Compact spotting scope recommendation?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by javaduke on Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:40 am

Now that NG scopes are unobtainable, I'm looking for a similar one, something that fits the gun box and can see .22 holes at 50 yards. Any recommendations?

javaduke

Posts : 141
Join date : 2012-07-04

Back to top Go down

Re: Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by Chris Miceli on Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:25 pm

Maybe these?

https://www.amazon.com/MINOX-16-30x-Waterproof-Spotting-Scope/dp/B000YY09FI/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=hunting-fishing&ie=UTF8&qid=1465581855&sr=1-12&keywords=spotting+scope&refinements=p_36:25000-35000,p_72:1248957011&linkCode=sl1&tag=backcountrychronicles-20&linkId=f2c5d71262d5ceab17fc66eddbd226bc

https://www.leupold.com/spotting-scopes/hd-spotting-scopes/gr-10-20x40mm-compact

http://bushnell.com/tactical/spotting-scopes/legend-ultra-hd-(1)/12-36-x-50mm
avatar
Chris Miceli

Posts : 1480
Join date : 2015-10-27
Location : Haymarket, VA

Back to top Go down

Re: Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by Froneck on Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:27 pm

I did get one from Champions Choice at Perry, their brand, that looks like a smaller version of the Celestron I have except about 1/2 the size. Same color and the method to attach the scope to the Gil Hebard mount and was able to close the box with out much effort and removing most of the items below the gun draw.. Though the .22 are not easy to see at 50 yards the scope is clear enough for me to see them in the black but I have to look good, in the white they are easy! Power is 30X, they did have another (their brand too I think) that had 50X looked good but If my memory is correct it didn't have angle eye piece. About the same price, little over $100. I'm not sure why I selected the one I have, probably the angle eye piece, it's mount was different too as I think it was fixed. Check their catalog.

Froneck

Posts : 823
Join date : 2014-04-05
Age : 70

Back to top Go down

Re: Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by JD Mahan on Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:28 pm

Based on an earlier thread, I got this one. Easily see .22 holes in black @ 50 yrds, and it also will focus down to 10m, so I can use it when AP training.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B73JXKC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

JD Mahan

Posts : 12
Join date : 2016-01-02
Age : 64
Location : Highlands Ranch, CO

Back to top Go down

Re: Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by Tim:H11 on Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:19 pm

I got an older used Bushnell Competitor for a friend and I've seen em on eBay for low cost. Good little scope. No bells or whistles. 10X and only a focus adjustment. Plenty for pistol out to 50 yards. Lightweight. Small. But no angled eye piece.
avatar
Tim:H11

Posts : 902
Join date : 2015-11-04
Age : 29
Location : TN

Back to top Go down

Re: Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by SW-52 on Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:34 pm

I have one bushnell sentry II 20x on my shooting case. Old school and very nice.
avatar
SW-52

Posts : 339
Join date : 2015-07-20
Age : 33

Back to top Go down

Re: Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by SW-52 on Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:57 pm

avatar
SW-52

Posts : 339
Join date : 2015-07-20
Age : 33

Back to top Go down

Re: Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by Paul M. on Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:19 pm

I use a fixed power 20x50mm Burris compact. It's small, and has plenty of power for 50 yards

Paul M.

Posts : 3
Join date : 2017-04-26

Back to top Go down

Re: Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by JayhawkNavy02 on Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:46 pm

Kowa is releasing new scopes.  

I also have an old sentry, great scope, but big

https://www.creedmoorsports.com/product/4173/Spotting-Scopes


Last edited by JayhawkNavy02 on Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:44 pm; edited 1 time in total
avatar
JayhawkNavy02

Posts : 575
Join date : 2014-03-01
Location : San Diego

Back to top Go down

Re: Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by Chris Miceli on Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:19 pm

JayhawkNavy02 wrote:Kowa an releasing new scopes

I also have an old sentry, great scope, but big

https://www.creedmoorsports.com/product/4173/Spotting-Scopes

ill trade my NG for that =]
avatar
Chris Miceli

Posts : 1480
Join date : 2015-10-27
Location : Haymarket, VA

Back to top Go down

Re: Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by CR10X on Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:08 pm

CMP has the old Kowa 501  scopes.  They seem to have obtained all the old stock a few years ago.  https://estore.thecmp.org/Catalog/Item/832

CR10X

Posts : 540
Join date : 2011-06-17
Location : NC

Back to top Go down

Re: Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by JayhawkNavy02 on Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:08 pm

The CMP Kowa scopes are fixed magnification, I wish they were variable.   Great scope!
avatar
JayhawkNavy02

Posts : 575
Join date : 2014-03-01
Location : San Diego

Back to top Go down

Re: Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by jmdavis on Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:23 pm

I think that all of the old Kowa series 50mm were fixed 20x. I like the one that I have and might consider another.
avatar
jmdavis

Posts : 1053
Join date : 2012-03-24
Location : Virginia

Back to top Go down

Re: Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by zanemoseley on Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:34 pm

Man that new Kowa looks sweet, not sure if its sweet enough to throw out my perfectly good Celestron and drop $350 though.

zanemoseley

Posts : 335
Join date : 2015-07-11

Back to top Go down

Re: Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by Magload on Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:46 pm

Most of my shots are in the white so they are not hard to see.  It is the ones that miss the backer that are hard to find.  Don
avatar
Magload

Posts : 877
Join date : 2016-11-18
Age : 70
Location : NE Florida

Back to top Go down

Re: Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by Black_Talon on Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:37 pm

javaduke wrote:Now that NG scopes are unobtainable

You can still get the NG 20x33 from Nikkonos, via ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NG20-20x33-Spotting-scope-with-tripod-and-carrying-case-Adaptor/332301633011?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649
avatar
Black_Talon

Posts : 43
Join date : 2011-06-10
Location : SoCal

Back to top Go down

Re: Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by Larry2520 on Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:08 pm

My reccomendation is look for a Celestron!

Larry2520

Posts : 20
Join date : 2017-05-07

Back to top Go down

Re: Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by troystaten on Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:46 pm

I have a Minox MD compact spotting scope, it has a variable mag range of 16-30 and really nice glass. I think I paid about 200 for it.

troystaten

Posts : 167
Join date : 2012-04-19

Back to top Go down

Re: Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by LenV on Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:44 pm

Paul M. wrote:I use a fixed power 20x50mm Burris compact.  It's small, and has plenty of power for 50 yards
+1 well actually +3. I have 3 of the Burris compacts and think they are the best bang for the buck.
avatar
LenV

Posts : 2466
Join date : 2014-01-24
Age : 67
Location : Best state in USA

Back to top Go down

Re: Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum