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Not sure if I should put this in the long-gun forum.

Anyway I may want to soon get a rifle. It's hard to see a 7mm hole from 300 feet (I can barely see them at 25 feet), should i get binocs or a spotting scope? Which brands are good?

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I would get a good variable spotting scope like the Leupold model that the Army uses. I can't remember the name, but it retails for about $700. It seems nice to me because it looks fairly tatable like binocs, but with the tripod you could turn it up and see bullet holes for quite a ways. If it just had a laser range finder in it, I would have already bought one. That is what I'm waiting for. . .a tactical spotting scope with a laser range finder(1000+ yds)
 

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I believe you're referring to the Leupold 12-40X-60mm. I've heard great things about it but have to wait until mine's delivered Friday to confirm these reports. Leuppy also makes a 25X scope, but I wanted the flexibility of the variable power.

FWIW, I got mine through www.bearbasin.com for $693 all in all done, including scope cover.

Steve G.

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For 100 yards you don't need to spend $700.
Try looking at bearbasin.com or SWFA.
I'm sure you can find a comparison somewhere.
Forget about the bino's though....
That's not what they're made for.
JMO,
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Bushnell Sentry spotting scope has been the standard for target shooting since FOREVER! Just a little over $100, at most places. (Midway, etc.)
 

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Definitely get a spotting scope for rifle range work. Mine is a Simmons 25x50. Get one with a threaded base for mounting to a tripod. Mine came with a small tripod. Mine is not the most expensive one going, but I can see 30 caliber holes at 100 yards with no problem.
 

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yep a spotting scope. cheap or expensive whatever you can afford. beats having to pick up binocs. just set it up on the side of shooting position,also a decent rang finder is a good accessory. nothing like not having to guess how far the shot is.good luck on whatever you decide.
 
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