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      lower end spotting scope recommendations please

      looking to buy one for my nephew but not a Swarovski

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      What's your price range then?

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      Unlike some scopes, there ain't a low end quality spotter worth buying.
      I'd look on eBay and find a used Bausch and lomb { sp} discoverer.

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      If nephew doesn't have binocs yet, spend spotter budget on binocs, you'll get significantly more optical quality for the same $$.

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      If you can find a used B&L Elite they were closed out pretty reasonably when they were discontinued. Here's a good example and WAY better than anything you'd get under $500 today:

      https://www.ebay.com/c/1901027224

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      Find a used Leupold gold ring spotter then.
      Great glass for the money.
      And being able to go down to 12 power is great for low light glassing.

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      Quote Originally Posted by 5575 View Post
      Find a used Leupold gold ring spotter then.
      Great glass for the money.
      And being able to go down to 12 power is great for low light glassing.
      I agree with a good used Leupold sporting scope, in fact a new compact scope is only $400.

      I have one of these and it works really well, small, light, easy to carry and use.

      Leupold Golden Ring compact spotting scope 10-20x 40mm

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      Quote Originally Posted by BP338 View Post
      What's your price range then?
      Im not exactly sure. Its not going to be used for hunting.

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      Window peeking? Make sure and get a window mount

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      Low end and spotting scope don’t go together. I have a 85 razor and if I had to do it again I would take that and put it on some swaro slc

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      I have a vortex for hunting and just picked up a NIB Bushnell Sentry 18-36x50 Camo Porro Spotting Scope off bisman today for the range or to throw on a little rifle stock for the Helluvit/vehicle. The pelican looking case it came in looks like it's worth the price I paid alone ha.

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      SDMF mentioned the B&L elite series.
      It is good reasonably priced glass.
      I believe my son has a like new pretty rare 20-60x70mm
      B&L elite spotter he would sell. Probably get it for around
      $300. Get ahold of me if your interested.
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      Kurt, I just got rid of a new pair of SLC 10x42, not much difference between them and the new razors. I liked the older SLC glass allot better. The new models are allot lighter. Went with new model 10x ELs, much happier with them and got them for the same price as slc's.

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      I bought a Wind River (Cabela's brand) about 20 years ago. Spent about $300 and has worked well. Or at least I thought it worked well until my son bought an upper level Leupold, (in the $1200-$1500 range). Big difference looking through the two. Point being, a lower level scope will work fine until you look through an upper level scope. At the same time, the rule of buying the best you can afford is still very much in effect.

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