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Post by Jwhelan939 on 6/13/2014, 10:16 pm

I am looking for a nice and clear spotting scope that is small and light for my gung-ho box. Any recommendations? I would love the compact Leupold; unfortunately, it's way out of my price range. What do you use?

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Post by Rob Kovach on 6/14/2014, 12:21 am

I have one of these as well as 3 of my friends.  It's not as crisp and clear as my Nikon, but it's decent, lightweight, small, and cheap.

http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=ItemDetailOptions&item=CC1030SP
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Post by gitkrunk on 6/14/2014, 2:03 am

What I'm using and I really like it.


http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=ItemDetailOptions&item=CC542
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Post by LenV on 6/14/2014, 10:22 am

These Burris Landmark scopes work great.And the price is right.It is important to me that a scope should focus as close as 50ft and has a knob to change focal length instead of twisting the objective lens.



http://www.ebay.com/itm/Burris-Landmark-Compact-20x-50mm-Spotting-Scope-Multicoated-High-Definition-/131213780124?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e8cf3649c
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Post by DavidR on 6/14/2014, 10:27 am

Check out NG spotting scopes on ebay, the 20x33 is tiny, light and works great, if you want a little bigger then look at the 30x50, these are some of the best scopes available,
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Post by Jwhelan939 on 6/14/2014, 10:46 am

Oldmaster- I sent a best offer on the burris. Trying to build my setup in my rookie season is putting a hurting on my wallet.

David- is ng the brand or is it the model number? On ebay when I type ng spotting scope I get ncstar scopes. Their model numbers start with ng.

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Post by mparker on 6/14/2014, 1:07 pm

I use this compact monocular for a number of things including shooting:

http://www.opticronusa.com/Pages/bga_mono.html

There is an optional tripod collar available too.

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Post by Jwhelan939 on 6/15/2014, 11:20 am

I got the burris from eBay. The seller, Lite111, accepted my very low buy it now offer because he "was glad to help a new shooter get into the sport." it's nice when you run into good people.

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Post by Russ OR on 6/16/2014, 12:09 am

Larry's Guns sells the Alpen 730 (15x-30x x 50mm)-$99=Crisp, clear optics - decent eye relief. find some online reviews on it & Alpen. - In my opinion it's one of the best spotting scope values. Mine will focus to 10 meters(YMMV?). - At 30x it doesn't lose that much. - I leave mine at 15x most of the time. Several of us at the club use this spotting scope.
Proceed with caution - You don't want a spotting scope that you almost have to touch your eyeball to to use. -- - -Russ

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Post by desben on 6/16/2014, 7:11 am

I use a VisionKing 20x50. AFAIK, they are identical to the highly rated Alpen 20x50 (#711) but half the price. You can get them straight from the manufacturer for $40, shipping included.

My only complaint is the small eye relief; you must be close to get the full field of view. However, this is not a problem for shooting sports where the target only occupies a portion of the view (at 20x anyways). Otherwise, it's sharp and bright, small and light.

Russ's caution is very valid. But despite what I consider to be small eye relief on my VisionKing, I can easily check the target at 20 yards while wearing eye protection.
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Post by DavidR on 6/16/2014, 11:15 am

Jwhelan939 wrote:Oldmaster- I sent a best offer on the burris. Trying to build my setup in my rookie season is putting a hurting on my wallet.

David- is ng the brand or is it the model number? On ebay when I type ng spotting scope I get ncstar scopes. Their model numbers start with ng.

this is the small one, works great for even 22 at 50yds, they also sell a 30x just look for his other items for sale. if you do buy it ask him for the adapter to fit gun box knob, he has it too.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NG-20-20x33-Spotting-scope-Lightweight-Small-/331221832150?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item4d1e5c11d6
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