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Old 04-15-2018, 05:50 PM
jimco jimco is offline
 
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I have the Konus 100. I like the optics but it is a very heavy scope and requires a heavy duty stand during windy conditions
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:07 PM
rickgman rickgman is offline
 
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I agree with ceresco - it can be very difficult to see .223 bullet holes much beyond 200 yds and if the atmospheric conditions (especially mirage) are challenging, you can have issues at even 200 yds. High quality optics helps a great deal but it just can't do much when the light and mirage are working against you. If you really want to spot bullet holes at longer ranges, I think that investing in a remote camera is probably the best way to go. If you want to be able to spot scoring discs and be able to read the mirage, a good quality scope is the way to go. A scope is also useful for long range hunting or for tactical usage. I would suggest getting a scope with at least a 60mm objective lens and with at least 20X magnification. Variable magnification is a plus - 15 to 45X magnification is favored by many. Many prefer angled eyepieces for high power shooting but I find that they aren't the best for some other applications. You can spend under $200 for a decent scope (like a Konasport 20- 45X 65mm scope) but you can also spend $2500 for a great scope (like a Leupold Mk 4 20- 60X 80mm scope). You will also need to buy a scope stand. When if comes to optics, it's sort of like performance cars - where you pay for speed. The last few mph's are the most costly. In optics, the last little bit of clarity and light gathering capability are the most expensive.
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:56 AM
WebSmithEddy WebSmithEddy is offline
 
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That looks like a nice spotting scope for very reasonable price.

How clearly can you see the target at 200-300 yard range?

The phone adapter is cool as well
The phone adapter is tiresome to line up on the scope, but it (the adapter) can be threaded onto a tripod, so you can use it to hold your phone to record video.

I've only used the scope on targets out to 200 yards. With splatter targets you can see the holes easily. I haven't tried it with regular paper targets.

I've also used it on a steel range out to 285 yards with a friend spotting for me. The sight picture is pretty clear.

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Old 04-28-2018, 07:51 AM
Pinecone Pinecone is offline
 
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I went through a couple of different spotting scopes, until I picked up a Vortex Razor HD.

Buy once, cry once.
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Old 07-23-2018, 02:44 PM
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i have a old busnell sentry, it has a 20power eye piece. anyone know if other eye piece is for sale thanks
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Old 09-13-2018, 12:29 AM
mac1911 mac1911 is offline
 
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I have a Celestron with the Long Eye Relief 27x eye piece. Its fine for seeing the target and the spotter out to 600 and you can pick up splashes on the missed shots in the dirt. Sometimes the lighting just sucks and you cant see 30 cal holes at 200!
The eye relief is a big thing for me. I don't want to be lifting my glasses to look through the scope. The Konus 20x60x80 did well by me also, before it was stolen
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Old 09-13-2018, 12:30 AM
mac1911 mac1911 is offline
 
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I went through a couple of different spotting scopes, until I picked up a Vortex Razor HD.

Buy once, cry once.
which one?
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:41 AM
Kilo-Sierra Kilo-Sierra is online now
 
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When I first started GSM matches I bought a Konus 85mm. Personally, I think the Konus is the best bang for the buck. For looking at the spotter (POI) and reading the wind at 200 it is great. When I started shooting HP...it not having a Long Eye Relief eyepiece was a detriment for me. In rapids I like the shoot 2rds, scope the impacts, and shoot the next 8 favoring if necessary. Not that big of a deal if you have solid zero's and trust them. I use the wind flags for wind direction and the mirage for wind speed.

BUT....the higher quality scopes REALLY shine when you are reading wind at 600. You can pick up mirage that isn't noticeable in a lesser quality scope. I have a Vortex Razor HD that is amazing. Some days at Talladega I can see bullet holes in the number boards at 600yds. NOT all days. As mentioned earlier conditions determine that. Several buds use Kowa. Awesome scopes....period! I would be happy with either. I get a killer discount at Vortex and that swayed my decision. Don R. over at Talladega looked through my Razor and was blown away. He is a Kowa guy.

I think the bottom line is figure out where your future is in shooting and your needs. Buy the best you feel comfortable spending and roll on. It's easy to say "Buy the best" and things like that. Fact is I'm at a point in my life I can. BUT...I also haven't forgotten the days when I couldn't even afford a Tasco. It's a big decision, do your homework, make a choice and roll with it. Main thing is you are out there shooting!

One last thing...I've never heard anyone say "I wish I would have bought a lesser quality scope"....

good Luck,
Keith
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Old 09-13-2018, 01:38 PM
Kilo-Sierra Kilo-Sierra is online now
 
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Just saw this on the National match forum.

Keith

I have a Kowa 82SV Spotting Scope for sale. The unit comes with a 20-60 Eyepiece. I purchased this unit new in 2014. It shows minor weathering, but is in great shape.

This unit sells new (with eyepiece) for around $1150.00 (depending on where you buy it from). I will take $750.00 shipped CONUS.

I am willing to sell the scope body alone without the eyepiece for $600. 00 (this is $200 off list price).

PM me your e-mail, if you would like photos.


Thanks for looking.
http://www.usrifleteams.com/forums/i...comment-427431
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:00 PM
M1 sniper M1 sniper is offline
 
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I use a celestron 80mm? Anyway it works real good at 600 yards
Has very clear optics can see mirages and target spots pretty easy.
Itís what I use for vintage sniper.
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