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Old 03-20-2006, 08:36 AM
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I am in need of a new spotting scope and I do not want to break my bank doing so. I was thinking of the Winchester scopes but will listen to any suggestions.
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Old 03-20-2006, 08:55 AM
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Bushnell Elite 15x45x60 is a very nice spotting scope for the money...
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Old 03-20-2006, 09:26 AM
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There's one here for every need and price range:

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Old 03-20-2006, 09:33 AM
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GB, do you want it for hunting or just for the gun range?
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Old 03-22-2006, 08:12 AM
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For the range.
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Old 03-22-2006, 09:44 AM
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The Winchester scopes aren't bad especially considering what you are planning on using it for. I had the 50 mm model for about a year before selling it to a buddy of mine. However, I also bought a BushnellUltraCompact for my wife's maternal grandfather and was very impressed with the optical quality for the size and price. It was very comparable to the $350 Nikon Earth and Sky 60 mm model that I had at the time. For $129 I think it is an excellent value for someone looking for a spotter either for the range or to tote around on hunts.
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Old 03-23-2006, 05:02 PM
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Although I've been lurking here for quite awhile, I just registered today...Been putting it off because at my age & stage in life, I can hardly be classed as a "Fawn"! Whatever! If you want to take a chance on an old "newbie"...

In any event, I have a B&L #78-1600, 15 to 60 power, 60mm zoom 'scope you might be interested in. I'll take $125, + actual UPS for it. It was left to me & I've never used it.

It's in-the-box & appears unused. Also have tripod, which I assume is for this unit...it's boxed too. I'll throw that in with the deal.

If you have any interest let me know...If not, no harm/no foul!

Dick
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Old 03-23-2006, 08:18 PM
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You can find a swift telemaster used on Ebay for aboutr 50-75 bucks. I believe they are made in Japan. the winchesters you mention are made in China. IMHO the swift's are an excellent bargain. Also look for a used Bausch & Lomb dicoverer on ebay. As far as new goes, check out the alpen outdoors 15-36x50. I think it is model 722. It was votedan outdoor life mag best buy in 2003. I believe it is about 120 bucks for the whole kit.
Make sure anything you get is at leasted coated optics. You probably don't need waterproof at the range. I have an old swift with separate eyepieces instead of one zoom eyepiece. I paid 90 bucks and it is a great old (albeit heavey and ugly) scope.
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Old 04-03-2006, 10:40 AM
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I would check into Wind River, they're owned by leupold.
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Old 04-18-2006, 11:48 PM
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i have a leupold wind river 15-45 X60mm scope and it is very durable and a really great scope for the money. I bought mine a few years back but i think they still run around 300 bucks.
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