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    I dont know anything about that model. I believe the gold rings are the only ones made in the USA.

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    Oops! I meant ventana, auto correct.

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    I had a leupold sequola. It was alright for lower magnifications. I think the power range was from 15-45. It was pretty clear up to 30 power but anything above that started to get blurry. After that I bought a swaro 80mm hd. Hands down that is the best purchase I ever made for hunting muleys. I spot many deer bedded that I know I would have otherwise missed if I was still using that leupold.

    From the sounds of other's opinions on here there are many other high end spotters that are up there in quality and you wouldn't need to drop that kind of money to have a top of the line spotter. I think bushnell makes a ridiculous amount of sub par optics but many rave about their higher quality optics for being a good bang for the buck.

    I would certainly stick with a 60-80mm obj if you want to have a spotter that you will get your moneys worth.

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    I don't have any personal experience with the vanguard spotting scopes but I know they also have some great reviews for their higher end optics.

    Here is a website that is dedicated to bino and spotting scope reviews. http://www.bestbinocularsreviews.com/spotting-scopes/

    Here is the 82mm and 65mm obj vanguard on amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/Vanguard-Endea...Spotting+Scope

    http://www.amazon.com/Vanguard-Endea...Spotting+Scope

    I wonder if anyone on here has used these...

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    After you pick one out you'll also have to decide on angle or straight if your scope comes with that choice. Straight is great for target acquisition and angled is great for comfort. After using angled for a while you'll get good at target acquisition with it as well but it takes some getting used. I think there is a thread somewhere on here dedicated to the straight or angled preference.

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    Thanks ando! Would about vortex dimondback there about that price range!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnhoundman View Post
    Thanks ando! Would about vortex dimondback there about that price range!
    Check your pm's.
    http://www.solooutdoor.com/ Contact me for used optic specials!

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    Its either the diamondback or the viper that I've heard some negative comments about in their rifle scope line. But any spotter in that $400 price range is going to be less than impressive when compared to a $1000-$3000 benchmark scope. People on this site seem to favor the vortex brand due to their warranty and the value for their upper level optics. I can't say for certain which is the better buy but people here swear by the vortex brand and just about all the vanguard endeavor optics have excellent reviews all over the internet. I wish I knew where you could go to get your hands on the two of them to compare them but neither of those optics are very prevalent in our area. Scheels just finally got vortex in its store a while ago but the last time I looked the only one they carried was the diamondback bino. I don't know if they carry vortex or not. Not to sure what gander carries here or cabellas in gf.

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    A guy I went antelope hunting with last year had just got a new pair of vortex binos and wasn't real impressed, but not sure witch ones they were .

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    Ill send you the diamondback free of charge. You can spend a week with it and then decide if you want to buy it.
    http://www.solooutdoor.com/ Contact me for used optic specials!

 

 

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