Spotting scope recommendation

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Spotting scope recommendation

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Post by RandyTF » May 16th, 2019, 8:29 am

I've had a Leupold Ventana SX-1 15-45x60mm for maybe 6 years but have never really liked it out at 100 yards or more. My 70 year old eyes are starting to like it even less.

Anybody recommend something else around $400-500? I've considered the Leupold 20-60x80mm but am seeing only fair reviews for it.



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Post by FenixMike » July 25th, 2019, 6:50 pm

You can usually find the Vortex Viper HDs for around that. They aren't bad at all and obvious warranty through Vortex. Bushnell also has some good options, best thing to do is hit sportsmans and Cabelas to try all the big players out, then decide for yourself. I picked up my Viper HD for $475 new in the Cabelas bargain cave and didnt upgrade until I started pushing past 1K yards
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Re: Spotting scope recommendation

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Post by TheJediknight » July 26th, 2019, 2:08 pm

That Leupold you are looking at is a good one. If you don't get HD, get the Leupold. I have it. You can join me at Rio if you want to check it out.

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Post by samnev » July 31st, 2019, 4:58 pm

I have the Leupold HD 12-40X60 Kit and am the same age as you. Works really well for me but more than you intend to spend.

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