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VT-SBS-SPR65-A Vortex Sandpiper 15-45x65mm Angled Spotting Scope Stokes Birding Series SBS-SPR65-A is currently on sale with fast shipping. Plus your total satisfaction is guaranteed when you purchase Vortex Sandpiper 15-45x65mm Angled Spotting Scope Stokes Birding Series SBS-SPR65-A and other Spotting Scopes by Vortex.

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Average Ratings
Overall rating
3.7 / 5
Easy To Set Up 4.7 / 5
Usability 4.0 / 5
Features 4.3 / 5
Value for your money 3.7 / 5
Meets expectations 4.0 / 5

Vortex Sandpiper 15-45x65mm Angled Spotting Scope Stokes Birding Series SBS-SPR65-A Reviews - Reviews from 1 to 3 out of 3

Disappointment

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
2 / 5
Easy To Set Up:4 / 5
Features:3 / 5
Meets expectations:2 / 5
Usability:2 / 5
Value for your money:1 / 5

Author: raymn (verified customer) from Wane, PA on Nov 12, 2008
Would recommend:  no

raymn wrote:

I read quite a bit of review on various models and this one got rave review from Cornell University's (compared with other samples they tested). The catch is the ones they compared, not that many within this price range in the first place, I later realized. The construction is good, focus a bit too loose, I like some friction and resistence for the solid feel. Eye cap easily get lost once. But the biggest problem is optical quality. Lots of light fringing around tree leave edges looking outside the window. It literally makes me dizzy after about one minute. Take it to the rifle range, I can spot 223 holes at 100 yards, but the guy next to me got a cheap NcStar, his can resolve the edge of duct tapes overlaying the holes! Mine can not. A big disappointment dawned upon me at that point. This one has longer eye relief, life-time warranty, etc. but it doesn't mean much when optically it can't even compare with a sub-100 dollar NcStar. Actually I've found a fix to the short eye relief problem ...
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Rusticbird

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:5 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: Rusticbird from Bloomington In on Feb 21, 2008
Pros:  Lightweight, great optics, easy to use, good price!
Cons:  Needs better lens cap. Too loose.....small issue.
Would recommend:  yes

Rusticbird wrote:

This is a great scope for the price. I was concerned when I purchased it because I wasn't able to check it out before buying (which is not a good idea). But I took the chance and have been delighted. I like the fact that it's only about 2lbs. I can hike around with it mounted on a tripod with no problems. The case is nice, I don't have to remove it to use the scope. Again, this is a great scope for under $400.

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Vortex Sandpiper 65mm

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
4 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:5 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: MajorCordite (verified customer) from Columbia, SC on Feb 10, 2008
Pros:  Excellent value. Sharp and crisp optics.
Cons:  protective lens cap and cover flimsy.
Would recommend:  yes

MajorCordite wrote:

Everything about this scope is as advertised. I purchased it for High Power Rifle competition. You can clearly see bullet holes in all kinds of conditions out to 200 yards. (I haven't tested it beyond 200 yards) My only gripe is the lens cap cover is really flimsy and will not stay attached. When removing the scope from the bag it is never attached--will not stay on. It needs a clip on type cover. However, I can not locate one in the odd 65mm size. Other than that--best value for scope under $400.00

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Reviews - Vortex Sandpiper 15-45x65mm Angled Spotting Scope Stokes Birding Series SBS-SPR65-A - UPC: 875874000360