A spotting scope is not something I need very often - handy obviously when sighting in and for searching out far off areas and telling bucks from does at a distance beyond that possible with binos. Thats about it. As I don't spend hours glued to it (unlike the binos) I don't see the need for spending megabucks, but......
I did spend a (very small ) amount of money on a Hawke (or something similar) from Optics Warehouse - its crap, doesn't even meet my meagre needs.
So the question is - what is best at the budget end of the spectrum - I have no need or wish to spend a grand plus on a Swaro. Yes, there will always be arguments that "you get what you pay for" etc etc but I REALLY don't want to spend a packet.
I have been looking online at Opticron, Tasco and Praktika - 150 - 300 or so. Anybody any experience on these or anything else?
Don't seem to be many arounf second hand.