoot'n'c targets are crystal clear. I think, however, it's a matter of the targets, the background, and the lighting that made it worse. The sight is by no means great, but I think it's great out to 120yds.