For the price paid, it would be hard to find a comparable spotting scope in my opinion. I recently took the scope to the range and had no problems seeing where my bullets were hitting at 100yds. shooting a small .17 cal rifle. The focus adjustment is easy to operate, and is located on top of the scope for easy access. The carrying case is very well made and provides excellent protection for the scope, but yet is compact and light weight. The only negative I would find with the scope is the fairly lightweight bench top tripod. All in all, Iam very happy with the scope and it's functions.
If someone is only wanting a spotting scope to use at the range 100-200 yds., then for the money this is a pretty good scope. I've used it a couple of times since getting it, for spotting .223/ 5.56 bullet holes at 100 yards it is EXCELLENT. For spotting the same caliber at 200 yrds., it is iffy....you can see the holes but your straining to see them on a white target. If you use the black targets that turn green or yellow with a bullet impact, then you can see out to 200 yrds. no problem. The clarity for spotting on the power of the scope is good up to about 30X, anything beyond that and you just can't focus sharp enough for spotting bullet holes at more than 200 yrds. If you just want to look at the horizon up to about a mile then this is a pretty good spotter. I would suggest if you need a spotter for the range going out beyond 200 yds. with a small caliber, then I'd spend a couple of hundred more and get a high quality scope, those will have much better optics/ prisms. For my use out to 200 yds., it is fine......especially for the $75 I paid for it, you can't expect $300 performance for that price. It does what I want it to do at that yardage for the gun range. Just make sure you get a quality adjustable tripod, the little tripod that comes with it is ok, but a good photography grade tripod is MUCH better, plus you can extend it up to around 5'. Hope this helps somebody looking at this scope.
when I sit on my lanai and look to the east -up the volcano- there is a pasture about one and a half miles away. I contains two cows, 5 goats, three chickens and one egret. the scope works wonderfully to follow their antics
We had 8 x 23 binoculars before. The increased power to 20 x 50 made all the difference in the world! We could see birds before, now we can see their eyes and feathers! Like putting on a new pair of glasses for the first time.
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