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Spotting Scopes

Postby Chris C on Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:14 pm

I have just recently found a need for a spotting scope while at the range. It's not an item I'll use frequently, nor am I wanting to pick out the flight feathers of a rare bird in the thickets of the forest. I just, occasionally, will need to see 1/2" holes at 100-200 yards on a target. I wear eye-glasses and am concerned about eye relief. My problem is I'm not wanting to spend more than $125-150. Is there a decent scope in that price range...........or am I asking for too much?
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Re: Spotting Scopes

Postby Steven_L on Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:03 pm

You can do it fine, especially with 1/2" holes at those distances. Using colored targets will increase the range substantially. Try this Celestron Ultima 65. If this is all you'll do with it, it will last a lifetime. Have fun!
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Re: Spotting Scopes

Postby Chris C on Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:43 am

So what's the difference between the straight and angled models? (or advantage)
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Re: Spotting Scopes

Postby Chris C on Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:40 pm

OpticsPlanet sells both the Barska Blackhawk and the Celestron Ultima at about the same price. Which of the two would be better for my purposes?
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Re: Spotting Scopes

Postby Chris C on Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:28 am

Never mind responding to my question. I purchased the [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/s/celestron+ultima+80+spotting+scopes/]Celestron Ultima 80 w/straight sight[/link]. Ought to serve me well, I think.
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Re: Spotting Scopes

Postby Steven_L on Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:32 am

Chris C, not only did you get a product that will work well for your application, but you took my recommendation and turned it into a better product! I'm very glad you spent a bit extra. I'ts a bit larger and slightly clumsier, but the Celestran Ultima 80 is one of my most recommended products in that price range. With minimal care, your grandkids will be using it long after you're gone. Great performance in a spotting scope that will thrill you for generations. Good job.
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