Straight-Angle Spotting Scopes
Spotting scopes are a common optics accessory used to help boost the zoom of a target, especially during long-distance target shooting and hunting. Bushnell’s straight-angled spotting scopes tend to be the preferred spotting scopes for hunters.
When you’re looking at picking between a straight spotting scope or an angled spotting scope, it ultimately comes down to a few considerations:
- Preference: Some hunters prefer to know that when they look into their scope, they are seeing actions and movements in real time. While the transfer of light from the lens to the mirror and through the angled spotting scope is almost instantaneous, some shooters prefer to know that they’re looking in real time at an object or target.
- Comfort: The angled spotting scope means you can look down into the scope’s viewfinder. With a straight spotting scope, you’re forced to angle your body lower to look through the lens as it is likely stabilized and mounted at a 45-degree angle.
- Experience: Straight spotting scopes are a bit easier to look through because the line of vision is straight forward, rather than bouncing off of mirrors and sides and angles. This can make it a bit easier to direct your scope in the area of your target because when you look outside the viewfinder, you’re already facing the right direction. With angled scopes, you will need to look away from the scope and focus your vision up and forward.
The Trophy Xtreme 20-60x65 is a bestseller because of its popularity as a straight-angled spotting scope. It’s rugged, durable, and functions like a binocular with its rubber grip. It has a sunshade, lens cap, and a mounted stand for added stability, which is a necessity given how shaky the viewfinder can seem with an unsteady hand. It is waterproof in the rain and will survive being submerged for a short period.
High-definition lenses are paired with brightness and clarity to provide users with the ultimate view of their targets. This is great for birdwatching and observation, and also for long-distance shooting and hunting.