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Old Saturday 26th January 2019, 20:00   #1
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Hi, I need thoughts on buying new scope - Vortex Razor HD85 against Swarovski ATS 80 or Nikon ED85 and good tripod. Appreciate any comments as new to this site. Thanks in advance.
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Old Sunday 27th January 2019, 19:59   #3
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https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=371989

Not the scopes you posted about but some info for someone new, also there is a classified on BF you can check.

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Old Tuesday 29th January 2019, 15:47   #5
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I would also include Meopta S2 82HD on your list.

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Old Thursday 31st January 2019, 20:56   #6
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Swarovski all the way.
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Old Sunday 10th February 2019, 01:54   #7
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+1 for Swarovski !
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+1 for Meopta. Otherwise, Swarovski, but for that price you could get a Kowa TSN-88x.
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Old Monday 11th February 2019, 09:45   #9
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I rather suspect at the sort of money you are talking about there is very little difference optically (for practical purposes) and the real differences are to do with ergonomics and "feel". I would suggest you visit a good retailler and try a few out.

Don't skimp on a tripod. A decent scope on a wobbly tripod is a source of frustration.
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I rather suspect at the sort of money you are talking about there is very little difference optically (for practical purposes) and the real differences are to do with ergonomics and "feel". I would suggest you visit a good retailler and try a few out.

Don't skimp on a tripod. A decent scope on a wobbly tripod is a source of frustration.
Hi,

I agree with all of the above with the addition of "for good examples" - unfortunately I have seen enough alphas which don't fall into that category...

Which makes the "Visit a good retailer" part very important - you should try to buy exactly the scope you tried - bonus points if you can get a discount for taking the demo...

If that is not possible, you need a web store with a 100% not questions asked return policy.

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