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Old 04-02-2024, 10:22 PM
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Default $1500 spotting scope

If you guys had about $1500 to spend on a spotting scope, what would you guys reccomend? I would like an angled one.
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Old 04-03-2024, 06:06 AM
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Visions has the Nikon Monarch 82ed on sale until tomorrow for under $1600. That is a discount of over $700. You will have a hard time finding a scope as good for the money.
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Old 04-03-2024, 06:20 AM
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I’d look at the vortex line
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Old 04-03-2024, 07:04 AM
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Used 1st gen vortex razor

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Old 04-03-2024, 02:46 PM
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brand new vortex razor 13-39x56. Light enough that you'll actually pack it around and use it. Good glass. Pair it with a digiscoping tool and you won't need more magnification.
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Old 04-03-2024, 06:14 PM
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I have a Vortex RAZOR Top of the line 27-60-85 used once on a sheep hunt
Like new in box. $1600. Pincher Creek area.
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Old 04-03-2024, 06:53 PM
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Take a hard look at Kowa. Best kept secret in spotters and binos. Your budget will allow for a new TSN-553 15-45X, if compact and lightweight is a priority. You could look for a gently used TSN-883, which is full sized and heavy, but you can't buy a better spotter. Or you could look for a used TSN-773. It's the sweet spot between the other two mentioned. All have spectacular optics, second to none, at a price point 1/2 that of the 3 "alpha" brands.
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Old 04-03-2024, 06:56 PM
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Take a hard look at Kowa. Best kept secret in spotters and binos. Your budget will allow for a new TSN-553 15-45X, if compact and lightweight is a priority. You could look for a gently used TSN-883, which is full sized and heavy, but you can't buy a better spotter. Or you could look for a used TSN-773. It's the sweet spot between the other two mentioned. All have spectacular optics, second to none, at a price point 1/2 that of the 3 "alpha" brands.
You would really have ro get a steal of a deal to find a
gently used TSN883 for anywhere near $1500. I paid $3200 for mine about 10 years ago, and they have gone up to around $5000 now.
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Old 04-03-2024, 07:24 PM
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For the budget being discussed I would give the Trac Toric spotters a long look. A little more than the budget but they are highly reviewed.
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Old 04-03-2024, 07:33 PM
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You would really have ro get a steal of a deal to find a
gently used TSN883 for anywhere near $1500. I paid $3200 for mine about 10 years ago, and they have gone up to around $5000 now.
This past September, I bought a TSN-884 store demo from Doug at CameraLand for $1700 with TE-11-Zll eyepiece, all with boxes and paperwork. A little over the OP's budget, but with patience, quite possible.

Apologies, I'm talking US money here.
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Old 04-03-2024, 07:39 PM
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This past September, I bought a TSN-884 store demo from Doug at CameraLand for $1700 with TE-11-Zll eyepiece, all with boxes and paperwork. A little over the OP's budget, but with patience, quite possible.

Apologies, I'm talking US money here.
That comes out to about $2300, and it was six months ago, anything even close to $2500 , would be a bargain
now. I was actually very surprised to see new ones selling at around $5000 now.
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Old 04-03-2024, 07:51 PM
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Default Burris Veracity

The Burris Veracity looks interesting, if you have a range finder and hunt on the prairies where long shots are the norm.

https://www.cabelas.ca/product/168317

and a video on how it works
https://youtu.be/gOhP5kjIbFE?si=tzLcSu1842aKA4BS


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sorry didnt see that its a spotting scope thread my appoligies
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Old 04-03-2024, 08:11 PM
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Google backwoods pursuit spotting scope review. Be prepared to be surprised by Athlon and Maven which will easily fit your budget.
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