- Jan 25, 2021
Hey ladies. Would like to know any recommendations on a spotting scope. Will be my first spotter. Thank you in advance!
Not yet! Having a hard time finding ones in stock so I can look through and feel. Leaning toward the Swarovski ats 65mm. Just want to make sure I like it! Any recommendations would be great!!
If you can, spend some time behind a Kowa TSN553/554.
15-45X of alpha grade optics at just 28 oz. And at about half your budget.
The razor is not the same quality of glass as is found in the kowa 553. In fact the glass in the 553 is second to none. The razor functions the same in terms of locating and verifying targets or animals but the function, color, distortion, and clarity will be not as good.How are these the Kowa TSN-553 15-45x55 PROMINAR Spotting Scope ? I was looking at the Razor HD 11-33x50 Angled Spotting Scope they are 25oz. Is there a huge difference besides the price?
The razor is not the same quality of glass as is found in the kowa 553. In fact the glass in the 553 is second to none. The razor functions the same in terms of locating and verifying targets or animals but the function, color, distortion, and clarity will be not as good.
Most truck hunters don't seem to concern themselves with their glass or its quality. Once you become a more decerning hunter and experience the limitations of the equipment, you gain an appreciation for pieces that extend your capabilities.
For example, I took a vortex viper 65mm spotter in on my first sheep hunt. I sat side beside with a gentleman using an ed82. On 45 power with an hour till sundown, I could tell there was a dark animal on the ridge in front on me. With his spotter on 45 power, I could tell it was a large stone ram.
There is no cheating glass. Spending a couple more bucks cam save a lot of walking.
Ps - that spotter is gone and so is all my other forever- breaking vortex equipment.
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