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Old 01-24-2016, 11:33 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Spotting scope?

Once in awhile I'll carry a 600-yard rangefinder thingie.

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Old 01-25-2016, 12:00 AM   #22 (permalink)
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This is worth a read:

https://utahwildlife.net/forum/1258697-post3.html


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Old 01-25-2016, 12:03 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Spotting scope?

Once in awhile I'll carry a 600-yard rangefinder thingie.

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This coming from the guy who if he totaled up the yardage of the past decade or two's worth of elk kills, wouldnt be more than 600 yards.

You sit on the same log right? Dont you have the yardages carved into all the trees around you?


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Old 01-25-2016, 12:24 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I have the Vortex Razor 65mm I found a guy selling it for just under 1,000 bucks new, I like it, and Vortex's warranty.
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Spotting scope?

Once in awhile I'll carry a 600-yard rangefinder thingie.

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Yup I want to take advantage of the new age. I.e take pictures of some of the animals I will be chasing this fall. Ole timer
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I don't have a spotting scope but I couldn't help but notice some birds below those goats in that second picture:


Black-Rosy Finches, cool:

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I just bought one of the zen-ray ed2 20-60x82 not too long ago. Haven't had it for long but I love it. Read lots of good reviews on it and decided to pull the trigger and am not disappointed at all. I was in the same boat and couldn't spend more than $1000. Camera land has the ed2 on sale for $800. Great price.

http://opticsthoughts.com/?page_id=101
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:46 AM   #28 (permalink)
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20x60x80 vortex has got to be one of the heaviest pieces of glass on the market. Sucks to high heck to pack! In fact all the big glass from all the manufactures are worthless when it comes to packing. You can scout all day with glass up to 30 power. I'd never buy a big scope unless it was staying in the truck or wheeler and then I still wouldn't because some tard would steal it.

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20x60x80 vortex has got to be one of the heaviest pieces of glass on the market. Sucks to high heck to pack! In fact all the big glass from all the manufactures are worthless when it comes to packing. You can scout all day with glass up to 30 power. I'd never buy a big scope unless it was staying in the truck or wheeler and then I still wouldn't because some tard would steal it.

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Thus why I plan on buying 15x binoculars to go along with my spotting scope
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I don't have a spotting scope but I couldn't help but notice some birds below those goats in that second picture:


Black-Rosy Finches, cool:

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Totally thought you were going to link a picture of the elusive white tailed ptarmigan. Deer, Elk, Moose... all easy to find with basic optics. White Tailed Ptarmigan however need the clearest of optics.


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