What compact spotting scope is the best?

Discussion in 'Scopes, Optics, LRFs, Spotters, BoreScopes' started by KBP, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. KBP

    KBP

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    I have an older Swarovski Habitat 20-60x80 spotting scope in mint condition and I love the clarity and sharpness of the spotting scope. The scope is 20 inches long. I am thinking of selling it and buying a more compact scope but don't know what scope would come close to the optical excellence of my Swarovski scope. I don't want to spend 3 or 4 thousand to buy a new Swarovski that might be as long. Any idea what compact scope might come close to the optical clarity of the Swarovski in a compact package? Is their any compact scope for around $1,000.00 that will come close to the Swarovski? Thanks!
     
  2. steve123

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  3. chkunz

    chkunz Gold $$ Contributor

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    My favorite is the old Unertl 20X54 with the 45 deg eye piece and the green body. It is almost as good as my Kowa and a lot smaller and lighter. My friend sold his recently for $500 and I almost cried.
     

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