Spotting Scopes or Binoculars

Spotting Scopes or Binoculars

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    Spotting Scopes or Binoculars

    Hi Guys,

    Had a great day at the range today an have not much of a problem seeing where I am hitting with my SP101 or my Glock 17 but when I start with the Mark 111 plus shooting farther away ( 50 to 75 feet) its hard to see where I am hitting without alot of squinting. Does anybody use a spotting scope or binoculars just curious which is better and easier to use


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    Depends on the shooting venue. If I'm out shooting in the wild, binocs are easier. At the range, shooting from fixed benches, I find a spotting scope to be simpler.
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    I think at distances of 50-75 feet you should probably be ok using even a cheap pair of binocs. from the Wally World sporting goods section. If you can see it by squinting a little then you shouldn't have a problem using those. You can always invest in a good spotting scope if you end up shooting longer distances and need something more steady.
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    As above. As you have found out, not only does distance matter, but also caliber, the size of the hole you're punching in your target. Those .22 cal bullets make darn small holes! For short distances up to say 50 yards, a decent set of binoculars will do. For sighting in rifles, load work, or long distance work, i.e., many hundreds of yards, you definitely need a spotting scope. Optics quality in spotting scopes definitely come into play at the longer distances as well.
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    I agree I was looking at a pair of Leica compact or even their monocular looked a like a nice little tool

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    For distances of 50 to 75 feet you can buy a very inexpensive 8X monocular and that will do the trick. They are all over ebay you should be able to pick up a decent one for around 20 or 30 dollars.
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