In regards to the spotter, Buying quality used is a great option. There are gear and gadget nuts out there that have limitless pockets and will buy a new spotter just because they see adds or see a certain professional hunter using a different brand. I saw a post on a forum once and a guy said he couldn't do the hunt because he didn't have merino wool under wear!!!!Some folks like me have had to budget, save and have a bucket list to enjoy our love of hunting and fishing. The interesting thing is we are still successful with no $1000 rifle scopes, spotting scopes and other optics. I once had a $14 Bushnell 4X scope on a 300 wm for several years and it worked great even after falling down a rock slope, that even ripped one of the adjustment caps off. I also use Tasco, Simmons and Nikon without any major issues. Granted I do understand that how clear they are does not compare but they have never cost me an animal when hunting. I fish with poles and reels that cost less than $50 and my boat (1986) and electronics were either used or display models. I am not trying to brag to much but I get dozens of calls on how, were and what on fishing. I am just trying to say that spending $1000s of dollars will not make you a better hunter of fisherman but time spent learning and listening. I will admit that if I won the lottery a newer boat and maybe a newer truck would be parked at the house. If I bought new guns they would be savages and the optics ?????. I would like to have a good spotting scope, that is one item that cheaper sucks. Have fun and be safe out there. olefish
Last week I stopped in for supper at my 78 year old Fathers house, he typically hunts and fishes 100 plus days a year. Anyway my mom gave him crap because the shirt he was wearing was worn thin and had a hole in it. He bought that shirt back in the 1960's!!!! Its a woolrich shirt and he wears it all the time. So sometimes when you buy quality you only need to buy it once.