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Manufacturer
Bresser

Item details

Budget spotting scope with integral eyepiece, tripod foot and sun hood. Included in the package is a tough fabric stay-on case. Magnification is from 20x to 60x. The scope is nitrogen purged and moisture-proof. Body is rubber armoured. Now re-branded under the Barr and Stroud label

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Recommended
Yes
Price
0$
Pros
  • Very good starter scope i bought mine as a kit complete with scope 127 from scopes & skies
Cons
  • Scope a bit flimsy but good to get started.
Also got a digiscope kit from scopes & skies to fit this very goos kit. 110.
Recommended
Yes
Price
0$
Pros
  • Very reasonable price. Good performance at 20x
Cons
  • Struggles at higher magnification
I've marked it 6 out of 10 because it's really very good for the money. It's not going to stand up against scopes at 5 or 6 times the price and will fail miserably against the multi-thousand pound scopes, but for a touch over a hundred quid you get a very reasonable product. You don't need to buy any extras because the eyepiece and the bag come with the scope. (You will need a tripod unless your hands are very steady!)

Put it this way: buy cheap, buy twice can be a good policy at times because not everyone knows whether carrying a scope and tripod is going to be too much hassle. Ebay is full of scopes that have hardly seen any use - I'd rather have a 100 scope in the attic than a 2000 one!

When I move to a better scope, I'll try to find an enthusiastic youngster to give this one to.

Note that the Bresser brand has now finished/faded/gone/disappeared but the range is available under the Barr and Stroud brand.

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Category
Large Spotting Scopes
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