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lacking a spotting scope, seeing paper holes at 125 yds with 8-12 power scopes is just not happening. so i take a rifle along that has a 22 pwr scope on it. works great. but the rifle is heavy and hard to use as a spotting scope. we have been looking for a new pair of binocs for back porch deer looking etc that can be used as a spotting scope at the range. and won't break the bank. so i'm guessing if a 22 pwr rifle scope works a 20 pwr binoc will too?
 
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You better off buying a spotting scope.

Even a cheap one from Amazon is better than any 20x bingos you can get cheap.


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1. why
2. the binos will be dual purpose
3. by affordable i'm talking $900
 
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Give Dough a call at www.Cameralandny.com He'll fix you up.


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I don't think you need to go quite that large on the magnification.
The fact that you are using both eyes and that stray light entering from behind is much less of a problem than with a scope means that you (or I at any rate) should be able to see much better through binos.

To put my comment into perspective, I can see bullet holes nearly as well through my 10 x 50 Leica binos than I can through my 22-power Nightforce scope.
 
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and thats exactly what i'm using for a spotting scope. a 22 power Nightforce. what would an educated guess be for "nearly as well"? 90% ?
 
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Always happy to assist the members here
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Doug (above post) is the guy for this.
 
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probably do that soon. trying to sell some primers on TexasGunTalk to help pay for it but no luck. and i'm asking below whats listed on midway and powder valley and at local academys. with no shipping, tax or hazmat. maybe someone will bite soon.
 
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Go to Ebay and find Bausch & Lomb MADE IN ROCHESTER NY. The binos I like are 7x35 Zephyr weight. The spotting scopes are heavy--but good. Optics costing much much more are no better. Keep in mind that a lot of the 7x50 were military and survived WW2 the rough handling on ships--but they are still ticking.
 
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and thats exactly what i'm using for a spotting scope. a 22 power Nightforce. what would an educated guess be for "nearly as well"? 90% ?


Say 80 - 85%
 
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Called doug thurs, they said out till tomorrow.
 
Posts: 1425 | Location: south of austin texas | Registered: 25 November 2011Reply With Quote
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I'm back, what's up?


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Posts: 3404 | Location: Old Bethpage NY | Registered: 08 September 2005Reply With Quote
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whats up is that we had a good conversation this AM and i bought a pair of binocs and a spotting scope from you.
 
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Cool


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Doug is the MAN when it comes to any optics questions or purchases period!

God Bless, Louis

What did you decide on?
 
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Doug is the MAN when it comes to any optics questions or purchases period!

God Bless, Louis

What did you decide on?

you mean what did DOUG decide on? i'll know when it all gets here. basically 8x binoc and 15x45 spotting scope.
 
Posts: 1425 | Location: south of austin texas | Registered: 25 November 2011Reply With Quote
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ok ladies, this is what i got from Doug.
a ATHLON ARES G2-STRAIGHT 16X45X65 spotting scope and a tripod.
a KOWA BD1142-8XD binoculars
i have been hearing about Doug on this site and others for awhile and all the hype is deserved. knows his stuff and has great service.
 
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just set up the spotting scope. to say i am more than happy is an understatement. no more lugging an 8 lb rifle to the range as a spotting scope. i used a leupold for many years till it gave up a coupla years ago. this one is much better.
 
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