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spotting scope for backpack hunting
« on: August 01, 2021, 05:52:15 PM »
So im in the market for a new spotting scope and im looking for recommendations on something that is light and fits well in a backpack. The one i have now is just to big and bulky takes up to much space. Thanks for any input fellas

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Re: spotting scope for backpack hunting
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2021, 06:15:02 PM »
What's your budget ?
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Re: spotting scope for backpack hunting
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2021, 06:19:29 PM »
I pack a Kowa 554 over a Swaro 65 these days in the backcountry. Significant size and weight difference. Try one out.

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Re: spotting scope for backpack hunting
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2021, 06:51:10 PM »
Just picked up 11-33 vortex razor much smaller than the 85mm I have packed the last 5 years glass is very clear

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Re: spotting scope for backpack hunting
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2021, 07:12:24 PM »
I pack a Kowa 554 over a Swaro 65 these days in the backcountry. Significant size and weight difference. Try one out.
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Re: spotting scope for backpack hunting
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2021, 07:48:53 PM »
my budget is about 1500 but could do more for the right glass. buy once cry once ha this will probably be the last one i buy for a long time so i dont have a problem spending a bit more for something quality that i will be happy with for the next twenty years

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Re: spotting scope for backpack hunting
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2021, 06:24:00 AM »
Nikon ED50.

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Re: spotting scope for backpack hunting
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2021, 07:31:55 AM »
Nikon ED50.

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Those little Nikon ED50's are pretty darn good spotters and for something small to stick in your pack but still has very good optics the ED50 is a great option.

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Re: spotting scope for backpack hunting
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2021, 08:55:57 AM »
Kowa 553 or 554.  <2 lbs.  Check out reviews on rokslide, etc. 

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Re: spotting scope for backpack hunting
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2021, 09:02:30 AM »
Just picked up 11-33 vortex razor much smaller than the 85mm I have packed the last 5 years glass is very clear

I have the same. Compact, light, and pretty darn good little spotter.
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Re: spotting scope for backpack hunting
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2021, 09:28:05 AM »
Just picked up 11-33 vortex razor much smaller than the 85mm I have packed the last 5 years glass is very clear

I have the same. Compact, light, and pretty darn good little spotter.

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Me too.  No problems with it.  Been really useful, and a good size. 

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Re: spotting scope for backpack hunting
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2021, 09:33:58 AM »
Bushnell Sentry 18-36x50

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Re: spotting scope for backpack hunting
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2021, 12:40:09 PM »
Wouldn't trade my Kowa 554 for any other spotter. The ONLY option for ounce counters who still need top tier performance.

 


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