PDA

View Full Version : Spotting Scope under $300



Stringmusic
07-25-2011, 03:50 PM
Not wanting to spend a ton of money on one, but if you had $300 what would you buy. Looking for a 60mm.

Elkoholic307
07-25-2011, 03:56 PM
Have you read the thread, "Best budget spotting scope? (under $400)"?

Bitterroot Bulls
07-25-2011, 04:08 PM
This one gets consistently good reviews ...

http://theronoptics.com/SAKER_ED_60MM_SPOTTER_HKQ5.php

NDHunter
07-25-2011, 06:35 PM
Cabelas right now has the Nikon Prostaff on sale for $300. I bought one and while I haven't used it hunting yet, I have used it out scouting and am VERY pleased with it.

Stringmusic
07-25-2011, 07:38 PM
Have you read the thread, "Best budget spotting scope? (under $400)"?

Found it. Thanks

BigSurArcher
07-25-2011, 08:05 PM
Here's a 60mm scope that I happen to be selling for $300!

http://blacktailcountry.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=3753

338ultra
07-25-2011, 09:18 PM
I've heard the Vortex Nomad is hard to beat for a 60mm scope under $300.

T43
07-25-2011, 09:56 PM
I've been trying to decide between the Theron and the Leopold ventana

Bitterroot Bulls
07-25-2011, 11:20 PM
I have owned the Nomad. Not a bad scope for the money. It suffers from mediocre resolution, and shows significant Chromatic Aberration (CA). The Theron utilizes an Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Objective to cut down on CA.

You know how birders are about their optics. Here is a birder's take comparing the Saker to a much more expensive Nikon Fieldscope:

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=193685&highlight=Theron+Saker