Redfield Rampage 20-60x60 Spotting Scope
Great scope, terrible ring
The first time I took the scope out I mounted it on the tripod and tightened down the ring that holds the scope steady broke. I was in the field so I epoxied the heck out of the ring which inevitably glued the whole ring to the scope. Rexfield should have had a metal ring or other type of ring on that. It's a piece that is going to take lots of pressure from the hand tightening bolt.
To be honest the ring is the only thing on this scope that has any shortcoming. The scope itself is great. Very bright in low light, great reach and seems to be durable (other than the ring of course). If you're willing to epoxy the heck out of the scope, it's a great buy.
September 2, 2010
Solid performance at a good price
This is a great spotting scope at a really good price. I was a little reluctant to buy the scope because of the price, thinking that you could not get good optics at that price. After reading the reviews I thought I would give it a shot. When I got it, I was really surprised at the scopes clarity, wide field of view, ease of use, and overall quality. My buddy has a $400 Leupold Wind River Spotting Scope and in a side by side comparison using both in woods I could not see a difference between the two. I thought the Redfield was easier to operate and had smoother controls than the Leupold.
Of course you have give up something at that price point and that is the tri-pod. It is made with stamped metal legs held on with and bolts not telescoping tubes like other bi-pods. The bolts on the legs were already loose and ready to fall off when I took it out of the box. I tightened them with a wrench and that took care of the problem. The tri-pod would be ok for around the house use but it is not suitable for field use. I really like the soft case that stays on the scope for use in the woods and it comes with a decent carrying soft storage case. I look at like this, I can go out and buy a nice tri-pod and hard case for the Redfield scope and still have $100 in my pocket buying the Redfield compared to the $400 Leupold. The Redfield is a solid scope at a bargain price.
September 20, 2010
the clarity of the lense are pretty good. the casing is well build. yes the tripod isn't top quality but do the work and afterall... you buy the spotting scope.
for better quality you'll have to spend over the 550$ price.
i definitely recommend this spotting scope.
July 29, 2014
great spotting scope
I purchased this spotting scope at the Kodack, TN store to help with target practice. For the price I paid, its a great value. I can spot my shots clearly at 300 yards, the max at my range. Optics are clear and distortion free. I like the case that can remain on the scope while the scope is in use.
February 28, 2013