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Post by Rob Kovach on 9/29/2012, 11:27 pm

At Perry, there was a store that had a rack of nice spotting scopes. I think it was Champion's Choice. They had a very small 45 degree adjustable power spotter that was extremely bright and clear for it's size. I think it was dark green. Does anybody have one or know the model number?
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Post by Steve B on 9/30/2012, 12:11 am

I believe it's their own brand.

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Post by SMBeyer on 9/30/2012, 7:49 am

Like Steve said that is their own brand. I bought a straight one because I am left handed and can't use a 45deg. eyepiece. I also bought an angled one for my dad the same time I bought mine. I think the straight is $85 and angled $95. I have been very impressed with mine. It is very clear and I usually use it at 12 power even at 50yds with no problems except for those strategically placed shots that seem to hide on you. Like perfectly punching out the "8" with the.22. My dads angled is just as clear. The adjustments work smooth and it is easy to focus, you don't have to keep messing with it to find just that perfect spot to get it focused. One of the things I like about it and a requirement I had when looking for a new scope was one that I could see all 4 bulls on an airpistol target at 10m. Great scope for the money. Scott
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Post by sklarcpa on 9/30/2012, 9:44 am

I've had the one with the 45deg. eyepiece for a little over a year now and am very pleased with it.
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Post by Rob Kovach on 9/30/2012, 9:48 am

Did you have the model numbers of those? I don't want to order the wrong one.
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Post by Founder on 9/30/2012, 10:00 am

CC542, I have this scope and it is a great scope for the money!

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Post by sklarcpa on 9/30/2012, 10:08 am

Same here cc542

Very pleased with it
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Post by DavidR on 10/1/2012, 10:53 am

Rob Kovach wrote:At Perry, there was a store that had a rack of nice spotting scopes. I think it was Champion's Choice. They had a very small 45 degree adjustable power spotter that was extremely bright and clear for it's size. I think it was dark green. Does anybody have one or know the model number?

The OP said the one he was interested in was dark green, the CC house brand are all light grey, Champions choice does sell a dark green spotting scope and its made by Konis. I have one i bought form them for my son and it is very nice. He doesnt shoot anymore and the scope was only used twice and is like new in the box if your interested. 85.00 shipped. It also comes with a tripod and carry case. just pm me here if interested or contact at hwy92gun@bellsouth.net If this is the one you were talking about.

http://swfa.com/Konus-9-45x60-Konuspot-Spotting-Scope-P48975.aspx
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Post by SMBeyer on 10/1/2012, 4:41 pm

I bought two, a buddy bought one, and the guy I shot next to last weekend had one. All four were dark green. At Perry my buddy was working with Chuck and Chuck was showing him another house brand that he had just got in that was like $135. We looked at several of those and neither focused down as far as the cc542 or looked as clear. To me it was a no brainer, the 542 was the one to get. Don't remember what color it was but the 542 is dark green.



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Post by Rob Kovach on 10/1/2012, 6:44 pm

Thanks for the nice offer David R, but the scope I'm thinking of was VERY small. The Nikon that I use now is that big. It's so big that if I make it store in the spot in the gun box where it's supposed to go, there isn't room in there for anything else.

Joe, I have to come over and eyeball that frame I bought anyway. I'll look at the CC scope that you have when I'm over there and see if it's the same as the one I'm thinking of.
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Post by Rob Kovach on 10/1/2012, 6:51 pm

I think the one I'm thinking about is a CC1030. It has the setscrew and the collar that allows you to rotate the scope angle. I think it's smaller than the 542 that you guys are talking about....alas, they are out of stock and the listing doesn't show the overall length....
http://www.champchoice.com/prod-CHAMPION_S_CHOICE_10_30x_50mm_SPOTTING_SCOPE_W__TRIPOD-8702.aspx
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Post by DavidR on 10/2/2012, 10:13 am

If you want small then this is the smallest, i have friends with them and they are clear and 22s are very visible at 50 yds. This one is tiny
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NG-20-20x33-Spotting-scope-Lightweight-Small-/330700925247?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item4cff4fa93f
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Post by ddivins on 10/2/2012, 4:52 pm

I just ordered a CC1030 today. They are saying a six week backorder (I'm in no hurry). Anyway, they say it will fit in my 3 Gun Strong Case. I'll post opinions when I get it.

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Post by Mike M. on 10/26/2012, 11:13 pm

I've used an NG20 for about ten years. Outstanding performance for the size. If you are mounting it on a box, you can afford a larger scope - but if you're using it for travel, as I do, it's great.

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Post by Rob Kovach on 10/26/2012, 11:21 pm

I already have a huge Nikon, so it's not a matter of price, I really want a clear, but small scope, that I can close in the box.
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Post by Steve B on 10/27/2012, 8:03 am

Rob,
What are you using now?
A few other angled eyepiece models to look at:

Bushnell Legend 50mm
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bushnell-Legend-Ultra-HD-Spotting-Scope-12-36x50mm-/380498128416?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item589774ae20
Minox 50mm
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Minox-MD-50-W-16-30x50-mm-Spotting-Scope-New-In-Orig-Packaging-/390435441485?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5ae7c40b4d
Kowa 50mm (if you can find one)
Nikon ED50

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Post by Toz35m on 10/27/2012, 2:25 pm

the NG20 works great in my gun box and I have no problem seeing .22 holes in targets
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Post by jakuda on 10/27/2012, 6:26 pm

I use a 20x (50mm objective) scope. In daylight it's sufficient to see 22 holes at 50yards. Doubles and borderline shots may be difficult to see, however in a match I rarely look through the scope, and during practice, I can just wait until the next target change to verify.

Where a 20x50 scope does fail is at night time (or low light conditions). 22cal holes can get difficult to see.

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Post by Rob Kovach on 10/27/2012, 8:01 pm

I'm going to look seriously at the NG 20. The specs are what I'm looking for--I just haven't had time to look at new scopes....too busy.
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Post by mbmshooter on 11/1/2012, 2:16 pm

The model you describe is their own brand. They had several reconditioned versions of this scope
for about $60 as I recall. I bought one for a young Marine I've been teaching here in Arizona. I
thought the scope had very good optics and was well worth the money even at the regular price.

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Post by jakuda on 1/13/2013, 4:06 pm

I'm a firm believer of the Meade 60azt scope now. It fits in my 3 gun compact (precision pistol co.) box. The included (cheap build) 20x eyepiece is okay for seeing 22lr holes, but I bought a Meade 12.5mm series 4000 plossl eyepiece on amazon.com which with that scope makes the result a 30x scope. 30x is a good compromise between eye relief, magnification, field of view, and sharpness. Also at 30x, you still can see white around a 25yd bullseye, for those random jerked shots.

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