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    Help with spotting scope

    I'm thinking of buying a new spotting scope. 800-1000 is my budget. Besides a vortex viper,any other ideas out there. I'm not afraid of vortex at all.i have scopes and a set of Kaibabs that I'm very happy with. Just want some opinions of others I might be overlooking. Thanks.

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    Razr HD 16-48x65 Spend the extra $150!!!
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    I wanted to stay with a 20/60/80. Very big country where I hunt. Does the razor stand out that much more then the Viper?

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    Head and shoulders above! I hunt as big as country as the rest of us and I rarely use anything above 40x due to heat waves! The Razr is the flagship line for a reason, I'd hate to admit it but it's everything my Swaro spotter is and half the price!!! There will be plenty of other guys chime in on this and I would speculate they'd say almost the same as me!!

    If anything save a few more months and get the 20-60x80 Razr, I've seen them sale for $1300 on eBay and several other websites!
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    Thanks woodtick

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodtick View Post
    Razr HD 16-48x65 Spend the extra $150!!!
    I agree. I just got mine and have only used it here at work looking at the countryside around me. I brought in my old spotter(Leupold-WindRiver) and my dad brought his in(Bushnell something or other) and I'm just blown away by how much sharper and clearer my Vortex is. I shopped around for months. Read a lot of reviews. Started reading about it on here and took the plunge. It was a little bit more than I wanted to spend, but the way I look at it is it is a lifelong investment. I'll never stop hunting. Vortex warranty is as good or better than anyone else's from what I've read. Good optics can make or break a hunt. Biggest buck I've killed was because of good optics. I'd have never seen him without them. Save a few extra bucks and get something that you'll be happy with for a very very long time. Just my .02.

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    You could look at the Leupold Kenai in the 20-60 X 80 is sells for the same price as the Viper and I think the Viper or Kenai will be everything that you need.
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    for a compact lightweight hiking scope, i really like my nikon e d 50,,,super light and in 750 ball park,,,something to consider for ya.

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    I've got the compact vortex 11x33x50 and I love it. It's $699. Just my thoughts

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    Look into the Zeiss Duralyt, this style normally isn't my preference. However, I have been using it for the past few trips out and I love it!


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