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Re: Recommendations on an inexpensive spotting scope $500ish
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2017, 03:00:38 PM »
Good info all around, thanks guys  :tup:

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Re: Recommendations on an inexpensive spotting scope $500ish
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2017, 03:40:06 PM »
I've got an Alpen and I used it to spot bullet holes  at 200 yards in the black on a dark rainy morning against a black backstop.  I needed to also see which side of the scoring ring the bullet hit was on so I could consider sighting corrections.   It would spot bullet holes at 300 yards on regular weather days.   I also used a Nikon but it was harder to see which side of the scoring ring the hole was on.

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Re: Recommendations on an inexpensive spotting scope $500ish
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2017, 09:02:48 PM »
I'll second the Vanguard ED.  The Viper hd might work as well.

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Re: Recommendations on an inexpensive spotting scope $500ish
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2017, 09:05:57 PM »
I really like the Leupold gold ring spotter. Used can be found for $500-$600.

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Re: Recommendations on an inexpensive spotting scope $500ish
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2017, 09:34:13 AM »
Anyone have experience with the Celestron Regal 100mm scope?  Thinking about a larger objective scope such as this.

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Re: Recommendations on an inexpensive spotting scope $500ish
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2017, 06:41:08 AM »
I will will put in a third for the Vanguard Endeavor HD $350.00 plus the send you a tripod for free. I have been very happy with. These products

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Re: Recommendations on an inexpensive spotting scope $500ish
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2017, 09:06:55 AM »
Anyone have experience with the Celestron Regal 100mm scope?  Thinking about a larger objective scope such as this.
Read amazon reviews..... not good.

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Re: Recommendations on an inexpensive spotting scope $500ish
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2017, 09:14:23 AM »
Take a look through an Alpen...
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: Recommendations on an inexpensive spotting scope $500ish
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2017, 05:44:31 PM »
Most any spotting scope will show bullet hits at 200-300 yards.  It's the better ones that allow that on very crappy days and those days are the ones that people don't usually go to the range.  If one shoots in matches one doesn't get to pick the shooting weather.

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Re: Recommendations on an inexpensive spotting scope $500ish
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2017, 06:21:57 PM »
Seen the Viper HD at sportsmans warehouse for under 500 on sale! Don't remember the exact price 460 sounds right but I know it was under 500.
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