I wanted a spotting scope and didn't know anything about them, so I asked a friend of mine to recommend one. He's a former Marine sniper and runs his own shooting school. He told me not to mess around with a cheap one. They'd tried getting by with inexpensive ones at his school, but none held up or worked well, so they finally went with Nikons. They cost a bit more, but you definitely get what you pay for in this case. I decided to get the Nikon 20-60x82 ProStaff and started shopping around. Optics Planet had the best price by far, over $100 less than the next cheapest price I could find. The scope is crystal clear, easy to use and does everything I need it to do. I'm confident that it will last a lifetime. My only complaint is that it doesn't come in a hard case, but I bought a tool box big enough to hold the scope and all the accessories, so no big deal.
Pros: The best spotting scope on the market
Cons: No hard case included or available
This review was written in the old system and had content requirements that are different than reviews written today.