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Old Sunday 22nd March 2020, 17:58   #1
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Vortex vs Meopta

Hi there

I am looking for a new spotting scope and found the Meopta Meopro 80 and the vortex viper HD.
My old kowa 884 was stolen and I am looking for a new one up to 1200 . I know this is a downgrade to my last one, but which one is better?
or the Vortex razor HD 65? is the razor really that much better than the viper HD?

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Old Monday 23rd March 2020, 23:28   #2
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Hi there

I am looking for a new spotting scope and found the Meopta Meopro 80 and the vortex viper HD.
My old kowa 884 was stolen and I am looking for a new one up to 1200 €. I know this is a downgrade to my last one, but which one is better?
or the Vortex razor HD 65? is the razor really that much better than the viper HD?

Thanks

Sorry for my english
For 1200 euro or thereabouts, go secondhand. Martytwy has a Swaro Ats 65 w/ 20-60ep on the classifieds section here for about that price.
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Old Wednesday 25th March 2020, 16:25   #3
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For 1200 euro or thereabouts, go secondhand. Martytwy has a Swaro Ats 65 w/ 20-60ep on the classifieds section here for about that price.
Hi,

I think Martytwy has withdrawn his offer for now due to not being able to ship it in the current circumstances...

But in general it should be quite possible to find a good used alpha scope to buy in person for 1200€... Might have to wait a bit until the crisis is over though...

Joachim, who still has an extra Kowa 613 around - but that is not quite alpha and would be quite a bit cheaper than 1200...

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I gave both the new Razor HD 85 and Bushnell Forge 80 a look.
The Bushnell was the better of the 2 in my opinion; very bright, very little CA, nice colour rendition and more than decent sharpness as good as all the way up to its 60x magnification. I thought of it as a very decent and usable scope if you ask me.
The Razor showed some more CA and I was strugling to get good focus, it could have been a less good sample, I don't know.
In Belgium, the Forge sells for around 1200€ I think but It's always better to let your own eyes make the decision and go and test one if you have that possibility.
Never looked through a Meopro HD 80..

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