Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
WWiggins, st3w4rt, Babiz, Iowawhitetail2016, CrystalLu
63092 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 84399
stxranchman 52093
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44320
BOBO the Clown 43047
bill oxner 42799
BMD 40628
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 35005
SnakeWrangler 31721
facebook
Forum Stats
63092 Members
46 Forums
443674 Topics
6112279 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6548009 - 11/17/16 01:33 PM Looking for a spotting scope
RedRaider13 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/09/14
Posts: 107
Loc: North Texas
I'm finding myself hunting more western states these days, (Wyoming, New Mexico and Kansas), and I am looking to purchase a spotting scope. I plan to backpack hunt in the back country next season for elk.

I know it's easy to spend a small fortune but my budget for the scope is $1000+/-

I see a lot of people recommending the vortex (razor) on others sites. Is that a good choice?
How about Leupold? I'm not finding a lot of reviews on their spotting scopes.

Just starting my research so all input and advice is appreciated.

Top
#6548047 - 11/17/16 01:51 PM Re: Looking for a spotting scope [Re: RedRaider13]
FiremanJG Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 22847
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
15-45X Razor, straight model, would fit your bill nicely.

Far and above better glass than the Leupold golden ring.
_________________________

800 Yard Steel Range
Precision Rifle Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available

Top
#6548145 - 11/17/16 03:17 PM Re: Looking for a spotting scope [Re: RedRaider13]
BOBO the Clown Online   content
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 43047
Loc: Metroplex
I prefer razor over GR and straight over angled. I glass a lot from the truck.

If you aren't packing deep on foot then 85mm is a big plus with the higher zoom, but if you do the 65 will save you some weight but less zoom.

As soon as Maven releases a 65mm I'll be selling my razor 50mm...maybe

Top
#6548932 - 11/18/16 06:16 AM Re: Looking for a spotting scope [Re: RedRaider13]
RedRaider13 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 12/09/14
Posts: 107
Loc: North Texas
Thank yall for the input. The spots that I have found do require a 4-5 mile hike, so I'm probably better off with the 65mm. Why do yall prefer straight over angled?

Top
#6549037 - 11/18/16 07:53 AM Re: Looking for a spotting scope [Re: RedRaider13]
FiremanJG Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 22847
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Straight packs better.

Straight allows you to have both eyes facing the target. With angled, the eye not in the glass is looking at the ground, not helping at all.
_________________________

800 Yard Steel Range
Precision Rifle Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide