Recommend a spotting scope for $500-$700

JungleJames

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I'm returning the Burris XTS 2575 I recently bought because its DOA.

It seems that I'll have to invest more than $250 to get a quality piece of hardware.. go figure
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The scope is simply going to be used for spotting paper holes from 100yds to 200yds. If I can reach out to 500yds I'd be really happy.

If y'all could recommend one I would appriciate the advice.

Thanks!
 

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Re: Recommend a spotting scope for $500-$700

Pentax makes a mean 65mm spotter in your price range. I put an upgraded wide view 39x eye piece and love it. I would not suggest going much higher in magnification due to the reduced brightness. That lets me see bullet holes to 300 yards on a nice day. Would probably work for Shoot-N-C targets at 500 yards. You just need to get a nice stable tripod to take advantage of the optic clarity.
 

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Re: Recommend a spotting scope for $500-$700

research at birdwatching forums.......

The Theron Saker is quickly gaining a name for biggest bang for the buck...
 

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Re: Recommend a spotting scope for $500-$700

the vortex viper is a pretty nice product, i'd probably get into that line for that price
 

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Re: Recommend a spotting scope for $500-$700

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Opticsspecialist</div><div class="ubbcode-body">the vortex viper is a pretty nice product, i'd probably get into that line for that price </div></div>

I was looking at the optics planet site and I am wondering what type of distance I could clearly see 308 holes with either the viper 20-60x80 or the 15-45x60. Straight or angled? I want to shoot out to 600-800 yards.
 

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Re: Recommend a spotting scope for $500-$700

I am using a Leupold Green Ring Spotting Scope (angled) that is 20-60X80. On good days, no mirage, I can see bullet holes at 300 yds. on the target while scoping between mag changes during rapid prone. .223 & .308. It helps if the target isn't chewed up...beyond that I personally don't know of a scope that will pick up holes much farther. I'm sure they are out there, most likely in low earth orbit...Good luck and good shooting!

Doug
 

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Re: Recommend a spotting scope for $500-$700

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Optics Planet</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Take a look at this Bushnell 20-60x80 with ED glass. I have used this model out to 250 yards with my AR.

Chase B. </div></div>

This spotting scope is interesting, but the non-removable eyepiece brings up a question: Is a camera adapter available for this model? I can't find any mention on the product page, but sure could have missed it.

Thanks