Compact 40X60 Spotting Scope, $10



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Compact 40X60 Spotting Scope, $10
« on: January 15, 2019, 11:59:15 AM »
I rolled the dice on this today, for $10 delivered I'll take the gamble.

https://www.banggood.com/40x60-Monocular-Outdoor-Camping-Telescope-HD-Zoom-Hiking-Night-Vision-p-1361443.html?rmmds=cart-bottom-lookingfor__2&cur_warehouse=CN

I've bought from this source before with no issues re shipping or product quality. I don't expect Zeiss quality, but it does have a tripod capability and with a 60mm objective it should be reasonable bright.
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Re: Compact 40X60 Spotting Scope, $10
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2019, 12:08:58 PM »
This looks to be a handy 40x monocular, and its tripod compatibility should be a real plus for the range.
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Re: Compact 40X60 Spotting Scope, $10
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 01:42:03 PM »
Yikes. It's hard enough to hand hold a 10x monocular. 40x would be WAY too much...
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Re: Compact 40X60 Spotting Scope, $10
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 02:23:10 PM »
Yikes. It's hard enough to hand hold a 10x monocular. 40x would be WAY too much...

Very true, that's why I confirmed the 1/4X20 tripod capability before deciding to order. I intend to place it on a table-top tripod on my shooting bench.
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Benjamins: 392, M-rod .25, P-rod, Trail NP2 "Elite Stealth" .177 Wood
Hatsans: AT44-10 .22, 135QE .30, 135's .177 & .25, 100X's .177, .22 & .25 (X2), 1000X .25, Edge .25, 200S .22
Noricas: Black Eagles .22 & .177, Spider GRS .22, Dragon GRS 22, Dragon GRS Max .22
Mendoza RM 600 .22
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Re: Compact 40X60 Spotting Scope, $10
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2019, 03:42:30 PM »
Yikes. It's hard enough to hand hold a 10x monocular. 40x would be WAY too much...
Well, you're in luck.

You have to apply the (Chinese) conversion factor. "Well, what is that factor?", you ask.
It's ... "whatever we think we can get away with"
[ Rules, ... rules--We don't need no stinkin' rules. ]

Reviews of other/similar ones say more like 6x-8x. As for the objective lens size spec, "60", check the attached image (straight from this item's product page).

But wait, there's more ...
With the "night vision", you can even see the other side of the moon. How does they do it?  ;D

What the heck! But I got this one instead:
https://www.banggood.com/PANDA-40X60-HD-BAK4-Monocular-Clear-Night-Vision-Optic-Lens-Telescope-With-Tripod-Outdoor-Travel-p-1132431.html?ID=3417&cur_warehouse=CN
[Longer track record (500 reviews, vs 2), better discount] Banggood is OK [12 orders--0 problems]

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Re: Compact 40X60 Spotting Scope, $10
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2019, 04:32:28 PM »
Yikes. It's hard enough to hand hold a 10x monocular. 40x would be WAY too much...
Well, you're in luck.

You have to apply the (Chinese) conversion factor. "Well, what is that factor?", you ask.
It's ... "whatever we think we can get away with"
[ Rules, ... rules--We don't need no stinkin' rules. ]

Reviews of other/similar ones say more like 6x-8x. As for the objective lens size spec, "60", check the attached image (straight from this item's product page).

But wait, there's more ...
With the "night vision", you can even see the other side of the moon. How does they do it?  ;D

What the heck! But I got this one instead:
https://www.banggood.com/PANDA-40X60-HD-BAK4-Monocular-Clear-Night-Vision-Optic-Lens-Telescope-With-Tripod-Outdoor-Travel-p-1132431.html?ID=3417&cur_warehouse=CN
[Longer track record (500 reviews, vs 2), better discount] Banggood is OK [12 orders--0 problems]

--UhClem    "My mistake ... four coffins."

Yep, Chinese Math...fitting a 60mm lens in a 55mm tube.....Magic! ::)

I guess I got burned....I didn't get the tripod & phone adaptor and had to spend $0.54 USD for shipping!! :'(
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Dianas: 52 .177, 48 .22, 34 .22, 34 .177, 34P .177, 350 Magnum .177, 240 .177
HW95 .22
Sheridan Blue Streak .20 (1972)
Benjamins: 392, M-rod .25, P-rod, Trail NP2 "Elite Stealth" .177 Wood
Hatsans: AT44-10 .22, 135QE .30, 135's .177 & .25, 100X's .177, .22 & .25 (X2), 1000X .25, Edge .25, 200S .22
Noricas: Black Eagles .22 & .177, Spider GRS .22, Dragon GRS 22, Dragon GRS Max .22
Mendoza RM 600 .22
Webleys: Patriot .177 (X2), Tomahawks .177 & .22, VMX .20, Cub .22
Stoeger X20S .22

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Re: Compact 40X60 Spotting Scope, $10
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2019, 07:47:59 PM »
Yikes. It's hard enough to hand hold a 10x monocular. 40x would be WAY too much...


What the heck! But I got this one instead:
https://www.banggood.com/PANDA-40X60-HD-BAK4-Monocular-Clear-Night-Vision-Optic-Lens-Telescope-With-Tripod-Outdoor-Travel-p-1132431.html?ID=3417&cur_warehouse=CN
[Longer track record (500 reviews, vs 2), better discount] Banggood is OK [12 orders--0 problems]

--UhClem    "My mistake ... four coffins."

i just ordered 2 of these .... ;D
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Re: Compact 40X60 Spotting Scope, $10
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2019, 08:48:54 PM »
Yikes. It's hard enough to hand hold a 10x monocular. 40x would be WAY too much...


What the heck! But I got this one instead:
https://www.banggood.com/PANDA-40X60-HD-BAK4-Monocular-Clear-Night-Vision-Optic-Lens-Telescope-With-Tripod-Outdoor-Travel-p-1132431.html?ID=3417&cur_warehouse=CN
[Longer track record (500 reviews, vs 2), better discount] Banggood is OK [12 orders--0 problems]

--UhClem    "My mistake ... four coffins."

i just ordered 2 of these .... ;D

Well, the way I see it is I *might* get a usable, compact bench spotting scope, if not I'll have a $10 paperweight. Heck, I can spend more than that on beer at the VFW every evening...... ;D
  • Tulsa OK
Dianas: 52 .177, 48 .22, 34 .22, 34 .177, 34P .177, 350 Magnum .177, 240 .177
HW95 .22
Sheridan Blue Streak .20 (1972)
Benjamins: 392, M-rod .25, P-rod, Trail NP2 "Elite Stealth" .177 Wood
Hatsans: AT44-10 .22, 135QE .30, 135's .177 & .25, 100X's .177, .22 & .25 (X2), 1000X .25, Edge .25, 200S .22
Noricas: Black Eagles .22 & .177, Spider GRS .22, Dragon GRS 22, Dragon GRS Max .22
Mendoza RM 600 .22
Webleys: Patriot .177 (X2), Tomahawks .177 & .22, VMX .20, Cub .22
Stoeger X20S .22

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Re: Compact 40X60 Spotting Scope, $10
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2019, 08:54:15 PM »
Yikes. It's hard enough to hand hold a 10x monocular. 40x would be WAY too much...


What the heck! But I got this one instead:
https://www.banggood.com/PANDA-40X60-HD-BAK4-Monocular-Clear-Night-Vision-Optic-Lens-Telescope-With-Tripod-Outdoor-Travel-p-1132431.html?ID=3417&cur_warehouse=CN
[Longer track record (500 reviews, vs 2), better discount] Banggood is OK [12 orders--0 problems]

--UhClem    "My mistake ... four coffins."

i just ordered 2 of these .... ;D

Well, the way I see it is I *might* get a usable, compact bench spotting scope, if not I'll have a $10 paperweight. Heck, I can spend more than that on beer at the VFW every evening...... ;D

and that is a fact !!!
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Sam Yang Recluse  239FPE
Benji Bulldog...soon to be a PITBULL !!
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ShinSung .22 Career-II Carbine  51FPE
Hatsan flash rifle .25 ootb..44FPE
Taipan veteran .22 standard  42FPE
Benji 312 & 342                      
YH compressor with self
contained cooling system
Hatsan spark 12vdc compressor
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Re: Compact 40X60 Spotting Scope, $10
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2019, 08:01:57 PM »
Yep, Chinese Math...fitting a 60mm lens in a 55mm tube.....Magic! ::)
And that 55mm is O.D.; pure wizardry.
I think I've figured out the Chinese Math ... it does take a little effort ... you have to squint!!  ;D ;D . Uh-oh!! I have to send myself down to the principal's office!
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I guess I got burned....I didn't get the tripod & phone adaptor and had to spend $0.54 USD for shipping!! :'(
The video review (on the one I linked/bought) said the adaptor was flimsy; and didn't say much good about the tripod either, but I've been using that same tripod (I think) on my target light (see attached) and it works great. The flashlight is 7 oz, but this monoc is 12 oz. ... we'll see. Reviewer (who sounded competent) estimated the magnification at 10x max.

PS On Banggood, you can (almost always) select Standard/Free shipping [untracked].
     A few days after your order, you should be able to check order status and see a Trk #; plug it into usps.com

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