Could use some thoughts on a spotting scopes.
Did the annual pre-rifle season "ought 6" win 70 sighting in. Using factory ammo, I've got it down to an inch at 100, so all is well for now.
My brother just purchased a scope for a rem 700 he has had several years. He is good at working up a load. He has it to around a inch, but plans on working on reloading rounds and dialing it in by next season. Given his experience, I'm thinking I should take advantage of his equipment and expertise, and piggy back on his plans. As a pay back, and partially to use myself, I am considering the purchase of a spotting scope (as a gift I plan to use).
While the 50 and 100 work can be done with binoculars and scopes, a good spotting scope would be helpful at those ranges, and the 200 range requires a lot of walking or a good spotting scope.
He is more into reloading, firearms, etc. then I am. I'm a bit more careful on price then he is, for this type of thing, he likes quality. I know he likes Leupold scopes, where for example I want something of quality that will not fog up, but will be looking for a good price.
My budget ranges for looking for a bargin at $600.00 to just going to all out, but I think the max is around $1,500 (depends if I can convince the family that this would make a good x-mas gift for my bro).
So could use some suggestions at those two ranges. Thank you in advance for replies.