Hey everyone I'm new to this forumn but not to hunting. I'm from MN but was recently stationed out west in NM by the Air Force. Being new to western hunting, and actually having some substantal disposable income for the first time in my life I'm looking to buy some quality optics. Right now all I have is a set of Swift 10X50 binoculars which seem decent to me in my limited experience so I was planning on buying a spotting scope first. I'm starting to reevaluate this though, as most of areas near where I live (Alamogordo NM) seem to less open and more forested than I expected. So basically I'm looking for opinions first as to whether I should buy better binoculars or a spotting scope and second, recommendations on specific models. I'm looking to spend $400-$700. So far I've looked at spotting scopes and am thinking either a Nikon prostaff or a Leupold. Any other suggestions? Thanks for your help.