5 Stars By Cimbo on 2016-08-13
Tripod works just fine.
I read a lot of reviews about a lousy tripod and that it’s worthless and that concerned me, but I'm a Bushnell guy and thought I'd give it a try.. Really these reviews about a bad tripod are just not true. Newsflash for everyone…..the scope is front heavy. One leg of the tripod has to be facing in the direction of the scope, if you don’t do that yea the scope will tip over. Overall this is a great product for the money, I think you will be very happy with it.
3 Stars By jdavis on 2015-01-11
Good Optic, Bad tripod
My primary use of this product is for sighting targets on the rifle range. The optics of the scope are reasonably clear even at the higher magnification settings. I like the light gathering ability of the 65mm objective lens which served me well on a recent outing on a cloudy day. The scope could benefit from greater eye relief. I must warn prospective buyers to factor in the cost of a new tripod with this purchase. The tripod shown isn't the one that you will receive with this scope. The provided tripod is weak, flimsy, and lacks vertical adjustment. AlumiGogo should make Bushnell change the photo to the actual tripod. I would have rated this scope four stars if not for the unacceptable tripod.
5 Stars By Henry W Dwyer on 2017-04-25
Nice spotting scope. Definitely worth the price
I haven't had a chance to use this hunting, but i've set it up at home a couple times to test out and the view is amazing through this. The zoom and clarity is really good. I can read writing on signs a couple hundred yards away. I'm planning on using this the next time I sight in gun. With binoculars, it was difficult seeing where I hit on the target, so I was always having to walk closer. Now, I can set this up, shoot, then easily see where I hit without leaving my spot. This is my first spotting scope, so I don't have another spotting scope to compare it to, but I have used a range of low and high quality binoculars so I have an expectation of what the quality should be. This is a really good quality scope and i'm excited to see how well it will work this coming hunting season, especially long distance and in low light conditions which I can already tell this scope does a great job at.
I'm giving this 5 stars based only on the spotting scope, and the case it came in. The tripod is pretty cheap and I would give that 2 stars. It does the job, but the material feels cheap and the quality is not comparable to the spotting scope. I don't think it's fair to rate the spotting scope lower than 5 stars because of the tripod. I was planning on purchasing a better tripod anyways, so it's not a big deal to me.
5 Stars By Jacob on 2015-07-27
Excellent scope very good tripod. Terrible hard case, decent soft case.
The scope. Excellent. I can see a fly on my horses butt 50 yards away. Pretty light feels really well built and can take a beating. I use for hunting and range shooting does what I want.
The cons have nothing to do with the scope itself.
1. The hard case. To much room no foam padding but a little insert. It should come padded like a rifle case with the eggshell foam. It's just a box with a liner. The locks on the case can't keep a 5 year old out. When I first got it I was like cool locks. Locked it tryed to open it while locked, only thing they will do is keep the pets out. Kids will get into it no problem.
The soft case is better than the hard case, put the scope in the soft case then the hard case and it works.
Some reviews complain about the tripod. I think it a excellent tripod. IT'S A TABLE TOP TRIPOD. Not a full 5-6 feet standing one. It's meant for being put on a table and used for range shooting or bird watching. Tripod stands roughly 8 inches high.
5 Stars By Jesse on 2015-02-03
Good to 300 yards
Perfect for spotting targets at 300 yards. Haven't used it at a greater distance but would imagine its good out to about 500 yards. The little tripod it comes with is pretty rugged. I would definitely suggest an upgrade for bench shooters. Also comes with 2 nice cases, one hard shell, one soft.
5 Stars By David on 2017-01-09
Good for the price.
For the price works great. We took a trip to Yellowstone last year and only had binoculars. We quickly realized we needed a spotting scope. Bought this one at Christmas for our return trip next fall. This scope is good for the price. I looked at several in this price range and it came down to Bushnell or Redfield. Probably can't go wrong with either. Don't get too caught up in those who compare this to scoped that are 3,4, even 5 times or more the price of this one. It works adequately and if it fits your budget, buy it.
4 Stars By Emily Jane Stephens on 2016-12-11
great for the money
This spotting scope is pretty nice for the money. I would suggest you guy the proper tripod tho.... cuz that will make a difference for sure. As a big hunting family, we found ourselves frustrated using a 35 year old spotting scope, so I bought this for my husband for his birthday, which is right before hunting season. I can tell you that if I had the money, I would buy a better one.... and thats the only reason why I gave it four stars.... We are huge hunters and as a hunter we only want the best, but this will do till we hit the lotto.
4 Stars By Daniel D on 2015-08-21
I like my new spotting scope
I like my new spotting scope. I Immediately went to the gun range next day after receiving the package. Works very well for me. It has been mentioned before by other reviewers - the tripod it came with could be better. It does what it is suppose to do but it leaves you wishing for something else more substantial, like stable perhaps? It looks and feels flimsy with skinny little bitty short legs that are not height adjustable but certainly portable. I would not have minded paying a little more for a better tripod. Ofcourse your main body of concern should be on the scope. For now I can live with it since it was a package deal but will be on the lookout for a reasonably priced tripod to use with the scope down the line.
4 Stars By late again on 2012-04-26
Good spotting scope
Great spotting scope for sighting in my rifles. Optics are quite good up to 300 yds. Good price, as well. I wouldn't plan on packing it along on a trip, though, as it is quite bulky for its function.
Stand that comes with it is very flimsy, though, and too small for this size scope; Got a separate tripod and it was worth the extra purchase.
One star less that a five because of the tripod and because of the bulk.
5 Stars By Ed on 2015-11-22
Best Spotting scope I have used
Best Spotting scope I have used. I use this in a woods for shots ranging from 50 to 300 yards. I went with the 65mm so I would have a better chance of viewing with shaded conditions. This has no problem giving a bright, Sharp view of the target.