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#5744085 - 05/14/15 03:41 PM Another Spotting Scope Question
Texan Til I Die Offline
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Registered: 08/18/09
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Cameraland has a good deal on a Vortex Viper HD 15-45x60mm spotter. My goal is to see 30 caliber bullet holes at 800 yards. Is the 45X enough magnification and should I expect clear enough optics from the Viper to get this done?

I have never owned a Vortex product in my life, so I have absolutely nothing to base any judgement on.
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#5744378 - 05/14/15 07:16 PM Re: Another Spotting Scope Question [Re: Texan Til I Die]
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I seriously doubt you will see .30 cal bullet holes in white paper at 800 yards. I really can't say what spotting scope can get that done. Maybe a Razor 20-60X, but most likely mirage will not allow any optic to do it.
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#5744694 - 05/14/15 11:32 PM Re: Another Spotting Scope Question [Re: Texan Til I Die]
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I'm thinking down-range camera system. I'm with FJG that no scope is going to see that.
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#5744912 - 05/15/15 08:11 AM Re: Another Spotting Scope Question [Re: Texan Til I Die]
Fongman Offline
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Registered: 03/29/11
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Nope. I have a Spotter 60 and can't see that. You're better off shooting steel at that distance.

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#5744977 - 05/15/15 08:55 AM Re: Another Spotting Scope Question [Re: Texan Til I Die]
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You might be able to see 30 cal holes at 800 yards with a stand up tripod sized telescope, but doubtful with a typical table top shooting range styled spotter IMO....and I'd be looking at glass that started at Swarovski prices or better. Wind vibration is going to be a problem most likely too, so the unit needs to be heavy enough to stay anchored securly.

With enough money, it'll be a peice of cake.
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#5745092 - 05/15/15 10:22 AM Re: Another Spotting Scope Question [Re: Texan Til I Die]
Fongman Offline
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You've got to remember as well, that as soon as mirage sets in you'll loose an awful lot of picture definition. Not that mirage is a bad thing, it's a very useful tool.

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#5745122 - 05/15/15 10:44 AM Re: Another Spotting Scope Question [Re: Texan Til I Die]
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Thanks guys. A camera system is also on the table, so I think I'll look some more in that direction.
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