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Spotting scope?

Discussion in 'Optics' started by oldag, Jun 13, 2020.

  1. GonzoLonzo

    GonzoLonzo Active Member

    Sep 18, 2015

    Hey Bud, thanks for the review. I looked at that spotting scope also.

  2. Younggun

    Younggun Ginger Avenger TGT Supporter Admin

    Jul 31, 2011
    hill co.
    If I have time this week I’ll try to shoot some video through my Redfield Rampage 20-60X at 200 yards.

    I’ve been happy with it, but I still think .22cal holes will be tough to spot.

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  3. HKShooter65

    HKShooter65 TGT Addict

    I'm going to float an idea by you guys that has worked great for me.

    I'll reference the below photo which got huge attention this last week due to the magnificent firearm.
    What got seemingly zero attention were the binoculars he's sporting.

    I have a pair.
    Steiner M2080 fixed 20x80mm binos.
    They have an integral tripod 1/4" threaded mount on that rod in the center.

    They do cost new about twice the price of my Luepold SX-4 15-45x spotting scope.

    But, dang, the Steiner's resolving power at 20x is better than the monocular Leupold at 45x.
    Mounted on my rock-solid Manfroto video tripod it is amazing.
    I think it has a lot to do with using both eyes.
    I can easily see a .17 hole a 200 yards.

    And the versatility!!!
    Right now the big Steiners are at my lake place. My son calls them the C.A.T. (C.leavage A.ssessment T.ool).

    The Leupold is eye straining and has a very narrow field of view.
    The Steiner M2080 is designed for that sniper to look through all day long.
    Nothing but he best or our Secret Service men.

    Last edited: Jul 7, 2020 at 8:17 PM
  4. cvgunman

    cvgunman Active Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Mckinney TX
    I took a friends Swarovski with me hunting once, ad the mirage from the heat made it to where I could not see what I was looking at. Went back to using 10x40 bino's. Those Stieners look nice, but gotta weigh what, 6 pounds? Would be good in non hunting situation.
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  5. pronstar

    pronstar TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Jul 2, 2017
    I need to up my game and get some “binoculars” that large


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  6. HKShooter65

    HKShooter65 TGT Addict

    The Steiners the secret service guy has that I'm praising?
    4.25 lbs.

    Pretty sure a $199 Vortex Diamondback would be lighter than that ($4,300)Schmidt & Bender 5-25 PM he's straining to schlep around too! His arms look fatigued, do they?

    Only the best for our guys protecting POTUS.

    Just today I got my tax extension sent and accepted. I want some of my dollars going to gear like that!

    Back on topic.....

    Those Steiner 20x binos serve as an exemplary "spotting scope"
    Set on my Manfroto tripod right behind the shooter....
    I could see my buddy's 6.5CM bullet in flight for the 0.18 second it took to get 200 yards.
    THAT is impressive optics..

    Last edited: Jul 7, 2020 at 10:58 PM

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