View Full Version : Spotting Scope under $300

07-25-2011, 02:50 PM
Not wanting to spend a ton of money on one, but if you had $300 what would you buy. Looking for a 60mm.

07-25-2011, 02:56 PM
Have you read the thread, "Best budget spotting scope? (under $400)"?

Bitterroot Bulls
07-25-2011, 03:08 PM
This one gets consistently good reviews ...


07-25-2011, 05:35 PM
Cabelas right now has the Nikon Prostaff on sale for $300. I bought one and while I haven't used it hunting yet, I have used it out scouting and am VERY pleased with it.

07-25-2011, 06:38 PM
Have you read the thread, "Best budget spotting scope? (under $400)"?

Found it. Thanks

07-25-2011, 07:05 PM
Here's a 60mm scope that I happen to be selling for $300!


07-25-2011, 08:18 PM
I've heard the Vortex Nomad is hard to beat for a 60mm scope under $300.

07-25-2011, 08:56 PM
I've been trying to decide between the Theron and the Leopold ventana

Bitterroot Bulls
07-25-2011, 10:20 PM
I have owned the Nomad. Not a bad scope for the money. It suffers from mediocre resolution, and shows significant Chromatic Aberration (CA). The Theron utilizes an Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Objective to cut down on CA.

You know how birders are about their optics. Here is a birder's take comparing the Saker to a much more expensive Nikon Fieldscope: