Originally Posted by grinnergetter
What is your choice for hunting purposes.
Straight... Angled is fine for target and match shooting, but for the field, they will drive you crazy - I have the tee shirt.
I was going to upgrade to an $1,100 scope for field use, and was advised to get angled.
I bought an angled scope for $1,100, and took it to the field, and it was a lead weight - I was lucky to find a serious match shooter that had the same scope, but straight, and we traded even.
I was ready to sell it at a loss to get a straight version for the field.
Most of the better straight scopes have some kinda open sight on the barrel like a pistol sight, to get you lined up fast - on an angled scope, you have to search (and search and search and...) through the eye piece to find what you want to look at.
I'm sure you will now get 5 recommendations for angled ;) ;) ;)