Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spotting scope under $500

From Shawn:
Hi there. I'm looking for a spotting scope. A closeout or open box is fine.

Looking for 20 to 60 power in at least 75-85mm.
Price is hard set at $500.
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Thanks for the question, Shawn.
The best scope available under that price point is the Vortex Skyline.
It's an 80mm scope with a 20-60 zoom, is waterproof and fogproof, and comes with a tabletop tripod, case, covers, and a lifetime, no-fault warranty.

2 comments:

  1. Good recommendation Kate. Heck, Shawn, you can even get into digiscoping with the Skyline adaptor too.

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  2. For a review comparing the Vortex Skyline 80 mm ED (more expensive than the non-ED model) to other scopes in the same or lower price range, see http://www.birdwatching.com/optics/2009scopes_mid/mid-priced_scopes2009.html

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