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Post by rd80 on Wed 5 Jun 2019 - 18:55

I have a gun-ho box with an interior scope mount. Anyone have any suggestions for a decent scope to mount in the box? Thanks.

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Post by zanemoseley on Wed 5 Jun 2019 - 19:19

Spotting scopes are a bit of a can of worms.

$100 and under,,, Celestron Land Scout
$300ish Kowa TS-501 at CMP shop
$600 Vortex Razor 11-33x50

I had the Land Scout and upgraded to the Razor. Very noticible difference in glass clarity, better focus control and better construction. You can get by with a budget optic but can get tricky at 50 yards.

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Post by troystaten on Wed 5 Jun 2019 - 20:05

There are quite a few posts on this forum about spotting scopes.  For what it's worth I have a Minox 15x30x60 and it is very nice and not too expensive.

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Post by rd80 on Wed 5 Jun 2019 - 20:13

Thanks guys. The Land Scout is $39 on Amazon right now so I just pulled the trigger on that.

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Post by Ray Dash on Wed 5 Jun 2019 - 23:00

I have the 50mm Landscout and it is surprisingly clear for the money. I went with the 50mm just so I could leave it on my box and still be able to close the lid with removing it.

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Post by Jack H on Thu 6 Jun 2019 - 4:27

I am old school.  A good used Bushnell Sentry or Competitor is hard to beat.
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Post by JKR on Thu 6 Jun 2019 - 8:17

I'm with Jack on this. I've bought a couple Bushnell Sentries and one Competitor for myself and my son's. Watch for them on eBay.
I didn't pay more than 50 bucks for any of them. Great little scopes for the pistol box.

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Post by jglenn21 on Thu 6 Jun 2019 - 10:46

Yep the competitor was the bargain scope back then but a good value. I have a Sentry and it's perfect..
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Post by Sa-tevp on Thu 6 Jun 2019 - 22:56

I was given an old Sentry II when I bought a used Gun-Ho box and really like it. The 25x eyepiece is easy to look through. I had to disassemble it and clean the lenses inside but it works great,

I am tempted to patiently hunt for two bargains on fleabay and make a set of binoculars from two Sentrys bolted together. If I remember my history right the Japanese company that made these was making good glass for the price-point to get market share.

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Post by Pbmoser1954 on Fri 7 Jun 2019 - 7:01

Does anyone have a NG 20x33 spotting scope for sale?  Or know where I can purchase one?  This scope is small and has a 45 degree eye piece. Perfect for the gun box.
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