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I'm looking for a spotting scope. I was wondering if I can find a decent one for around $100 ?
Only need it out to 100 yards tops.
Suggestions ?
 

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I use a little Alpen 20x i picked up at sports authority i think for like 40 bucks.. not the best, works for me at 100 yards.
 

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I use an NCstar I got on ebay for something like 60 bucks.  It is 60mm 20-60 power.  It does fine at  100 yards for me.
 

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Opticsplanet.com had a similar situation last week wound up picking up a nice Bushnell 20x for $60 shipped with tripod and handle.
 

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What caliber holes are you looking to see at 100? 22 holes get tough with under a 60x scope. Barska's seem nice and clear, and Konus is really good for the money. Last I was there (a few months ago,) Bensons had Konus on display, so you can look through them to see if they'll work for you. 100 bucks is probably gonna be tough
 

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At 100 yds, I'd only be shooting 7.62 and .223.
At 50 yds, I'd include 22 cal.
I bought an "el cheapo" scope (Barska) which is even blurry at 50 yds, so at 100 yds it's useless.
 

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I use a Barska 20x-60x I picked up at Sports Authority.  II waited until they ran an internet printable coupon and got $25 off.
 

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Take a look at the Konus. I have a little one (i think 5-15x) in my pistol box.  It's not as nice as my big Leupold, but plenty clear. A lot of highpower shooters recommend Konus as a beginner scope, until you're ready to move up to Kowa
 

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Go to Champion's Choice www.champchoice.com They have a good entry level scope for $95.00 (which is right in your budget) Angled eyepiece. It's really a pretty good scope at that price. I looked through it at their display of scopes while at Camp Perry. It's pretty clear.
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not too many people have as much spotting scope experience as waldo (maybe bruce k)..so if he recommends one, especially that fits in budget, that'd be good enough for me!
 

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Waldo189 said:
Go to Champion's Choice www.champchoice.com They have a good entry level scope for $95.00 (which is right in your budget) Angled eyepiece. It's really a pretty good scope at that price. I looked through it at their display of scopes while at Camp Perry. It's pretty clear.
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Hey Waldo,
So which is a good scope in your opinion?

VB...
 

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Watch your prices.
From chapmpchoice.com, $142, + s/h:
http://www.champchoice.com/prod-BSA_20_60x60mm_SPOTTING_SCOPE_W_TRIPOD___SOFT_CASE-3736.aspx

Looks to be the same scope from Sportsman's Guide:
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/spectre-20-60x60-spotting-scp.aspx?a=899447
$100 + s/h, $90 if you belong to their club, occasional free ship promos.

I used this one for comparison because it is the one I have.

It appears to be the only 20-60x60 BSA makes, and it's $135 directly from them:
http://www.bsaoptics.com/family.aspx?familyID=19&filter=spectre
 

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Whatever you do buy plan on replacing the tripod that it comes with.
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Just save up till you can get a better one. In my humble opinion you wont be happy with a $100 spotting scope, unless you get a good deal on a used one.

If you can find a good deal though, Kowa is probably the best bang for the buck.
 

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Look at Celestron spotting scopes. Reasonable prices, very good optics. They make telescopes, so they know what they are doing.
I have one of their small refractor scopes, and I can see the rings of Saturn pretty well.... ;)
 
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