I have this posted under the optics section but think I may get more response over here. Thanks to all that have responded already.
I am seriously thinking about upgrading this year as I should have the funds pretty soon. At this time I have a leupold gold ring(not HD) 15-40x60. It has served me well on two sheep hunts but I think there is better glass out there.
Considerations are definetly weight. I do not want to increase much with out a big increase in clarity.
I will be using it from sheep hunting, to high country mule deer, to glassing bears.
I want to make this my last purchase as far a spotting scope goes, of course that is as long as I dont loose it!
Can you long time light weight open country hunters tell me what you use and why you would recommend it over what I have?
Feel free to tell me about your tripod too.