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60 vs 80 objective spotting scope
« on: July 27, 2019, 04:26:44 PM »
looking into spotting scope was wondering if there is a big difference between the two thanks.

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Re: 60 vs 80 objective spotting scope
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2019, 06:30:51 PM »
If carrying in a pack you will be debating when to carry the 60 or not. The larger one will find a lot of excuses to stay in the truck.   If not packing then get the 80 or 95. 

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Re: 60 vs 80 objective spotting scope
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2019, 08:42:32 PM »
in my situation no packing

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Re: 60 vs 80 objective spotting scope
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2019, 10:08:53 PM »
In your situation, you will absolutely want the 80. :tup:

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Re: 60 vs 80 objective spotting scope
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2019, 05:05:53 AM »
Good 15x binos on a tripod are a lot eadier to look through, especially for any long period of time.  And you can determine shooter or non shooter just fine from quite a distance.

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Re: 60 vs 80 objective spotting scope
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2019, 08:54:46 AM »
Good 15x binos on a tripod are a lot eadier to look through, especially for any long period of time.  And you can determine shooter or non shooter just fine from quite a distance.
a few good points but disagree if you can determine shooter from quite a distance. Never looked through a pair of binocs of an animal at 2+ miles away and could determine if it was a shooter or not. Big swaro spotter comes in nice to be able to verify if itís worth going after or not. :twocents:
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Re: 60 vs 80 objective spotting scope
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2019, 09:12:15 AM »
In your situation, you will absolutely want the 80. :tup:

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I have an 80 and itís gigantic and I kinda hate packing it. I do pack it but itís really big.
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Re: 60 vs 80 objective spotting scope
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2019, 09:43:52 AM »
The objective on an 80mm has nearly 80% more surface area than a 60mm. That means that everything else being equal is it brighter. Everything being equal it is also larger, heavier and more expensive.

I have both and end up taking the 60mm most of the time, even when just using it from a vehicle. Go figure.
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Re: 60 vs 80 objective spotting scope
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2019, 06:21:27 PM »
I got a 60 just due to having to carry it. Weight and bulk is a big issue especially if youíre trying to fit it in your pack. Hereís a pic I got from my 60 at 350 yards

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Re: 60 vs 80 objective spotting scope
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2019, 12:52:30 PM »
nice pic

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Re: 60 vs 80 objective spotting scope
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2019, 01:56:15 PM »
For carrying a 60, for looking through an 80. I had the pleasure of looking at mule deer bucks through a swaro 65 & vortex razor 85 in the Wyoming high country last year. Optically I much preferred the razor with the bigger objective & more zoom. If weight & size are the biggest determining factor then itís an easy decision to live with the optical resolution & zoom the 60-65 provides. :twocents:

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Re: 60 vs 80 objective spotting scope
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2019, 02:18:58 PM »
Quality over size is something to consider too

 


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