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  • #16
    LOL...........yeah and every moose i have ever shot was in my Levi's and an old flannel shirt, but I had my Swaro's with me the whole time!! Who's needs fancy hunting pants!!

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    • #17
      Just so you guys know I didn't mean to imply that the Nikon Spotters (both models) were not good equipment. I was just spoiling myself with something better. I spotted a ram from a long ways off a couple years ago that I later arrowed at 20 yards with my Nikon Spotter , it will absolutely get the job done and is very lightweight to boot. I just wanted to clarify that I wasn't bashing the Nikon in any way and I used them for 3 years. Only reason I upgraded was screaming deals that could be had and the ability to sell the others for good prices on ebay even after use. didn't want anyone who recently bought one to think I was bashing them in any way. there is a big difference between $275 and $825.

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      • #18
        Anybody purchase from Samplelist.com?

        They show the 65mm Zeiss diascope for $745 and the eyepiece for $199. That spotter for under $1K seems pretty good. They been fondled at the SHOT show, but a good mark down on nearly NIB.

        What is wrong with that?
        Repeat after me: Placement. Bullet. Caliber.

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        • #19
          Kowa spotting scopes...

          caught my eye in this thread because I just saw one in the front counter case at Barney's last week. Not sure about the model, but similar to the TSN 601 or TSN 602 models on the Kowa website. Maybe Brett will add more details.

          Specs for similar (?) models:
          TSN-601, angled 60mm: Weight: 735gms/26oz.
          TSN-602 straight 60mm: Weight: 720gm/25+ oz.
          Retail prices around $500

          Good thread.
          No habitat, no hunter.

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          • #20
            I believe it's either the 601 or 602. I haven't been in Barney's in a while. I believe Bob plans to get in one of their high end ones as well. We both want to check them out as they've had really good independant reviews. The Kowa 601/602 is a really nice for money super light weight spotting scope. It's comparable to the better Leupold/Nikon stuff. Leica, Swarovski, Zeiss is higher end, but the Kowa high end stuff is supposed to be even brighter than the big German 3.

            Brett

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            • #21
              Barneys Website?

              Brett,
              As long as I saw you post here, thought I'd ask, how the website is coming along at Barneys? Thanks.

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              • #22
                I have no idea. I have to stop in next week, so I'll ask around.

                Brett

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                • #23
                  Cool.. Nothing like the resurection of an old thread... : )

                  What about this one? (Minox MD 50 W)
                  http://www.cameralandny.com/optics/minox.pl?page=62225
                  Anybody using this spotter?

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                  • #24
                    I have used the Minox, and since this post is so old, I have looked through models that weren't even around way back in '06. I must say they do make a good scope and keep them in a good size. Who wants to cram a 20 inch, 6 pound scope into a back pack and climb up a mountain after sheep. Anyway, here is a link to a site that shows the best spotting scopes for hunting within all different price ranges: http://www.bestforhunting.com/?page_id=230

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