I would have to disagree, a few people here have already mentioned it but hunting the west without a scope is tough, other than putting miles under your boots, one of the biggest payoffs is the time you spend behind the glass. It's not like he was going to buy a $100 Barska from WalMart. I have been hunting behind a $400 scope for years and would take that any day over having to walk all over the hills to get in bino range while possibly missing out on something my cheap scope could have helped me find.
Originally Posted by llp2
I have a Minox spotter myself, albeit a larger model. Pretty decent glass for the money......