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    Bump still on the hunt

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    The MeoPro is just below the MeoStar and the price reflects the glass difference. You do get greater magnification out of the MeoStar and MeoStar glass is known for its low light visibility and clarity throughout. I have used both side by side and during the middle of the day, the larger objective and increased magnification options let you get up close to whatever you are viewing. During the Winter Olympics we saw a lot of teams using Meopta MeoStar Spotters. Truly, I do not think you can go wrong with either one. A friend borrowed both of my spotters to try and make an accurate comparison and choose the one that would be right for him. He ordered the MeoStar S2 straight with the 20-70X eyepiece.
    He put his order in back in Dec. and just received it. They are highly sought after for a reason and don't sit on shelves very long.

    The other part of your question I can't get in to, but from the price I think you can guess correctly.

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    Friday bump

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    Ttt cheers

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    So you aren't interested in a Kowa because it has low resale?

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    @johnd no definitely contemplating a Kowa the tsn 663 looks like a great lightweight scope and value for money. But still keen to see if anyone has something second hand good condition to move on but it’s not looking likely.
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    Monday TTT

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    Another to the top still on the hunt

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    I have the Meopta MeoStar HD 20-70x and have used it extensively for 2 years. I've spotted a lot of animals on it.
    This spotter is really good to from 20-35x. Anything after 40x becomes faded and the clarity is gone. You can still spot animals up to 2km away and compared to a vortex it is much better but really expect to spend your time in 20-35x in supreme glass. In this range it is a killer tool and is clear as crystal. I'm not sure really any spotters even the swavos do any better once you get really zoomed on tussock country. You need much larger glass to get zoomed clarity and these lightweight spotters dont cut it.
    I would honestly say if you want maximal performance for nz conditions spotting animals go for a 15-20x bino on a tripod. If you are spotting up hill you will need a spotter angled.

    Regarding the KOWA. I'd love to buy one myself but David from StoneX is a total tool and ruins the brand. So I'll be choosing either another brand for a lightweight pack spotter or importing one direct.

    I do totally love spotters but they arn't a whole lot better then quality high zoom binos on stable tripods - Which will save a ton of dough

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    My experiences with the MeoStar S2 HD Angled with the 20-70 eyepiece have been a bit different. I have founf the clarity to be outstanding and I don't think I have even needed to go past 50 for my spotting needs. Exceptional quality,glass and reputation make this one heck of a deal. I noticed while watching the Winter Olympics that a number of Europena Countries were using this spotter to watch on the hill activities. A buddy who borrowed mine for a week of sage rat hunting just bought one for himself. I think he ened up waiting 3 months for delievery because everything made is out the door as soon as it arrives. Best of luck mate.

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    Mate has a 20-60 optolyth, ex nzdf.they used in shooting team and sniper spotter. He wants 800.
    I have one awesome.

 

 

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