I'm a recreational HP shooter who was in need of a scope for modest distances. Specifically I was after a spotting scope to facilitate sighting in with 22 and 30 cal at sub 300 yd ranges. After much debate, I bought the 20-60X 80mm Konus spotting scope and could not be happier. Now I'll admit, my sample size is small with just one trip to the range, but it worked out fine. With partly cloudly skies and 40F ambient temperature we first set up for 100 yds. I used a MR-31 target with an orange sticker over the dot. My shooting buddy could call the 5.56 shots right after impact. The 200 yard work was more difficult as a mirage-effect was obscuring the target. My friend discovered he could slightly de-focus the scope and make the call. Then for some reason the mirage evaporated and we could see the small holes just fine. In summary, I like the scope a lot although the tripod is flimsy and the 'soft-armored' case is a nylon bag. I positively love the price which is a quarter of a comparably sized Kowa. I can not figure out how to use the camera adapter though. I'll also add that you can see moon craters at night with this scope.