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    Binos or Spotting Scope

    Okay I have small lightweight binoculars Minolta 7x22 . Would you purchase a bigger pair of binoculars meaning higher power and bigger objective lens with tripod if so what make and model ?

    Or would you purchase a spotting scope which would be great for the range also . What make and model ?

    P.S. I'm not wealthy !
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    Re: Binos or Spotting Scope

    Spend your money on quality bins first.

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    Re: Binos or Spotting Scope

    Quote Originally Posted by TARCHER View Post
    Spend your money on quality bins first.
    X2 on that I went with a double on my 10 x50 swaro. before getting a spotter

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    Re: Binos or Spotting Scope

    I find I use my 15x56 bins on a tripod 99% of the time. My spotter is only used once I spot something that needs a closer look. You will find more game with bins on a tripod.
    i carry 10x42 swaros around my neck
    15x56 swaros for the tripod
    15-56 zeiss spotter

    i do a quick scan with my tens then if nothing stands out I cover every square inch with the 15 power and once something is spotted out comes the spotter
    Last edited by Brew; 10-25-2018 at 07:29 PM.
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    Re: Binos or Spotting Scope

    Binos..8.5 x42...
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    Re: Binos or Spotting Scope

    A pair of 8x42 or 10x42 vortex would probably be a good place to start. One of their mid range models
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    Re: Binos or Spotting Scope

    8x42 around my bino harness 20-60x80 spotter in the bag

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    Re: Binos or Spotting Scope

    Binos first then spotter. Spotter only if you plan on using it. You cAn easily get by with just binos for a lot of hunts around bc

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    Re: Binos or Spotting Scope

    Binos first then spotter used the spotter this year when i could not identify a spike bull moose with my binocs.Setup the spotter and confirmed it was a bull had i not had the spotter Bull would have walked.
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    Re: Binos or Spotting Scope

    Quote Originally Posted by Brew View Post
    I find I use my 15x56 bins on a tripod 99% of the time. My spotter is only used once I spot something that needs a closer look. You will find more game with bins on a tripod.
    i carry 10x42 swaros around my neck
    15x56 swaros for the tripod
    15-56 zeiss spotter

    i do a quick scan with my tens then if nothing stands out I cover every square inch with the 15 power and once something is spotted out comes the spotter
    You carry all 3 on you in the field? Those 15x56 alone must weigh as much as the spotter!

    And x2 .... definitely go for good binoculars first. And honestly, I wouldnt waste my time waiting for a used pair
    Of premium ones to pop up. Every time they do people want damn near what they cost new.
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