I’ve been looking at this scope as well. Mainly because of the eyepiece options. Anything you would compare it too? I currently have the 65mm vanguard. I’d really like a 66mm kowa, but it’s quite abit more.
I would use mine more if I had s wide angle fixed power eyepiece. My 65mm vanguard is great, but sometimes the eye relief isn’t quite right. On max power my eyeball had to touch the eyepiece. I think a 60 or 66mm kowa is in the cards for me eventually. With both a variable and fixed eyepiece...
Thanks everyone for the info, and pics. Pretty much what I imagined. I will definitely be ordering a brooks pack. Just need to get a pay check or two first. Moving and changing jobs uses up a lot of money. Who knew.
Just about ready to pick up a brooks pack, new or used. What’s everyone’s experience with the internal load shelf? Mainly for bone quarters. Any other feedback on the pack? It’s either that or a unaweep and daypack Merlin and kid. Probably a 4800.
I’ve often thought of putting a woodsman bag in my molle frame. Or a native, guide lid and pouches. Either way it’s a bit cheaper. If you have a frame that works for you I’d say do it. If you are looking g for load carrying though, I’d buy the frame first.
I sent an old m8 to Korth, for a similar reason. I left instruction in the box I shipped it in to just clean it if possible. They did exactly that, and purged and resealed the scope. No charge. Very easy process. Excellent company to deal with.
Puffy jacket for sure
But I’m a huge fan of a light weight, windproof vest. Really helps keep the chill out, without getting hot. Can layer over or under just about anything as well. I always have one with me year round.
Maybe you got a really good diamondback? The 65mm diamondback I tested before I got the vanguard hurt my eye and seemed kind of fuzzy, no matter how I focused it. It was very faint but still there. My vanguard isn’t phenomenal, but in the price range to me it was the clear winner. Everyone’s...
I’d like to confirm that. Vanguard never got back to me when I contacted them. As good as the vanguard is, if funds allowed I’d be switching to a kowa with both the zoom and fixed eyepiece. I could almost afford the 60mm but I’d really like the 66mm. Super nice glass. To bad my bathroom...
Make sure your careful. I got a weird chemical burn on my nutsack from one. Sleeping in just boxers, then I got cold so I threw in a body pad. Somehow ended up in my boxers, must have split open. True story.