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JMSZ
08-01-2013, 08:30 AM
What is the informed opinion on these?

Optics Planet has several of their scopes on sale ($100 - $150 range), which is why I'm asking.

Obviously, my preference would be something like a Vortex, but honestly, I will probably not be able to spend that kind of money for several years.

Right now, I've got Tasco 10x25 binos to work with and that's it, so it's a) live with these until I can afford a decent scope, b) get a better set of binos and go with no scope until I have the money for a good one or c) keep these binos and spring for a lower price scope of acceptable quality.


Thanks.

hardstalk
08-01-2013, 11:17 AM
I sent you a p.m

Ikeepitcold
08-01-2013, 12:40 PM
Keep the binos and upgrade your scope. IMO

jarheadhunter
08-01-2013, 01:58 PM
Me personally I would upgrade my binos before a nice scope. Your going to spend way more time looking through your binos then you will that scope. Get a nice pair of Vortex something that is in your price range.

Colorado Cowboy
08-01-2013, 02:19 PM
How is the scope shooting? If it holding your zero and is clear enough for you, then do the binos.

My experience with cheap scopes is that every once in awhile, you get a good one. If you are needing to buy one. spend as much as you can afford.

JMSZ
08-01-2013, 04:14 PM
How is the scope shooting? If it holding your zero and is clear enough for you, then do the binos.

My experience with cheap scopes is that every once in awhile, you get a good one. If you are needing to buy one. spend as much as you can afford.


Sorry, I should have specified, it's a spotting scope.

ando_31
08-01-2013, 04:47 PM
Bushnell sells some garbage optics, but they also sell some decent quality stuff. For 100-150 bucks on a bushnell, you will end up with a hundred dollar headache after looking through it for any period of time. You would be better off trying to find a $150 dollar pair of binos in the 10x42 range. Everyone on here seems to be partial to vortex but leupold makes some decent lower end binos as well. Among those brands there is also vanguard, minox, nikon and I'm sure a few more that I've forgotten. If you do your homework and get lucky, you may walk away with a 300-400 dollar pair of binos for 100-150 on ebay.

BobT
08-01-2013, 07:54 PM
Sorry, I should have specified, it's a spotting scope.

If you are looking at $150.00 for a Bushnell I would save a few more $$ and get one of these -http://www.cameralandny.com/optics/minox.pl?page=62225_62226

For the price (open box = $219.99) I don't think anything else can touch it.

Bob

buckbull
08-01-2013, 09:08 PM
The high end Bushnell Elites are suppose to be a lot of bang for the buck. The reviews for the elite have been stellar, but they are out of your price range. I''ll second BotT's recommendation on the minox. I bought one from cameralandny a couple years ago. Great scope for the price and very portable.

clacklin009
08-01-2013, 09:26 PM
After looking over the range of scopes they have on the site I would say the high price they are listing is the MSRP and almost nobody sells them for that price. The price they are selling at is right at MAP for some of the expensive stuff. and the less expensive items are ranging, some are a little cheaper than other stores (there might not be a MAP on the cheaper stuff so they can do that.) Some is right on brick and mortar stores, while others are a few bucks more. I guess I'm saying that you should not feel pressure to get one of those right now because I didn't see blowout pricing.

As far as Bushnell goes, although they don't have the warranty equal to some of the other companies, I have had good success with their customer service. I have experience with their Trophy XLT and Sentry spotters. They are just okay. I think you have to get into their Legend line to get good quality, with that said, I'm not saying that you will get a lot high quality out of anything else in the same price range, I just suggest looking at spotters in a high price range.