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Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by javaduke on 7/30/2017, 10:40 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?

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Post by Chris Miceli on 7/30/2017, 11:25 am

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
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Post by Froneck on 7/30/2017, 11:27 am

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.

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Post by JD Mahan on 7/30/2017, 11:28 am

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

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Post by Tim:H11 on 7/30/2017, 12:19 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.
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Post by SW-52 on 7/30/2017, 12:34 pm

I have one bushnell sentry II 20x on my shooting case. Old school and very nice.
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Post by Paul M. on 7/30/2017, 4:19 pm

I use a fixed power 20x50mm Burris compact. It's small, and has plenty of power for 50 yards
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Post by JayhawkNavy02 on 7/30/2017, 5:46 pm

Kowa is releasing new scopes.  

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

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


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Post by Chris Miceli on 7/30/2017, 6:19 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 =]
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Post by CR10X on 7/30/2017, 8:08 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

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Post by JayhawkNavy02 on 7/30/2017, 9:08 pm

The CMP Kowa scopes are fixed magnification, I wish they were variable.   Great scope!
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Post by jmdavis on 7/30/2017, 9:23 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.
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Post by zanemoseley on 7/31/2017, 3:34 pm

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

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Re: Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by Magload on 7/31/2017, 3:46 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
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Post by Black_Talon on 7/31/2017, 7:37 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
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Re: Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by Larry2520 on 7/31/2017, 8:08 pm

My reccomendation is look for a Celestron!

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Post by troystaten on 8/1/2017, 11:46 am

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.

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Re: Compact spotting scope recommendation?

Post by LenV on 8/1/2017, 4:44 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.
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