Those comprise my "budget" setup, and do a great job. To get noticably better, the price jumps to a grand or more. I like the 45 on the eyepiece, it allows me to use it from the side, lowering my profile - handy with coyotes.
All the inexpensive spotting scopes have junk tripods. The Vangard is rock-solid, and built to last.
December 3, 2012, 10:18 PM
I'll take a look, thanks!
Have a Winchester marked one that works great out to 150 or so; beyond that, unless the hole is in a light area of the target you can't pick it out.
December 4, 2012, 03:01 AM
Use the Shoot and see targets. This helps when using any spotting scope. Hits in a Black Bull are about impossible to see at 300 yds. unless the light is just right.:)
December 7, 2012, 02:13 AM
+1 on the shoot n see. Out to 300 yards all you need is your riflescope or a good pair of binos.
December 7, 2012, 11:34 AM
Lots of decent spotting scopes available. Plus there are under your $200 price. Go google and look them up.
December 7, 2012, 06:52 PM
Don't forget the classifieds here (as well as other used marketplaces) you may be able to find a better scope for your budget.
December 8, 2012, 04:18 PM
Picked up a Tasco 20-40 x 60 for $120 bucks on sale (regular $199) a couple years ago from Big-5 sporting goods. Seems to be fine for the range (steady & plenty of light).
Tried to use it hunting but it wouldn't gather enough light early & late, need to step up to about $300-$400 for that kind of quality.
worked fine at the range, we could see .270 holes out to 350 yards on neon yellow/orange & shoot-n-c targets.
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