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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-16-2015, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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I have a Vortex Viper HD 8x42mm bino. Will this be useable for spotting if I buy a tripod and an adaptor? I know a spottingscope would be better, but I cant afford one at the moment.
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Slightly more power and the same light gathering ability as a 7X35. Should be good if the lenses are of good quality. Don't know the brand.
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When I first got started in High Power shooting I would use a pair of Binoculars. Untill I could afford a Spotting scop. There are some relitivly enexpensive spotting scopes out there. Evne a telescope can be used, just make sure it is terrestrial and not celestrial (these are upside down)
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Same binos I use, though mine are 10X. Great glass, they're plenty good for spotting silhouette. Especially handgun matches that only go to 200M.



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I tried using 10x binos at the 100 yard range, but couldn't see the .30 cal and smaller holes very well.
I would guess it would be much easier to see if a target was knocked over though.

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"I tried using 10x binos at the 100 yard range, but couldn't see the .30 cal and smaller holes very well.I would guess it would be much easier to see if a target was knocked over though."
True enough, though you can probably see which are over without a glass.
A spotting scope allows your spotter to tell you where the bullet hit, so you can correct, if need be.

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For about 15 years I have used a Nikon 16x50 power binocular. It serves very well for both rimfire and centerfire distances. They are not well suited to picking out .22 holes on paper. A spotting scope at 45x is better. The binocular is handy and does not need a tripod, however a tripod is nice to have. A true spotting scope shows its advantage when spotting tie breaker targets. rp
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-17-2015, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thx for the answers. We have used my bino with good luck this year.
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