Spotting scope angled or straight?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by mnhunter2, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. mnhunter2

    mnhunter2 Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2008
    I am looking to buy my first spotting scope and was wondering which model would be best for me, I would think that most of the work would be out off a truck or a tripod.
  2. zkodiak

    zkodiak Well-Known Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    get the angled one. It only takes a few days to get use to finding the game with the angled spotting scope. The advantage is like with mine i set it next to me when sitting i look through my bi-nocks when i need it i can change the eye peace so i can look with out moving also i can look over around rocks or trees. also on step angles you can turn it to be easier on the neck to look through.

  3. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    I have a Zeiss and a Leica, both 10-60x straight that I use for spotting bullet holes out to 500M in groundhog matches. I have looked thru angled lens spotters, and it is more difficult and takes longer to find the target thru them. On top of both my straight tubes, there is a small tit, much like a front rifle sight, that you put it on the object you are spotting, look thru the lens and it is always right on the mark. With an angled lens, I am always moving the tripod adjustments back and forth until I find it.
  4. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009