angled vs straight spotting scope


Jun 21, 2003
I am considering buying swarovski's 20x60 80. I could use advice on the diffences between a straight and angled scope. Is quaulity affected, how about ease in handling.
Also would really like general suggestions or opinions about this type of scope.
Thanks Boyd


Well-Known Member
Jul 27, 2001
The angle of the eyepiece eases use in different shooting positions. The angled eyepiece works really well when shooting prone.

Personally, I use a straight eyepiece as I like to "look" in the direction of my spotting scope. I shoot from a bench, standing or seated. I use my spotting scope during hunting and prefer the seated/standing position whenever possible.

Both will work equally well. Just decide if you plan on shooting prone or not.


J Schulze

Well-Known Member
Jul 29, 2002
with your position and spotting scope position, you should not have to break cheekweld to look through it. With an angled eyepeice

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