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Post by beeser on 7/28/2014, 9:37 pm

This along with a bullseye type pistol case have not been a priority before but I think it's about time to at least think about getting a spotting scope.  I'll only be using it for the bullseye distances.  What good quality scope is recommended?  Also, do you guys use the bullseye boxes or just carry around stuff in a range bag?

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Post by sweetchuck on 7/28/2014, 10:36 pm

Not currently using a scope or a box, although I could use a box.  Got away from scoping shots when I caught myself trying to shoot 10's instead of shooting a little group in the center of the target (if that makes sense).  I just use a bag to carry guns, ammo, muffs&plugs, stapler, roll of masking tape, glasses, and ECI.  I'm in the minority where I shoot. Almost everyone else uses boxes with the Hebard scope mounts.

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Post by Rob Kovach on 7/28/2014, 10:48 pm

beeser:
www.champchoice.com has good stuff:
http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=CategoryBody&c=RAGUSR
Several of my friends use this spotter:
http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=ItemDetailOptions&item=CC1030SP
I also have one, but I use a $400 Nikon spotter instead.  The Nikon is a LITTLE bit clearer--definitely not clear enough to justify the price difference.
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Post by rvlvrlvr on 7/28/2014, 10:50 pm

I use a Gun-Ho 4-gun box. I removed the "finger" system that holds guns and just use the tray with gun rugs instead; it reduces capacity by one (I can now only 'comfortably' get three guns in there), but at most matches I only bring two guns anyways. If I need to bring more (e.g. for a ball- or DR-match), I'll bring them in another bag. With three guns, plus spotting scope (mine is a Champions Choice CC-542, mounted to the box with a Gil Hebard mount), plus brass catcher (CMM Ultimate Brass Catcher, attached to the box with the CMM bracket), plus magazines and other random tools, the whole shebang is pretty heavy.

Ammo, earmuffs, stapler, clipboard, etc. Is carried in a separate bag (usually the same one that my additional guns go in).

When I started out, however, I simply used a bunch of bags. My spotting scope (the cheap $60 Simmons-branded one that I bought from Walmart) was hand-carried with its tripod attached and folded. Since I was shooting revolvers for all stages, I didn't need a brass catcher.

Attending Camp Perry for the first time this year, I made a few changes -- I bought one of those folding shooting stool/chair/bag thingies that have a fair amount of storage, which replaced the extra bag and allowed me to carry ammo, guns, water bottles, rain cape, and other supplies while paring down all of the junk I was lugging around.

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Post by desben on 7/29/2014, 7:42 am

See this thread from June; several good recommendations.

http://www.bullseyeforum.net/t2774-spotting-scope
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Post by DavidR on 7/29/2014, 10:29 am

Most any at least 20 x  spotting scope will work for 50 yds, harbor freight sells them for 40 bucks, of course like anything else you can pay more and get better
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Post by beeser on 7/29/2014, 11:04 am

Rob Kovach wrote:beeser:
www.champchoice.com has good stuff:
http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=CategoryBody&c=RAGUSR
Several of my friends use this spotter:
http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=ItemDetailOptions&item=CC1030SP
I also have one, but I use a $400 Nikon spotter instead.  The Nikon is a LITTLE bit clearer--definitely not clear enough to justify the price difference.
Rob,
What is the model number of the Nikon?  Made in China or Japan?

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Post by togfish on 8/2/2014, 6:57 pm

Rob Kovach wrote:beeser:
www.champchoice.com has good stuff:
http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=CategoryBody&c=RAGUSR
Several of my friends use this spotter:
http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=ItemDetailOptions&item=CC1030SP
I also have one, but I use a $400 Nikon spotter instead.  The Nikon is a LITTLE bit clearer--definitely not clear enough to justify the price difference.

Does anyone have a rough overall dimension on the CC scopes? Looking for something considerably smaller than my Walmart unit which fills the bay in my Strong Case box. Thanks, Bob
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Post by Yiogo on 8/4/2014, 9:33 am

I bought an inexpensive Barska scope mounted on a pistol box of my own crafting from internet plans. 
I bought the scope from Amazon.
The Gil Hebard mount is outstanding.
Scope works well at 50' and 25 yards.
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Post by Yiogo on 8/4/2014, 9:40 am

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Post by Rob Kovach on 8/4/2014, 12:04 pm

I will post the information about those other scopes soon.  Been to busy to take the pictures and measure everything.
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Post by beeser on 8/8/2014, 7:35 pm

Rob Kovach wrote:I will post the information about those other scopes soon.  Been to busy to take the pictures and measure everything.
Still would like to know what Nikon scope you have.

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Post by Otiso on 8/9/2014, 11:06 pm

I bought an alpen fixed power 20X. It works fine and the box closes with it mounted.
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Post by Rob Kovach on 8/14/2014, 12:22 am

Finally got both scopes in the same room at the same time.  The Champions Choice 1030 is 6" long and the KOREAN made Nikon 20x spotter is 12" long.  The CC scope fits easily in the storage spot in the box, but the Nikon really doesn't fit.
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