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    Looking for recommendations on a compact, light weight spotter for a sheep hunt. As my guide will have big glass, I am looking to "supplement" my 10x42's(Zeiss Victory's) without weighing down my pack and my wallet too much. Appreciate the info.

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    Depending on your budget and definition of "light weight" consider:
    Leupold Gold Ring 15-45x50, 1.4 pounds, $400 at Cabelas.
    Vortex Viper 15-45x65, 3.0 pounds, $350 on sale at Camera Land
    ...same thing but HD glass, $650 at Camera Land
    Pentax PF65-ED 20-60x65, 2.8 pounds, $800/$850 at Camera Land

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyo2AK View Post
    Depending on your budget and definition of "light weight" consider:
    Leupold Gold Ring 15-45x50, 1.4 pounds, $400 at Cabelas.
    Vortex Viper 15-45x65, 3.0 pounds, $350 on sale at Camera Land
    ...same thing but HD glass, $650 at Camera Land
    Pentax PF65-ED 20-60x65, 2.8 pounds, $800/$850 at Camera Land

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    I will check them tonight. Appreciate the info Rich. The Leupold looks to be exactly what I am looking for.

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    Vortex Razor HD 11-33X50MM. 24 ounces of optical dynamite in a teeny package. I think that they are 699 for Angled or straight from SW.

    It is a legit lightweight.

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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1376460449.283332.jpg

    16.1 ounces and down right amazing glass for just under a $1K. Without a doubt this and my Barney's pack are by far my two favorite pieces of gear I've purchased.

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    Leupold, 20 power with 50mm lens, compact, perfect glass, lifetime warranty, $175. Send me a PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ak_Predator View Post
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1376460449.283332.jpg

    16.1 ounces and down right amazing glass for just under a $1K. Without a doubt this and my Barney's pack are by far my two favorite pieces of gear I've purchased.
    Quote Originally Posted by kaboku68 View Post
    Vortex Razor HD 11-33X50MM. 24 ounces of optical dynamite in a teeny package. I think that they are 699 for Angled or straight from SW.

    It is a legit lightweight.

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    Whoa... both of those look like awesome scopes!! Pretty amazing what's available for optics these days.
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    Nikon ED50. It's gets great reviews from bird watchers, and they are super picky about their glass. I have an angled one and love it.
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    Appreciate the replies guys. Got some shopping to do!! If one more brown box containing sheep gear shows up at my door I'm gonna be divorced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pa 5-0 View Post
    Appreciate the replies guys. Got some shopping to do!! If one more brown box containing sheep gear shows up at my door I'm gonna be divorced.
    That may be a good trade!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart View Post
    That may be a good trade!!!!
    Very valid point. Might just do a Swaro ATS80!!!!! Yeah right!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kay9Cop View Post
    Nikon ED50. It's gets great reviews from bird watchers, and they are super picky about their glass. I have an angled one and love it.
    I don't have the ED50, but an older, what I think they now call the Prostaff Field Scope Nikon. When I bought it a buddy had that big squarish Leupod Gold Ring. We took a bunch of time and compared the two, and he even agreed that he thought my Nikon was a little brighter. I do want to say though that his was and older one and mine was new. If that played a part I don't know. Either way, even though my Nikon isn't a high dollar scope, I like the glass and it works for me. And it did just fine when I was guiding as well....
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    I have the Gold Ring Compact http://www.leupold.com/observation/s...x50mm-compact/
    I love that thing. I use the large Joby Gorillapod, and it is a great, light package. Pair of compact bino's for general glassing and the Gold Ring Compact, and thats all I need.
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