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Post by wesleytilson@gmail.com on 9/27/2017, 6:51 pm


  • Spotting Scopes.

How would you rate these specifications? I found this one on AMAZON for under $100.

By Scientific Lab
Type: 20-60x 60AE Spotting Scopes
Material: Aluminum alloy, optical glass, plastic
Magnification:20x - 60x
Objective lens diameter: 60mm
Eyepiece diameter: 16mm
Eye relief: 17-13.5mm
Exit Pupil: 3.2-1.10mm
Field of View: 39-19m/1000m
Prism Type: BK7
Focusing Method: Central focus
Optical Coating: Fully Multi-Coated
Size: 350 x 100 x 75mm
Nitrogen filled to prevent the scope from fogging up on the inside due to temperature and humidity changes
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Post by Magload on 9/27/2017, 7:03 pm

It would be nice if you could find one to try.  I have a Simmons with about the same specs and I can't see 22 cal bullet holes in the black at 20yds.  Some times I can see a hole in the black but when I check my shots i call if I don't see them in the white I just have to figure they are in the black.  where in the black that I can seldom tell and the indoor range has good lighting.  Shoot my AR at 200yds and could't even see the group.  Looking for a better scope.  Don
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Post by troystaten on 9/27/2017, 7:16 pm

When choosing a spotting scope, how your using it can affect your choice.  If you are mounting and carrying it in a shooting box it can't be too big.  If you have quality glass in the scope I think you really need at least 30 power on the low end for the 50 yard line when shooting 22's.  Generally a compact scope is going to be a compromise in both magnification range, brightness and eye relief.  I am a bit bias about glass (from my days as a photographer) but I would steer away from anything made in China.  I have a Minox that I think the glass is German and it is assembled in Japan and it is very nice, it has a 15-30 power range and fits nicely in my shooting box and has excellent image quality.  I think I paid about 150-200 dollars for it.   Just my two cents worth which with 5 more dollars you can get a large coffee at an over priced coffee shop.

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Post by rreid on 9/27/2017, 7:31 pm

http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=ItemDetailOptions&item=CC1030

This one works. I can see 22 holes at 50 yards on the lowest power unless the sun is shining directly into the scope. I don't think the specs tell you how clear the picture is going to be. You pretty much have to look through it to know.
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Post by Magload on 9/27/2017, 7:34 pm

rreid wrote:http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=ItemDetailOptions&item=CC1030

This one works. I can see 22 holes at 50 yards on the lowest power unless the sun is shining directly into the scope. I don't think the specs tell you how clear the picture is going to be. You pretty much have to look through it to know.
Will that fit in a 4 gun pistol box?
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Post by LenV on 9/27/2017, 7:41 pm

Fitting in the pistol case is a big thing for me (that one won't with a 60mm objective) and how close it will focus. All spotting scopes seem to focus at 50 yds but our indoor league is shot at 50 ft. Not all scopes will focus at that distance. I didn't see that number in your specs.

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Post by mikemyers on 9/27/2017, 7:56 pm

Early next year I also need to buy one - using my binoculars is getting old, and I can't really see the holes.

I checked out OpticsPlanet, but they had more scopes than I ever imagined - I limited it by setting a price range of $100 to $250, and got this:
https://www.opticsplanet.com/spottingscopes.html?_iv_price_min=100&_iv_price_max=250

I looked over the link posted by 'rreid' up above - the price seems good.  How good is the glass?  In my case, I don't have a box, as the trunk of my car is too small, but I do need it to focus down to 15 yards.
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Post by Magload on 9/27/2017, 7:58 pm

There are a few threads on this forum listing some real nice scopes but if I recall the price was a little high.  Don
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Post by wesleytilson@gmail.com on 9/27/2017, 9:39 pm

LenV wrote:Fitting in the pistol case is a big thing for me (that one won't with a 60mm objective) and how close it will focus. All spotting scopes seem to focus at 50 yds but our indoor league is shot at 50 ft. Not all scopes will focus at that distance. I didn't see that number in your specs.

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Where do you shoot indoors? I haven't found an indoor league in Florida.
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Post by LenV on 9/27/2017, 10:23 pm

WVPL  (Willamette Valley Pistol League) Oregon and Washington teams. I usually shoot at Oregon State University. On campus. Bring your guns to school every Friday for practice with matches once a month all winter. Hmmm. I suspect that winter is something else you don't have in Florida. Rolling Eyes
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Post by Jack H on 9/27/2017, 10:47 pm

Len, I am trying to get back in shape for WVPL.  I shot my first match with them in 1969.
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Post by jglenn21 on 9/28/2017, 10:45 am

honestly for around $100 I'd suggest an older Bushnell Spacescope. Excellent glass for the day

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bushnell-Spoting-Scope-Spacemaster-II-with-stand-and-boxes-20-x-45-60mm-obj-/112578759575?hash=item1a36378b97:g:eCYAAOSwefBZyrqt

Made in Japan

I have an old Sentry 20X and I can see anything I need to at 50 yds.
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Post by Chris Miceli on 9/28/2017, 10:59 am

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Post by Magload on 9/28/2017, 12:16 pm

Today indoors at 20yds i cranked the power down to 20X and was able to see most shots in the black.  I had been cranking it up so just the target filled the view.  I think that was cutting down on the amount of light.  I can focus the numbers when set that high but a black hole on black paper is hard to see.  They need to make SWC ammo for 22 LR.  Don
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Post by rreid on 9/28/2017, 8:18 pm

Magload wrote:
rreid wrote:http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=ItemDetailOptions&item=CC1030

This one works. I can see 22 holes at 50 yards on the lowest power unless the sun is shining directly into the scope. I don't think the specs tell you how clear the picture is going to be. You pretty much have to look through it to know.
Will that fit in a 4 gun pistol box?

Fits fine in my Gun Ho 4 gun box
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Post by JKR on 9/28/2017, 8:37 pm

Take a look at Ebay. You can often get a good deal there. I recently bought an older Bushnell Sentry that looked like brand new for $30. It cost me $20 to have it shipped from Canada but at $50 it was a great deal. I used it to replace an older Bushnell Spacemaster that fit in my box but took up more room than I liked. 

The optics in the older Bushnell are Great. No problem with seeing 22 holes at 50 yards. 20 power is plenty.

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