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Recommendations on Good Spotting Scope? #5232759 08/03/14 04:20 PM
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I will be hunting Aoudad in October and could use recommendations on a good Spotting Scope. I don't want to spend over $900 as I will rarely use one. Thoughts?


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I would look at the vortex Viper HD or the Razor HD 11-33.

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Originally Posted By: cmorsch
I would look at the vortex Viper HD or the Razor HD 11-33.


This.

There is also an online company that rents spotters and binocs.


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Re: Recommendations on Good Spotting Scope? [Re: Big Fitz] #5233019 08/03/14 08:25 PM
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I am really thinking about getting a 11-33 but can't decided between the 11-33 razor or the 15-45 viper.

Razor is smaller, but viper is more magnification.

I think for hunting and spotting shots out to 500 i would be better served with the 11-33

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Lighter and better glass in the Razor. That's an easy pick. Beet glass trumps magnification, always. And being lighter makes it a better pick for lugging around.

I spot for students to 800 yards with my rifle scope at 20X. I'm not going to see bullet holes in paper, but I can call corrections with it. If you're talking 500 yards with 33X you're doing all the good.


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Thanks for the input I'm looking to upgrade as well

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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Lighter and better glass in the Razor. That's an easy pick. Beet glass trumps magnification, always. And being lighter makes it a better pick for lugging around.

I spot for students to 800 yards with my rifle scope at 20X. I'm not going to see bullet holes in paper, but I can call corrections with it. If you're talking 500 yards with 33X you're doing all the good.


thats what i was thinking...thanks

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Originally Posted By: cmorsch
I would look at the vortex Viper HD or the Razor HD 11-33.


Cmorsch, which model did you have on the Elk hunt last year? Viper HD?


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Thanks all for the input. I just bought a Leupold Gold Ring 12-40x60 spotting scope. More than I wanted to spend but do agree that quality of glass is paramount.


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I would look at the vortex Viper HD or the Razor HD 11-33.


Cmorsch, which model did you have on the Elk hunt last year? Viper HD?

I have the razor HD 16-48x65.

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