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Post by 7tcu on 1/18/2019, 4:07 pm

I just purchased a 4 pistol Deluxe range box from Precision Pistol Box. I am only going to be shooting 25yds of less, I could use some advise on which spotting scope would be applicable for this both length and power would be very helpful. Thanks, Jim
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Post by mspingeld on 1/18/2019, 4:12 pm

Others will chip in with model numbers. My recommendation: Don't go crazy or spend a lot. Get something that will be decent at 50 yards. You may, some day, start shooting outdoor matches and spending a lot will not help your scores at all.

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Post by inthebeech on 1/18/2019, 4:46 pm

I would pass though on the CC-branded model.  Try ebay for an older classic as long as you see enough information in the listing to be sure that it has clear glass.
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Post by james r chapman on 1/18/2019, 5:35 pm

I don't know, I've never had a problem with my Champions Choice 1030 scope for 50' to 50 yards...
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Post by 7tcu on 1/18/2019, 5:39 pm

Thanks everyone, one of my shooting buddies just gave me a Barska 15X45 so I will try that for a while.
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Post by LenV on 1/18/2019, 7:35 pm

You might have paid too much.

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Post by TonyH on 1/18/2019, 8:04 pm

Same as one of the CC models at half the price.....focus for 10 meter Airgun shooting and good enough for 22 holes at 50 yards. Pretty adequate and cheap.
https://www.amazon.com/Celestron-52320-Landscout-10-30x50-Spotting/dp/B00B73JXKC
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Post by STEVE SAMELAK on 1/18/2019, 9:00 pm

LenV wrote:You might have paid too much.

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His buddy MAY NOT have done him much of a favor, but it's still better than the one he didn't have.
I think the biggest issue I've seen with spotting scopes is shooters focusing on the spotting scope instead of the shot process.
I swear some guys are getting whiplash so they can be on the scope before the bullet hits the target.
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Post by zanemoseley on 1/18/2019, 9:11 pm

I've got the Celestron linked above. Decent for the money but 22 holes at 50 can be tough depending on the light. I plan to upgrade this year.

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Post by TonyH on 1/19/2019, 7:25 am

Decent for the money but 22 holes at 50 can be tough depending on the light. I plan to upgrade this year.
Agreed, but the OP did say he was only shooting 25 yds....plenty good for that. The upgrade crossed my mind also....what are you leaning towards? Are those baby NG scopes worth the money? Kowa?


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Post by Multiracer on 1/19/2019, 7:46 am

zanemoseley wrote:I've got the Celestron linked above. Decent for the money but 22 holes at 50 can be tough depending on the light. I plan to upgrade this year.
Ditto

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Post by jglenn21 on 1/19/2019, 12:41 pm

I have to agree on the older scopes.. The Bushnell Sentry and Spacescopes from the 70and 80s were Excellent scopes. I have a $30 sentry straight tube that makes seeing 22 quite easy even for my old eyes.

the only thing you miss is a slanted eyepiece

with good glass you can see all you want at 20X. no need for a variable
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Post by WillH on 1/19/2019, 7:27 pm

I recently got a Minox compact with angled objective.  I've been happy with it as doesn't take up too much real estate in the box, nice and clear at both 25 and 50 yds, and the angled objective handy to reduce leaning in.  Seemed to hit the sweet spot between too cheap and too expensive in my research. Of course there are many good options out there but watch the dimensions of the units to be sure it fits your box OK.

https://www.opticsplanet.com/minox-spotting-scope-md-50-w.html

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Post by zanemoseley on 1/19/2019, 8:47 pm

TonyH wrote:
Decent for the money but 22 holes at 50 can be tough depending on the light. I plan to upgrade this year.
Agreed, but the OP did say he was only shooting 25 yds....plenty good for that. The upgrade crossed my mind also....what are you leaning towards? Are those baby NG scopes worth the money? Kowa?

I'd like to buy the smallest Vortex Razor spotting scope but not sure if I can justify the expense. The Minox looks interesting too.

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Post by ssauer2004 on 1/20/2019, 2:46 pm

I was just in the same position as you.  All of the guys I shoot with use the mini NG scopes.  I ended up purchasing one used from a forum member.  They are kind of hard to come by new on eBay.  The scope is being delivered on Tuesday.
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Post by troystaten on 1/20/2019, 4:11 pm

I have a Minox 15-30 power and it is a nice piece of glass and it was not super expensive.  Works perfectly for 25 yards.  Mine is the straight tube model but the angled eye piece one is nice as well.

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Post by LenV on 1/20/2019, 11:29 pm

I have had great success with Burris Compact spotting scopes. They are not very expensive (usually under 60.00). They fit easy in TnB hardcase boxes but can be a little tight in old Pachmyer's. They focus easy down to 50' and you can see .22 holes easy at 50 yds. I have 3 of them. The best are probably the 12x-24x-50 that have the focus knob. Like the one on E-bay right now..  NFI

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Burris-Compact-Spotting-Scope/123596302131?hash=item1cc6e9e733:g:45YAAOSwf29cPjZe:rk:1🇵🇫0

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