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Re: $600 to play with, what spotter?
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2017, 10:27:08 PM »
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/276098-REG/Kowa_TSN_601_TSN_601_2_4_60mm_Spotting_Scope.html

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/374107-REG/Kowa_TE_9Z_TSE_Z9B_20_60x_Zoom_Spotting.html

You cant go wrong with a Kowa made in Japan high quality glass. I can see 7mm bullet holes on paper @ 600 yards if the conditions are good. The price puts you just under 600. This spotter will blow away every thing in the 500-800 price range IMO.
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Re: $600 to play with, what spotter?
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2017, 12:12:28 AM »
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/276098-REG/Kowa_TSN_601_TSN_601_2_4_60mm_Spotting_Scope.html

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/374107-REG/Kowa_TE_9Z_TSE_Z9B_20_60x_Zoom_Spotting.html

You cant go wrong with a Kowa made in Japan high quality glass. I can see 7mm bullet holes on paper @ 600 yards if the conditions are good. The price puts you just under 600. This spotter will blow away every thing in the 500-800 price range IMO.
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They make great scopes!

Looks to be a darn good price on great glass!

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Re: $600 to play with, what spotter?
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2017, 07:56:06 AM »
Another vote for vanguard. The HD82 angled model is selling for $499 on Amazon right now which would leave you about $100 for a tripod


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Re: $600 to play with, what spotter?
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Re: $600 to play with, what spotter?
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2017, 02:13:54 PM »

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Re: $600 to play with, what spotter?
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2017, 08:03:23 AM »
I have one and I really like it, check it out.

http://www.rokslide.com/gear/optics/276-vanguard-endeavor-hd-65s-spotting-scope-shocking-performance-value
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This sounds like a pretty solid review.
If you wait long enough I'm sure Amazon will drop the price to $450 again. That was when I bought. For the 82 mm that is


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Re: $600 to play with, what spotter?
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2017, 03:51:06 PM »
Go to opticsplanet.com.  They have both angled models.  Use coupon code Lucky10 (expires today) and you can get the Vanguard Endeavor hd 65A for $360 or the 82A for $450.

I don't have any experience with those spotting scopes, but have ordered from that company with no problems.

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Re: $600 to play with, what spotter?
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2017, 05:00:10 AM »
Update.  Took the hd82 vanguard out on Sunday and was using it for 1000 meter shots.   Could see bullet impacts fairly easy.  I've looked through standard (non-hd Swarovski 65mm) and I feel this at least compares to that.  I own zeiss and Leica binocs and am no stranger to the get what you pay for verbiage, but I got to say the vanguard more than meets my expectation.  I put this on a $200 tripod, please take that into consideration.  Good tripods are a must have.

 

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