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coastal
01-08-2014, 12:51 AM
I'd like to get one for looking at holes in paper at 300 yds or less as its main duty, don't need a $2000 scope to sit around. Any recommendations?

blacksmithden
01-08-2014, 01:40 AM
Well...I'd love to recommend the Bushnell Spacemaster like the one in the pic, but it doesn't look they're making them anymore. It's the one I've got. The big advantage is the angle of the eye piece can be adjusted from being inline with the body of the scope, up to 90 degrees to it (and anywhere in between). It's proven to be very very handy. I wonder why they don't show it on their site anymore. It was the only one I ever saw that had this feature. I can't imagine they stopped making it....unless somebody screamed trademark infringement.

http://media.midwayusa.com/productimages/880x660/Primary/494/494823.jpg

tigrr
01-08-2014, 12:55 PM
http://www.opticsplanet.com/konus-konuspot-20-60x100-spotting-scope.html

See hits on targets out to a mile in the right conditions. Get a solid tripod at the same time. shipping with us postal only and it still gets to you pretty cheap.

coastal
01-08-2014, 01:28 PM
Awesome thanks guys!

road kill
01-09-2014, 06:01 AM
Mine is an older Bushnell and hardly acceptable at 100 yards on targets, only good for watching large game at longer distance. Before buying another i want to check it out well and preferablely outside.

coastal
01-12-2014, 12:02 AM
http://www.opticsplanet.com/konus-konuspot-20-60x100-spotting-scope.html

See hits on targets out to a mile in the right conditions. Get a solid tripod at the same time. shipping with us postal only and it still gets to you pretty cheap.

Just ordered this thing, seems to have good reviews. $270 shipped? Can't go wrong!

Grizz
01-19-2014, 03:59 PM
Bass pro in Calgary had one on sale a few weeks back for 100.00. They claimed you can see clearly out to 1.5 miles


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paulj
01-20-2014, 01:28 AM
That is remarkable. For less than $400 you can see bullet holes at 300 yds plus.

coastal
01-20-2014, 09:00 AM
It just shipped today, hopefully I can test it out before the week is out.

Swampdonkey
07-11-2014, 10:10 AM
How did it go?

coastal
07-11-2014, 12:45 PM
Oh ya! It's actually surprisingly good! At 300yds and full zoom you can get a bit of distortion, I usually back it off full zoom a bit and it gets quite clear. The only downfall is the size of it, not something you'd want to pack around, but that wasn't my intention so its all good. ;)

Here is a picture I took of the moon a while back holding my phone up to the eyepiece lol It was clearer with my eye, but its pretty hard to get the phone to focus on that.


http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc202/Poopy62/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140513_215509_zpslperathh.jpg (http://s212.photobucket.com/user/Poopy62/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140513_215509_zpslperathh.jpg.html)

Swampdonkey
07-11-2014, 03:43 PM
Duly noted, thanks for posting.

Loldarian
08-22-2017, 11:27 AM
Anyone know if Redfield Rampage are any good?

Loldarian
08-24-2017, 10:57 PM
Or even a Konus Konuspot? They are both on sale and half the price of other decent looking spotting scopes is why I ask.

coastal
08-25-2017, 06:23 AM
Only good for looking at holes in paper.

oddjob70
08-26-2017, 11:48 PM
http://www.opticsplanet.com/konus-konuspot-20-60x100-spotting-scope.html

See hits on targets out to a mile in the right conditions. Get a solid tripod at the same time. shipping with us postal only and it still gets to you pretty cheap.

I've got the Konus as well..use it all the time in Edson at the Mile range..it works really well..except when the mirage is above average at a mile..other than that straight aces..as mentioned earlier a solid tripod is a must

Loldarian
08-30-2017, 09:04 AM
Looks like I'll grab the Konus, thanks guys!