Angled versus Straight

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Oldguns, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. Oldguns

    Oldguns Member

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    Could anyone tell me the pros and cons of angled versus straight eyepeices. Spotter will be used 40% at rifle range, 25% varmit hunting, 25% on truck window, 10% peeking at neighbors(lol). Thanks in advance for all replies.
     
  2. Edmac

    Edmac New Member

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    I personally find a straight eye piece easier to aquire a target with. Most of them have a rough aiming sight down the side so finding the target is a lot easier. Angled eyepieces are ok on the range but in the field....straight wins every time.
    Ed
     
  3. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Ed, angled is great at the range but in the field straight wins. It also allows a hunter to keep himself lower to the ground as well as help him aquire objects easier.
     
  4. Oldguns

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    Edmac....meichele...thanks for the replies...since i will be using it most at the bench...I think angled would be my choice.....but straight would get by with both bench and field [​IMG]
     
  5. Nate Haler

    Nate Haler Well-Known Member

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    O/G, if you're gonna use the scope while position shooting (standing, kneeling, sitting, or prone), then you'll be able to use an angled scope much more comfortably than a straight scope while maintaining your position.

    Otherwise, the straight scope is very practical for field and bench purposes, and certainly points to the target more naturally.