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    Quote Originally Posted by Drhorsepower View Post
    If you are like most if us, you will talk yourself into the 600$ scope and wish you would have bought the better one later and eventually end up selling yours and upgrading. The best equipment you can afford is sorry enough. Go for it man. Buy once cry once.
    I always adhere to the buy the best you can, and just buy it once.. I broke my own rules last year, and bought a Nikon Prostaff, when I should have bought better glass. It currently serves as an excellent paperweight. I'm currently in the process of looking for glass that I will actually use..
    Anyone wanna buy a nearly never used Nikon Prostaff.

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    I agree with NV Archer but have never had an angled scope.
    Check all the various hunting forums, they all have classified sections. Longrangehunter.com, rokslide.com and many others. My binos came from a pawn shop in Idaho that I found on 6mmbr.com.
    Don't rush into anything and check around and you can find a good deal on used equipment. The other thing to remember about optics is they can have paint rubbed off in spots but still have brand new looking glass if taken care of. Couple scratches on the scope body is not a big deal. Scratches on the glass are.

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    About angled and stright........ everyone will have different opinions, I have owned both, and can say I will never buy another straight. I can get on targets just as fast with my angled and you will too with little practice, the angled is alot more comfortable for my neck when glassing for longer periods of time....IMO
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    I prefer angled, easier on the neck when you are looking up and also allows me to class easier from a seated position.

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    If not afraid of used look at longrangehunting.com. Also there are dealers like cameralandny.com that has demo sales and show sales. Get best you can afford. You won't regret it. I have a $1000 pair of bino's that makes my buddies Nikon monarchs look like $50 Walmart brand bino's.

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    I'm in a similar position and am a huge fan of my Nikon ED50. I bet once you get a spotter you will find you use it way more hunting and scouting around home than you thought you would also. The ED50 isn't as good as the Razor HD, but is excellent for it's size. Also if you get an ED50 now and decide you want a big 80mm scope later the ED50 still fills another role for the times you want a spotter but don't want the weight or bulk of the big one.

 

 

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