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Started Oct 15th, 2017 at 1:02pm by Alan
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Spotting scopes
What do you consider entry level spotting scopes. By that I mean ones that you can effectively use without spending 3-4 k?
Thinking of around the 20-60x65 size

Started Aug 6th, 2018 at 10:41pm by 270DM
5 384 Last Post Aug 16th, 2018 at 10:04pm
By: Huntertoo
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Swaro Z5
I want a scope with a smaller objective, dial up capable, good glass, side focus and zoom range capable of both bush hunting and shooting at range. Quite a mouthful.
Anyway the Z5 3.5-18 x 44 is ...

Started Mar 6th, 2012 at 7:42am by james
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By: Simon Gibson
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Swarovski Cls or Leica Geovids HDs?
Hi I,m looking at getting either a swarovski or leica 10x42 binoculars with the built in rangefinder, any recommendations on one over the other? just seeing what anyones opinions might be? might be a ...

Started May 21st, 2018 at 7:14pm by stagslayer
10 1182 Last Post Aug 7th, 2018 at 8:29pm
By: Gibson
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help for max objective size for sako optilocks?
Hi can anyone one help me with this.
I have a sako 30-06 and I am wonting a new scope with the biggest objective I can go with either one piece 25mm Or 30mm optilocks.

Started Jul 27th, 2018 at 6:12pm by wake
3 248 Last Post Aug 4th, 2018 at 6:50pm
By: 50BMG
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Leupold (SOD) S1 screw on dials
These look a good way to upgrade a leupold scope for dialing.
Is anyone using these how do they go?

Started Jul 29th, 2018 at 7:12pm by wake
1 234 Last Post Aug 2nd, 2018 at 4:26am
By: Gerry Atric
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euro mounts
hey I have just shot my first stag the other week,  just a small fallow.  I am wanting to get a euro mount of this wondering if there is anyone in the Auckland area that can do this for me? 

Started Jul 19th, 2018 at 5:33am by kurupt
5 765 Last Post Jul 29th, 2018 at 4:56pm
By: kurupt
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Low light scopes?
So my current rig is not really cutting the mustard.
Are there any brands that are renowned for performance in low light conditions.
Is this where Hd glass is essential?
Looking at spe...

Started Jul 20th, 2018 at 7:21am by remmodel7
7 533 Last Post Jul 24th, 2018 at 11:15am
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If you could buy any scope, what would it be?
Hi All,
have you ever thought about the scope you could buy, if money, wives, children, mortgages, reason, justification, were not a consideration?
Just curious, if you have one scope that y...

Started Feb 16th, 2018 at 8:29pm by 270guy
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By: Micky Duck
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Sako mounts options
Iím trying to find a mount that fits a Sako that allows me to mount a torch on top of the scope using the existing mount. I canít find anyone that engineers picatinny incorporated top sections of opti...

Started Jun 18th, 2018 at 6:34pm by Henry Straker
3 459 Last Post Jul 14th, 2018 at 3:56pm
By: sako
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Fake zeiss and leupold scopes
Yes, spotted a couple on TM over the last few weeks
(shot down in flames) but you can expect to see more. Ebay has a few obvious fakes and even some described as 'clones'.
Most people know ...

Started Jul 28th, 2016 at 1:33am by oobuck
10 2853 Last Post Jul 12th, 2018 at 7:33pm
By: oobuck
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Range finder batteries not liking the cold!!!
Hi, any advice on the best battery for my swaro binos? Currently having issues with the rangefinder not giving a range when the battery is cold. Warming up the battery in my hands for a minute and she...

Started Jun 17th, 2018 at 10:30am by Jeremy
2 549 Last Post Jul 7th, 2018 at 8:24pm
By: wobblyboot
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Illuminated reticles Ė any good or not?
Looking for a new scope, it seems now the majority of the newer flagship scopes have illuminated reticles, is this because they're actually an improvement or is it simply another opportunity for manuf...

Started Jul 4th, 2018 at 9:02am by Garret
6 580 Last Post Jul 7th, 2018 at 2:08pm
By: ashfishman
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Cellphones and Spoting Scopes
Hi,we have begin trying to film magpies being sent to Nirvana through a Leupold spotting scope and a cellphone, we're not really winning any suggestions how you guys do it. Cheers Smiley

Started Apr 25th, 2018 at 9:48pm by mhop
9 1559 Last Post Jun 29th, 2018 at 3:40pm
By: ScopeUout
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Lightweight compact binos
Hi guys, I've checked out a couple of old threads on this but there seems to be quite a few brands out there since that have become more competitive.. I do a lot of bush hunting in some areas that hav...

Started Apr 3rd, 2018 at 8:49pm by fullchoke
5 1026 Last Post Jun 27th, 2018 at 7:14pm
By: Good keen bloke
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