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Celestron 71210

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Brand: Celestron / 10 X 25

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      11.03.2013 14:44
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      A great portable scope

      OK, I'll admit the headline is a bit vague and probably makes no sense to anyone who isn't involved in archery but that was the reason I bought the Celestron 10 x 25 monocular.

      The nock of an arrow is the small plastic coloured clip that attaches the arrow to the bowstring and when you've shot at a target 20 yards away on an indoor shoot they get quite hard to see against the multicoloured target.

      I'd managed through most of the indoor season with an old extending telescope but it had a small objective lens so the image was very dark as little light was being let in. I originally used it as a bit of a joke but the constant references to Captain Birdseye/Pugwash/Nelson etc meant I had to update to something from the current century!

      The Celestron 10 x 25 is a fantastic piece of kit. Small enough to carry in a reasonably sized trouser pocket or in the main pocket of my quiver and powerful enough to mean I could pick out my arrows with ease on a crowded target.

      The body of the Celestron is contoured to make it easy to grip and it fits into my hand and any of my friends who have tried it very comfortably. Adjsutment for focus is firm reliably firm without being stiff and tends to stay where it is so even taking it in and out of the quiver leaves the focus set and rarely needs adjusting.

      More than enough magnification for indoor use and a nice bright image due to the high quality lenses. I've tried it outdoors as well and although not as effective as a proper full size spotting scope it does still prove handy at up to 40 yards.

      From experience, it seems to be very robust as well. There is a strap supplied but I thought this may get cought on things so never used it. In hindsight I probably wouldn't have dropped it quite as many times as i have if the strap had been on it. That said it has stood up well to my clumsy fingers and hasn't got a mark on it.

      There are cheaper monoculars available (this one was about £30 when I got it) but I have seen some of the cheaper ones and they just don't do the job quite as well as I would like them to.

      If you're into archery or just need an easily portable scope for bird watching on a walk then I would highly recommend the Celestron.

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