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#6541044 - 11/13/16 01:14 AM Higher end spotting scopes
cxjcherokec Offline
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Registered: 09/22/09
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Loc: Azle, TX
I have narrowed my search down to the Razor 20-60x85, MeoPro 80HD and the Kowa TSN82-SV Does anyone have any actual use with these 3 spotters. Im leaning towards the razor since the ranging eyepiece can still be found.


Edited by cxjcherokec (11/13/16 01:40 AM)

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#6541089 - 11/13/16 06:36 AM Re: Higher end spotting scopes [Re: cxjcherokec]
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I've used the first two and prefer the razor. The meopta had a very course focus and took a lot of finagling to get right. That being said I've looked through a kowa but don't know the model just that David Tubb carried it around at a match and it was nice. Very easy to see trace.
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#6541125 - 11/13/16 07:20 AM Re: Higher end spotting scopes [Re: cxjcherokec]
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I've only used the Gen 1 Razor, and it is great! Reports have shown the Gen II Razor to have better edge clarity and color definition is slightly better.

I contacted Vortex asking if they would be making a Mil eyepiece for the new one, and he couldn't answer that definitively. Which is what is contributing to making the eye piece for the Gen 1 so hard to find.
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#6541134 - 11/13/16 07:30 AM Re: Higher end spotting scopes [Re: cxjcherokec]
Cleric Offline
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Just saw the new ones in there site.


Explains price drop in gen 1s

Almost be the 85mm from the bargin cave at cabelas

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#6541174 - 11/13/16 08:10 AM Re: Higher end spotting scopes [Re: cxjcherokec]
505ed Offline
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Registered: 10/15/14
Posts: 485
Loc: Blanco texas
I have the Kowa and the Razor gen 1...I think the Kowa is better, but not much...mine or different, my Kowa is angled, and the Vortex is straight, I like them both...

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#6542427 - 11/14/16 01:02 AM Re: Higher end spotting scopes [Re: cxjcherokec]
cxjcherokec Offline
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B&H Photo has an offer for the Vortex spotter with ProGT tripod, $75 gift card to B&H and some weird shouldee mount thing bipod for 1195 shipped to my door. Early merry xmas to me, now off to hunt down a 30x MRAD eye piece


Edited by cxjcherokec (11/14/16 01:19 AM)

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#6545447 - 11/15/16 07:45 PM Re: Higher end spotting scopes [Re: cxjcherokec]
TexasTURhunter Offline
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Registered: 10/12/16
Posts: 11
I have the 85mm Razor + 30x eyepiece

I highly recommend a phone scope

the Mouflons are about 400 yards away



these bedded axis are at 510 yards. We stalked to within 200 and my 5 year old daughter killed the male.



this bigger axis in velvet was about 110 yards away. The phones are too smart for their own good. It'll autofocus the image from 200 to 1000... it's difficult to get the Mrad scale in the photo because the phone will focus itself and the grid will vanish


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#6545496 - 11/15/16 08:11 PM Re: Higher end spotting scopes [Re: cxjcherokec]
TexasTURhunter Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/12/16
Posts: 11
these addax were about 1000 yards away


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#6545662 - 11/15/16 09:47 PM Re: Higher end spotting scopes [Re: cxjcherokec]
cxjcherokec Offline
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I have leads on the eyepiece but just have to get the sellers to respond

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