I've narrowed the focus and determine the Vortex Razor HD is the spotter I'm going to purchase. The jury is still out whether I go straight or angled. I've read all the threads providing feedback, but I'm uncertain which style glassing I'll be doing (glassing up mts, or glassing down mts).
The burning question is what magnification should I go with? 16-48x, 11-33x, or 20-60x? Is there a rule of thumb on how far I can glass with each magnification (ie, 48x is good for 2 miles, 60x is good for 3, etc)?
I hunt public lands in CO. This is my second year as a resident. Year one I didn't have a spotter. My goal this year is to perch up on a peak and glass the surrounding area which could be 2-4 miles off. This thread may also calibrate my expectations of how much terrain I can glass from one point.
All info is welcome. I hope to purchase this bad boy in the next week, so I can head out on my first scout trip the following weekend. Thanks in advance.