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    What are your thoughts about really compact spotting scopes like the Leupold 10-20x40MM compact? I hesitate to carry more in the sheep mountains but are they useful quality?

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    The one thing thatI will never sacrifice on any hunt for any reason is optics.

    A POS spotting scope or binos will result in 2 things. You walking farther than you need to so you can verify if an animal is legal or not... or you'll miss animals due to crappy resolution.

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    scopes are of excellent quality. I believe 12X45 is the magnification for the gold ring line of spotting scope. I think its small enough to be considered "compact".
    Gary

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    Gary..I think they use to make a 12x40.

    Now it's 10-20 by 40. That gives a 2mm-4mm exit pupil and at 20X might lack some theoretical resolution. I wonder how it works out in the real world?

    Likely need to ck one out myself. It's hard in the boonies to do so.

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    20 power doesn't turn my crank at all. Check out Cabela's Winnipeg website. There are some decent scopes there, one being a compact Gold Ring 15x30 or 40 by 50. Have you looked at KOWAs?

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