Scope decisions

Paul Webster pwebst25 at
Sat Feb 6 13:04:52 PST 1999

> Dear Rob,


> Like I said, I don't think there's a single scope that's ideal for everyone. I

> used to leave my scope in the car at times because it was heavy and because it

> was too big to fit in my knapsack. But if we meet out in Bowerman Basin I'd be

> glad to look through your scope. And if you really want to impress me, bring

> it out to Leadbetter Point, a six-mile round-trip through the salicornia marsh.


> Here's to good birding this year... with whatever scopes!


> Regards,


> Paul Webster


> >

> > I have to take mild exception to this: the usefulness, not the weight, of

> > the scope and tripod has always been my primary consideration when deciding

> > whether to lug or not, and I ain't no Hercules. For instance, would I carry

> > the scope the ~mile out to the boardwalk at Bowerman? Of course, without

> > hesitation. It's good to give the question some thought, but don't let it

> > dissuade you if you really want the top end scope.

> >

> > Rob Saecker

> > Olympia

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