Spotting Scopes Target Shooting
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It can be hard to pick what’s ideal for your particular use when it comes to selecting the perfect spotting scope. That’s why, before you even start the browsing process, you define what your intended application will be for your new scope.
We’re digging into target shooting, otherwise known as range shooting, and how you can pick the best spotter for your home range or travel.
Target shooting is much different from hunting, especially when it comes to acquiring your target. Hunting requires you to focus in on a potentially moving target, whereas standard target shooting at a range involves a stationary target at various ranges.
So, while hunting can benefit from a variety of scope options, including riflescopes and binoculars, those who participate in target shooting benefit the most from a spotting scope. Now, when choosing your spotting scope, you’ll want to consider several different factors, including:
- Body build of the scope: Angle or straight
- Will you need any accessories, such as a tripod?
- Any/all included features • Lens coatings
- Your magnification ranges
- Objective lens size
- Overall budget
One significant factor that target shooters should always consider is the magnification required for your activity. This will ultimately come down to the type of target shooting you’ll be participating in, short or long-range. In most cases, at least for advanced enthusiasts, you’ll likely be partaking in long-range shooting, which requires a magnification range between 20x-60x; however, some enthusiasts agree that a range between 15x and 50x can do the job well.
- A great example of a spotting scope for target shooting is the bestselling Bushnell Legend Tactical – T -Series Spotting Scope 15-45x60. This model features:
- A 60mm objective lens
- Magnification range between 15x – 45x
- Waterproof construction • Fully multi-coated lens coating
MIL-Hash reticle Now, if you want something a little bigger with more magnification power, then you may consider the 20-60-x65 Nitro Spotting Scope that features a magnification range between 20x-60x.
No matter your range, Bushnell has a spotting scope that will help you hit your target each and every time!