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Best spotting scope for under $500? #5379368 10/25/14 08:52 PM
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Mountain hunting will be its main use, so weight and durability are key.

Re: Best spotting scope for under $500? [Re: BlakeJ] #5379373 10/25/14 08:55 PM
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Vortex viper HD

Re: Best spotting scope for under $500? [Re: BOBO the Clown] #5379387 10/25/14 09:15 PM
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Re: Best spotting scope for under $500? [Re: BlakeJ] #5379483 10/25/14 11:08 PM
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for a bit more you could get a razor 11-33...not as much magnification but small and light

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If you want good glass and durability, Leupold Kenai is the better bet IMO.

Re: Best spotting scope for under $500? [Re: BlakeJ] #5380586 10/26/14 08:08 PM
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$285 and you can have my leupold ventada spotting kit in the classifieds.

Re: Best spotting scope for under $500? [Re: FiremanJG] #5381214 10/27/14 02:12 AM
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You got to shop around for the Vortex HD "under" $500...most are mid 5's to mid 6's.. Alpen 788 is a good scope for well under the $500 mark. The Pentax PF-63 is also very good.

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If you want a mountain spotter, it has to be compact, light, and tough. My Elite has been on five sheep hunts, a goat hunt, and anywhere I have to carry a spotting scope in my backpack. Here's a super buy on a Bushnell Elite, which usually sells well above $500. Be sure and read the customer reviews.

http://www.amazon.com/Bushnell-15-45x-Wa...+spotting+scope


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