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Brunton Scope Back Ordered

Postby Hotwhlzs on Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:28 am

Hi, I took you up on your recommendation and ordered a Brunton Eterna 80mm ED but they are back ordered until June. Customer Service suggested an Alpen 854. Should I wait, spend an extra $1,500? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks,.. Dave
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Re: Brunton Scope Back Ordered

Postby Jne_K on Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:27 am

Hi Dave

I have not tested the 854, so not much I can say, on that particular model. My only concern, reading the specs, is that there is no mention of ED in this scope and, make no mistake, ED can make a difference if you will be viewing at magnifications of 40x or do digiscoping at any magnification. If the scope is not, in fact, ED, I would opt for a spending a bit more to get a Pentax PF80 or, as an alternative, a Bushnell Elite, 20-60x80 or the Vortex Skyline in the ED option. All of these are ED scopes.
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