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Old 08-02-2020, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default Leupold spotting scope question

Who has one? Looking to buy a new spotting scope for mule deer/elk hunting! I like how compact the Leupold is. Deciding between the 60mm or 80mm. Seems for weight, the 60 would be better. Thoughts? Anyone have one or recommend something different with a Budget around $2k?
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:34 PM   #2
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We have one of those and a Swaro. The Leupold is lighter weight and has great optics.
Dim light is when the Swaro shines.
80mm will take in more light for you. Ours is a 60mm and for back country pack ins it work great. Get a good stable tripod for it, cheapos vibrate and are not stable in wind.

I'll say get it over a Vortex.
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:59 PM   #3
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We have one of those and a Swaro. The Leupold is lighter weight and has great optics.
Dim light is when the Swaro shines.
80mm will take in more light for you. Ours is a 60mm and for back country pack ins it work great. Get a good stable tripod for it, cheapos vibrate and are not stable in wind.

I'll say get it over a Vortex.
Thank you! Havenít considered the dim lighting. Appreciate the feedback.
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:28 PM   #4
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I have one. Took it out of the package. Set it up. Looked through it. Put it in the case and under the bed.
Seven years ago.

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Old 08-02-2020, 02:51 PM   #5
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I have one. Took it out of the package. Set it up. Looked through it. Put it in the case and under the bed.
Seven years ago.

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Meaning you donít like it or that you just donít need / use it?


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Old 08-02-2020, 04:57 PM   #6
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Meaning you donít like it or that you just donít need / use it?


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I like it well enough. I just got out of rifle hunting and long range rifle silhouette match shooting and immersed in bow hunting.
It's very crisp and clear.

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Old 08-02-2020, 08:03 PM   #7
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I’ve had one for over 20 years. If I needed a new spotting scope, I’d buy another one tomorrow.
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