I went to the range last week, to do some sight-in, and found my 9X Nikon scope or my 8X binoculars were sort of helpful at 25 yards. But that's not much of a challenge, so I will probably be shooting at 50-75 yards...the range doesn't allow .22 Rimfire on the 100 and 200 yard ranges.
I figure that 100 yards or less will be my absolute maximum range...at 80, the eyes are not what they used to be. But, I would like a scope that would be sufficient for birding, too.
Now, I would love to have a premium scope, but my budget is somewhere in the neighborhood of $200+-, which I know is not a very good neighborhood.
I need the following features:
Good eye relief
A 60-65 mm objective or better for light gathering ability
Not really lightweight , for steadiness when I touch the scope.
I would like:
At one time, fellow on the web site JarHeadTop offered a Konus 80mm scope to his customers at a good price, but they were all big bore shooters.
Konus is a name that I hadn't heard of before, but could this or other "new name" scopes provide good quality and resolution at a reasonable price?
2 spotters I have had before both disappointed.So, I am probably going to have to settle for "reasonable." Can anyone suggest a good economy spotting scope?
Any help will be appreciated.