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What does everyone use?

I'm presently using an old pair of binoculars, but seems like every time I pick them up I have to adjust them to see where I hit the target, not only for vision but I have to adjust/readjust them for distance between eyes.

I figure a monocular will at least eliminate the between the eyes adjustment and hoping adjusting to actually see where the holes are in the target will hold position as well.

I usually shoot on the 50 yard range but the club has 10, 25, 50, and 100 yd ranges too.

What are good brands and prices, and what are brands to stay away from?

Oh, I mainly use iron sights.
 

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I have Bushnell 12x binos and a 15 - 45x Bushnell Trophy XLT spotting scope.

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I just bring someone I really don't like and have them stand next to the target. Much cheaper and if I fuck up, there's miles of woods around.
 
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Harbor freight sells one.
 

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How far out is that good for?
They say this:
  • You can get a good viewing experience within a shooting range of 30-70 yards
  • When you are observing the shooting target, 40x magnification will make it easier to get clear target details.
I'd bet you're good to 100 yards+. Not high end scope optics, but good enough for target spotting on most people's ranges.

If you're trying to see 300 yard .17 holes, or 1000 at all, you are going to spend the money, or you are going to be disappointed.
 

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100yds is plenty for me, I'm mainly getting it for the 100yd range and will use it on the 50yd, although I can see most of the hits at 50.
 

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2 day delivery, not bad Amazon!!!

Nice and good heft to it. I've already checked it out thru my kitchen window to the front of a neighbors garage. Crystal clear so it should be fine at the range, hope to find out next week.
 

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100yds is plenty for me, I'm mainly getting it for the 100yd range and will use it on the 50yd, although I can see most of the hits at 50.
Be sure you check the minimum focus range. I saw one recommended on here that said that the minimum focus range is 100 yards and maximum is 1000. So you would not be able to check your 50 yard shots with that.
 

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Be sure you check the minimum focus range. I saw one recommended on here that said that the minimum focus range is 100 yards and maximum is 1000. So you would not be able to check your 50 yard shots with that.
With that sort of magnification range, the 100 yard setting should be relatively good down to 50 as well, in the lower magnification. But you are right, that's something to think about.
 

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With that sort of magnification range, the 100 yard setting should be relatively good down to 50 as well, in the lower magnification. But you are right, that's something to think about.
I've never used a scope for distances that far, but I do use small binoculars to see my .22 shots at my range at 7 yards because, lighting is not good, I'm old and my vision is not great anyway, and at 7 yards it's just hard to see that small of a hole. I mostly use it for 15 yards because there is no way I can tell where they hit at that distance.

That said, I bought a pair of binoculars that said minimum focus distance was 6 yards and they absolutely would not focus any closer than that. But maybe with the longer distances it is different and focus at 100 yards will let you see at 50. But, I would sure check it out before I spent a bunch of money for a spotting scope that said 100 yard minimum focus distance if I wanted to use it at 50.

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But, I would sure check it out before I spent a bunch of money for a spotting scope that said 100 yard minimum focus distance if I wanted to use it at 50.

Good luck !
You speak Wisdom, my friend.:thumbsup:
 

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You speak Wisdom, my friend.:thumbsup:
Yea, it never even dawned on me that there was a minimum focus distance. I assumed that you could look at a penny in your hand and focus binoculars on it. I had a pair of small ones that I got as a souvenir at some convention I went to years ago that was 8x. I could see at 15 yards but not as well as I would like. So, I bought a pair of 10X and they worked better at 15 yards, but I could not get them focused at 7 yards. So, I started looking on line about binoculars and learned that they had a minimum focus distance....who would have thought ?
 

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Thanks guys! I'll know soon enough if it's what I wanted. I can always throw the binos in the car too.
 

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Just a follow up.

This scope (thanks again ajole) worked just fine on the 50yd range, way better than my old pair of binoculars. Haven’t tried it out on the 100yd range yet but hope to soon.
 

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Just a follow up.

This scope (thanks again ajole) worked just fine on the 50yd range, way better than my old pair of binoculars. Haven't tried it out on the 100yd range yet but hope to soon.
Then they should not claim that 100 yards is the minimum focus distance.
 
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