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Spotting scope recommendations

Post by Swarfmonger on Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:31 pm

Hello folks,
I am looking for a reasonably priced spotting scope that is compact enough to fit in an average pistol box and has an angled eye piece. A recent injury requires me to glass my shots with my dominant eye and it seems too difficult to do with my straight eye piece. Any help anyone might have would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by DavidR on Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:15 pm

Try champions choice, they have a line of scopes with their name they sell that work good and priced right.
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Post by pergoman on Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:13 pm

I give a thumbs up to the Barska which Midway has packaged with a rifle scope for.....get this.... Under $100! I have one and love it. It is small, angled, clear, compact, and works great in my bullseye box. Don't let the ridiculously low price fool you. This is a really decent scope for this discipline. Yes, I have much more expensive scopes for spotting 17 caliber holes at 500 yards but they are bigger, heavier, etc.

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Post by jscandale on Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:27 am

That's good to hear about the Barska, but I'd like to hear more about any scope that can pick up .17 cal holes at 500 yds. I think I'd like to hear even more about a .17 that will make holes at 500.

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Post by pergoman on Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:05 am

With the 17's we are talking about centerfire rather than rimfire. I know a guy who uses a 17 for shooting 1000yards at the range near Williamsport. This is extremely specialized equipment and he actually makes his own tips. I shoot a 17 Mach IV moving a 20 grain v-max at 4100fps (yes, chronoed it) to dent the prarie dog populations throughout the west. I have also used it at paper groundhog shoots which go out to 500 yards here in Pa. Even 30 cal holes are hard to see when they are in the black. The misses in the white are easy to spot.

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Post by jscandale on Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:16 am

You don't say.....

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Post by tenx9 on Sat May 04, 2013 6:19 pm

Don't go crazy. On a pistol box where the longest distance is 50yds no more than 20x eyepiece and 40mm or so objective end is all you need. You can easily spot .22 holes at that distance. I've been using a Bushnell spotter for over 20 years with no problems. If however, you're shooting pistol silohuette and distances go to 100yds then a better scope is needed.

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Post by Russ OR on Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:14 pm

Consider the Alpen 730 - 15x-30x by 50mm. $99 from LGI (Larry's Guns). Pretty good eye relief-and, for the $s, very good optics. -- 6? of us at my club use this spotter. Russ

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