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Old 02-14-2012, 05:19 PM
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Talk to me. What do you guys have? Budget isn't much...under $500.
Looking at a mindow mount.
Pros / Cons / what to watch out for / what to avoid...
THANKS!
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:17 PM
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Keep an eye on the Cabelas' website. I found mine for 100.00 in the bargain cave section last fall and got a window mount for I think 20 bucks. It's a Cabelas brand and works pretty good!
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:22 PM
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What ever brand you buy a window mount is a must !!!!
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:07 AM
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How about power?
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The real pro's on binocs and spotting scopes are the bird watchers. Check out a few of the bird watcher forums and form your own opinion on price/quality as well as when you find a spotter you think you might be interested in check out the bird watcher reviews.

These clowns are more serious on their glass then anyone I know.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:56 AM
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Thanks guys.

Joe...one step ahead of you!
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Been using a Bushnell for many years both in uS and in Alaska- I found that I didin't use it too much huntying elk etc but did for sheep/ goats- problem is with many beasts that by the time you get it set up and focused game is long gone- Used window mT in MT for yotes and antelope/prairie dogs and it was OK-I suppose i use it now mostly for PD's-
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I know I'm a little late to the thread, but I use a Konuspot 80 for my highpower match shooting. For the price point it does a great job and is often compared against Kowa scopes. The optics are quite clear even at high magnification.

IIRC you can find them ~$230. Any standard window mount should work.
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