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View Poll Results: Spotting scope - angled or straight eyepiece?
Angled 703 46.59%
Straight 806 53.41%
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Spotting scope - angled or straight?

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Unread 03-09-2013, 11:33 PM
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Re: Spotting scope - angled or straight?

I voted angled cause I have a Bushnell angled and I have never used anything else
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    Unread 03-30-2013, 09:47 PM
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    Re: Spotting scope - angled or straight?

    Straight for hunting is my preference and Ive had a few in my time.
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    Unread 06-08-2013, 09:42 PM
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    Re: Spotting scope - angled or straight?

    I would love to run two equal scopes one angled and one straight side by side for a whole week of hunting. That would be my true measure. It would be cool if someone had the resources to do it and do a write up on it. I would if someone would provide the glass.
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    Unread 06-08-2013, 09:56 PM
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    Re: Spotting scope - angled or straight?

    Angled is the most versatile. I have both and you can line up behind an angled scope the same as a straight scope. Cant line up naturally to the side with a straight scope.
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    Unread 06-09-2013, 11:29 AM
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    Re: Spotting scope - angled or straight?

    My Kowa has the strait eyepiece, but almost all the others I had before were angled. I just reached a point in life that I had trouble getting a good focus out of the angled ones. I think it's due to wearing bifocals. But it just could be me. The first Kowa I used was a 77mm angled one, and it worked better than the other angled ones I'd used, but still found myself moving my head around trying to get a sharp picture. Then I tried a few with strait eyepieces and never had a problem. I also liked using the strait one better from a prone shooting position.
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    Unread 10-31-2013, 06:59 PM
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    Re: Spotting scope - angled or straight?

    Old school maybe, I just like doing the smae things the same way.
    Straight on with a rifle scope, straight on with a spotting scpe


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    Unread 11-08-2013, 05:53 PM
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    Re: Spotting scope - angled or straight?

    Just sold my Swaro Angled ATS 80 HD and purchased a Nightforce TS-82 HD straight.

    First impressions are I will be trading for another angled unit again. I have only used it from the truck window so far, but that is where I do a good portion of my spotting and straight is a pain compared to the angled from a window mount.

    I think if some of the straight voters would try an angled the poll would be much different.

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