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#1 .243Win

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 07:46 PM

does anyone use one when hunting ?when range shooting/sighting in ?what brand/power/works best for the $$ ???my binocs work okay, got to be a better way

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 08:22 PM

I do use them for preseason scouting, but not while hunting. That's just one more thing to have to pack!

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 08:50 PM

does anyone use one when hunting ?when range shooting/sighting in ?what brand/power/works best for the $$ ???my binocs work okay, got to be a better way

does anyone use one when hunting ? Deer and Elk, yes. But for most hunting no.when range shooting/sighting in ? Yes but only past 200 yards. Small caliber is difficult to see.what brand/power/works best for the $$ ??? I have a Zeiss 85mm Diascope ($1359) Not cheap.my binocs work okay, got to be a better way. Buy a Great pair of Binos you'll be happier.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 07:04 PM

NIKON OPTICS SKY & EARTH 20X60MM FIXED POWER SPOTTING SCOPE W/ EYEPIECEClose out 159.98 Sorry for the all caps ... I copied and pasted.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 07:39 PM

I kinda sorta borrowed the one I bought for my wife and her bird watching tripsit's a Simmons 20-60x60she told me to get my ownwish she'd tell me to go buy a gun.....thanks for all inputmy 10x50 binocs will have to do

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 07:55 PM

If she told you to get your own that sure sounds like permission to buy yourself one!

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 07:59 PM

agreed ! <_<

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 08:08 PM

So what are you going to get???

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 08:24 PM

Mine is an old Leupold 20 X 60 fixed power. I don't think they make them anymore. In the '80s it was about the only thing that had enough eye relief to use with glasses.Gary

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 08:51 PM

don't knowgotta do some online shoppingI'm open for suggestionswindow mount would be nice as wellfor desert shooting

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 02:03 PM

I ended up buying an ALPEN spotting scopeI have only played with it around the house but will take it with me the next time I go to the range. The tripod that came with it is set up slick .... it allows you to make micro adjustments to the position of the scope so you can "scan" a hill side with out giving yourself a headache because the scope is jumping all around. Not sure if this tripod comes with all the models or not.Alpen Spotting Scope Features: * Multi-coated optics * Waterproof and nitrogen filled * Powerful zoom eyepieces * Extendable sun shade * Straight and 45-degree models * Durable, padded field carrying case (except #788 kit) * ALPEN's lifetime warranty

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 02:29 PM

Here's an article that will give you some ideas. http://www.6mmbr.com...tterReview.html

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