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    Spotting scope

    Anybody out there used or using the hawke range of spotting scopes
    getting a couple. Of models in my local shop to have a look through
    with a view to purchase
    models are 16x48x68 with Ed range
    also 20 -60 -85 in standard glass

    your opions would be most welcome
    regards pete

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    have a look on the hunting life fella,

    http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums...scope-tri-pod/

    I have now got the same one.

    not keen on hawk optics but that's just me.

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    Bob
    many thanks for the link kind regards
    but the ones I'm viewing are 650 quids worth
    just wanted some feedback to see what peoples thoughts were
    regards pete

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    Give me a call borrow mine Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roedinator View Post
    Bob
    many thanks for the link kind regards
    but the ones I'm viewing are 650 quids worth
    just wanted some feedback to see what peoples thoughts were
    regards pete
    Pete

    For 25 more you could buy a secondhand Swaro spotting scope and eyepiece from Macleod's: http://www.rmacleod.co.uk/CUSTOMER%2...OCK%20LIST.pdf

    Ive not used the Hawke but the Swaro is superb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    Pete

    For 25 more you could buy a secondhand Swaro spotting scope and eyepiece from Macleod's: http://www.rmacleod.co.uk/CUSTOMER%2...OCK%20LIST.pdf

    Ive not used the Hawke but the Swaro is superb.

    Dom
    I agree, the Swarovski CTS 85 and 20-60x eyepiece I have here only* cost 750 secondhand and the quality of the glass is superb. Sadly I'm too poor (and tight) to fork out the 200 Swarovski want for the CTS 'stay-on' case...

    Adam.

    * I say 'only' but that's a comparative bargain as draw scope and eyepiece are around 1,800 new now
    Last edited by Adamant; 01-05-2015 at 22:50.

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    I have a Hawke spotting scope with ED glass and it is actually really good, miles better than I was expecting, it replaced a Leopold I had before that which was **** in comparison.

    I didn't pay anything like 650 though and as said above I think a second hand Swarovski would get my vote for that sort of money.

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    I'd guess the one big advantage with going the second hand route is that a 2nd hand Swaro will, in a few years, still be worth what you paid for it while this will not be the case with the Hawke. Whether this matters depends on your intentions and if you chop and change gear a lot but it is worth taking into consideration. You could run a 2nd hand Swaro, for example, for several years at no cost and that is pretty good value for money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caorach View Post
    I'd guess the one big advantage with going the second hand route is that a 2nd hand Swaro will, in a few years, still be worth what you paid for it while this will not be the case with the Hawke. Whether this matters depends on your intentions and if you chop and change gear a lot but it is worth taking into consideration. You could run a 2nd hand Swaro, for example, for several years at no cost and that is pretty good value for money.
    Totally agree. I've given the same advice to people many times. Buying good secondhand Swarovski items is like putting money in the bank and the use that you get out of it is the icing on the cake.

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    Thanks for the replys guys
    I totally agree with the Swaro route as are all my scopes
    I've got both spotters to look through this weekend
    one is the ed range so will compare and make a decision
    regards pete

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