my son went in today to get us a spotting scope, they had some on sale at Big Five. well when he got there to look the guy behind the counter told him to try out the barska 20-60 X spotting scope. he even told him to take it out in the parking lot and give it a go. this scope is great, my son could read the paper in the vending machine across a 6 lane highway, it had to be at least 300 yards. this scope is not in the sale paper, but it is on sale. we do a good bit of buying there and the guy knows him and said he would like this better than any of the others on sale. and it cast 30 bucks less than them. got it for 69 bucks. it is one sweet scope. I am a happy camper.