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June 6th, 2008

Big Pentax Spotter on eBay Cheap

The Pentax PF-100ED is one of the best spotting scopes you can buy. It has a huge 100mm front objective, and high-quality ED (low-dispersion) glass for reduced chromatic aberration. The big Pentax accepts all American standard 1.25″ eyepieces, and the Pentax long-eye-relief eyepieces are excellent. The PF-100ED received rave reviews in our Spotting Scope Comparison test a while back, and it’s the scope that tester D. Reever chose for himself.

Right now there’s an “as-new” PF-100ED on eBay, item 120268278337, with a starting price of $899.00 and no reserve. It includes a 20-60X Pentax zoom eyepiece. $899.00 may sound pricey, but this unit, BODY ONLY with NO EYEPIECE, now retails for $1599.00 at leading vendors (Adorama, Amazon, B&H). With zoom eyepiece, new PF-100EDs cost $1800-$1900. If you can grab this Pentax for under $1200.00 it’s a steal. The auction ends in two days.

If you’re looking for big serious spotting scope that can resolve bullet holes at 600 yards and beyond, the Pentax PF-100ED is up to the task. We hope one of our readers snags this unit with a bargain bid.

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June 6th, 2008

Iowa 1000-Yard Championship Moved to July 12

Iowa skies unleashed a deluge recently, so the Iowa 1K BR championship has been moved back two weeks.

Gunsmith and match official Gordy Gritters reports: “I’m Letting everyone know our range is under water and there’s lots more rain in the forecast for this weekend, so we are postponing our June 7th, Iowa 1000-Yard State Championship match two weeks — until July.

We are not going to shoot our State Championship rain date on June 21, but are going to do it on our next regularly scheduled match date- July 12.

In the rush to make this last minute change when we got flooded out, I did not think to check the other nearby club’s schedules until later, and we would have been shooting the same day as Varmint Hunter 600 yard and the Missouri 1000 yard matches that weekend. So we just decided to wait until our regular July match to hold our State Championship match and we’ll make up the missing two matches on September 27. Sorry for any inconvenience!”

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