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Best Spotting Scope +/- $1000?

Postby GOLFCRAZY on Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:40 am

Joanie,
I am looking for the best spotting scope for about $1000.00. Don't mind going over a little if it is worth it. I will mainly be glassing bean fields late in the day/dusk, from my truck. I want straight if I can get it. I want to be able to tell antler size at, the most, 500 yds. I have looked at Kowa, Pentex, Nikon, Vortex. Not sure which will give me the best view for the money. Thanks for any help.

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Re: Best Spotting Scope +/- $1000?

Postby Jne_K on Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:26 am

Hi

I'd make it the Pentax PF80-ED with the zoom eyepiece option. That's right at $1000 and easily the best buy at that price. Also a great buy is the Bushnell Elite 20-60x80. Really won't do better than these unless you spend another $500 or more.
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Re: Best Spotting Scope +/- $1000?

Postby GOLFCRAZY on Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:35 pm

Joanie,
I may be able to swing another $500. Which do you suggest now? Kowa 664, Vortex Razor,?? Any other? Which will be better for digiscoping as well as lookin at atler size?

thanks for your help

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Re: Best Spotting Scope +/- $1000?

Postby Mark H. on Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:36 pm

The Kowa is a VERY nice piece of equipment. The Vortex is no slouch, but the Kowa is really impressive.

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